Entertainment industries are getting bigger and better by every passing year whether it is gaming industry or film industry. Last year we saw incredibly successful films from Hollywood. Most of the anticipated movies of last year didn’t disappoint us. Movies like Star Wars, Furious 7 and Jurassic World broke numerous box office records and surprisingly got high ratings from critics. In this list we are going to talk about movies that you shouldn’t miss this year. We can’t actually tell which film is going to be good or bad so, the list is just based on speculation and marketing hype build around the following films. Here are the top 10 anticipated movies of 2016:
10. Star Trek: Beyond
This is the third installment of the star trek reboot series but unlike previous two films, this one isn’t directed by J. J. Abrams, because he was busy working on ‘Star Wars the Force Awakens’. Instead it is directed by a well known director Justin Lin who has shown his directing skills through fast and the furious franchise.
It would be great to see the freshness in this franchise because Justin Lin can create pretty amazing action sequences and it can be seen in the trailer. Maybe he is focusing too much on the action in this kind of film. But we can’t say anything, probably it would be fun to watch if not highly acclaimed by critics.
9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Ever since the second part of deathly hallows, ‘Harry Potter’ fans are aching and hoping for another ‘Harry Potter’ film. ‘Fantastic Beasts’ is inspired by the J. K .Rowling‘s novel with the same name. It would be prequel/spin off of the ‘Harry Potter’ film series. ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and where to find them will provide unique prospective on the magical world which is set in the America of 1920s. It is going to be the first film in the upcoming trilogy. It’s quiet natural for ‘Fantastic Beasts’ to be one of the most anticipated movies of 2016.
8. Suicide Squad
‘Suicide Squad’ is based on the DC comics anti-hero team. It is intended to be the third installment in the DC extended universe. First of all casting of the film looks excellent. Will smith as deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and extremely talented actor Jared Leto as joker. Unfortunately Jared Leto always going to face comparison with Heath ledger but he has his own style to portray joker and he also put method approach in his roles. It would be fun to watch another comic based film. While we are not a comic book fan but we must admit that comic based films are always been absolutely entertaining.
Every gamer somehow love ‘World of Warcraft’ and the movies based on games have sweet spot in gamers heart. ‘Warcraft’ is going to be an action packed and violent movie with pleasing visual effects created by the legendary light & magic studio. Film has been pushed back many times despite the fact it was completed on May 23 2014. So, makers had a lot of time to polish it before a final release.
6. Assassin Creed
Unlike other game based movies this one is least based on its game. Although it is based on a game but going to have original character and a different storyline that have never been told in any game of the series but it will be connected to the story of previous games. Unfortunately it has already been push back multiple times and now it is set to release in December 2016. ‘Assassin Creed’ fans are dying to watch the film, we are only hoping that they don’t push it back again until next year. But still finger crossed.
5. Independence Day: Resurgence
One of the most anticipated movies of 2016, it is the sequel of 1996’s ‘Independence Day’. Maybe most of us haven’t seen the first film including me, but trailer looks insane and story seems to be quite simple. It is just a fight of humanity against alien species. It is one of the most anticipated movies of 2016. Even those who haven’t seen the first film want to watch this one.
4. X-Men: Apocalypse
It is intended to be the sequel of 2014’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. Apocalypse is the very first and most powerful mutant on the earth. All the mutants assemble to fight against him. There are many new mutants shown in the trailer along with the old ones that have appeared in the series. Professor x, magneto, quicksilver and mystique are going to be in the movie but not wolverine. Maybe he would have a special appearance in this film. Presently, any X-Men film is easily the most talked about, the most eagerly awaited films of 2016.
3. Rogue One: Star Wars Story
‘Rogue One’ is the very first standalone film from the Star Wars universe. Chronologically it is set between episode III and IV. Last year’s Star wars the force awakens sparked the craze of star wars once again, it was an excellent movie beyond expectation, so any film with Star wars name attached to it going to get everyone going for it. This film is directed by Gareth Edwards the same directed who worked on 2014’s ‘Godzilla’.
2. Captain America: Civil War
This movie is set right after the event of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ranks second among the most anticipated movies of 2016. Avengers continue to protect the world but the team becomes fractured into two opposing fractions one lead by Iron Man and another by Captain America. We’ve already seen some tension going on between two superheroes during ‘Age of Ultron’.
This film is intended to be avengers 2.5 as it has all the characters appeared in previous marvel films except for Hulk and Thor, but it has some new characters joining the Avengers including Black panther, Ant man, Winter soldier and even Spiderman.
1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
There is not one but many reasons for it to rank in the top among the most anticipated movies of 2016. It is the first time Batman and Superman appearing together in a live action film along with wonder woman, Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg. It is intended to be the follow up of 2013’s Man of steel and second installment in DC extended universe. It has two greatest superheroes of comics and a bonus Wonder woman. Ben Affleck is playing Batman and he is one of the best actors working today. It has to be the must watch film of this year, for comic fans as well as movie goers.
Top 10 Anticipated Movies of 2016: Your Watching List
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- Captain America: Civil war
- Rogue One: Star Wars Story
- X-Men: Apocalypse
- Independence Day: Resurgence
- Assassin Creed
- Suicide Squad
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Star Trek: Beyond
Written by: Khizar Hasan