25 Movies We Can’t Wait To See In 2016!
25. Gambit (October)
Channing Tatum stars in this long gestating feature centered on popular mutant Gambit. Little is known about the production or how it connects to X-Men Apocalypse and Deadpool.
The project has already lost a director in Rupert Wyatt. (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) But Doug Limen (Edge of Tomorrow) has stepped in with Léa Seydoux signed on to co-star… And…. That’s about all we know about the film as 2015 comes to a close.
24. Zoolander 2 (February)
Zoolander fans! The wait is almost over! Honestly, Dumb and Dumber To has ruined comedy sequels for me. I’m skeptical… But it’s Zoolander so I’m excited.
23. The Magnificent Seven (September)
Have you seen the original? That’s reason enough to be curious about the remake. Need another reason? Here’s a brief cast summary:
Chris Pratt, Matt Bomer, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Peter Sarsgaard, Cam Gigandet…
22. The Legend of Tarzan (July)
File this one under curious. Alexander Skarsgård stars as Tarzan with Margo Robbie playing Jane. Filling out the cast? Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt and more!
Tarzan vs The Jungle Book will surely be a hot topic with Tarzan being the far riskier box office bet.
21. Central Intelligence (June)
All you need is a little Hart and a big Johnson. I love big budget buddy comedies and Central Intelligence has all the makings of an entertaining film. I wouldn’t go as far as guaranteeing it’s success but I wouldn’t be surprised if Central Intelligence 2 gets the green light by summer’s end.
20. Finding Dory (June)
This one is interesting. It’s the sequel to one of Pixar’s greatest achievements but do we need a sequel to Finding Nemo? We all know Ellen Degeneres will deliver another hilarious performance as Dory. But everything depends on the approach and whether or not Pixar can inject as much heart as the original.
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (June)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles divided fans. Personally, I thought the film was an April O’Neill story with some Ninja Turtles sprinkled throughout. The Shredder was wasted and relegated to the background and the action scenes were just okay.
Why did the film make the top 20? The first film is behind us. Mistakes were made and hopefully lessons were learned. Bepop and Rocksteady make their debuts along with Casey Jones. We’ve been promised a faithful adaptation. I just hope it has Ninja Turtles in it this time.
18. Inferno (October)
I’ve read all of Dan Brown’s Robert Landon novels. I’m actually a little disappointed they skipped The Lost Symbol but I trust the Ron Howard/Tom Hanks duo. Inferno presents a unique opportunity to visit much darker themes. Should be good!
17. Hail, Cesar! (February)
The Coen Brothers make amazing movies. This is their new movie. It’s probably going to be amazing.
16. The BFG (July)
Steven Spielberg created some of the most memorable films of my childhood. E.T The Extra Terrestrial, The Goonies, Hook, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and more.
The BFG has the potential to fit in right alongside those classics. I’m not familiar with the story (weird?) but that’s WHY I’m so excited.
“A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.” (imdb)
14. Deadpool (February)
Is the world ready for an R-Rated superhero movie? Of course! It’s Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool! Fans have been dying to see a faithful adaptation starring Reynolds as the Merc with the Mouth. If this film succeeds, it could open up all new opportunities for superhero stories on the big screen.
12. Bourne 5 (July)
Jeremy Renner did a great job in The Bourne Legacy but let’s face it, that movie ended abruptly and didn’t quite reach the quality of the original trilogy.
Soooooo they brought back Matt Damon who has been on an incredible hot streak lately.
11. Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them (November)
Welcome back to the silver screen Harry Potter universe! We may not see The Boy Who Lived or You Know Who in this film but it does star Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
I’m ready to learn the location of beasts that are fantastic!
10. Assassin’s Creed (December)
Video game adaptations… Am I right?
Yet… This one just seems different. Assassin’s Creed
could will be good.
9. Star Trek: Beyond (July)
Star Trek Into Darkness burned a lot of fans with a needless secretive approach even the writer acknowledges.
This new film promises to (FINALLY) boldly go where no man has gone before. This film will give us the exploration and adventure we’ve all been hoping for. PLUS Idris Elba as the villain! Boom.
8. X-Men Apocalypse (May)
X-Men Days of Future Past successfully rebooted the X-Men timeline and basically erased films like X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Now Bryan Singer will match his GIANT cast of mutants against Apocalypse!
7. Doctor Strange (November)
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has always called Doctor Strange his passion project. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as The Sorcerer Supreme along with Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mickkelsen and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo.
The film itself will delve into the supernatural realm of magic and alternate dimensions. The film will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen from Marvel Studios. I can’t wait to see how it all connects to Thanos and the impending Infinity War!
6. Warcraft (June)
Warcraft is one of my most anticipated films of 2016 because of the incredible ambition behind the project. I sincerely believe (READ: hope) this film launches a new era for video game adaptations. There are so many amazing stories to be adapted!
5. Independence Day: Resurgence (June)
The aliens return for revenge on the pitiful humans who blew up their mother ship with a computer virus!
… Okay it sounds a little dumb out loud but this movie is going to be HUGE! How will we defeat the aliens this time? You can’t give them another cold Jeff Goldblum!
4. Suicide Squad (August)
Suicide Squad has the potential to be the BEST superhero movie in a summer that includes Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, X-Men: Apocalypse and more.
3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (December)
The first in a series of Star Wars anthology films arrives in 2016. It will tell the story of how a group of rebels managed to steal the plans for the original Death Star. This is a story we never knew we always wanted and I can’t wait to see it!
2. Captain America: Civil War (May)
Marvel kicks off Phase Three with a movie that will change their cinematic universe forever. Captain America: Civil War splits Earth’s mightiest heroes in half. Civil War is the game changer Marvel needs as the road to Infinity War officially begins.
1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March)
Batman and Superman are in the same movie. Batman and Superman are going to fight each other. You don’t need much convincing beyond that do you? Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman, Doomsday… This movie also serves as a launching point for the entire DC Extended Universe leading to Justice League movies!