The December 2022 movie release schedule is packed ahead of the holiday season, though avatar 2 expected to dominate like it’s 2009 all over again.
james cameron Avatar: The Path of Water is aiming to make all the money this holiday season, with Disney betting that we’ll all want to see cat people in 3D again after a 13-year break, and that we’ll shell out big bucks for the privilege.
In fact, the Canadian director says that he has already filmed avatar 3 by 2024 and is halfway there avatar 4 by 2026. The script of avatar 5 it’s done too, so we can expect a lot more of this world over the next decade.
“We know exactly where we’re going, if we get the chance,” Cameron told The Hollywood Reporter recently. “That opportunity will just be market driven, if people want it, if they like this movie enough.”
He added that the movie has to be one of the top five of all time at the box office to break even, so it will be interesting to see this either way.
But Avatar It’s not the only movie you can watch this month. You can also expect a lot of Oscars bait this December, as the studios try to beat the deadline for the upcoming Academy Awards.
Here are the most important release dates to mark on your calendar for a fun-filled December at the movies.
Top Gun: Maverick
Release date: December 2-15 (relaunch)
What is it about: Tom Cruise’s Fighter Pilot Sequel Top Gun: Maverick is making one last run through theaters this month, as the titular hero teaches a new generation of pilots before an impossible blitz. Oh, and the son of his dead best friend is one of those pilots. No pressure.
Who is in it: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, and Val Kilmer.
Release date: December 2
What is it about: To think die hardbut with Santa Claus giving “the beatings of the season” instead of Bruce Willis.
Who is in it: port david (Strange things) plays an irreverent and tough version of Santa.
Release date: December 9
What is it about: A runaway slave heads north to join the Union during the American Civil War.
Who is in it: Will Smith makes his return to the screen for the first time since the Oscars slap.
Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro
Release date: December 9 (streaming on Netflix)
What is it about: A wooden puppet wants to be a real boy, but his nose grows when he lies. You know the deal, though you can expect a dark twist in this stop-motion film thanks to director Guillermo del Toro.
Who is in it: This features a star-studded voice cast that includes Ewan McGregor (Cricket), Finn Wolfhard (Candlewick), Cate Blanchett (Spazzatura) and Tilda Swinton (Wood Sprite/Death).
Release date: December 9
What is it about: An obese, closeted English teacher tries to make things right with his teenage daughter in this Oscar nominee from director Darren Aronofsky.
Who is in it: Brendan Fraser is aiming for a professional renaissance a few decades after his Mummy fame, with Sadie Sink (Strange things) playing his daughter.
Avatar: The Path of Water
Release date: December 16
What is it about: Former human Jake Sully has fully embraced life as Nav’i alongside his wife, Princess Neytiri. Set more than a decade after the first film, this one follows the couple and their children. Plot details are scant, but expect a 3D visual feast that takes place partly underwater.
Who is in it: Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana return as the lead couple, while Sigourney Weaver will play their daughter in a motion-capture performance. Kate Winslet is also in this one along with many others.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Release date:December 21
What is it about: The adorable cat Zorro sets out to restore some of his nine lost lives.
Who is in it: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Florence Pugh, Harvey Guillén and John Mulaney lend their voices to this latest installment of the Shrek derivative franchise.
Release date: December 23th
What is it about: Modern Hollywood loves to make Oscar-bait movies about old Hollywood, and this is another one from director Damien Chazelle (La La Land). Set in the 1920s, the story deals with the “rampant decadence and depravity” of that era in Hollywood, according to the synopsis.
Who is in it: Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Diego Calva star in this one.
Crystal Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Release date: December 23 (streaming on Netflix)
What is it about: Detective Benoit Blanc returns to solve a new murder mystery.
Who is in it: This star-studded ensemble sees Daniel Craig investigating the likes of Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Dave Bautista, Jessica Henwick, and Madelyn Cline.
I want to dance with someone
Release date: December 25th
What is it about: A biopic about Whitney Houston and her rise to fame.
Who is in it: Naomi Ackie plays Whitney, while Stanley Tucci plays music executive Clive Davis.
Release date: December 30 (streaming on Netflix)
What is it about: Based on the book by Don DeLillo, it tells the story of a family struggling with the line between what’s real and what’s fake in American life.
Who is in it: This Noah Baumbach film stars Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig.