The 5 Most Anticipated Movies of June 2022: As we approach the peak of the summer movie season, it’s clear that the release schedule isn’t nearly as… strong as we may have thought, despite the fact that theatres are reopening and studios are regaining confidence in their huge tentpoles.
Of course, this could be due to a general slowdown in production during the epidemic, but several of the most anticipated games are really holdovers from previously postponed release dates.
Despite this, May offered us a major Marvel film, Top Gun: Maverick, which seems like it will be the summer blockbuster to beat, and June will bring at least one large franchise title, even if the month as a whole lacks the same type of headline power we saw last month.
Continue reading to learn about the most anticipated films of June 2022!
1. JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION (2022)
Jurassic World: Dominion, the aforementioned franchise title, presumably finishes the Jurassic World trilogy by reuniting the esteemed trio of scientists from the first Jurassic Park and joining them up with the protagonists from the more recent flicks.
Oh, and dinosaurs can now be found all across the planet, which is a first. This film came out on top in all of our social media surveys, and it looks like it will be the next big thing in theatres after Top Gun: Maverick.
Jurassic World Dominion is a 2022 American science fiction action film directed by Colin Trevorrow, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Emily Carmichael and is based on a scenario by Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly.
It is the follow-up to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), the sixth movie in the Jurassic Park franchise, the final film of the Jurassic World trilogy, and the culmination of the tale that began in the first Jurassic Park trilogy.
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2. LIGHTYEAR (2022)
Following up on 2019’s Toy Story 4 with a spin-off that explores the story of the “actual” Buzz Lightyear, the space ranger who inspired the sentient toy we all know and love, Pixar is back with another film.
It will be the first Pixar picture to be released solely in theatres since 2020’s Onward, and it will star Chris Evans as the title character with Taika Waititi, Keke Palmer, and James Brolin.
Toy Story is one of the most popular animated film franchises of all time, so it’s no surprise that Lightyear is at the top of this month’s list.
Pixar Animation Studios’ Lightyear is an anticipated American computer-animated science-fiction action-adventure film that will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
It’s a Toy Narrative spin-off that serves as an origin story for the fictional test pilot/astronaut character that inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy/action figure featured in the main films, and it’s presented as a blockbuster film within a blockbuster picture that the Toy Story characters would watch.
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins, a 2000 direct-to-video film that served as the pilot for a spin-off television series, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000–2001), addressed this topic previously.
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Angus MacLane co-wrote and directed the film, which stars Chris Evans as the main character’s voice. Other cast members include Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, James Brolin, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, Uzo Aduba, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
3. ELVIS (2022)
Baz Luhrmann hasn’t released a new film since 2013’s The Great Gatsby, but he’s back with a new musical about Elvis Presley’s life, starring Austin Butler. Presley’s life and career are chronicled in the film ELVIS (2022), as well as his tumultuous relationship with Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks.
The picture received good reviews in Cannes, where it premiered last week, and no one creates films like Baz Luhrmann, so fans are sure to flock to this one.
The film examines Elvis Presley’s (Butler) life and music through the lens of his tumultuous relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks).
The film explores the complicated relationship between Presley and Parker over the course of 20 years, from Presley’s ascent to prominence to his extraordinary stardom, all set against the backdrop of America’s changing cultural environment and loss of innocence.
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Priscilla Presley, one of Elvis’ most significant and influential persons, is at the heart of that trip (Olivia DeJonge).
4. THE BLACK PHONE (2021)
Due to the always mysterious “creative disagreements,” Doctor Strange filmmaker Scott Derrickson pulled away from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, opting instead to rejoin with his Sinister star Ethan Hawke for a new horror picture.
The plot centers around a kidnapped boy trapped in a soundproof basement who discovers, through a black phone, that he can hear the voices of his captor’s prior victims and must heed their words to avoid the same fate.
Ethan Hawke is a longtime fan favorite, and Derrickson is back in his element here, so this should be a strong attraction for fans.
The Black Phone is a supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and produced by Jason Blum that will be released in 2021. It is an adaptation of Joe Hill’s short story of the same name, written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill in 2004.
Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies, and James Ransone feature in the film.
The Black Phone made its global premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 25, 2021, and Universal Pictures plans to release it in the US on June 24, 2022.
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Critics praised the picture for its fidelity to the source material, Derrickson’s directing, and Hawke’s portrayal as the antagonist.
5. CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH (2022)
Cooper Raiff made his directorial debut (along with writing, producing, and starring in) with 2020’s S…house, which received acclaim.
In Cha Cha Real Smooth, he follows up with another charmer. Raiff plays an uninspired college graduate who gets a job as a party host at Bar Mitzvahs and finds purpose after bonding with a mother (Dakota Johnson) and her autistic kid.
It’s unusual for a short dramedy to acquire traction, but after its Sundance premiere earlier this year, this adorable feel-good film has already impressed the critics.