With the news Netflix in the United States is going to be getting Sony Pictures movies from 2022 for five years, this post will list all the new theatrical content coming to Netflix from Sony over that period.
We are expecting a catalog of Sony Pictures titles from the past to also hit Netflix at some point. We’ll cover this in a separate article with most of the Sony movies expiring from Starz (where the Sony library mostly was last) over the next few years.
Again, this is just the brand new theatrical content we know about. We’ll also expand this list over time to include the direct-to-Netflix titles that will be skipping a theatrical release (more on that via Variety).
A couple of quick notes before we begin.
Our first iteration of this post included Escape Room 2 (Escape Room: Tournament of Champions) but that movie was eventually released in 2021 so is therefore excluded here.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is scheduled to release in January 2022 but has been sold to Amazon Studios who will carry it and therefore skip Netflix.
The late 2021 movies including Spider-Man: No Way Home and A Journal for Jordan will not come to Netflix.
Sony Pictures Movies Coming to Netflix in 2022 & Beyond
Please note: theatrical release dates are subject to change.
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Jared Leto, Jared Harris, Michael Keaton, Matt Smith, Simon Stroud
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Theatrical Release Date: January 28th, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: October 2022
Even though Sony and Marvel Studios came to an agreement with adding Spider-Man to the MCU, the studio still reserves the right to use the large library of characters from the web-slinger. This is what lead to the creation of the Venom movie, and now with Morbius the establishment of Sony’s own cinematic universe within the MCU.
While Sony occupying its own space within the realms of the MCU may sound confusing, the gaps between the two are starting to be bridged together, and plans for a future Sinister Six film are looking more and more likely.
It’s been five years since Jared Leto’s disastrous appearance as the Joker in the Suicide Squad, so the academy-award-winning actor will be hoping to find success in a rival superhero franchise instead.
Michael Morbius, a brilliant scientist plagued by a rare blood disease tries to cure himself but inadvertently infects himself with Vampirism.
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Tom Holland, Mark Whalberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle
Genre: Action, Adventure
Theatrical Release Date: February 18th, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: November 2022
With an incredible and extensive library of video games, Sony has no shortage of games ready and waiting to be adapted into full feature-length movies. So, 14 years after the debut of the Uncharted franchise on the PlayStation 3, Nathan Drake is finally coming to life on the big screen.
Opting to go with a younger Nathan Drake, popular Spider-Man actor Tom Holland will take on the role, with Mark Whalberg portraying the role of Drake’s mentor Sully.
The first installment of the franchise will take place before the events of the video games, and will tell the story of Nathan Drake in his youth and how he came to meet and befriend Sully.
Director: David Leitch
Genre: Action, Thriller
Cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Andrew Koji, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Lady Gaga, Sandra Bullock
Theatrical Release Date: April 8th, 2022
Expected Netflix Release Date: December 2022-January 2023
Brad Pitt leads an exciting ensemble cast in David Leitch’s action-thriller. Filming wrapped up on Bullet Train in March 2021 with it now expected to release in April 2022 in theaters.
Five assassins on board a Japanese bullet train discover that their individual assignments are tied to each other.
Directors: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Cast: Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, Chloe Coleman
Theatrical Release Date: April 22nd, 2022
Expected Netflix Release Date: January 2023
The writers behind A Quiet Place are in the director’s seat for their new sci-fi thriller 65. The film is being co-produced by Raimi Productions, with Sam Raimi as one of the executive producers.
Details on the plot are still quite light but we do know it’s about an astronaut crash landing on a mysterious planet only to discover he’s not alone.
The Man from Toronto
Director: Patrick Hughes
Genre: Action, Comedy
Cast: Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, Kaley Cuoco
Theatrical Release Date: August 12th, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: May 2023
The world’s deadliest assassin and New York’s biggest screw-up are mistaken for each other at an Airbnb rental.
The Man from Toronto is a c0-production between Bron Creative, Escape Artists, and HartBeat Productions.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)
Director: Joaquim Dos Santos
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, Oscar Isaac
Theatrical Release Date: October 7th, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: July 2023
Without a doubt, Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best-animated movies in history and rightfully earned the Oscar for the best-animated film at the 91st Academy Awards.
The sky is only limited by imagination, and a film budget for the upcoming animated Spider-Man sequel, and if it’s anything like its predecessor then we are all in for an amazing time.
Little is currently known about the plot of the Spider-Verse movie, but at the very least we’re expecting to see even more famous variations of the webbed wonder.
With the film still planned to premiere in October 2022, subscribers will have to wait until the Summer of 2023 before it arrives on the Netflix library.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
Director: Josh Gordon & Will Speck
Genre: Animation, Family
Cast: Javier Bardem, Winslow Fegley, Constance Wu, Brett Gelman
Theatrical Release Date: November 18th, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: August 2023
Based on the children’s book by Bernard Waber this adaptation revolves around a crocodile living in New York City.
Kraven the Hunter
Director: J.C. Chandor
Genre: Sci-fi, Action
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Theatrical Release Date: January 13th, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: October 2023
Based in the Spider-Man Universe, this adaptation of the Marvel comic follows Russian immigrant Sergei Kravinoff who is on a mission to prove that he is the greatest hunter in the world.
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Director: Stella Meghie
Genre: Biography, Music
Cast: Naomi Ackie
Theatrical Release Date: December 23rd, 2022
Estimated Netflix Release Date: September 2023
Sony won the bidding war for the film’s rights to Whitney Houston’s biopic, which means we could see a future Oscar nomination for actress Naomi Ackie, who is taking on the mammoth lead role.
The screenplay of Whitney Houston’s life is being penned by Anthony McCarten, who was responsible for writing Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
With the biopic not set to hit theatres until late 2022, subscribers are going to be waiting until the Summer of 2023 before it’s available to stream on Netflix.
Director: Mélanie Laurent
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning
Theatrical Release Date: TBA
Estimated Netflix Release Date: TBA
Despite the fact that both Fanning sisters have been acting since childhood, surprisingly, the siblings have never acted alongside each other on the same project until The Nightingale.
The project has been in the making since 2016, but due to several factors, principal photography didn’t begin until October 2020. TriStar, the distributor of the movie have rescheduled the release of the film twice, postponing a December 2021 release date to December 2022
The film is based on a screenplay written by Dana Stevens, who based the story on the novel of the same name written by Kristin Hannah. The story is centered around two sisters who are struggling to survive during the German Occupation of France during World War 2.
The Nightingale was originally due to release in December 2022 but is no longer on release schedules.
Oh Hell No
Director: Kitao Sakurai
Cast: Jack Black,
Theatrical Release Date: TBA
Estimated Netflix Release Date: TBA
Originally slated for July 2022, it now looks as though this won’t be possible given Ice Cube has left the project after refusing vaccination.
The movie sees Jack Black play Sherman who falls for Will’s (Ice Cube) mom.
Masters of the Universe
Director: Aaron Nee
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Cast: Noah Centineo
Theatrical Release Date: TBA
Netflix subscribers will be very familiar with Noah Centino, the teen-drama heartthrob of the To All the Boys trilogy, The Perfect Date, and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. Moving on from teen-dramas Centineo will star in his biggest role to date as Prince Adam/He-Man in the long-anticipated live-action remake of Masters of the Universe.
He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe faces off against his evil nemesis Skeletor, as he fights to protect the planet of Etheria and the secrets of his home, Castle Greyskull.
Director: Jake Kasden
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Theatrical Release Date: TBA
The fourth film of the Jumanji franchise is still in the early stages of development, which means filming may not begin for a significant period of time. There’s also no confirmation that the cast of the previous two films will be returning to reprise their roles, but we’d definitely expect to learn more in the coming months, especially once filming on Black Adam is over for Dwayne Johnson.
Movies in Development at Sony Pictures
- Adulting – Family Comedy from Studio 8
- Bad Boys 4 – The fourth installment of the high-octane and action-packed Bad Boys franchise.
- Beautiful – The film adaptation of the Broadway musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
- Bloodshot 2 – Vin Diesel set to reprise his role as Ray Garrison in the second installment of the Valiant comic book story.
- Bubble – Adult animated comedy from Seth Rogen, and adaption of the 2018 podcast series of the same name.
- Constance – “Magical Family Hybrid Movie” with Will Gluck and Keith Bunin.
- CrossFire – Live-action adaptation of the video-game Crossfire.
- Devotion – Jonathan Majors will appear in this Sony Pictures Releasing movie which is an action war drama.
- The Crow Reborn – Reboot of the cult-classic The Crow.
- The Day the Crayons Quit – Animated adaptation of the popular children’s book of the same name.
- Fixed – Adult-animated comedy directed by Genndy Tartakovsky.
- Harold and the Purple Crayon – Live-action film adaptation of Harold and the Purple Crayon.
- The Hazel Wood – Live-action adaptation of Melissa Albert’s The Hazel Wood.
- Just Dance – Adaptation of Ubisoft’s popular dancing video game series of the same name.
- Metal Gear Solid – Live-action adaptation of Konami’s popular video game franchise with Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac taking on the role of the iconic Solid Snake.
- Motherf*&er – Romantic comedy from producer Will Gluck.
- Nothing to See Here – Adaptation of the comedy novel of the same name.
- Once Upon a One More Time – Adaptation of the Broadway-bound musical of the same name, which features the music of pop star Britney Spears.
- The Pope’s Exorcist – Biopic of the life and career of Father Gabriele Amorth, the legendary Italian priest who performed thousands of exorcisms for the Vatican.
- Sicario: Capos – The third installment of the Sicario franchise.
- Silk – Spider-Man spin-off centered around the character of Silk, a fellow web-slinger who was bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker.
- Skandar and the Unicorn Thief – Adaptation of A.F. Steadman’s fantasy novel of the same name.
- Spider-Woman – Spider-Man spin-off centered around Jessica Drew, a fellow super-powered hero with Spider-like abilities.
- Tao – female-driven sci-fi adventure story that is set in China
- Tut – Coming of age animated feature centered around the story of the boy-king Tutankhamun.
- Urban Legend – Reboot of the 90s slasher-thriller.
- Watch Dogs – Live-action adaptation of Ubisoft’s video game franchise of the same name.
- We’re Not From Here – Hybrid adaptation which will see a blend of live-action and animation of Geoff Rodkey’s novel of the same name.
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