We may not be done with 2015 quite yet, but it’s never too early to look ahead to what movies are coming in 2016. It looks like Superheroes, sequels, prequels and reboots will once again take center stage in the upcoming year. With some blockbuster franchises showing their face it should make for an interesting year! Here are 15 movies to be excited about in 2016:
1. Deadpool (February 2016)
A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopts the alter ego Deadpool.
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin
2. Zoolander 2 (February 2016)
Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.
Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
3. The Divergent Series: Allegiant (March 2016)
Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James
4. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (March 2016)
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’ most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Stars: Ben Afflect, Henry Cavill
5. Captain America: Civil War (May 2016)
An incident leads to the Avengers developing a schism over how to deal with situations, which escalates into an open fight between allies Iron Man and Captain America.
Stars: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
6. X-Men: Apocalypse (May 2016)
Sequel to 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past and the ninth installment in the X-Men film series.
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender
7. Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 2016)
Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
Stars: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway
8. Findy Dory (June 2016)
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.
Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Idris Elba
9. Independence Day: Resurgence (June 2016)
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
Stars: Liam Hemswroth, Jeff Goldblum
10. Ghostbusters (July 2016)
A reboot of the original classic.
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Wiig, Bill Murray
11. Star Trek Beyond (July 2016)
The 3rd installment of the Star Trek reboot.
Stars: Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana
12. Suicide Squad (August 2016)
A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
Stars: Jared Leto, Will Smith
13. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (November 2016)
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Stars: Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman
14. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (December 2016)
Rebels set out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Stars: Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen
15. Assassin’s Creed (December 2016)
When Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.
Stars: Michael Fassbender