Most Anticipated Movies of 2016
Movie-goers are spoilt for choices with films of all genres, a ton of sequels and Steven Spielberg's next flick… here is the full list of 12 movies that will hit the theaters in the next 12 months:
Kung Fu Panda 3
After a hiatus of four years, the popular animated movie returns for a third installment. Po reprised by Jack Black finally finds his father and now faces a supernatural threat. It also brings back the star-studded cast including, Angelina Jolie, Bryan Cranston, Jackie Chan, David Cross, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen and Dustin Hoffman.
The fan-favorite anti-hero, Deadpool, gets his solo movie that takes place in the X-men film series. With incredible fighting skills and a new identity, former Special Forces operative Wade Wilson hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Tim Miller directs.
George Clooney stars in this musical dramedy about a ’50s Hollywood studio fixer trying to keep actors in line. Frances Mc Dorman, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum and Ralph Fiennes in a Coen brother’s movie? Can’t think of one soul who wouldn't want to watch this!
Zoolander No. 2
Ben Stiller directs and stars to play Derek Zoolander with Owen Wilson (as Hansel McDonald) in Zoolander’s sequel, which also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Penelope Cruz, and Kristen Wiig. The pic brings Will Ferrell back as Jacobim Mugatu, who will face off against the formerly famous male model.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
With a cast of elite talent, Zack Snyder – best known for action and science fiction films – returns to helm the sequel to 2013's Man of Steel – a story where all the characters Batman (Ben Affleck,) Superman (Henry Cavill,) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) come together to form the Justice League on the big screen.
Directed by Maneesh Sharma, this highly awaited movie sees Shah Rukh khan in a promising avatar of a superstar and also his biggest fan. The film stars Waluscha De Sousa, Yogendra Tiku, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Deepika Amin.
Captain America: Civil War
Chris Evans returns as Captain America/Steve Rogers in the third installation of the Marvel series, which is set after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and Emily VanCamp co-star in the pic, which sees Captain America fighting Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.
Independence Day: Resurgence
Director Roland Emmerich returns for his second epic science fiction film, which takes place 20 years after the first extraterrestrial invasion. The film stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Brent Spiner, Judd Hirsch and Vivica A. Fox reprising their original roles, along with newcomers Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Angelababy, Joey King, Charlotte Gainsbourg and William Fichtner.
Steven Spielberg’s fantasy adventure film, Big Friendly Giant, starring Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, and Penelope Wilton, is based on a 1982 children's book written by Roald Dahl.
Given the impressive trailer, director Rahul Dholakia’s creativity when it comes to Indian crime-thriller, it’s impossible to not get excited about how a clever bootlegger (Shah Rukh Khan) finds trouble when a brave cop (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) starts chasing him. The star-studded cast also includes Farhan Akhtar, Mahira Khan, Gautam Rode and Vivek Vaswani.
David Ayer’s big-budget all-star antihero series returns with Suicide Squad, starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Adam Beach, Joel Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Jay Hernandez, and Viola Davis. Sigh! How could we not be excited?
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Eddie Redmayne will take on the role of Newt Scamander in the Harry Potter spinoff, created by J. K. Rowling herself. He'll star in the movie as a magician navigating the wizarding world in America. Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Colin Farrell also star.