Superheroes, Sequels, and Screams: Four Movies and Shows Coming in January


Superheroes, Sequels, and Screams: Four Movies and Shows Coming in January

By Elyse Johnson

The new year is finally here and what better way to start 2022 than with some fresh new entertainment?

Dylan Minnette stars as Wes Hicks in the upcoming fifth film Scream. © Imago / Prod.Db

2021 has certainly been a big hit in the film and television world, not least thanks to the launch of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When it comes to Marvel, it looks like fans have a bit of time before the madness returns this year.

But in the meantime, this month has some pretty exciting shows and movies to make viewers feast their eyes on.

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Here are four must-haves TV shows and movies to watch in this month of January.

How i met your father

Hilary Duff will play Sophie in the upcoming Hulu series, How I Met Your Father.

Hilary Duff will play Sophie in the upcoming Hulu series, How I Met Your Father. © IMAGO / NurPhoto

The standalone sequel to the infamous sitcom How I Met Your Mother will arrive via Hulu this month.

This time around, Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff will be the one to tell the certainly entertaining story of how she met the father of her children.

Chris Lowell and Francia Raisa are also on board, as is Kim Cattrall, who will play the older version of the fictional character Hilary.

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Shot in the same way as its predecessor, the show will follow Sophie who will share her misadventures with her children which led to their existence.

While sequels and reboots are tricky territory, previews of this upcoming show have garnered interest from fans, especially with Hilary at the helm.

Take a trip down memory lane with Hilary and the gang at the How I Met Your Father premiere on Hulu on January 18.

Scream

Neve Campbell (left) and Courteney Cox return as Sidney Prescott and Gale Weathers in the upcoming Scream movie.

Neve Campbell (left) and Courteney Cox return as Sidney Prescott and Gale Weathers in the upcoming Scream movie. © imago / ZUMA Press

Speaking of sequels, fans will be returning to Woodsboro for a more gruesome murder.

The fifth installment of the Scream series arrives this month.

Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette will reprise their roles from the previous four slasher films to help newcomers discover who is behind the Ghostface mask.

It’s been a full 10 years since this franchise last entered and Scream 4 hasn’t done too badly at the box office or with critics. There is clearly still a lot of life in this series.

Scream hits theaters on January 14.

Euphoria season 2

Zendaya is reprising her role as troubled drug addict teenager Rue Bennett in the trippy HBO series Max, Euphoria.

Zendaya is reprising her role as troubled drug addict teenager Rue Bennett in the trippy HBO series Max, Euphoria. © imago / Everett Collection

The outrageously bingeworthy drama is back for another season.

HBO’s daring series Euphoria will once again follow the character of Zendaya Rue Bennett – a troubled recovering drug addict who fell in love with the new girl in the first season.

However, second season previews hinted that Rue’s obsession with his former best friend Jules, played Hunter Schafer, would be the farthest thing on his mind.

The young adult has been teased to get into even more madness and mayhem as she continues to navigate the usual high school drama most teens face.

That being said, it’s been clear from the very beginning that Euphoria isn’t your average take on these experiences, as she touches on drugs, sex, abuse, and other darker topics.

Euphoria will be bringing fans back on a trippy ride on January 9 exclusively on HBO Max.

Peacemaker

John Cena is reprising his role as Christopher Smith / Peacemaker in the HBO Max series of the same name.

John Cena is reprising his role as Christopher Smith / Peacemaker in the HBO Max series of the same name. © IMAGO / Picturelux

While the MCU takes a hiatus, the DC Extended Universe will take over with its expanded world of heroes, villains, and those in between.

Enter the newest – but not the nicest – super dude who might save the day: Peacemaker.

John Cena reprise his role from Suicide Squad as a ruthless killer who is a bit of an asshole.

Set after the events of The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker follows the origins of the anti-hero.

While the MCU has dabbled a bit more on the darker side of being a superhero, the DCEU has never had a problem with displaying violence and chaos in its shows and movies.

Needless to say, this next DCEU series is sure to be a wild ride.

Peacemaker hits small screens on January 13 exclusively on HBO Max.

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