Picture Credits (l-r): Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Pictures
Picture Credits (l-r): Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Pictures

This year (2022) has some amazing movies coming out, and next month (April), has quite the selection. From Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to The Lost City, the 30 days have a lot to offer; here are some of the best UK releases in store. 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – April 1st 

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is almost here, and it’s set to be an incredible adventure! 

Sonic (Ben Schwartz) may be in for his biggest challenge yet, as Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns, and he’s not alone. The villain now has Knuckles (Idris Elba), a superpowered creature who seeks to beat Sonic; but can the blue hedgehog save the day? 

Sonic 2 is expected to be bigger than before, with more action, wit, and fun than ever. 

The Bad Guys – April 1st 

Animated films are doing very well at the moment, and The Bad Guys might just add to that list. 

The movie stars Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2) as Mr. Wolf, Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) as Ms. Tarantula, Anthony Ramos (In the Heights) as Mr. Piranha, Craig Robinson (Brooklyn 99) as Mr. Shark, and Marc Maron (Joker) as Mr. Snake; a crew of dastardly bank robbers. 

When Mr. Wolf suggests turning good, his team aren’t quite so sure... 

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore – April 8th 

The third and final film in the Fantastic Beasts trilogy is finally making its debut, and chaos seems to be in the cards... 

Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows what Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is planning, but cannot stop his potential seizure of the wizarding world alone. So, he must trust Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead a team of wizards, witches, as well as muggle Jacob (Dan Fogler) to help stop Grindelwald’s plan. 

The Lost City – April 15th 

The Lost City stars Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock in a brand new action-comedy that will definitely have audiences laughing. 

Shy, reclusive author Loretta Sage (Bullock) is kidnapped on tour promoting her latest book. Alan (Tatum), cover model for Loretta’s romance novels, wants to prove he is more than a pretty face, and heads out to save her. 

Many behind the scenes clips of The Lost City have been released, building even more excitement for the upcoming movie! 

Operation Mincemeat – April 15th 

Starring Colin Firth, Penelope Winton and Kelly Macdonald, Operation Mincemeat is the upcoming adaptation of a true story that occurred in 1943. 

Allies are set on the plan to launch a complete assault on Fortress Europe, but they face an impossible challenge; they must protect a huge invasion force from ingrained German firepower and avoid a potential mass killing. 

The film is set to be a depiction of the real-life Operation Mincemeat, and has some great names that will no doubt execute their role diligently. 

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent – April 22nd 

Nicolas Cage, a somewhat controversial actor, will star in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, where he will play Nick Cage, aka himself. 

The movie follows Cage, who faces financial ruin, as he accepts $1 million to attend a rich fan’s birthday party. However, things don’t turn out as he planned, as everything goes awry when a CIA operative recruits Cage for a very unique mission. 

Cage must revisit some of his most iconic characters if he wants to survive, and keep his loved ones safe. The feature also stars Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, and Neil Patrick Harris. 

Downton Abbey: A New Era – April 29th 

Following the 2019 film Downton Abbey, Downton Abbey: A New Era sees the Crawley family return and go on a very daring journey. 

The Crawleys travel to the South of France in order to figure out the mystery that surrounds dowager countess’ newly inherited villa. 

The cast includes Maggie Smith, Matthew Goode, Tuppence Middleton, Michelle Dockery and more. 

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

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