While 2015 had amazing movies, especially for comic book and sci-fi fans, 2016 will beat it to a pulp! Reboots, remakes, sequels, prequels, more comic book adaptations and even new franchises are waiting for us in 2016. Without further ado, here are 10 movies that I’m most excited to see in the chronological order of their release (which may change, so don’t quote me on that). I’ll try to keep it as short and spoiler-free as possible.
DEADPOOL (February 12, 2016)
One month from now the merc with a mouth will tell the viewers how to shishkebab bad guys, fool around with Morena Baccarin, insult all of the X-Men (hopefully, including Wolverine) and look absolutely fabulous doing it. If you’re looking for witty one-liners, breaking the 4th wall and all-around craziness – “Deadpool” should be on your to-watch list.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (March 25, 2016)
Batman VS Superman – Dawn of Justice – Official… Uma-Farooq
Two of the most popular DC superheroes going against each other – what’s not to love about that? Batman with his gadgets and razor-sharp mind against the Man of Steel himself. Who will win? None, or both, depending on your point of view. Throw in the Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and … Cyborg? Those are the heroes who should at least get a cameo. And, BTW, not casting Grant Gustin as the Flash was a really stupid move, WB. Let’s hope Snyder does this movie justice (hehe, get it? Justice!)
Fun fact: it’s been revealed earlier today that the BvS release date matches the release date of the second season of Daredevil on Netflix. I don’t know what they’re trying to do, but as a comic book nerd I’m extremely glad they’re doing it.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (May 6, 2016)
Captain America Civil War (2016) – IMDb seriespormega
A few short weeks after the epic DC blockbuster, it’s Marvel’s turn with their Avengers 2.5 aka CA:CW. Friends going against friends, new enemies taking advantage of the chaos, possibly someone really famous dying… Oh, this is gonna be so much fun! Next time there’s an Avengers movie ( 2018, is it?) don’t count on seeing the same faces of Hulk, Widow, Hawkeye, Iron Man and Cap. Sh@t’s about to hit the fan! And by “about to” I mean in 4… long… months…
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (May 27, 2016)
Another Marvel movie (but not really) “X-Men: Apocalypse”. If it was anything like the “Age of Apocalypse” comic book, I would throw my money at my screen until it worked! Too bad we need to first establish who the Apocalypse is, why he’s so grumpy all the time, and why’s he turning people into his Horsemen. From what we’ve seen in the trailers, it’s going to be very much like “Days of Future Past”, so if you’re enjoying the current retconned timeline – you’ll love this movie as well.
WARCRAFT (June 10, 2016)
WARCRAFT – Official Movie Trailer [HD 720p] EternalMusiic
I’m sure you’ve heard of this title. You got humans, you got orcs, they don’t like each other, so they throw sticks at each other. The old-school gamers will definitely love this movie, as it sort of tells the story of the first WarCraft game made way back in the ‘90s by a rather unknown game dev studio – Blizzard. Let’s hope it doesn’t flop!
GHOSTBUSTERS (July 15, 2016)
One of the best and most iconic movie franchises of the ‘80s is getting a well-deserved continuation! My words can’t express how much I love the Ghostbusters movies and comic books, which is why I’m biased and want this movie to do better than Star Wars Episode VII. I know it’s not gonna happen, but a guy can dream. So far we don’t have any teasers or trailers, just the cast and a few BTS shots. Here’s hoping Paul Feig won’t mess it up and in addition to snarky humor, the old Ecto-1 and “don’t cross the streams” we’ll get Slimer!
SUICIDE SQUAD (August 5, 2016)
Trailer Suicide Squad Comic Con (2016) amydonbeverly
Hey, you! Wanna see superpowered delinquents take the dirtiest and most dangerous of the jobs? I guess the Suicide Squad will do the trick. As a part of the DC cinematic universe, this movie should set up at least a few plot lines and some characters (heroes and/or villains) for the upcoming DC flicks. It’s easily one of my most anticipated movies of 2016, right after Civil War and Doc Strange. Speaking of Doctor Strange…
DOCTOR STRANGE (November 4, 2016)
… It’s almost a year away (sadface)! Naturally we know almost nothing about the plot (well, I do, but I won’t spoil it for you) but what we do know is that it’s going to be an origin story (might be the last one Marvel ever does), it will involve Bendersnikt Sourpatch traveling through dimensions, lots of magic, there will be spells, there will be Sanctum Sanctorum and it’s gonna be awesome. Can’t freaking wait!
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (December 16, 2016)
Not a big SW fan here, but I did enjoy Episode VII, so kind of hope Rogue One will be on par with it. Again, not much is known about the plot but seeing as it’s a new Star Wars movie, people will get hyped regardless of what the studio does to it. We do know this will be the first SW movie without Jedis, but it’s supposed to have Darth Vader in it. Anyway, it’s too early to speculate, but it’s enough to get people excited.
ASSASSIN’S CREED (December 21, 2016)
Last but not least, an action-packed tale of the assassins and the templars slitting each other’s throats and (probably) jumping into haystacks from unbelievable heights in 15th century Spain. If you’ve ever played any of the AC games, you’ll know what to expect from the movie. Why is this half-arsed movie on my list? Because I will bet you $10 we’re gonna see a lot of wall-running and other neat parkour stunts. And I’m a big sucker for cool fight choreography.
Do you agree with my picks? What did I miss? Let me know in the comments below!