Oh boy. If you’re a fan of movies, then you know that November to December of 2022 is going to be jam packed with highly anticipated movies. Going over the new releases in the next upcoming months, I immediately got excited for what’s to come and I’m sorry, but this is going to be a long list. While there have been a couple of changes in release dates (for example Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023) was supposed to release in December, now it’s moved up to March), don’t you worry because there’s still a lot to see. And to be fair, it’s probably better for some movies to not go up against huge blockbusters like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever or Avatar: The Way of Water. But anyway, there’s a lot I want to see so let’s just get straight into it. Hopefully I’ve peaked your interest with some of these films!

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Release date: November 4, 2022

I’m going to be honest, I did not grow up watching or listening to Weird Al so I don’t really know much about him. This trailer just peaked my interest and with Daniel Radcliffe starring in the titular role…I have to watch it. I don’t have much to say about this one other than it looks like a hilarious film that is sure to be an enjoyable watch for me. If you have any facts about this movie (or just about Weird Al) I’d love to hear and learn from you in the comments below! Because right now I’m just purely interested in this one because it looks like a good time 🙂

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Release date: November 11, 2022

I have to say, the trailers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever have been absolutely exquisite. While I initially had my doubts as to how this movie would turn out without the legendary Chadwick Boseman, these trailers have seriously got me excited for what’s in store. With fantastic music pairings and so much emotion, this movie looks like it’s going to be both a tearjerker and a wild ride. After seeing just a few clips, I’m certain that Marvel will honour Chadwick’s legacy with the dignity and respect he deserves.

What I’m definitely most excited to see is Tenoch Huerta as Namor. I love that it seems like Namor is going to be a complicated antagonist – not quite a villain but not quite a hero either. That scene where he slowly sinks down to his throne is incredible and is my favourite shot so far. I have high hopes for Huerta and I’m sure he’s going to deliver.

My biggest concern, in all honesty, is going to be seeing Shuri as Black Panther. While I’m fully aware that Shuri eventually does take on the mantle in the comic books, in the MCU, I’m afraid it’s going to feel too rushed since her character has often been portrayed as more carefree and lighthearted. I definitely understand Marvel’s struggles in deciding what to do with the character of Black Panther now that we lost Chadwick, so I guess we just have to wait and see if Letitia Wright can deliver the role as a charismatic and powerful superhero. *Of course this is all speculation based off the trailers*

The Fabelmans

Release date: November 11, 2022

Now I don’t know too much about The Fabelmans, but I do love me some Steven Spielberg. I first became aware of this film after reading a bunch of reviews from movie critics who viewed it at some film festival that took place earlier last month. This movie seems to have received high acclaim, with praise given to the directing, acting, screenplay, and score. From what I know, The Fabelmans is essentially Spielberg’s love letter to filmmaking and is deeply inspired by events from his own life. The trailer makes the film look like it’ll be incredibly moving and heartfelt, so I’m excited to see what this drama will offer and I appreciate Spielberg’s open vulnerability in letting the audience into bits and pieces of his life. This movie looks right up my alley and I can’t wait to eventually see it. Unfortunately it looks like it has the same release date at Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, so I’m hoping it doesn’t go completely unnoticed at the box office.

Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio

Release date: December 9, 2022

After Disney’s tragic live-action failure of a remake for the beloved classic, Pinocchio (1940), I now turn to Guillermo Del Toro in the hopes that he is able to create something magical. I’ve seen a couple of Del Toro’s work, and honestly, I’m a fan of how he is able to mix wonder and horror together to build an entertaining story. From what I know of this movie so far, it seems like Del Toro is really reimagining this classic story and creating something that is entirely own (something Disney failed to do).

I’m also intrigued by the fact that this movie will be stop motion. If you watch the trailer, you’ll see that the characters look nothing like they do in the original and that the animation feels refreshing and new. I always love how stop motion is able to provide a completely different feel from typical computer generated animation, so I’m excited to see how this style will affect or add to the tone of the movie. I don’t know if I can take another bad Pinocchio remake, so I’m sincerely hoping Del Toro nails this one. Although this movie will be out in select cinemas in November, it’ll be released on Netflix on December 9, so I’ll be waiting for that!

Avatar: The Way of Water

Release date: December 16, 2022

Okay, so this one is an interesting one. While I did genuinely enjoy the first Avatar (2009) movie, I can’t tell if my excitement for this sequel is because I’m interested in the movie itself, or if it’s because we’ve been waiting 13 years for James Cameron to finally make it. Regardless, I am excited so it’s making this list. To my knowledge, very very little has been given away regarding the plot of this movie, so I don’t really have much to say. I’ve heard that this is going to be an exceptionally long movie (3 hours or so?) so I’m hoping the pacing will be good and that the story will be worthy of its runtime.

The first Avatar (2009) had stunning CGI for its time so I’m curious as to how this sequel will look in comparison. Will there be noticeable improvements? Will it feel the same? But my biggest question is: is this sequel even necessary? The first movie worked well as a stand alone story, so is this sequel and future movies just a money grab or will it build an overarching cohesive story? I guess we’ll find out in December!

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Release date: December 23, 2022

Having recently watched Knives Out (2019) and now fully understanding the positive reactions towards the film, I was very excited to learn that a sequel was in the works and that it was being released shortly after I gave the first one a watch. I’ve heard incredibly great things about Glass Onion with some even stating it’s better than the first. Of course, I’ll come to a conclusion myself when I give it a watch, but it’s always exciting to hear that a sequel is better than the first.

Daniel Craig will be returning as the suave Detective Benoit (I’m hoping he dropped the weird accent but he probably didn’t) and with such a solid performance last time, I’m happy to see him return. I love that this movie is going to be it’s own separate story and that we can bear witness to Benoit’s talents once more. I love a good mystery and with all the buzz, I’m sure this one won’t disappoint. Not to mention Glass Onion will be releasing on Netflix so we can all see it right away!

Whew, thanks for making it to the end of this list with me. There’s just so many fantastic new movies coming out and I’m excited to see them all. Let me know in the comments below what you’re excited to see and why? Is there anything not on this list that I might’ve missed? If so, please let me know! 😀