After saying goodbye to Marvel, Chris Evans swapped the Captain America films for a long-awaited spy feature, which debuts on Netflix in 2022. And that’s not all: in the coming months, the platform intends to launch some of the most anticipated projects of its history – between action, adventure, thriller, horror and much more.
In recent years, Netflix has invested billions of dollars in original content. In 2022, this trend repeats itself. After all, the platform is willing to do anything to keep ahead in the competitive streaming market.
Netflix is experiencing one of the most troubled moments in its history – marked by the loss of subscribers, criticism of its business model and the growing popularity of streaming services such as HBO Max, Prime Video and Disney+.
To overcome this complicated period, the platform bets on the production of promising original films. We list below the 9 most anticipated releases from Netflix in 2022; check out.
Jennifer Lopez: Halftime
The documentary Jennifer Lopez: Halftime is all about covering some of the most important aspects of J-Lo’s career. In this intimate production, popstar Jennifer Lopez reflects on her multifaceted career and the pressure of living in the spotlight. The film also addresses J-Lo’s performance at the Super Bowl. It premieres on June 14 on Netflix.
Ben Crump for Civil Rights
Ben Crump for Civil Rights is another documentary that has everything to win over Netflix subscribers. The film follows the trajectory of Benjamin Crump, a lawyer who defends social justice for African Americans. In addition to telling the inspiring life story of the magistrate, the documentary features interviews with Ben Crump himself. The film debuts on Netflix on June 19.
Set to premiere on Netflix on June 17, Spiderhead tells the story of an inmate who, under the guidance of a pharmaceutical genius, participates in an experiment with drugs that control emotions. The sci-fi thriller’s greatest asset is its impressive all-star cast, consisting of Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett.
Persuasion stars Dakota Johnson from 50 Shades of Gray as Anne Elliot, a young Victorian who is given a second chance at love. The film is based on the book of the same name by Jane Austen. In the feature, the protagonist finds a love from the past 8 years after succumbing to the pressures of society. Persuasion hits Netflix internationally on July 15. Its cast also includes Cosmo Jarvis and Henry Golding.
With Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in the lead roles, Hidden Agent is the most expensive movie in Netflix history. The spy feature follows the story of Court Gentry, a CIA agent who, after discovering the organization’s secrets, finds himself in the crosshairs of a group of mercenaries. Occult Agent also has Regé-Jean Page and Ana de Armas in the cast. The film debuts on Netflix on July 22.
Awakening of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
Awakening of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie has everything to hit the nostalgia of Netflix subscribers. The upcoming feature is a joint production of Netflix and Nickelodeon Studios. In other words: the film will have the characteristic style of Nick’s animations. The animated production is a sequel to the eponymous TV series. Little is known about the plot, but the film debuts on Netflix on August 5.
A mix of comedy and horror, Day Shift debuts on Netflix on August 12. The film brings Jamie Foxx as a humble guy, who does everything to support his daughter with his pool cleaning business. However, the company serves as a front for the protagonist’s true profession: vampire hunter. The cast of the feature also includes Dave Franco and Snoop Dogg.
The Toronto Man
The action-comedy Toronto Man stars Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson. Originally, the film was going to be released by Sony, but Netflix eventually acquired its streaming rights. In The Man from Toronto, a case of mistaken identity forces a clumsy guy to team up with a notorious hitman. Kaley Cuoco completes the cast of the film, which debuts on Netflix on June 24.
Like The Man from Toronto, Family Vacation has Kevin Hart in the lead role. In the feature, the comedy star opposite Mark Wahlberg. The film tells the story of a family man who, after meeting an old friend, embarks with him on a weekend full of madness. According to the trailer, fans can expect a lot of confusion and hilarious moments. The premiere is scheduled for August 26.
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