Following a strong showing of science fiction films in 2021, including Dune and The Matrix: Resurrections, 2022 appears to be another strong year for both blockbusters and indie darlings. Because science fiction is considered a niche interest, studios are hesitant to take a bet on it, making those films that do make it to the screen all the more spectacular. Even yet, there are plenty more science fiction films to look forward to for enthusiasts of the genre.
Avatar 2: The sequel to James Cameron’s Avatar, the highest-grossing film of all time, is set to hit theatres soon. After a number of setbacks and false starts, it appears that the world is now ready for what the brilliant director has created. Jake and Neytiri have a child, and the movie will go into Pandora’s underwater realms.
Jurassic World: Dominion: Jurassic World: Dominion, the sixth installment in the franchise, is set to hit theatres this year and will start up after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, with dinosaurs roaming the globe. The public just received a preview of the film’s opening scene, demonstrating the epic scope that fans may expect. Now that the franchise is no longer situated on an island, the protagonists of the film can witness dinosaurs in other settings.
Lightyear: Pixar’s first foray into serious sci-fi is Lightyear. Lightyear was marketed as the film that would have piqued Andy’s interest in the Buzz Lightyear toy line, making it the character’s origin tale. Since just a teaser trailer has been published, nothing is known about the narrative of this film.
Moonfall: Independence Day: Resurgence, directed by Roland Emmerich, did not go down well with crowds or reviewers. Audiences, on the other hand, appear to be intrigued by Moonfall, the director’s new work. This movie sets mankind against the moon, which has been ripped from its orbit and is rushing towards the Earth. According to the trailer, this will be one of the most disastrous films he’s ever made. It also teases the spectator with the possibility of humans facing something within the moon, implying that this might be a delightful sci-fi movie.
Prey: Prey is the first-ever prequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1987 action picture Predator. The story is set 300 years ago. The film follows Naru as she struggles to protect her tribe against one of the first predators to settle on the planet. Since 2010’s Predators, Dan Trachtenberg’s approach appears to be the freshest. This proves to be a more personal narrative than the Predator, the franchise’s most recent installment, returning it to the origins.
The Adam Project: Shawn Levy and Ryan Reynolds are joining together for the sci-fi thriller The Adam Project. While no trailer for the new Netflix film has been revealed yet, Collider reports that the film’s premise is “an original time travel adventure story about a man who travels back in time to get help from his younger self to confront their late father”.
Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts: At this time, the Transformers franchise is in a state of turmoil. Bumblebee was a critical and financial success, but it didn’t meet Paramount’s expectations in terms of box office, but it was lucrative enough for the 2018 picture to be used as a remake. In Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the Autobots are back, and this time they’re bringing the Maximals with them.