All right, you can't blame me for being excited about 2016's movies. This list is bound to be updated in a year, but then again might not. We will see in a year. Without further ado, my 2016 must see's.
10. Transformers 5
Currently untitled, the next Transformers flick will be a direct sequel to last year's Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film is set to have returning writer Ehren Kruger on board, however no one else is set to return yet. Michael Bay, Tom DeSanto, and Steven Spielberg will be producers for the sequel. This sequel is supposedly set to focus on Optimus Prime's adventure into space to find the Creator of the Transformers. However, this plot has not been officially confirmed. Transformers 5 is in development for a June 24, 2016 release.
9. Rouge One: A Star Wars Story
With Episode VII being one of the most highly anticipated films of this year, it makes sense that the spin-off makes it into my top ten. Rouge One will follow the rebels as they steal the Death Star plans from Grand Moff Tarkin & Darth Vader. With Gareth Edwards (who directed Godzilla last year) attached to direct and Chris Weitz to write, it looks to be a fantastic space heist film. Felicity Jones is set to star, but IMDb has not specified which role. The Star Wars project comes out on December 16, 2016.
Fox announced the final Superhero release from them in 2016 will be Gambit, telling the story of the Cajun mutant thief. Rupert Wyatt is attached to direct, Joshua Zetumer & Chris Claremont are set to write and Channing Tatum set to star as well as produce with Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg, and Lauren Shuler Donner. Gambit is set to steal our screens on October 7, 2016 and is currently in developmental stages.
7. Suicide Squad
One of the most anticipated superhero films of the next few years, Suicide Squad is on my list without question. David Ayer is set to direct and write. The film's cast is going to be enormously filled with talent. Margot Robbie leads the cast as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Headshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Viola Davis as Miranda Waller, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. Jesse Eisenberg is rumored to also reprise his role as Lex Luthor in a cameo. Suicide Squad is in pre-production and is to be released on August 5, 2016.
6. The Sinister Six
I'm skeptical about this film gaining release following yesterday's announcement that Spider-Man is officially joining the MCU. I would like to see this film however, and Drew Goddard is set to direct and write. Chris Cooper is set to star as Norman Osborn and Michael Massee as Gustav Fiers. The plot is like an anti-avengers. Six of mankind's greatest enemies form an alliance to destroy New York City and Spider-Man. The Sinister Six is in pre-production stages and is set to be released on November 11, 2016.
5. Doctor Strange
Marvel's Doctor Strange is a film I'm excited for not only because it's Marvel, but because Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in the titular role. Scott Derrickson is set to direct and Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer are set to write. Chiwetel Ejiofor is rumored to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. Doctor Strange is in pre-production and is set to be released on November 4, 2016
4. X-Men: Apocalypse
The next installment of the X-Men franchise will take place in 1984 and will focus on the world post-DoFP. The X-Men cast is filled up with talent. Returning Cast include Jennifer Lawrence as Raven/Mystique, Evan Peters as Peter/Quicksilver, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr/Magneto, James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast, and Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert. New Comers include Alexandria Shipp as Ororo Monroe/Storm, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Oscar Isaac as En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse and Channing Tatum as Remy LeBeau/Gambit. Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine), Ian McKellen (Erik Lensherr/Magneto), and Brendan Pedder (Young En Sabah Nur) are all rumored to be reprising their roles from X-Men: DoFP. Bryan Singer is returning to direct and co-write with Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, and Simon Kinberg. X-Men: Apocalypse is in pre-production and set to be released on May 27, 2016.
Fox's very first release of the year is easily it's most anticipated. Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson/Deadpool. Tim Miller is set to direct and Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are set to write. Deadpool's plot has not been released yet, but everyone is excited to see the return of Deadpool after his blunder in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. T.J. Miller is rumored to be in the film as well. Deadpool comes out on February 12, 2016.
2. Captain America: Civil War
Cap's third installment is set to be his largest yet, with an ensemble cast and the most recent addition of Spider-Man to the MCU. Scarlett Johansson returns as Black Widow, Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier, Frank Grillo as Crossbones, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, and Daniel Bruhl as Baron Zemo. Spider-Man has not yet been cast. Anthony and Joe Russo are set to direct and Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are to co-write. Captain America: Civil War comes out on May 6, 2016.
1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
This film is arguably set to be of the most historical importance in the last 5 years of pop culture movies. Batman and Superman finally meet in this direct sequel to Man of Steel. The all-star cast includes Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jena Malone, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. The film will launch the DCCU. Batman vs Superman: dawn of Justice is in post-production and set to be released March 25, 2016.
I hope you enjoyed. What film are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments...