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Save the dates! Films premiering in PH cinemas in 2022

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Save the dates! Films premiering in PH cinemas in 2022

BLOCKBUSTERS. Spider-Man: No Way Home, Morbius, and Uncharted are set for theatrical releases in the Philippines.

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Moviegoers can already look forward to what's in store for the big screen in 2022

Now that cinemas are allowed to reopen in Metro Manila, several blockbusters are already lined up to premiere in Philippine theaters in 2021.

However, that doesn’t mean we can’t already be excited for what’s in store for 2022! Here’s a running list of the films confirmed for a big screen premiere in 2022.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

The highly anticipated Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel starring Tom Holland will be swinging into theaters on January 8.

Sony’s upcoming film begins where 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home left off – Spider-Man aka Peter Parker’s secret identity has been compromised and he now has to defend himself after he’s framed for the London attack. He then seeks out Doctor Strange in hopes of changing the past so nobody knows he is actually Spider-Man.

Directed by Jon Watts, the film also stars Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, and Marisa Tomei.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife is set for a January 26 premiere.

Jason and Ivan Reitman’s film is about Callie, a single mom, and her two young kids as they arrive in a small town and move to an old, unkempt farmhouse left to them by the children’s grandfather. After a series of unusual earthquakes, the family slowly discovers the grandfather’s secret legacy and how it is connected to the almost-forgotten history of the original Ghostbusters.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife takes place nearly three decades after the events of the 1989 film. It stars Carrie Coon (Gone Girl), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Mckenna Grace (Gifted), and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man). Also set to reprise their original roles are Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson.

Morbius

Watch Jared Leto transform into a living vampire in the upcoming Morbius film, slated for a February 9 release.

In the movie, Leto’s Marvel character, Dr. Michael Morbius, is dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder. In a desperate attempt to find a cure and save others who are suffering the same fate as his, Dr. Morbius makes a dangerous gamble that leaves him missing for two months. 

After being found in a container ship, the once-frail doctor is now in better condition. However, he also develops mysterious powers such as superhuman strength, senses, flight, more bat-like abilities, and the terrifying urge to hunt for blood.

Morbius also stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson. It is directed by Daniel Espinosa and written by Matt Sazama.  

Uncharted

Tom Holland is set to hit the big screen again on February 23, playing the role of treasure hunter Nathan Drake in the premiere of Uncharted.

Ruben Fleischer’s big-screen adaptation of the popular epic video game series also stars Mark Wahlberg, who plays wisecracker partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan. Together, the pair travel the globe in a dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also on a search for Nathan’s long-lost brother. – Rappler.com