Movies to Look Forward to in 2016
2015 was quite an incredible year for cinema, and we can expect no less from 2016. Time to take note cinephiles, here comes the list of some potential Hollywood gems to look forward to this year (in no specific order):
The Little Prince
Based on the 1943 novel of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the movie makes its international appearance this year in March. It has already been released in France in 2015, along with a premiere at Cannes in early 2015. Fans of the Little Prince across all age groups can brace themselves for a treat as their favourite book readies itself for the silver screen.
Secret Life of Pets
Time to get all fuzzy inside with this fresh take on what goes on inside the head of your pet all day. From a goldfish to canaries to, of course, cats, Secret Life of Pets covers them all.
Big Friendly Giant
If it’s a book you love, Hollywood is sure to not leave it alone. Roald Dahl fans are in for a treat with the on screen adaptation of the BFG. Steven Spielberg and Disney join forces for this flick, and thus, it is only natural to expect big things from it.
The trailer of this one has already run into troubled waters in India due to its reference to Krishna. Needless to say, the movie became all the more interesting for Indian audiences. We see James McAvoy going bald in this one, along with a special bonus for Game of Throne fans as Sophie Turner, aka Sansa Stark, embraces the role of Jean Grey.
The Hunstman: Winter’s War
After wooing us with her performance in Crimson Peak, Jessica Chastain is gearing to set the screen on fire as a bad-ass warrior princes Snow White in The Huntsman. Even though Chris Hemsworth is part of this one as well, post the previous Kristen Stewart starrer fiasco, The Hunstman is going to be a lot about the ladies. Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron are to look out for. Also, especial mention of Halsey’s Castle, the song used in the trailer.
We finally get to hear their side of the story -say hello to them villains -the Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Enchantress and many others. Jared Leto who plays the Joker in the film, has some big shoes to fill. This will be the first silver-screen rendition of one of most iconic villains of all times since Heath Ledger’s brilliant performance in the Dark Knight. We are Team Leto. Are you?
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
After five years of waiting since the last Harry Potter film which came out in 2011, the world of witchcraft and wizardry will be here to welcome you again in 2016. This one will be a long wait -right until the end of this year in November when the film releases globally. Let’s see when Indian audiences get to see it.
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
DC meets Marvel as Batman and Superman fight it out in theatres in March, ’16. An aging Bruce Wayne dons the Batsuit once more to protect mankind from Superman, as another far bigger threat looms close. Choose your team, and choose well for this is going to be one long, bloody battle.
Years after the release of Finding Nemo in 2003, Disney brings one of its most endearing characters to audiences once again, and this time in a film entirely on her. Follow Dory on her adventure as she sets out to look for her family. Characters from the prequel, like Nemo and Marlin, will also be part of this one.
Kung Fu Panda 3
And Po finally gets reunited with his father. What started two movies ago reaches its completion in this one. But there are more pressing concerns at hand now -like training an entire village of pudgy pandas in Kung Fu to fight the forces of evil.
The Jungle Book
This is yet another promising flick by Walt Disney Pictures. Get ready to meet our favourite childhood characters -Mowgli (Neel Sethi), Shere Khan (Idris Elba), Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), Baloo (Bill Murray) and Kaa (Scarlett Johanson) in this 3D live animation fantasy film this June.
Alice in Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass
In this sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice returns to Underland (mistakenly referred to as ‘Wonderland’) to save the Mad Hatter. She embarks on a quest to save an old friend, but will she be able to before time runs out?
Captain America: Civil War
Every fight involving superheroes ends up causing just as much collateral damage, if not always more, as the expected damage of the initial enemy threat. Hollywood ignored this aspect for decades until Civil War where we see the government finally intervening to reduce casualties while the Avengers try to protect humanity. Our dear superheroes get divided into two factions, one led by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), which wishes to operate independent of government’s interference, another led by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), which is willing to cooperate with the government.
Which of these is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.