2015 was an amazing year for geeky movies, but now it’s time to get ready for 2016! We’ve scoured through the trailers, wikis, and interviews to bring you the 13 geeky films we are most looking forward to in 2016.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
In 19th century England, a mysterious plague has run rampant, leaving the land overrun with zombies. Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) must unite on the battlefield with Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) to rid their country of the undead menace and discover true love. This trailer had us as soon as the Bennet sisters first appeared in their 19th century garb and holding weapons. Awesome.
Release Date: February 5, 2016
One of the most highly anticipated movies of 2016, Deadpool is sure to have a great opening weekend.This movie follows Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) who, in an effort to cure his cancer, was experimented on and is hunting down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Based on the trailer, this adaptation of Deadpool has the amazing dark sense of humor fans of the comics love!
Release Date: February 12, 2016
The world’s most beautiful musical celebrities are being assassinated and there’s only one former male model who can save the day! In the sequel to Zoolander, Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson) are recruited by Interpol to infiltrate the new world of high fashion. Meanwhile, an enemy of the past seeks revenge.
Release Date: February 12, 2016
Batman v Superman
This is the first live-action film to feature both Superman and Batman and the very first to feature The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and Wonder Woman. Based on the title, it seems clear that DC is hoping Batman v Superman will be the first of many Justice League movies to come!
Release Date: March 25, 2016
Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: Civil War is the newest “Avengers” movie to hit our screen. Adapting from the comic books, the Avengers team becomes fractured into two opposing factions after extensive collateral damage prompts politicians to pass an act regulating superhuman activity. The tension was set up in Age of Ultron and will continue until we can finally see what happens in May!
Release Date: May 06, 2016
A new X-Men movie! This time, the story focuses on the return of the first and most powerful mutant, Apocalypse. Disillusioned with the modern world, Apocalypse recruits a team of powerful mutants to destructively “cleanse” humanity and create a new world order. Can the X-Men stop Apocalypse?
Release Date: May 27, 2016
It took a while but World of Warcraft finally has a movie! Warcraft is a film adaptation of the video game series and novels set in Azeroth. The plot will focus on the origin story and initial encounters between humans and orcs. Not much is known yet, but we’re excited that the movie is actually trying to look at both sides of the conflict, rather than favoring one over the other.
Release Date: June 10, 2016
Star Trek Beyond
Image Credit: Paramount Pictures
The Star Trek Beyond trailer left Trekkies feeling a little confused, but we’ll hopefully be getting some new views as 2016 progresses. Simon Pegg told us to hold on, and that there was more Star Trek stuff that definitely shown in the trailer, and we trust Simon Pegg. The release of the film will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise, so there’s always that!
Release Date: July 22, 2016 release.
There’s been a lot of info released and rumors spread regarding Suicide Squad. Some of the stuff we’ve seen is great and some of the rumors… well, not so much. Yet, this trailer is beautifully put together and makes us excited to see what the movie has in store for this group of misfit antiheroes.
Release Date: August 5, 2016
Image Credit: Sia 1965Pak
Gambit, with his explosive card tricks and Cajun accent, is a beloved character from the Marvel universe. Almost no information has been released yet, but we do know that Channing Tatum is slated to play Gambit. Some fans have expressed doubts at this casting, but, based on the fan-made picture above, we’re excited to see what he can do with the role!
Release Date: October 7, 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch is featured in multiple movies on our list this year, but we are most excited to see him play the enchanting Doctor Strange. The general plot for this movie is that Stephen Strange, the world’s top neurosurgeon, is injured in a car accident. This ruins his career but sets him on a journey of healing. A journey that will introduce him to the Ancient One…
Release Date: November 4, 2016
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
After years spent in Harry Potter withdrawals, it’s back! This story focuses on Newt Scamander, author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Newt accidentally lets numerous creatures escape a magical briefcase, threatening magic and non-magic political relations. Set in New York City, 1926, the movie is sure to wow us with a myriad of creatures and rich plot.
Release Date: November 18, 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
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Rogue One is the first film in the Star Wars Anthology series, a collection of stand-alone stories set in the Star Wars universe. The story is set in between the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. In the movie, the Galactic Empire is established and a sinister plot is afoot to enforce the Emperor’s rule. A group of rebel fighters must come together to steal the plans for this horrible creation, the Death Star…
Release Date: December 16, 2016
And there you have it, the movies we are most looking forward to in 2016. What movie are you excited for?
Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox