Greener BeeGreen GadgetsNew Year 2016: All the Movies We Are Looking Forward to This Year

As geek culture becomes mainstream, the number of high profile movie
releases we’re looking forward to just keeps going up and up. There are
way more than just 10 films we are looking forward to in 2016. We took a
look at the list of announced releases, and put together a calendar of
films that might interest you as well.

Check out our guide with
expected release dates for movies and plan out your whole year, and
we’re also going to highlight the films we’re most excited about in
2016. Note that there’s a chance that release date of some movies may
change due to unforeseen circumstances.

8: The Hateful Eight
29: Kung Fu Panda 3

year gets off to a great start with Kung Fu Panda 3 – the trailers make
this film look exciting and hilarious. We’re going to see Po get
reunited with his panda family in this instalment, and stars Breaking
Bad star Bryan Cranston as his father. The village comes under attack,
and Po has to train them to defend himself, completing his journey from
enthusiastic apprentice, to trained fighter, to teacher, across the
three films.

(Also see: Kung Fu Panda 3 Promises Big Laughs in


12: Deadpool

is a relatively slow month in 2016, but we’re really excited about
Deadpool. The merc with a mouth is one of the more entertaining
characters in the lineup, and the trailer promised to deliver on all
counts – hopefully, this will go better than Ryan Reynold’s last
superhero turn, where he played Green Lantern in a movie that’s best

18: Midnight Special
25: Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice


A still from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Photo: Warner Bros. Picture

v Superman is obviously the headliner for March, and the film looks
like it will be filled with over the top spectacle. If you’re not tired
of Zack Snyder’s disaster porn, then DC’s answer to the Avengers could
well be the highlight of the year, even if it looks a little too

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15: The Jungle Book
22: The Huntsman Winter’s War


A still from The Jungle Book. Photo: Walt Disney Studios

live-action Jungle Book, with a star studded cast including Scarlett
Johansson as the voice of Kaa, Bill Murray as Baloo, Idris Elba as Shere
Khan, Christopher Walken as King Louie, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, and
Lupita Nyongo as Raksha, sounds like it could be one of the greatest
renditions of Kipling’s story till date. Or it could be an absolute
disaster. We can’t wait to see which one it will actually be.

6: Captain America: Civil War
20: Angry Birds
27: Alice Through the Looking Glass
27: X-Men: Apocalypse

is going to be a big month for geeks, with a number of films to look
forward to. The Angry Birds trailer looks like the movie is going to
disappoint for a number of
and we don’t know much about Apocalypse yet, but the Civil War trailer
has us cautiously optimistic. It has some very cool scenes in it, and Spider-Man
will finally join the MCU, but much like Batman v Superman, this film
too runs the risk of being very formulaic.

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Captain America: Civil War Trailer Looks Exciting, but Also

3: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
10: Warcraft
10: The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist
10: Now You See Me: The Second Act
17: Finding Dory
24: Independence Day: Resurgence

big summer rush really starts here, and includes a number of movies
which could be excellent or just awful. Now You See Me was a quirky and
fun film, and we’re cautiously excited about the sequel, while no one
has a good explanation for why a new Independence Day movie is being
made. While TMNT 2 and Warcraft are films we have very low expectations
from right now, Finding Dory takes us back to Finding Nemo, which is
still one of the most charming movies we’ve seen. If any company can
pull this off, it’s Pixar, so we’re optimistic for now.

1: The BFG
1: Tarzan
15: Ghostbusters
22: Star Trek Beyond
22: Ice Age: Collision Course
22: Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur
29: The Bourne [Untitled]


A still of Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon in Ghostbusters. Photo: Columbia Pictures

new Ice Age? A new Star Trek? More Bourne? July has a number of big
hitters coming, but nothing has us quite as excited as the idea of a new
Ghostbusters movie. The original film was a cult classic, for good
reason, and if a new movie can capture the spirit of the original – no
pun intended – then it will be worth the wait.

5: Suicide Squad
12: Pete’s Dragon


A still of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Karen Fukuhara, Margot Robbie, Scott Eastwood, and Will Smith in Suicide Squad. Photo: Warner Bros.

Squad is a clear standout here, and we’re really hoping that the film
does well. While Batman v Superman looks slightly boring and
predictable, this film, which is basically the Dirty Dozen meets the DC
universe, looks amazing, and could help change the tone of superhero
movies for the better, opening up new types of stories in the cinema.

: Official Suicide Squad Comic-Con Trailer Released, Looks

7: Gambit
14: Inferno
21: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
21: Underworld 5


Channing Tatum (left) and Gambit in the comics (right). Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr and Marvel

we saw Gambit was as a small part of X-Men Origins: Wolverine; he was a
part of Taylor Kitsch’s short lived career playing superhero. The part
is being taken over by Channing Tatum, and hopefully, will have a better
fate than the previous incarnation.

Gambit is one of Marvel’s
weirder characters, and if this film actually releases in 2016, we’re
going to be surprised, but pleasantly so.

4: Doctor Strange
18: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them promises to be
very exciting and will no doubt do well at the box office, but the film
we’re really interested in knowing more about it Dr. Strange. Doctor Strange
brings magic and the occult firmly into the MCU, a departure from the
relatively grounded stories it has been telling so far. If Marvel can
actually pull this one off, then we’re just going to have to stop
doubting them altogether. The sorcerer supreme has been involved in some
of the most convoluted plots in the Marvel Comics Universe and we hope
that the cinematic universe doesn’t water him down too much.

2: Moana
16: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
23: Passengers
30: Assassin’s Creed


A still of Wen Jiang, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen and Riz Ahmed in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Photo: Jonathan Olley and Leah Evans/Lucasfilm Ltd.

Wars is going to become an annual tradition, and with Force Awakens
having broken box office records, the hype around Rogue One is going to be unbearable. Rogue
One is set between the prequels and the original

and focuses on the rebel fighters who steal the plans of the original
Death Star. It sounds like a fun film, and one we’re really looking
forward to.

What movies are you most excited about in 2016? Tell us via the comments.

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