From Avatar 2 to Violent Night: The movies coming out in cinemas in December 2022

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30 Nov 2022, 11:45

(L) Avatar: Way Of Water, (above) I Wanna Dance With Somebody (below) Violent Night

Credit: 20th Century Studios, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures

It’s official - we’re about to enter into the last month of the year, and as we gear up to say goodbye to 2022, we’re also getting ready to say goodbye to another year in film.

While we’re much more inclined to indulge in some cheesy Crimbo movies at home this month, there are still lots of films to enjoy in cinemas this December, including a festive action thriller, and a very, very long-awaited sequel. 

With that all in mind, here are the films being released in cinemas in December 2022: 

Violent Night (2nd December)

Violent Night, starring David Harbour, isn’t your run-of-the-mill Santa Claus story. 

The Stranger Things star plays a different kind of Jolly Ol’ St. Nicolas in the comedy-thriller, in which a cranky Santa is tasked with saving Christmas from a band of trigger-happy bad guys. 

The official synopsis reads: “When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint.”

Infernal Machine (2nd December)

Guy Pearce stars as a troubled author on a mission in Infernal Machine. 

He plays reclusive writer Bruce Cogburn, who wrote a controversial novel, called The Infernal Machine, and is forced to come out of hiding when endless letters start to appear from a seemingly obsessed fan. 

Bruce must then search for the person behind the letters, which will force him to confront his past, and reveal the truth behind his dangerous novel. 

Guy also stars alongside Alice Eve, Jeremy Davies and Alex Pettyfer in the thriller. 

The Silent Twins (9th December)

Another unsettling thriller now, and The Silent Twins tells the real-life story of sisters June and Jennifer Gibbons. 

Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance play the siblings, who were rejected by their small Welsh community after refusing to communicate with anyone but each other. 

Their refusal to talk to anyone else, along with a vandalism spree, cause the girls to be sent to Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, where they are faced with an emotional ultimatum.  

Avatar: The Way of Water (16th December)

It’s finally here! 13 years after the original Avatar movie smashed box office records, James Cameron is back with Avatar: The Way of Water. 

Avatar 2 will see the return of Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldaña as Sully and Neytiri, who have formed a family but, according to the synopsis: “They must leave their home and explore the regions of Pandora. When an ancient threat resurfaces, Jake must fight a difficult war against the humans.”

The Way of Water will have a run time of over three hours, but from the trailer alone, it’s clear there will be plenty of spectacular visuals to keep you entertained. 

I Wanna Dance With Somebody (26th December)

The story of iconic singer Whitney Houston will be brought to life on the big screen in I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Naomi Ackie will take on the role of the late, great, artist, in a film which will span across the decades of her life and feature some of her most legendary performances, including her memorable Star Spangled Banner show at the 1991 Superbowl.

Stanley Tucci will play Clive Davis, who discovered Houston in 1983 and was an instrumental part in launching her career. Ashton Sanders also appears as Bobby Brown, along with Tamara Tunie, who plays Whitney’s mother, Cissy and Clarke Peter, who plays her father, John.