“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Tops Fandango’s List of 2022 Most Anticipated Movies

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Chadwick Boseman in "Black Panther." Photo by Marvel/Disney/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (9360960bx)

We can always count on Fandango to tell us which new movie releases are receiving the most buzz and they know exactly which 2022 movies we’re most excited about. The ticketing company released their list of the most anticipated movies for the next year and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is leading the way.

Fandango conducted their annual poll which included over 6,000 ticket buyers, asking them which upcoming movies they’re most excited about. According to their managing editor Erik Davis, “audiences are looking for unforgettable experiences at the theater and 2022 promises to deliver a bounty of exciting new movies that you must see on the big screen.”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever topped the list of the most anticipated blockbusters of 2022, with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse in second and The Batman in third. The list includes several more Marvel projects including Thor: Love and Thunder and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Fandango’s list mostly consists of sequels of the beloved blockbusters, such as Jurassic World: Dominion, Avatar 2, and Top Gun: Maverick. Poll-takers are also excited about seeing new actors play beloved superheroes, such as Robert Pattinson as Batman and Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam.

2022’s Most Anticipated Blockbusters

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (November 11)

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (October 7)

The Batman (March 4)

Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8)

Jurassic World: Dominion (June 10)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6)

Avatar 2 (December 16)

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 16)

Top Gun: Maverick (May 27)

Mission: Impossible 7 (September 30)

2022’s Most Anticipated Action/Adventure Movies (Non-Superhero)

Jurassic World: Dominion
Avatar 2
Top Gun: Maverick
Mission: Impossible 7
Uncharted (February 18)

2022’s Most Anticipated Animated/Family Movies

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Pixar’s Lightyear (June 17)

Minions: The Rise of Gru (July 1)

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (April 15)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (April 8)

2022’s Most Anticipated Horror Movies

Halloween Ends (October 14)
Scream (January 14)
Jordan Peele’s Nope (July 22)
Orphan: First Kill 
The Black Phone (June 24)

2022’s Most Anticipated Returning Performances

Chris Hemsworth (as Thor), Thor: Love and Thunder
Benedict Cumberbatch (as Dr. Stephen Strange), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Natalie Portman (as Dr. Jane Foster), Thor: Love and Thunder
Zoe Saldana (as Neytiri), Avatar 2
Elizabeth Olsen (as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

2022’s Most Anticipated New Performances

Robert Pattinson (as Bruce Wayne/Batman), The Batman
Dwayne Johnson (as Black Adam), Black Adam
Christian Bale (as Gorr the God Butcher), Thor: Love and Thunder
Issa Rae (as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman), Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Zoe Kravitz (as Selina Kyle/Catwoman), The Batman