My countdown of the Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016 continues with my Top 5 most anticipated movies of the year!
5: Suicide Squad
DC's Suicide Squad had me swaying back and forth on whether I should be excited or dreading it, and as apparent by the placing on this list, my expectations for Suicide Squad are fairly high! The recent trailer has me majorly hyped for DC's movie about the villains! Seriously, that is one of my favorite trailers in a while, and one that makes me want to watch the trailer multiple times. Of course, knowing DC, the movie could be utter garbage, or it could be DC's best since The Dark Knight. Either way, I know where I am going to be on the week of August 5th....
4: Doctor Strange
Assuming Disney and Marvel can continue to produce exceptional standalone films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man, then Doctor Strange should be one of the best of the year! Horror director, Scott Derrickson, should bring a creepy vibe to the Doctor Strange film. With fan favorite, Benedict Cumberbatch, playing the titular character, my hopes for Doctor Strange are high! However, some of the casting choices are a bit on the odd side and some of the source material are questionable as well. With that said, when Marvel's biggest disappointment in nearly three years is the incredibly entertaining, albeit somewhat flawed, Age of Ultron, you know that your standards are high, so Doctor Strange is almost certain to deliver! And also don't worry about the director's lackluster track record; James Gunn did not make any good movies before Guardians of the Galaxy either and we all know how awesome that turned out!
3: X-Men: Apocalypse
Bryan Singer brought back the X-Men franchise to new heights with Days of Future Past! And X-Men: Apocalypse will introduce one of the most iconic villains in the X-Men universe! Sure, some might be wary because of how weird Apocalypse looks, but with Singer directing and the brilliant casting of Oscar Isaac, it should be great. Yes, the likable Poe Dameron is going to play one of Marvel's most evil villains! The recasting of the younger X-Men characters also gets me excited to see what the film has in store. Hopefully, the Biblical references are minor and won't tick some people off.
2: Captain America: Civil War
Heck yeah! Even when everyone was hyping up Age of Ultron last year, we all knew that Captain America: Civil War was the Marvel movie that we were most excited for! And from the trailers, the Russo Brothers are not going to disappoint! Civil War might be departing from the source material more than expected, yet I'm not too worried. As long as the film is not dragged down by unnecessary side villains, Civil War will should be an emotionally riveting battle between comrades!
1: Star Wars: Rogue One
Duh, how could Rogue One not be number one? Star Wars: Rogue One, or as it is officially titled, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will follow the group of Rebels that stole the Death Star. It is said to be a Star Wars war film, and with its diverse and fascinating cast, Rogue One will kick off the beginning of Star Wars' standalone films. Whether or not Rogue One is a critical financial success will determine how everyone will view these standalone films. On one hand, Rogue One could end up being a very fun and entertaining film, like say, Ant-Man for example. Or it could turn out to be another modern classic like The Force Awakens. Only time will tell. Either way, there is absolutely no film that I am more excited for than Rogue One! It even features several of my favorite obscure actors, like Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, and Mads Mikkelsen, so that makes even more hyped!
What films are you looking forward to the most? Please comment below and let me know!
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