‘The Batman’, ‘House of the Dragon’, most anticipated new movie and series in 2022 – Media Play News
December 15, 2021
2022 is shaping up to be a good year for Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max. Actor Robert Pattinson’s Turn As DC’s New Caped Crusader In The Batman, Along with HBO/HBO Max’s “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon,” both rank as the most anticipated new movie and episodic series of 2022, according to news Data from Amazon-owned IMDb.
Among returning series, Apple TV’s award-winning “Ted Lasso” is the most anticipated returning series in 2022.
Rather than basing its annual rankings on small statistical samplings or reviews from professional critics, IMDb determines its listings based on the actual page views of the website’s more than 200 million monthly visitors. This data is derived from IMDbPro Movie and TV Ratings, which are updated weekly throughout the year.
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Among the polesitters in the top category, we note the field of quality films and series which finished second: two actors from Paramount Pictures/Tom Cruise, Top Gun: Maverick in the No. 4 seat and Mission: Impossible 7 at No. 8, and Disney/Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder at No. 3. The three films follow the return of the “Scream” franchise, 10 years after Cry 4 and 25 years after the original, featuring original cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette tracking down a new killer.
On the episodic content front, Amazon Studios’ ambitious ‘Lord of the Rings’ series reboot ranks second among the most anticipated new series next year, just ahead of Hulu’s ‘Pam & Tommy’. a fictional miniseries based on the life of “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, who reportedly married 96 hours after they met and leaked a sex tape.
Netflix’s “Bridgerton” and FX’s “American Horror Story” round out the Top 3 most anticipated returning series of 2022.