My Wishlist For 2022
Updated: Jan 1, 2022
Happy New Year, everyone! 2022 is here! New year means new hopes and wishes. Last year, we had a decent amount of content in the kaiju genre with Pacific Rim: The Black, Godzilla vs Kong, and Godzilla: Singular Point. It was truly a time to be alive for fans as all of us got something we wanted in some form. You wanted more robots? Pacific Rim: The Black got you covered. Wanted to see a giant monkey punch a giant lizard? Godzilla vs Kong has your back. Did you want an anime with long-winded exposition on physics of the monsters that nobody understands? Godzilla: Singular Point has it all. However, I want more and I have a list of things I want to see happen in 2022.
There are certainly things confirmed for this year that we know will be happening, but there are stuff that are not yet confirmed or things that are confirmed and heard very little about. For the past couple of years, I usually have a list of expectations of what could happen through out the year. This year, however, there isn't much to expect. The only thing I expect is for Jurassic World: Dominion to be a good movie and that's it. So instead of a list of what to expect, this is my wishlist of things I want to see happen this year.
1. Skull Island Anime
It has been a year since The Hollywood Reporter announced the Monsterverse anime, Skull Island, to be in the works at Netflix. Since then, we have had no news about it. For 2022, I would like to see a trailer drop online or at least some news that gives some detail about the show. When will it be released, who are our major characters, what kind of monsters will appear, will it hint at the possibility of a continuation of the Monsterverse series, and so on. All we really know about Skull Island is that it is being produced by the same studio that made the Castlevania anime and the time period is set way before the events of Kong: Skull Island. So I hope that we see more info on this anime in 2022.
2. Continue The Monsterverse
Speaking of continuing the Monsterverse, Godzilla vs Kong was a really big deal in 2021 as it helped begin the recovery of the box-office. Did it make the most money that year? No, it didn't. However, most of the movies that I was sure it would beat Godzilla vs Kong very early in the year come up very short, in the end. Movies like Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Mortal Kombat, Cruella, Raya and the Last Dragon, Eternals, and Dune are just some of those movies that fell short. Now, there are movies that did top Godzilla vs Kong such as Fast 9, No Time To Die, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, Godzilla vs Kong managed to hold on to that top 5 spot since March and I found it to be more than impressive.
Since Godzilla vs Kong did so well, all of us (including myself) have been anticipating for any news of if the series will continue or not. What I would like to see is some sort of announcement that the series will continue with more films. When and where it will be announced doesn't matter as long as there is a confirmation. What I want to see most, though, is that Legendary plans the Monsterverse series to another couple more movies that leads up to an "EndGame" style movie that this series deserves. Continue it with another Kong movie taking place in the Hollow Earth, followed up with a Godzilla movie that leads up to the sixth and final movie.