Netflix is bringing the heat in 2022. The streaming service has once again pledged to deliver at least one new original film every week throughout the year, just as it did in 2021, so there will be plenty for movie fans to talk about over the next 48 weeks or so. To give everyone a taste of exactly what those upcoming films have in store, Netflix unveiled a movie preview trailer for its 2022 slate. The three-minute video, released on Thursday morning, showed footage of quite a few upcoming Netflix titles, including The Gray Man and Knives Out 2.
It’s possible that Knives Out 2 is the most anticipated Netflix movie of the entire year, and for good reason. Knives Out was a surprising smash hit in 2019, raking in a ton of money at the box office and earning several major awards nominations. Netflix paid director Rian Johnson a small fortune to bring the sequels over as exclusives, sending Knives Out 2 into production almost right away. The end of the preview trailer, which you can watch above, shows off the very first look at Knives Out 2.
Daniel Craig returns as Benoit Blanc in Knives Out 2, trying to solve a mystery with an entirely new cast of characters. The short clip in the preview trailer features Dave Bautista, Madelyn Cline, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Kate Hudson, and Kathryn Hahn. Ethan Hawke, Janelle Monae, and Edward Norton are also in the film.
Netflix’s 2022 trailer also showed off some footage from The Gray Man, the new film from Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Inspired by the novels by Mark Greany, The Gray Man follows a CIA mercenary who gets caught up in a global manhunt. Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans star in the action-packed movie, alongside Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Rege-Jean Page, and Billy Bob Thornton.
Highly anticipated sequel Enola Holmes 2 also revealed some footage in the trailer, along with the latest project from Adam Sandler. The film is called Hustle, and it tells the story of a down-on-his-luck basketball scout who discovers a once-in-a-lifetime player with a troubled past.
Unfortunately, most of these movies don’t have release dates just yet, but we at least know they’ll all be hitting theaters sometime before the end of 2022.
Which Netflix movie are you most looking forward to this year? Let us know in the comments!