ByEd Looney, writer at Creators.co
Native TEXAN! Love comics (and their presentations on TV / cinema), sports and my wife and kids. Particularly fond of both Marvel and DC.
Ed Looney
Yeah!  I get a MOVIE!!!  Looking good, no?
Yeah! I get a MOVIE!!! Looking good, no?

Well, now... 2016 is shaping up to be a big year in the Comic-Books-to-Movies Multiverse. Fox was prescient dropping Deadpool into the fray in February. It will give that offering time to gestate before the main courses are served.

Good guys vs ... Good guys? Really? Cool!
Good guys vs ... Good guys? Really? Cool!

After the Deadpool salad, Warner Brothers and DC will start off the entrés with their "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" masterpiece in March. Six weeks (there's an April in there, somewhere) later, Marvel Studios wades in with their classic offering, "Captain America: Civil War". Big begets bigger.

Can Fox play with the Big Boys?
Can Fox play with the Big Boys?

Then, only 3 weeks later, Fox has accepted the challenge for their dish: "X-Men: Apocalypse". Wow. Fox better be putting their best chefs in the kitchen or they are going to get absolutely blown out by Marvel Studios and DC/Warner Bros.

Marvel said there'd be a movie here... ?
Marvel said there'd be a movie here... ?

The year then settles into the quality sides of ... well ... we don't know what Marvel Studios is still planning for that July 8th slot they'd originally reserved. Could Blade be in the works? Punisher? The Runaways? How about Black Widow/Hawkeye or a Gamora solo adventure?

There's been some conjecture it could be Iron Man: Civil War as a follow up to Captain America: Civil War. At only 2 months, this would provide a remarkably quick turn-around conclusion to the "Big Event" Marvel has planned for us in 2016. However, if it is a change in orientation (Iron Man's perspective instead of Captain America's), it would be an incredible feat for Marvel to pull off.

A little something to finish out the summer...
A little something to finish out the summer...

There'll be a lot to digest at this point. Another side scheduled will be DC/Warner Bro's "Suicide Squad" in August.

And, sometime that year, Warner Brothers will collude with Village Roadshow to present the Dark Horse Comics version of "Tarzan".

Dark Horse Movie Titles
Dark Horse Movie Titles

I don't know about you, but, up to now, Dark Horse has had some of the best offerings to date: "Rocketeer"; "The Mask" and "Son of The Mask"; "Time Cop"; "Tank Girl"; "Mystery Men"; "Hellboy" and "Hellboy: The Golden Army"; "Alien vs Predator" and "Aliens vs Predator: Requiem"; "Sin City" and "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For"; "300" and "300: Rise of an Empire"; "Conan the Barbarian"; "R.I.P.D" (which would have been much better if their cowboy cop had been better directed); among several other movies. They have quietly gone about their business of out-blockbustering the two bigger Comic Book Kingdoms. At least in quantity. At least up to now.

Just a little something to send you on your way...
Just a little something to send you on your way...

Marvel Studios and Sony will provide the Marvel-ous dessert for the year with Marvel Studios' "Dr. Strange" and Sony's "Sinister Six" from the Spiderverse.

What a year 2016 is shaping up to be. Wow.

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