So I usually write one of these every year, but this year I’d put it off as when I first thought about it there’s was only a few films I was excited about enough to even consider writing about them. However getting further into January, it felt like I could at least write a list of my top 3, so here we go…
Captain America: Civil War
I absolutely cannot wait for this! The Winter Soldier is my favourite (non-Avengers) Marvel film so to get a direct sequel to that by the same writers/directors, which also introduces Spider-Man to MCU has me very excited.
I really liked the “comic-con” trailer for this, so interested to see how it plays out and the introduction of a new Joker and Harley Quinn is great. It will also be good to see a villain-centric superhero movie, which mixes up what we’ve been used to seeing and see how this fits in with the new DCEU.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Mixed feelings about this.
Of course I’m excited to finally see a live-action Batman v Superman movie, however from everything we’ve heard so far this film seems like it’s in danger of being very over-stuffed. If it was purely the story of introducing Batman, the conflict between the titular characters and having Lex Luthor so they have a reason to join forces at the end, I could see that working. However, we know we’re getting that plus an introduction for Wonder Woman, Doomsday, most likely Aquaman and rumours of the Flash, Cyborg and a third villain?! Unless it’s 4 hours long, I can’t see all these elements being included successfully. I’m getting a very “Amazing Spider-Man 2” feeling about it – but hoping I’m wrong.
At this point, it’s more anticipation of finding out if it’s actually good, rather than excitement because I think it will be!
And the rest…
These are other movies I want to see this year - The Revenant, Creed, Deadpool, Rogue One, X-Men: Apocalypse, Doctor Strange, Hateful Eight, Fantastic Beast, Finding Dory, The Jungle Book, Ninja Turtles 2, Warcarft and Assassins Creed.
So have I missed anything obvious, let me know your thoughts.