Movies Coming Out December 2022: An unconventional take on Santa Claus, Brendan Fraser’s triumphant comeback, the long-awaited sequel to a well-known sci-fi film, a biopic of a pop hero, and Damien Chazelle’s most recent endeavour are just a few of the movies that will be released in December 2022 to round out the year. Some of the most eagerly awaited films of the year were released in November, including Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, Disney’s Odd World, Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age drama Bones and All, Alejandro González Iárritu’s Bardo, and Noah Baumbach’s black comedy White Noise.
While there won’t be as much Christmas programming as is typically anticipated, December will have a variety of genres, including black comedy, sci-fi, and drama. As 2022 draws to a close, there are a few intriguing films to check out. The sequel to James Cameron’s Avatar, a film about Whitney Houston, Damien Chazelle’s next endeavour with an all-star cast, and a new Puss in Boots adventure will all be released in December. A black comedy film with a unique take on good old Santa Claus will also be released in December. Each movie that will be in theatres in December 2022 is listed below.
Violent Night – December 2
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Tommy Wirkola’s Christmas black comedy film Violent Night adds a twist to the holiday season. The plot of Violent Night centres on a highly skilled group of mercenaries who, on Christmas Eve, raid a family compound and kidnap everyone inside. They did not anticipate Santa Claus’ (David Harbour) arrival and his battle prowess, proving that he is not quite a saint and that he is not delivering peace. Together with Edi Patterson, John Leguizamo, Beverly D’Angelo, Leah Brady, and André Eriksen, Violent Night also stars Cam Gigandet, Alex Hassell, Alexis Louder, Edi Patterson, and Alex Hassell.
Liberation Day was on December 2
Abolitionists needed evidence of the brutality of American slavery, so Antoine Fuqua created the historical action film Emancipation, which is based on the true story of Gordon “Whipped Peter,” a former slave whose images of his bare back, scourged from whippings, served that purpose. The story of Peter (Will Smith), a slave who escapes from a Louisiana plantation after being nearly killed by whipping, is told in Emancipation. Peter outsmarts the hunters on his journey and eventually joins the Union Army in the North. On December 2 in a few theatres, and on December 9 on Apple TV+, Emancipation will be available.
A December 2 release, The Eternal Daughter
Written and helmed by Joanna Hogg, The Eternal Daughter is a gothic mystery drama film. In The Eternal Daughter, an elderly mother and her middle-aged daughter visit their former family home, a once-grand manor that is now a practically deserted hotel rife with mystery, and are forced to confront long-buried mysteries. In the movie The Eternal Daughter, Tilda Swinton, Joseph Mydell, Carly-Sophia Davies, and Alfie Sankey-Green all have leading roles.
Nineteen December: The Whale
Darren Aronofsky’s drama film The Whale, which has the same title as Samuel D. Hunter’s 2012 play, is a work of fiction. The plot centres on Charlie (Brendan Fraser), a middle-aged, 600-pound guy who is trying to get back in touch with his daughter Ellie (17), who became distant from him when he abandoned his family for a man who later passed away. As a result of his present weight, Charlie began binge eating as a response of anguish and guilt. In September 2022, The Whale made its world premiere at the 79th Venice International Film Festival. The film received largely favourable reviews that praised Fraser and Sink’s acting.
The 16th of December for Avatar: The Way of Water
In theatres on December 20, 2022, is the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster Avatar. Avatar: The Way of Water, which is set more than ten years after the first film, follows the Sully family, lead by Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), the trouble that accompanies them, and their attempts to keep each other safe while struggling to survive and going through numerous catastrophes. Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet, and Britain Dalton are among the other actors who make appearances. The first of four follow-ups to James Cameron’s groundbreaking sci-fi film, Avatar: The Way of Water, was released in 2012.
The final wish of Puss in Boots will air on December 21
The 2011 animated film Puss in Boots, a spin-off of the Shrek series, has a follow-up called Puss in Boots: The Final Wish. The story follows Puss in Boots’ (Antonio Banderas’) adventure as he searches for the fabled Last Wish in an effort to recover eight of the nine lives he has lost, all the while evading brand-new foes who want to track him down. Salma Hayek, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, Olivia Colman, and John Mulaney all contributed to the voice cast of Puss in Boots: The Final Wish.
I Want to Dance with Someone — December 23
A musical biopic based on the life of pop icon Whitney Houston is called I Wanna Dance With Someone. As a result, it depicts Whitney Houston’s (Naomi Ackie) ascent to popularity following her discovery by record executive Clive Davis (Stanley Tucci), who catapulted her from obscurity to worldwide fame in the 1980s. As Cissy Houston, Robyn Crawford, Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders, and Bobbi Kristina Brown, respectively, Tamara Tunie, Nafessa Williams, and Bria Danielle Singleton also appear in I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
Dec. 23 in Babylon
Damien Chazelle has written and helmed the sweeping historical comedy-drama Babylon. Babylon is a story of extravagant excess and oversized ambition that is set in 1920s Hollywood and recounts the ascent and fall of several people during a time of decadence and immorality in the industry. Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tobey Maguire, Samara Weaving, Spike Jonze, Li Jun Li, and numerous others appear in Babylon as main characters.
On December 23, Women Talking
Based on the 2018 Miriam Toews novel of the same name, Women Talking is a drama film that Sarah Polley directed. Following the revelation that men from their community had been drugging and raping the women in their community at night for years, eight women from an isolated Mennonite colony battle to reconcile their reality with their faith in 2010. Ben Whishaw, Judith Ivey, Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara, and Frances McDormand are among the cast members of the film Women Talking.