As 2021 comes to a close, we have a lot to look back on but also so much to look forward to. That’s true for both the real world and also our beloved fictional worlds from movies and TV shows. And as a little beginning-of-the-year treat, we’ll be listing some new shows and movies to look forward to in 2022.
Disney never disappoints when it comes to their shows, and Bunk’d has been no exception. Since it began in 2015, the series has been one of Disney‘s most successful; and even through changes in the main cast, going from the Ross children from Jessie to characters like Lou and, Parker, Noah, and Destiny, Bunk’d remained funny, well-written and just great in general.
So you can imagine how happy we were when Disney announced a new season titled BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes. Lou, Parker, Noah, and Destiny will return along with some new faces, like Shiloh Verrico as Winnie, Luke Busey as Jake, and Alfred Lewis as Bill. Oh, and this time, they’re all going to a ranch in the Wild West. We can’t wait!
Ok, we’re pretty sure we’ve made it clear by now how much we love animation, right? So when Disney also announced a new animated anthology series celebrating a certain group that has been fascinating the world for ages: witches. But you know, without all the stereotypes and misconceptions we all know and hate. Each episode will explore the lore surrounding witches in different parts of the world.
The idea for this show came from Baobab Studios’ acclaimed, award-winning interactive experience Baba Yaga. The short film was such a success that it caught the eye of the world’s biggest entertainment company and now will serve as a starting point for the first episode of The Witchverse. Eric Darnell, who wrote and produced Baba Yaga will serve as executive producer for The Witchverse, and we’re sure that if the short was a success in his hands, the show will be too.
The Lost City
A reclusive author gets kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who wants her to lead him to the lost treasure she talks about in her latest book. That’s the general story of The Lost City. And if the sense of adventure wasn’t enough to convince you to go to the theater on March 25, let us tell you a bit more about the movie. Firstly, the three main characters are played by Sandra Bullock — the reclusive author, Channing Tatum — the model who appears in all her book covers, and Daniel Radcliffe — the crazy rich man who kidnaps her. Together, they set off to find the treasure before it disappears forever.
After being a huge success in theaters in 2021, Marvel’s newest group of heroes will be joining Shang-Chi, the Avengers, and others on Disney+ on January 12! We’re counting down the days to see these new heroes on our TV screens (and possibly rewatch the movie many, many times until we know the whole script.) And getting to watch it many times over also gives us the opportunity to think about how the Eternals will affect the rest of the MCU in future projects. We can feel the theories forming.
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness
Still on the topic of Marvel, we have to talk about Multiverse of Madness. Doctor Strange’s second movie will deal with the consequences of the multiverse being opened for good. After the events of Loki, What If…?, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, the multiverse is open, and since every action has consequences, Doctor Strange now needs to deal with them. And based on the trailer, he’ll seek the help of the Scarlet Witch herself, Wanda Maximoff. We missed you, Wanda! Also in the trailer, we see another variant of Strange who clearly got a little too drunk on power. Excuse us while we start counting down the days until it hits theaters.
You’ve probably heard your parents talk about the original Zorro series. And now guess what? We’ll get a new version of it to tell our kids about. The masked vigilante comes back to the screens in 2022, this time with Wilmer Valderrama as the title character and as executive producer of the show. This is especially exciting because Wilmer grew up with Zorro, and we all know that no one can do a better job than a fan when the subject is doing justice to a beloved icon.
So, if you were a child or teen during the early 2000s in Latin America, you remember the original Rebelde. The Mexican teen telenovela took over the world and the six protagonists even became a band in real life like their characters did in the show. Now, we’re looking at a new version of the show brought to us by Netflix!
And just a heads up, this isn’t a reboot. We’re talking about new characters and new storylines, but they will mention some of the original characters throughout the show, acknowledging that both stories take place in the same universe (and the same school so the nostalgia will be hitting hard for those of us who watched the original.)
So, which of these new movies and shows are you looking forward to the most? Tell us in the comments or tweet us @TheHoneyPOP!
Featured Image Source: Courtesy of Netflix.