Most Exciting Movies of 2016: ‘X-Men’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Dory’, and More!
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Most Exciting Movies of 2016: ‘X-Men’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Dory’, and More!

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We’ve still got months left in 2015 — and we haven’t even gotten to the real Oscar-friendly season of film yet — but we’re already looking forward to next year’s blockbusters. Below are the 19 upcoming films about which we’re most excited. You get refreshments, we’ll save seats.


January

Hail, Caesar!
The Coen Brothers direct a ‘20s-era caper with an all-star cast — led by George Clooney as a laughably dimwitted actor who goes MIA on the set of his new movie.


February

Deadpool
The superhero genre goes R-rated with Ryan Reynolds as the titular smartass crimefighter — and all because an abandoned Deadpool screen test went viral on YouTube.

Zoolander 2
Derek and Hansel and more really, really, really, really, really, ridiculously good-looking male models are back and ditzier than ever.


March

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Ben Affleck joins up with (and kinda takes over) the current Superman franchise with his take on Batman.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
We get back with the Portokalos clan in this sequel 14 years in the making. (Better My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 than My Big Fat Greek Divorce!)


April

The Best Man Wedding
Basically another chance to ogle Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, and Terrence Howard.

The Huntsman
It’s like if you take Snow White and the Huntsman and keep Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron and take out Kristen Stewart, director Rupert Sanders, and their cheating scandal.


May

Captain America: Civil War
It’s called Captain America, but with a cast with that many big names, it’s basically the next Avengers.

X-Men: Apocalypse
The current A-list cast in the long-running Marvel series — e.g. Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy — go mutant one last time.


June

Finding Dory
Finding Nemo is still the most visually-stunning Pixar movie for our money — so we’re eager to dive into another aquatic adventure with clownfish Marlin, his son Nemo, and of course the forgetful regal blue tang Dory.

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Independence Day: Resurgence
Will Smith may have declared his independence from this sequel, but Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, and Vivica A. Fox are back to fight the aliens, along with newcomer Liam Hemsworth.


July

The BFG
Steven Spielberg goes back to his popcorn roots and takes a crack at a Roald Dahl adaptation in this tale of a girl who teams up with the Queen of England and a friendly giant teaming up to defeat a band of not-so-friendly giants.

Ghostbusters
The ghoulishly funny franchise gets gender-swapped with a scary-good cast led by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones in the title roles.

Star Trek Beyond
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and the rest of the Enterprising crew are again going where no man has gone before — and Idris Elba is onboard this time.


August

Suicide Squad
Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, and a very scary Jared Leto headline this DC Comics tale of a team of baddies whom the government enlists to defeat even badder baddies.


September

Bridget Jones’s Baby
Renee Zellweger’s bumbling British journalist is back for a third cinematic installment. Colin Firth is back, as well, but not Hugh Grant. In Hugh’s place, though, is the ever-dreamy Patrick Dempsey.


November

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Eddie Redmayne plays a magizoologist in this Harry Potter spin-off, the first in a trilogy set in New York City seventy years before the heroics of our favorite Hogwarts students.


December

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 
A year after the release of this year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we’ll again go “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” for this first cinematic spin-off in the Star Wars canon.

Passengers
Two of the biggest movie stars on the planet, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, go out of this world for a sci-fi romance about two people awoken from their deep sleep on an interstellar voyage.