Best in Shows is an ICv2 calendar of geek movies listed by release date, with info and links.  Dates are continuously updated as they change.  Each year has a separate calendar page; see "Best in Shows Index" for geek movie calendars for other years.


Morbius
January 21, 2022
This Spider-Man spinoff from Sony Pictures will star Jared Leto as the Marvel vampire antihero.  They released a trailer in 2020 for the film (see "'Morbius' Trailer"), but then later moved its release date into 2022.

The Batman
March 4, 2022
Warner Bros. announced this film in January 2019.  Matt Reeves’ film will star Robert Pattinson in the title role, with Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, and Andy Serkis as Pennyworth.  Moved back from June 2020 in the coronavirus shuffle, and then shipped to its current date after briefly being scheduled for October 1.

Downton Abbey 2
Expected March 18, 2022
This second movie spin-off of the TV series features the original cast from the first movie (see "'Downton Abbey 2' Gets Date, 'Flash' Shooting Starts, Mad Cave Signs with Echo Lake"). This movie's release date was pushed from December 22, 2021 to March 18, 2022.

Untitled Pixar Film
March 18, 2022
Walt Disney Studios claimed this date, along with several others, on May 7, 2019 as part of an extensive scheduling slate for Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, and Star Wars films (see "Disney Reserves Dates").

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
April 15, 2022
This third movie in the Fantastic Beasts franchise was moved to this date from later in the year in September 2021.  It stars Jude Law as Dumbledore and Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, with Mads Mikkelsen as Gellert Grindelwald, the role previously played by Johnny Depp.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
May 6, 2022
This second Marvel film featuring the powerful mystic will star Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. The storyline will connect directly to the storyline of WandaVision (see "'Wandavision' Gets a Date"), which was released on Disney+.  Moved to this date from earlier in 2022 in an October 2021 shuffle.

DC’s League of Super-Pets
May 20, 2022
Dwayne Johnson will voice Krypto in this Warner Bros. animated feature.  The film has been in development since 2018, but has finally been scheduled (see "Dwayne Johnson in ‘Super-Pets’").

John Wick 4
May 27, 2022
Lionsgate pushed back the fourth installment of the adventures of the retired hitman played by Keanu Reeves from 2021 due to COVID.

Top Gun 2: Maverick
May 27, 2022
The Top Gun sequel will once again star Tom Cruise.  The story will follow fighter pilots dealing with drone tech that is making their flying skills obsolete. Paramount bumped the film back a year from the planned July 2019 opening so that filmmakers could work out the flight sequences with new tech and planes, then several times in the coronavirus shuffle to arrive on this date.

Bob's Burgers
May 27, 2022
This new feature was scheduled for this date in September 2021.

Jurassic World 3
June 11, 2022
Universal Pictures announced this third film for the dinosaur adventure series well ahead of the June 22 opening of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  Colin Trevorrow, director of the 2015 reboot, and co-writer of Fallen Kingdom will write the new feature with Emily Carmichael (co-writer of Pacific Rim Uprising).

Lightyear
June 17, 2022
This latest film in Pixar's Toy Story franchise is the origin story of Buzz Lightyear.  Expect a giant wave of kids merch to go with this movie.

Thor: Love and Thunder
July 8, 2022
Natalie Portman as Jane Foster will become the Mighty Thor in this fourth film in the Thor franchise from Marvel Studios.  Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will also star; Taika Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarok, will direct.  The release date was changed to May 6 at Disney's Investor Day 2020, and moved to this date in October 2021.   

Mission: Impossible 7
September 30, 2022
The seventh in the Tom Cruise series ended up here after multiple moves, most recently from Memorial Day weekend 2022.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2
October 7, 2022
Chris Miller original Tweeted an April 2022 release date for this sequel in November 2019, but it got pushed back in the coronavirus shuffle.

The Flash
November 4, 2022
Warners reserved this date for their The Flash standalone film, which is a continuation of the solo Justice League hero flicks, in the coronavirus shuffle, moving it up from July 2022.  Then, it was shipped to its current date after being briefly scheduled for June 3.  It started shooting in April of 2021 (see "'Flash' Shooting Starts").

Untitled Disney Live Action Film
November 4, 2022
Walt Disney Studios claimed this date, along with several others, on May 7, 2019 as part of an extensive scheduling slate for Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, and Star Wars films (see "Disney Reserves Dates").

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
November 11, 2022
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced this release date for the sequel, also written and directed by Ryan Coogler, at D23 Expo 2019.  The script has been reworked since the death of star Chadwick Boseman in 2020.

Untitled Disney Animation Film
November 23, 2022
Walt Disney Studios claimed this date, along with several others, on May 7, 2019 as part of an extensive scheduling slate for Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, and Star Wars films (see "Disney Reserves Dates").


Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
December 16, 2022
Aquaman
 was such a box office success that Warner Bros. has already claimed this date for a sequel.  Its release date was announced in 2019 (see "'Aquaman 2 Gets Release Date").

Avatar 2
December 16, 2022
Principal photography was completed in 2020, allowing two years for elaborate post-production. 
Walt Disney Studios claimed this date, along with several others, on May 7, 2019 as part of an extensive scheduling slate for Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, and Star Wars films (see "Disney Reserves Dates").  This movie later got moved to December 16, 2022 as part of the coronavirus shuffle (see "'Avatar 2' and 'Star Wars' Pushed Off").

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