With the new year almost upon us, THE DAILY VOX TEAM rounds up 10 movies you won’t want to miss in 2016.
1. Zoolander 2
Fourteen years after Zoolander was released, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprise their roles as male models Derek Zoolander and Hansel. Aided by Penelope Cruz, the bumbling duo tries to catch a killer while simultaneously trying to save their modelling careers and fight their arch nemesis, Mugatu, played by Will Ferrell. The film is due to be released in early 2016.
2. Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
What do we even need to say about Batman vs Superman? There’s Batman. There’s Superman. There’s Wonder Woman. All in one movie! Do you even need more reasons to see this film? Just watch the trailer.
3. Independence Day: Resurgence
Two decades after the first movie, the creepy aliens intent on destroying the earth are back – and so is much of the original cast (except for Will Smith, who is apparently too expensive to cast in the film). The film also features Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher as hotshot pilots. Usher plays the son of Steve Hiller, Will Smith’s character in the first film.
The 2016 film is a reboot of the 80s cult classic, only this time, the Ghostbusters are an all-female team led by Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. There will be ghosts, there will be banter, and probably lots of sexual innuendo. Prepare yourself.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) July 10, 2015
5. Finding Dory
This animated comedy is a sequel to the Disney/Pixar hit, Finding Nemo.This time around, the lovable, forgetful Dory, voiced by Ellen Degeneres, is the one crossing the ocean to search for her family. If this is anything like the first one, keep the tissues handy. Finding Dory releases in June 2016.
6. Star Trek: Beyond
Three years after Star Trek: Into Darkness, Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise crew are back. (Is everything a reboot or a sequel these days?) This time, they face a powerful new enemy. The trailer doesn’t reveal much about the plot, but the film is directed by Justin Lin of Fast and the Furious fame, which probably tells you all you need to know. The film is set for a July release.
7. Captain America: Civil War
The third in the Captain America franchise pits Chris Evans’s “Cap” Steve Rogers against Robert Downey Jnr’s Tony Stark/Iron Man. The film sets up the conflict between Stark, who wants to register mutants, and Rogers, who believes this is will infringe on civil liberties. Captain America: Civil War hits our screens in May.
Clearly, 2016 will also be the year of the superhero. Or in this case, anti-hero. Ryan Reynolds, still smarting from his much-slated turn as Hal Jordan in The Green Lantern, plays Wade Wilson, who opts for an experimental treatment after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. The treatment saves his life but leaves him disfigured, and with superpowers. (Every cloud has a silver lining, right?) As the smart-mouthed Deadpool, he goes on a mission to punish the man who’s responsible for his disfigurement. It releases in February 2016.
9. The Legend of Tarzan
Director David Yates reintroduces Tarzan to our screens since his appearance in 1984 (not counting the 1999 animated Disney film of the same name). Tarzan, played by Alexander Skarsgård, travels from London to Congo as an invited guest, unaware of the ulterior motives of his hosts. This time, top-notch special effects and a ripped Skarsgård ensure a smidge of believability to the otherwise implausible plot.
10. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Based on the JK Rowling spinoff of the same name, Fantastic Beasts takes Harry Potter fans back to the world of magic and
muggles no-majs. Starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne, the film follows Newt Scamander’s adventures in America as he … erm … actually, the plot isn’t really important. What’s important is that the hugely successful Harry Potter franchise is back on the big screen.