Movies to be Excited About in 2016


Claire Payne, Assistant Content Editor and Staff Writer

2015 was quite the year in movies for Star Wars fans, dinosaurs, superheroes, and Pixar lovers. Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke all pre-sale ticket records and also grossed $529 million in its opening weekend, making it the highest-grossing worldwide opening of all time. 2015 also had the most films to be among the top ten highest-grossing films of all times with four out of the top ten films. Following such a successful year in the records, 2016 in the theatres seems daunting, but already the year holds a lot of potential.

February 5- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

February 12 – Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds will make his return to the comic book world as a foul-mouthed witty character who will add a bit of comedy to the superhero genre.

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March 4- Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

March 25- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Two of DC Comics’ biggest superheroes will face off in March. It will be the first live-action film to feature both Batman and Superman.

April 15- The Jungle Book

May 6- Captain America: Civil War

May 27- Alice Through the Looking Glass

June 17- Finding Dory

Ellen Degeneres and the rest of the original Finding Nemo cast will star in this Pixar feature which will focus on Degeneres’ character Dory finding her family.

June 24- Independence Day: Resurgence

July 1- The BFG

July 15- Ghostbusters

Now this one I am the most excited for. Saturday Night Live comediennes Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Cecily Strong, and the hilarious actress Melissa McCarthy will star in this revamp of the popular 1984 comedy classic Ghostbusters.

July 22- Star Trek Beyond

August 5- Suicide Squad

October 7- The Girl on a Train

The massive bestsellers thriller novel by Paula Hawkins will be adapted into film with actors such as Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, and Justin Theroux.

November 18- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Harry Potter fans were ecstatic to hear the news that the Harry Potter franchise would be extended onto a three-picture deal at Warner Bros. loosely based on a few short works of J.K. Rowling that were supposed to be Harry’s textbooks. This film will feature Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Colin Farrell (True Detective).

November 24- Moana

The next Disney princess will be a Polynesian princess voiced by a 14-year-old Hawaiian native.

December 16- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This upcoming Star Wars spinoff will follow a group trying to steal the Death Star plans.

December 21- Passengers