2021 is coming to a close and there was plenty to celebrate during the year. From amazing stories such as Marvel’s King in Black, to the release of the record-breaking film Spider-Man: No Way Home, this year has been exciting for comic fans new and old. With that said, there is much more to look forward to in 2022. Here are just a few things we’re excited for next year.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Simply put, Spider-Man: No Way Home was an enormous success. While there are a number of Marvel films on the way in 2022, it’s impossible not to single out the upcoming Doctor Strange film for its connection to the vast multiverse which was just explored in No Way Home. The double-edged sword is that this movie will have very high expectations given the success of the former.
On the DC side of the aisle for movies, 2022 will bring the newest iteration of Batman to the big screen. The Batman will star Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, and will focus on the early years of Bruce Wayne’s venture into crime fighting in Gotham City. While Marvel’s MCU has certainly been more successful to this point, the DCU could see a resurgence in 2022.
Marvel’s Summer 2022 Crossover Event
Heading over to the comic book world, some big projects are on the way next year. Marvel is teasing a gigantic crossover event featuring the X-Men, the Avengers, and the Eternals next Summer. The upcoming event will be called “Judgement Day,” and could see all three groups battling it out due to various conflicts. Thanos has become the leader of the Eternals. The Avengers currently occupy the corpse of a dead celestial as their base. Meanwhile, the mutants of Krakoa have essentially discovered immortality, which is very much similar to that of the Eternals.
Dark Knights of Steel
Finally, in the beginning of 2022 we get the release of Dark Knights of Steel #3. Tom Taylor and Yasmine Putri have created an amazing new limited series medieval epic for the DC Universe. The first few issues revealed a world where Superman and his parents crash landed on Earth during the medieval era. Various kingdoms are feuding for supremacy in this alternate history timeline and several recognizable heroes play a big part. All-out war has already begun, and we’re excited to see where issue 3 takes us next. Find out in early January of 2022!