Start saving your pennies. 2016 is going to be one heck of a year for moviegoers.
Here are a few of the many great movies you can look forward to and every geek has to see. Between these great movies and the awesome TV shows being released, goodluck having a social life this year!
The 5th Wave (January 22nd, 2016)
Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz
Ip Man 3 (January 22nd, 2016)
The highly anticipated third installment of the blockbuster martial arts series, IP MAN 3. Directed by Wilson Yip and starring martial arts icon Donnie Yen (upcoming Rogue One; A Star Wars Story and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2) and boxing legend Mike Tyson.
Deadpool (February 12th)
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Zoolander 2 (February 12th)
Ben Stiller is back as Derek Zoolander in the new Zoolander 2.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (February 26th)
A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.
Triple 9 (March 4th)
A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town. Starring Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie.
Zootopia (March 4th)
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a fugitive fox con artist and a rookie rabbit cop must work together to uncover a conspiracy. Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Jason Bateman
Midnight Special (March 18th)
In the sci-fi thriller “Midnight Special,” writer/director Jeff Nichols proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time, as a father (Michael Shannon), goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers.
What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Ultimately his father risks everything to protect Alton and help fulfill a destiny that could change the world forever, in this genre–defying film as supernatural as it is intimately human.
“Midnight Special” stars Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher and Oscar nominee Sam Shepard. Rounding out the main cast are Bill Camp, Scott Haze and Paul Sparks.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (March 25th)
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’ most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
The Jungle Book (April 15)
An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.
The Huntsman Winter’s War (April 22)
The fantastical world of Snow White and the Huntsman expands to reveal how the fates of The Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined. Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in The Huntsman Winter’s War, an epic action-adventure in which they are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale nested in the legendary saga.
Captain America: Civil War (May 6th)
An incident leads to the Avengers developing a schism over how to deal with situations, which escalates into an open fight between allies Iron Man and Captain America.
The Nice Guys (May 20th)
“The Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27th)
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (June 3rd)
The Turtles return to save the city from a dangerous threat.
Warcraft (June 10th)
The film portrays the origin story of the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs, with an emphasis upon both the Alliance’s and Horde’s sides of their conflict. Featuring characters such as Durotan and Lothar, the film will take place in a variety of locations established in the video game series.
Finding Dory (June 17th)
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.
Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24th)
Decades after original ID4 alien attack, Earth is threatened with a new extra-terrestrial threat, but will the planet’s installed space defenses be enough?
Ghostbusters (July 15th)
The plot is unknown at this time.
Star Trek Beyond (July 22nd)
The further adventures of James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the Enterprise crew.
Suicide Squad (August 5th)
A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
Doctor Strange (November 4th)
After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (November 18th)
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (December 16th)
Rebels set out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Assassin’s Creed (December 21st)
When Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.
Other possible releases:
Passengers (December 21st)
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 60 years early. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne
John Wick 2 (unknown date)
The continuing adventures of former hitman, John Wick. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist (June 10)
The plot is unknown. Starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O’Connor