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21 must-see blockbusters to look forward to in 2016

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IT’S GONNA BE a big year for movies. Mark our words. Here’s what to look out for.

In January, you’ve got the Oscar bait, The Danish Girl (January 1), The Hateful Eight (January 8), The Revenant (Jaunary 15), Room ( January 15), but what have we got to look forward to in the coming year?


Deadpool – February 4


The latest in the Marvel movie adaptations, anti-hero Deadpool will be played by Ryan Reynolds and it’s already getting tons of buzz.

Trailer here.

Zoolander 2 – February 12


Derek and the lads are back, and this time they’re killing Justin Bieber. The aging model must learn how to deal with the new competition.

Trailer here.

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice – March 25

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It’s one of those movies that everyone will be raving about, don’t miss Ben Affleck go against Henry Cavill.

Trailer here.

The Jungle Book – April 15

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A live action version of a much beloved Disney classic? Say it ain’t so. Jon Favreau is directing and the cast includes Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson. It’s just crazy enough to work.

Teaser here.

Bridget Jones’s Baby – April 22

Bridget is back and we couldn’t be more excited. McDreamy aka Patrick Dempsey joins the cast, while Renee and Colin Firth return. The plot will surround Bridget as she gets to grips with her 40s.

The Huntsman – April 22


Chris Hemsworth reprises his role from Snow White and the Huntsman, but Snow White has got the boot. Charlize Theron will be back as the villain, and the plot centers on Chris Hemsworth’s character.

Captain America, Civil War – May 6


We’ll finally get to mee the Black Panther, and the new Spiderman. It’s every Marvel geek’s dream. Promising to set up Avengers’ Infinity War, the plot will see Tony Stark aka Iron Man go up against Captain America. Game, on.

Trailer here.

Snowden – May 12


The much-anticipated biopic of Edward Snowden, the CIA employee who leaked thousands of classified documents to the press about the organisations surveillance.

Teaser trailer here.

The Nice Guys – May 20

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The lads, aka Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are set to star in what is believed to be a noir crime drama set in 1970s Los Angeles, in which they uncover a conspiracy following the apparent suicide of a prostitute. At least it’s not a sequel, eh?

Behind the scenes footage here.

X-Men Apocalypse – May 27


The X-Men movies are class, don’t cod yourself. Ben Hardy is expected to play Angel, Oscar Isaac is playing Apocalypse, Sophie Turner plays Jean Gray and Alexandra Shipp is Storm.

The Boss – June 10

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Melissa McCarthy is shoved into jail for insider trading and later emerges, forgetting that people still haven’t forgiven her. Kristin Bell, Kathy Bates, and Peter Dinklage also pop up.

Teaser here.

Finding Dory – June 17


Just keep swimming. Ellen Degeneres returns to the Pixar great for this spin off about the forgetful but lovable Blue Tang fish.

Trailer here.

Independence Day 2 – June 24


Will Smith won’t be returning, 20 years after the original hit cinema screens. But Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman will be back, with Liam Hemsworth and Vivica A Fox also on board.

First look here.

The BFG – July 1

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Steven Spielberg adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic. The screenplay is by the woman who wrote ET, Melissa Mathison.

Tarzan – July 1

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Alexander Skarsgard will play Tarzan and Margot Robbie will play Jane. Christoph Waltz will also appear as Captain Rom so it might just be worth seeing.

Ghostbusters – July 15


The female-full reboot caused a lot of controversy when it was announced last year but it’s shaping up to look promising.

Jason Bourne 5 – July 28

Who doesn’t love a good Bourne movie? So far it’s untitled and we know very little about it, only they never let us down. Woman of the moment Alicia Vikander, and Julia Stiles, have also signed up.

Suicide Squad – August 5


The DC Comics epic, with a rake of A listers playing a supervillian squad enlisted to execute a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for freedom. Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Will Smith, and Jared Leto star.

Trailer here.

Sausage Party – August 12


An animated flick about a sausage from the usual suspects of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, starring Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, James Franco and Jonah Hill.

The Magnificent Seven – September 23

Rebooting the old Western, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke will star in this movie about seven gunmen who help the old west overcome thieves.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – November 18


The movie adaptation of the Harry Potter spin-off novel about writer New Scamander in New York’s secret community of wizards and witches will star Eddie Redmayne.

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