Movies to look forward to in summer 2022

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With the Tom Cruise starrer “Top Gun: Maverick” taking in nearly $300 million in less than two weeks, what awaits American audiences is a roaring 2022 summer.

Movies to look forward to in summer 2022

Whether you’re a big fan of dinosaurs for decades, salivating over the new Pixar animation, wanting to see Chris Hemsworth naked on the big screen (in code), or interested in Brad Pitt killing people on a train, there’s a selection of 10 new Northern America summer movies in this article that will satisfy viewers’ appetites.

“Jurassic World: Dominion” (Universal)

Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Chris Pratt / Bryce Dallas Howard / Jeff Goldblum 
Release date: 2022-06-10


This is the sixth film in the “Jurassic” series, and the conclusion of the new “Jurassic World” trilogy, which takes place four years after “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”.

Starring not only the male and female leads of the new trilogy, but also the old “Jurassic Park” “iron triangle” actors – Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum are returning.

Two generations of actors gathered in the final chapter, the sentiment pulled full, the big screen dinosaur feast, this summer in the “Jurassic World: Dominion” again open.

“Lightyear” (Disney / Pixar)

Director: Angus MacLane
Starring: Chris Evans / Taika Waititi / James Brolin
Release date: 2022-06-17 (Northern America)


This film is a derivative animation of “Toy Story”, the male protagonist is actually not the familiar Lightyear himself, but the prototype of Lightyear – the second man on the moon, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Chris Evans voice for this animated character Chris Evans voiced the animated character.

In “Lightyear,” an animated science fiction film, Buzz is stranded on an alien planet with his commanding officer as they struggle to return to Earth against the evil villain Zurg.

“Elvis” (Warner)

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Austin Butler / Tom Hanks / Olivia DeJonge
Release date: 2022-06-24 (Northern America)


As the name implies, the main character of this film is the famous “Elvis Presley” Elvis Presley, his manager played by Tom Hanks.

“Elvis” tells the story of how the young singer became famous from a poor family and changed the history of music.

The relationship between Elvis Presley and his wife, Priscilla, will also be one of the main points of the film.

If you liked the director’s previous film “Moulin Rouge”, the music in this film may also move you.

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” (Universal)

Director: Kyle Balda / Brad Ableson
Starring: Pierre Coffin / Steve Carell / Jean-Claude Van Damme
Release Date: 2022-07-01 (Northern America)


The film is a direct sequel to the 2015 Minions standalone film “Minions” and will be a strong contender for this year’s Northern America summer schedule.

The Rise of Gru

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” returns to Gru’s teenage years, where he and his first-time “right-hand man” Minions battle it out with a band of villains on their way to becoming “supervillains “the road.

Universal’s Minions toys sold like crazy, no way, who let this series is as long as you shoot down, there will always be an audience to buy it.

“Thor: Love and Thunder”

Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth / Karen Gillan / Christian Bale
Release date: 2022-07-08 (Northern America)


Congratulations to “Thor” to become the first series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to make the 4th installment. In the new trailer, Chris Hemsworth shows off his body, I believe we have seen it many times!

This time Natalie Portman not only returned to “Thor: Love and Thunder”, but also disguised as “Mighty Thor”, wielded Mjolnir.

Once again, Bell, who was almost unrecognizable to the audience due to his makeup, arrived late to play the villain Gorr the God Butcher.

“The Gray Man” (Netflix)

Director: Anthony Russo / Joe Russo
Starring: Ana de Armas / Chris Evans / Ryan Gosling
Release date: 2022-07-15 (Northern America)


The Russo brothers are back with a new film, an action thriller that pairs Chris Evans with Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas in a trio that audiences will enjoy.

“The Gray Man” focuses on Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling), a former CIA spy and freelance assassin who accidentally discovers the secrets of a hidden agency and becomes the number one target of a manhunt.

Chris Evans’ one-mustached, morbid ex-colleague launches a global siege against him, while Ana de Armas’ agent lends a helping hand to the hero.

The film went live on Netflix a week after its release.

“Nope” (Universal)

Directed by Jordan Peele
Starring Steven Yeun / Daniel Kaluuya
Release date: 2022-07-22 (Northern America)


Jordan Peele and Daniel Kaluuya, joined by Northern America’s popular “Glenn” Steven Yeun, are too hot for a summer vacation without a horror movie.

After “Get Out” and “Us”, I wonder what kind of surprise the director is going to give us this time.

Daniel Kaluuya plays a horse trainer who lives in California and discovers some strange and disturbing things, and also witnesses some strange things falling from the sky.

“DC League of Super-Pets” (Warner)

Director: Samm Levine / Jared Stern
Starring: Dwayne Johnson / Kevin Hart / John Krasinski
Release Date: 2022-07-29 (Northern America)


The pets of DC superheroes form their own team to fight crime together and save their kidnapped masters – including Superman’s dog Krypton (voiced by Johnson), Batman’s pet dog Ace, Supergirl’s pet cat Streaky, Aquaman’s pet seahorse Storm, and more.

Keanu Reeves voices Batman, while his dog “Ace” is voiced by Kevin Hart, and John Wick lives happily ever after with his dog.

“Bullet Train” (Sony)

Director: David Leitch
Starring: Brad Pitt / Joey King / Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Release date: 2022-07-29 (Northern America)

Based on a Japanese novel, this film stars Brad Pitt as a killer who is retiring to obtain a mysterious box from a high-speed train.


There are five assassins on the speeding train from Tokyo to Kyoto, and they discover that their respective missions are actually connected.

The question then becomes: who will get off the train alive? And what awaits them at the final destination?

“Bullet Train” is also known as the train version of “Speed”, and “Non-Stop” is also somewhat similar.

“Beast” (Universal)

Director: Baltasar Kormákur

Starring: Idris Elba / Sharlto Copley


Release date: 2022-07-19 (Northern America)

Having just lost his wife, Dr. Nate (Idris Elba) decides to take his two daughters back to South Africa, where he and his wife first met, and embark on a long-planned trip to a wildlife sanctuary managed by his longtime friend and wildlife biologist Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley).

But this healing journey turns into a frightening and terrifying journey for survival when they are targeted and hunted by a giant lion who, having escaped the hands of rapacious and brutal poachers, sees all humans as enemies.

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