After 80 years, Disney brings back one of its most beloved characters. Pinocchio gives the classic film a modern update with both live-action and computer-animated elements, featuring Tom Hanks as the woodcarver Geppetto and Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy, while Benjamin Evan Ainsworth voices the iconic wooden puppet, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is his conscience, Jiminy Cricket. The remake will premiere on September 8, 2022, and kick off the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event.
Amazon is taking fans back to the Second Age of Middle-earth. The upcoming series goes back thousands of years before Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to the writer's original stories and the forging of the Rings of Power. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on Prime Video on September 2, 2022.
Euphoria's Sam Levinson and The Weeknd have partnered for a new, twisted series for HBO. The six episodes will center around the twisted relationship between an up-and-coming pop star and a self-help guru. The Idol stars Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd and will premiere on HBO later this year.
Charge up the Proton Packs. Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is heading to a platform near you. Developed by IllFonic, the multi-player action game suits players up to join the team and trap ghosts wreaking havoc on the city. It'll allow users to customize their own Ghostbuster and also features the likenesses and voices of Ernie Hudson's Winston Zeddemore and Dan Aykroyd as Raymond "Ray" Stantz. The game is slated for release on October 18, 2022.
Based on the novel by the same name, The Greatest Beer Run Ever follows John "Chickie" Donohue after he's challenged to sneak into Vietnam and deliver each of their friends a beer. The film stars Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, and Bill Murray, and is slated for release on September 20, 2022.
Tim Burton puts his signature touch on the Addams Family franchise. The director focuses on Wednesday and follows her years at Nevermore Academy. Starring Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, and Christina Ricci, the series will begin streaming on Netflix in Fall 2022.