As we all know, 2016 will be a very big year in terms of movies. With movies like Batman V Superman and [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), there is a reason to be excited. Here are my most anticipated movies of 2016. Since I'm a comic account, I will only be listing comic book movies.
On October 7th, the studio that is bringing you Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse gives you Gambit, an X-Men spinoff. Little is known about the movie's plot at this point, but Fox has cast Channing Tatum as Gambit. I'm not too excited about this movie, but since it's a superhero movie, of course I'm going to see it anyways!
6. Doctor Strange
On November 4th, the supernatural side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicks off. When neurosurgeon Stephen Strange's career is destroyed, he is trained by a sorcerer to help defend the world from evil forces. At first, I wasn't too excited for this film, but when Marvel showed promotional images of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, I immediately changed my mind.
5. X-Men: Apocalypse
On May 27th, the history of mutants is explored. When the most powerful mutant Apocalypse recruits a discouraged Magneto to help him create a new world order, Professor X has to lead a team of young mutants to save mankind. When a poster for the movie appeared on a magazine cover, I was skeptical about the success of the movie. But like most movies, the trailer definitely made me think twice about this film.
On February 12, the Merc with a Mouth takes over the big screen. In this film, cancer patient Wade Wilson is subjected to an experiment that gives him superhuman regenerative abilities. But when an evil mercenary kidnaps the love of his life, he has no choice but to hunt him down with some help from Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead. This movie has caused a bit of controversy because of its R-rating. Many parents have objected to the R-rating because "superheroes are meant for the kids" and kids should be able to see their favorite hero. The film has actually been banned in China because of its content.
3. Suicide Squad
On August 5th, a new type of comic book movie emerges. Instead of the usual good vs evil, this film is about bad vs evil. In this film, a group of criminals are recruited to complete a mission that would most likely kill them. I feel like I keep repeating myself, but like I said before, I thought this film would bomb. But when they released promotional images and released another trailer, I am way more hyped for this movie. I was skeptical about Jared Leto as the Joker, but I realized he's possibly the most comic book accurate Joker portrayal.
2. Captain America: Civil War
On May 6th, the Avengers are divided. After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the world doesn't feel safer with The Avengers and wants to register these heroes with the Sokovia Accords. The Avengers are torn apart by this registration, with some Avengers agreeing with the Accords and others who are against the Accords. Iron Man agrees with the registration and wants to restore justice, while Captain America is against the Accords and wants to preserve freedom. This film could possibly be the #1 film of the year, or at least the #1 Marvel film ever.
1. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
On March 25th, the Bat of Gotham goes toe-to-toe with the Son of Krypton. When Superman's actions in Metropolis seem to go unchecked, Bruce Wayne decides to teach the Man of Steel what it means to be vulnerable. As Batman and Superman battle it out, Lex Luthor has created an almost unstoppable threat called Doomsday. It's now up to Batman, Superman, and their new ally Wonder Woman to stop Doomsday from destroying Metropolis. I've been excited for this movie ever since it was confirmed in 2013. I have been impatiently waiting for this film since 2013, and since then I grow more and more excited.
Well, there's my list. Sorry that I am more excited for Suicide Squad than Deadpool. Please don't hate me.