After the release and success of blockbuster movie Deadpool, 2016 will for a fact be a huge year for superhero movies! Get ready, as more kick ass movies have been announced to hit theaters over the next few months. Here’s the lineup of upcoming superhero movies we can’t wait to watch. If you’re not feeling superhero fatigue yet, you may soon.
Batman v Superman
From director Zack Snyder comes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing. Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before
Release date – March 25
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Release date – May 6 2016
X-MEN – Apocalypse
Since the dawn of civilization, Apocalypse was worshipped as a god. He was the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, and amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
Release date – May 27
The third planned film in the DC comics universe follows a team of supervillains who are tasked with a dangerous top-secret government mission. The movie has garnered plenty of attention for its star-studded ensemble cast, which features Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, and Cara Delevingne. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach, and Viola Davis also co-star. With such a great cast, it’s hard to not have pretty high expectations for Suicide Squad.
Release date – August 5
Erin Gilbert (Wiig) and Abby Bergman (McCarthy) are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later, Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Gilbert reunites with Bergman and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and try to save the world.
Release date – July 15