Film Surf Report: Mark Your Calendars for 2016

BEN BATMAN

Santa Monica, CA — Mark your calendars. Now that we’ve all seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens multiple times, we are ready for More.

Here are this year’s Franchise Films not to be missed.  And yet, I fear there may be one or two (or three) that one can miss…

deadpool

Feb. 12th     DEADPOOL 

(Interested to see if the irreverent Ryan Reynolds-led marketing campaign pays off for Fox. Early reviews are good.)

March 25th     BATMAN vs SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

(The advance trailers don’t look so great to me. This spoof photo makes me smile, though…)

GAY SUPERMAN & BATMAN PHOTO

April 22nd     THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR

(Charlize Theron’s Evil Queen is back and this time, she’s got an Evil Sister…Emily Blunt, The Ice Queen)

HUNSTMAN QUEEN

 

May 3rd     CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

(I. Cannot. Wait.  Unlike BvsS, the advance trailers look great to me! Phase Three begins!)

WINTER SOLDIER COMIC

APOCALYPSE XMEN LOGO

May 27th     X-MEN:  APOCALYPSE

(Jennifer Lawrence’s last turn as Mystique. Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse.  Young Storm!)

ST BEYOND

July 22nd     STAR TREK: BEYOND

(Worried about this one.  Trailer looked downright bad to me. All mindless action. No story.)

July 22nd     GHOSTBUSTERS

(Looking forward to Paul Feig’s re-make with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.)

LADY GHOSTBUSTERS

July 29th     THE RETURN OF JASON BOURNE

(Does this have an official title?  Doesn’t matter.  I’m in. #Bourne2016)

BOURNE     SUICIDE SQUAD POSTER

August 5th     SUICIDE SQUAD

(I don’t know about this one featuring the villains of the DC Universe.  Gonna wait and see.  Jared Leto as The Joker. Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. I like the poster more than the Trailer. Hmm…)

GAMBIT

October 7th     X-MEN:  GAMBIT

(Again, not sure about Channing Tatum or the appeal of the character.  Plus, three X-Men films in one year might be going to the Marvel Studios well once too often!)

MARVEL DOC STRANGE

November 4th     DOCTOR STRANGE

(Yasss! Bring on Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams.  Interested.)

FANTASTIC BEASTS

November 18th    FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM

(Very hopeful for a positive return to the World of Harry Potter.  Trailers look very, very good. Big plus:  Not post-Apocalyptic!)

ROGUE ONE STARS WARS

Dec. 16th     STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE

(Interested. Sort Of.  We shall see.)

AVATAR DUO

Dec. 25th     AVATAR 2

(Delayed indefinitely.  Cameron developing new underwater photography technology.)

 

 

Next Up:  Super Hero Television:  You Were Warned It Was Coming!

LUKE CAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Surfing Hollywood

Steve La Rue is an internationally recognized leader in Film & Television with 20+ years experience as a Development Executive championing such series as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Battlestar Galactica, and Farscape. He writes, blogs, and consults on All Things TransMedia from his home at the beach in Santa Monica, CA, where he balances his life by surfing every damn day.
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