Having a dynamic HTML5 canvas element with particle effects and a full screen image in the background of this site really slows things down, unless you are on a decent computer. If you think it was bad yesterday… mwahaha! It’s worse today, as I’m about to list a bunch of trailers for upcoming movies I’m looking forward to this year. 2016 is without precedent when it comes to a couple of my favorite film genera: movies in space, and movies with superheros. As they happen:
Terminus – January 22
Who thought it would be a good idea to release so many sci-fi flicks so close to Star Wars? This one looks like a cross between “The Andromeda Strain” and “Species”. …who wants to go see Star Wars with me again? 😀
The 5th Wave – January 22
“In The 5th Wave, set in the present day, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie meets a young man who may become her final hope.” Honestly, this one looks a little sketchy. I’ll wait for the Rotten Tomatoes score before seeing it, and frankly I still need to see Star Wars a few more times too. Might wait for video on this one.
Deadpool – February 12
“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.”
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – March 25
“The highly anticipated feature-length film will feature DC’s Trinity, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman appearing together for the first time ever (if you don’t read or count comics / animated stuff).”
Captain America: Civil War – May 6
Ooooh boy this is going to be a good one. “Following the events of The Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, cause two factions that side with Iron Man (pro registration) or side with Captain America (anti registration) which causes an epic conflict between former allies.”
X-Men: Apocalypse – May 27
“Bryan Singer will direct and produce his follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will star Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Channing Tatum as Gambit, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.”
Independence Day: Resurgence – June 24
“We always knew they were coming back. After ‘Independence Day’ redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.”
Ghostbusters – July 15
“Sony has recruited Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg “The Office” writer-producers to work on a new installment of the 1980s franchise that starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis as bumbling ghost-hunting scientists” Man… they better not fuck this up. Your careers are on the line, ladies. No pressure.
Star Trek: Beyond – July 22
“From director Justin Lin comes ‘Star Trek: Beyond’ starring Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zach Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban.”
Godzilla: Resurgence – July 29
“In the wake of Legendary Pictures’ 2014 reboot, Toho’s Godzilla returns to the Japanese big screen for the first time in 12 years.” …and who doesn’t love a good Kaiju flick? This one is looking legit. 😀
Suicide Squad – August 5
“Also known as Task Force X, Suicide Squad is a team of imprisoned super-villains who perform high-risk missions for the U.S. Government in exchange for commuted sentences. The team is run by Dr. Amanda Waller, and their operation is based out of Belle Reve penitentiary.”
The Legend of Conan – November
Apparently the sequel will pick-up where the original 1982 Conan the Barbarian left off. They’ve had some production delays though, so I would bet this release date is really tentative.
TRAILER: Coming Soon? Looking iffy…
Doctor Strange – November 4
“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.” Really looking forward to this one…
Sinister Six – November 11
“Six of mankind’s greatest enemies form an alliance to destroy New York City and Spider-Man.” Little bit skeptical about this one, not gonna lie. I think the Carnage saga would have been the way to go. Why does Spooderman always have to be portrayed in such a lame way? We’ll see in Civil War if they can make him “cool” again… There’s not a trailer out yet… the following trailer is fake. Still, one of the better fan-made trailers I’ve seen.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – November 18
The money train calleth for Harry Potter prequels, and J.K. Rowling is here to answer that call. “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 16
“Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe. It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know.”
BONUS: Miruthan – Sometime In 2016
It’s from India. It’s the first ever Tamil zombie movie. It looks awesome. …and it’s coming to the US!
There are a few other movies that look interesting this year… but who knows if they will be released on-time? I’ll update missing trailers when they get released (maybe) but will hold off on some of the others until more is known.