Stop writing 2021 on your checks immediately and take a look at our latest list of highly anticipated post-apocalyptic movies, this time for 2022.
The year 2021 was really quite exciting for our favorite genre (as you can see in last year’s list of movies you don’t want to miss), but not all of those made it to the big screen in 2021. Will this collection of hopefuls make it out this year, or will the delay monster strike again?
In this article, we’re going to take a look at all the upcoming post-apocalyptic movies that you don’t want to miss. This includes those with a definitive release date in 2022 and those predicted to simple “release soon.” And of course, don’t forget to check out our regularly updated calendar that keeps track of all upcoming post-apocalyptic movies, TV shows, books, video games, and more!
New Post-Apocalyptic Movies Premiering in 2022 (or shortly thereafter)
Moonfall: February 4
The moon has been knocked out of orbit and it’s up to a ragtag group of scientists to stop it. But will the plan work? This one stars Halle Berry, John Bradley, and Patrick Wilson.
Last Survivors: February 4
A father and son survivalist team has been living off-grid after the end of the world 20 years earlier, but they’re forced to re-enter civilization for medical supplies. This movie stars Stephen Moyer and Alicia Silverstone.
Black Crab: March 18
During a future apocalyptic war, six soldiers must traverse the frozen sea to deliver a very special package. This Swedish film is based on the novel by Jerker Virdborg.
While there’s not a ton of information about this movie’s plot just yet, we have been getting cast teases since last year that include Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gina Gershon, and Jack Black.
New Post-Apocalyptic Movies Premiering After 2022
A Quiet Place III: March 31, 2023
Yes, they’re making another one of these! Based on the original idea by John Krasinski, Scott Beck and Michael Sarnoski take the lead on this third installment that should promise plenty of scary monsters and shushing.
Dune: Part Two: Expected October 20, 2023
A sequel to last year’s Dune was already known, according to where we’re at in the novels, but we won’t see this one until October of 2023.
Furiosa: Expected 2024
George Miller’s next Mad Max film will see Anya Taylor-Joy in the role of a young Furiosa as we get to see the Fury Road commander’s origin story in action. Will also star Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke.
Mad Max: The Wasteland: Release TBA
This one is said to be a true sequel to Fury Road, sequentially, so it’s rumored to star Tom Hardy in his returning role as the guy who only grunts, a.k.a. Mad Max.
Turbo Kid 2: Release TBA
While there’s hardly anything at all known about this rumored sequel to the original cult classic Turbo Kid, it is said that Munro Chambers will reprise his role as the title character.
A Boy and His Dog: Release TBA
1975’s original A Boy and His Dog movie was a break-out hit for newcomer Don Johnson, but considering the fact that the film was set in the faraway time of 2024, it’s only fitting that the sequel (or remake?) is finally coming out (hopefully!) in that same year. Davis Lee Miller is set to direct and Daniel DelPurgatorio is penning the script.
The Walking Dead Trilogy: Release TBA
This thing hasn’t come out yet? It made our list of anticipated movies on last year’s list and here it is again. But we’re still excited to see this trilogy in the TWD universe that’s said to follow the life of Mr. Rick Grimes himself. That is, if it actually happens. Some rumors point to this not even happening, but we’re holding out hope.