The Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

Last year was a great year for the movie industry; the top ten highest grossing films alone managed to earn a combined total of more than $10 billion and 5 of them managed to cross the $1 billion mark. Although we have yet to find out who’ll end up taking home trophies at the 88th Academy Awards, let’s leave the past behind and take a look at what the next 366 days have to offer.

2016 is set to be a super year; as nearly all of the most awaited films are either produced by DC or Marvel. The latter will kick off the superhero film cascade with Deadpool. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool is set to be the company’s most daring, R rated feature and will hit theatres February 12.

Up next is the big battle on the DC frontier. March 25 is the official release date of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. With an all-star cast and over $200 million budget, the movie is expected to break numerous records at the box office and might even take the throne as the highest grossing film of 2016.

Captain America: Civil War will arrive on May 6. Since the Avengers series have shattered many records worldwide, the aforementioned release should have no problem racking up hundreds of millions.

The X-Men series is set to return on May 27. Featuring all of your favorite megastars, X-Men: Apocalypse will be released both in 2D and 3D and will undoubtedly land a #1 spot in both the US and international box office.

Last but not least, Suicide Squad will launch on August 5. Jared Leto’s debut as the Joker is a big enough reason to see this movie, but then Warner Bros. decided to add Emmy winner Viola Davis and two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith to the list, too.

However, if you’re not into superhero movies, 2016 still promises not to disappoint. The Coen Brothers return in February with a star studded comedy – Hail, Caesar! Moreover, we’ll finally get a chance to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Snowden biopic, which will probably be the most controversial film of the year, and one of the most beloved animated pictures of all time will launch a much awaited sequel – Finding Dory.

Finally, if you’re a Harry Potter fan then mark your calendars for November 18, as the prequel to the series – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, will make its big screen debut on that very date.

So, which film are you most excited to see in 2016? Make sure to let us know on our Facebook page.

Beqa Kirtava

06 January 2016 20:31