The week's been a big one for movie fans! / Picture Credits (l-r): Netflix, Paramount Pictures, Netflix
The week's been a big one for movie fans! / Picture Credits (l-r): Netflix, Paramount Pictures, Netflix

This year (2022) has a lot to offer moviegoers and Netflix fans, with Ryan Reynold’s Netflix original The Adam Project getting a release date, Enola Holmes 2 wrapping filming, and the actress playing icon Audrey Hepburn in new biopic being revealed. Read about all this, and more, below! 

Ryan Reynolds’ latest Netflix film gets release date 

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds’ upcoming movie, The Adam Project, which reunited the actor and Free Guy director Shawn Levy, has been given a release date within March 2022. 

The Adam Project stars Reynolds as the main character, who travels back in time to team up with a younger version of himself in order to confront their late father. Reynolds plays the adult version of Adam, while Walker Scobell stars as the 12-year-old version. 

The movie will be available to watch on Netflix on March 11th, 2022. 

Ralph Fiennes joins Benedict Cumberbatch for Roald Dahl movie 

Ralph Fiennes (The King’s Man) joins Doctor Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) in upcoming Roald Dahl adaptation, helmed by Isle of Dogs (2018) director, Wes Anderson. 

Fiennes, Cumberbatch and more will star in the adaptation of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar & Six More, a short story series written by iconic children’s author, Dahl. The film is one of the first Dahl adaptations since Netflix bought the rights to adapt the author's work. 

Cumberbatch has already been confirmed to play Henry Sugar, with more announcements expected to be revealed soon. While there is no release date as of yet, it seems that this film has a lot up its sleeve already. 

Enola Holmes 2 BTS clip shows Millie Bobby Brown celebrating the end of filming 

A behind-the-scenes  video from the set of Enola Holmes 2 has been released, and shows Millie Bobby Brown celebrating with Louis Partridge, after finishing filming for the movie. 

The upcoming sequel to 2020’s Enola Holmes sees Brown reprise her role as Sherlock Holmes’ (Henry Cavill) younger sister, Enola. Despite no release date being set, the feature is expected to debut on Netflix sometime this year (2022). 

First reviews for new Scream film are extreme positive 

Early reviews for 2022’s Scream are flooding in, and critics can’t seem to get enough of the latest chapter in the franchise, praising the film’s cast and how well it has honoured the legacy. 

Scream (the fifth film in the series) is set 25 years after the events of the first movie; Woodsboro is once again plagued by a string of murders committed by the iconic yet deadly killer, Ghostface. 

Reviews for Scream appear to all be positive, as critics are loving the brutal kills, the cast’s performances, as well as having an adoration for how the film pays tribute to original director Wes Craven’s legacy. 

Scream will be in cinemas on January 14th, 2022. 

Audrey Hepburn biopic casts Rooney Mara in titular role 

Rooney Mara, who stars in upcoming feature Nightmare Alley, has been cast to play industry icon Audrey Hepburn in an Apple biopic about her life, with Luca Guadagnino set to direct. 

There is little information available in regard to the film’s timetable, or even a title. Apple has a lot on its plate at the moment, so the movie may take some time getting to the screen. 

Regardless of when it releases, it is likely to draw a great amount of interest as biopics seem to be taking the media world by storm, as House of Gucci, for exampledid very well with audiences. 

Don’t Look Up has gathered millions of viewing hours in only one week 

Don’t Look Up, a recently-released Netflix movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, has surpassed the most viewing hours (in a single week) on the streaming service’s history. 

The film focuses on a pair of scientists, Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence) and Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) who are on a mission to warn the US Government of a comet, which could wipe out the population of the Earth, that is heading straight for them. Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Mark Rylance also star. 

Don’t Look Up has accumulated 152.29 million hours' worth of viewing in its first week on Netflix, making it the third most watched movie (in its first 28 days) of all time. 

Writers of Across the Spider-Verse tease what could be next for Miles Morales 

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, writers for the sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, tease what could be next for the hero of the story, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore). 

A recent clip from the next chapter in Miles’ story, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, sees Spider-Woman (Hailee Steinfeld) return to Miles’ universe, where he is attacked by Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac) and dragged into another universe. 

In an interview with IndieWireLord and Miller teased what could be next for Miles. The duo stated that by pushing the medium, the webbed wonder can really go anywhere. Read what the pair had to say below: 

“It’s been fun to have the confidence... And to go even harder and push the medium even further and take Miles [Morales] to places you couldn’t imagine.” 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) releases on October 7th, 2022; Part Three is expected to release the following year, in 2023.

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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