Superhero movies- if you love them (like we do) then get your calendars out and start adding dates for the next 5 years because we’ve listed every Superhero film and their current release dates (we all know some of these are likely to change) for 2016 and we’ll be following up with 2017 – 2020 in the coming days. We’re going to need a bigger bank account for all thees movie tickets!.
Here’s our list of all the Superhero Movies of 2016:
Deadpool (12 February 2016)
Deadpool will be the superhero movie to open 2016. The character is a pretty new one in the comics, making his debut in 1991. Still, it has won the fans almost immediately, with his rude ways, insane attitude, and constant breaking of the 4th wall.
This antihero has previously appeared in the panned X-Men Origins: Wolverine, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, who now reprises his role. And even if the fans didn’t like at all his portrayal, he now has another shot.
And, frankly, this is all that was needed. After a leaked footage a couple of years ago, the fans gathered up and made some noise – the movie was soon greenlit, though it doesn’t benefit from the big budget most superhero movies have. And this is a good thing – since more freedom was granted to both the actor and the entire team.
How come? This superhero movie, if proves to be bankable, may be a game changer, since it is R-rated. If it proves to be successful (and we have no doubt about that), then it will pave the way for other movies of this kind.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (25 March 2016)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the superhero movie everybody has been waiting for. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman will appear for the first time, together, on the big screens. Furthermore, an epic clash will take place between the titular characters. So you cannot not be excited.
The cast is a stellar one, even if the fans may have disagreed at some time about certain actors (Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Jesse Eisenberg). But the trailers do look good and, for now, we don’t really believe that we have to worry about anything at all.
Batman v Superman will also mark the first appearance of Aquaman and Flash on the big screens, with potential cameos from other superheroes as well (Cyborg and Green Lantern).
Man of Steel may divided the fans of superhero movies and of the character himself in two, we can all agree on one thing: we want Batman v Superman to be awesome!
Captain America: Civil War(6 May 2016)
Captain America: Civil War is the second big budget and most expected superhero film of 2016. Marvel shows now intention of slowing down, teasing this epic storyline ever since the first Avengers came out.
Sure enough, everybody knows who will be the main characters, just like everybody knows what teams will be involved. Nonetheless, some changes will be made, since this adaptation still lacks a couple or more characters which appeared in the comics.
In any way, Captain America: Civil War has all the chances in the world to break all the records: everybody knows the characters, everybody has witnessed the backstory and the motivations, and everybody enjoys the Marvel productions.
Furthermore, this movie will also mark the introduction of Black Panther, as well as of the new Spider-Man. Basically, Civil War cannot fail (it is also directed by the duo behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, one of the most interesting superhero movies from this side of the universe).
X-Men: Apocalypse (27 May 2016)
X-Men: Apocalypse is the third and last of the Big Three of 2016. Teased at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past (with what is called the best end-credits scene ever), this superhero movie won’t just see the return of the already established mutants.
It will also mark the introduction of the new, younger version of the X-Men, as well as the appearance of Apocalypse, the most powerful mutant.
Sure enough, the fans are a bit displeased at the moment as far as the appearance of En Sabah Nur is concerned. However, his short stature and even his less than awkward appearance can be explained (until now, we didn’t see him in action, we only saw him while recruiting his Horsemen).
X-Men: Apocalypse will also be the movie which closes the current X-Men trilogy, which began with X-Men: First Class, ushering in a new generation of superheroes (though we really don’t believe that, since most of the young versions presented in the film have already appeared before).
All in all, Apocalypse promise as much destruction on a worldwide level as the name itself suggests. X-Men: Days of Future Past didn’t disappoint – we’re certain that this sequel won’t either.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (3 June 2016)
After the spectacle of X-Men: Apocalypse, fans can take it easy – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will be the next superhero movie. What can we say about this movie, when the first one was atrocious?
It will mark the introduction of fan-favorite characters such as Bebop and Rocksteady, as well as Casey Jones. Megan Fox will return and Krang is also rumored to appear.
But yeah, Megan Fox will return. As well as Michael Bay, as a producer.
Suicide Squad (5 August 2016)
Suicide Squad is not at all a superhero movie. It is bad vs. evil, as the tagline said. In any way, this is one of the most expected movies of next year, its popularity being based on the fact that it will discard the formula of having a good guy pitted against a bad one.
Of course, the fact that fan-favorite characters will appear is also a reason for which the Comic Con trailer has been viewed more than the one of Batman v Superman. In this way, Harley Quinn, Deadshot and, rumored, Deathstroke will make their appearance for the first time on the big screens.
Sure enough, the Joker is also a highlight of the movie. Though he has divided the fans more than any other casting choices, we have faith in Jared Leto.
The movie has a huge cast comprised mainly from A-listers, as well as one awesome director (David Ayer, mentioned especially for Fury, but who has also directed End of Watch, as well as the equally awesome Harsh Times).
Gambit (7 October 2016)
Gambit will be the third superhero movie set in the X-Men universe in 2016 and it will mark the first appearance of the fan favorite character on the big screens (the rumors that he will also appear in X-Men: Apocalypse were debunked by Channing Tatum himself).
The character appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, portrayed by Taylor Kitsch. It failed to impress.
In any way, little is known about the movie, though it is expected to be an origin story. Furthermore, the rumor is that it will be connected in some way to X-Men: Apocalypse. Furthermore, it is also worth mentioning that it has a huge budget for a first solo outing of a rather unknown character (around $150 million).
So, given this last piece of information, we can expect for either a grand spectacle, either a huge flop (Fox has had quite a few misfires until now).
One last hot rumor: this superhero movie might see the first appearance of Mr. Sinister on the big screens.
Doctor Strange (6 November 2016)
Doctor Strange will be the last superhero movie of 2016 and it will mark the introduction of genuine magic in the MCU. The character has been teased in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, while it is also expected for the Ant-Man events to play an important part in the story (as in the Quantum Realm).
It is expected for Dormammu to be the hidden villain, with Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) being his lieutenant.
Speaking of casting choices, this isn’t the only controversial one. Tilda Swinton has confirmed that she was cast in the role of the Ancient One, though it isn’t known at this moment if the character will be a female or a male one.
The director Scot Derrickson has specialized in horror movies – though this is not a reason to believe that this superhero movie will mark any change in the tone of the MCU (previously, the directors of Captain America: Winter Soldier were known for their comedies).
Having Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role is also worth mentioning – after all, he was the top choice for the role in so many fan-casts of the movie.
Animated superhero movies of 2016
The superhero animated movies all come from DC. They are Batman: The Killing Joke(obviously, an adaptation of the famous origin story – with Mark Hamill being confirmed to return as the Joker), Batman: Bad Blood (an original story, which will also mark the introduction of Batwoman in this continuity), and Justice Leaguevs. Titans (another original story).
The release dates for these animated superhero movies haven’t been revealed yet.
8 superhero movies in 2016. Count ’em! More if you include the DC animated movies…what a year for comic book fans! What movie, or movies, are you most excited about?