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2016 - Year of Clash between Bollywood & Hollywood Box office coming soon

With Ant-Man releasing few days ago, denting the BO prospects of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali, we look at other HUGE Hollywood superhero stuff that is DEFINITELY going ruin Bollywood’s BO prospects!

SRK and Salman beware, you have HUGE competition next year from Hollywood when it comes to kicking a**es! We are having a really big buffet of superheroes being served by the big studios in 2016 that will tempt you to come to theatres every month!In 2016, we have Batman fighting with Superman, Captain America fighting with Iron Man, all the X-Men getting together to fight a common foe while Star Wars will have a proper big-budget spin-off.

Let me show how your superhero dreams are going to be fulfilled in the coming year!

Deadpool

If you thought X-Men Origins: Wolverine spoilt one of the most iconic superheroes of all time in Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, here is another film that could redeem the character. Ryan Reynolds returns as the wise-cracking mutant, who retains the comic hero’s original characterstics – he breaks the fourth wall, he dons the trademark uniform and he swears a lot! The mature content of the movies (swear words, sex scenes, gory action) could find a hindrance with our Censors, though!

To be released: February

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman and Superman lugging it out, with Wonder-Woman, Aquaman and Cyborg also making appearances! Do I need to say anything else to sell the movie? The latest trailer has impressed a lot of comic fans with some really gritty visuals, and Ben Affleck has silenced his detractors with his impressive portrayal of Batman. Henry Cavill returns as Superman with Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Ray Fiscer making their debut in the universe as Wonder-Woman, Aquaman and Cyborg respectively.

To be released: March

Captain America: Civil War

Civil War is one of the most acclaimed comics in the Avengers series, and it is going to get a cinematic reinterpretation next year, when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) goes against Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) after government started interfering in superhero matters and Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) gets involved. The movie is already dubbed Avengers 2.5, for the number of superheroes it has crammed in, with the likes of Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Vision (Paul Bettany), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). Martin Freeman, Frank Grillo and Daniel Bruhl will also be making appearances. Plus, there is a rumour that the new Spiderman will make his debut in the MCU here…Whew! Can I book my tickets an year in advance?

To be released: May

X-Men: Apocalypse

The concluding part of the X-Men: First Class story arc, set in the early ’80s, where Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) face their greatest nemesis ever in Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), the most powerful mutant. We will also get to see Cyclops, Storm, Angel, Nightcrawler and Jean Grey in their younger avatars. Evan Peters will also make a return as the scene-stealing Quicksilver, though it is not yet confirmed if Hugh Jackman would make any sort of cameo as Wolverine.

To be released:  May

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell

The karate chopping, pizza loving turtles will be back! Though there were many who didn’t like the Michael Bay-produced first installment, the movie made a lot of money! The turtles will get company in another masked vigilante, the fan-favourite Casey Lang Jones, who will be played by Arrow fame Stephen Amell. Meagan Fox, Will Arnett and William Fichtner will also return from the first film!

To be released: June

Suicide Squad

While all the other films in the list are about superheroes, this one is totally about supervillains. You heard it right! A group of super-villains are recruited by a secret US military agency to fight their missions, and since they are not the good guys, their deaths will not be missed! Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney will play these assorted rag-tag villains. But the USP is the return of the Joker, this time played by Jared Leto. If luck permits, we can even have Batman in here!

To be released: August

Gambit

Like Deadpool, even Gambit was another fan favourite character that got the short end of the stick in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. All that’s going to change as Gambit will be getting a solo movie of his own, this time being played by Channing Tatum. Very few details are known about the movie, except that it is directed by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes fame Rupert Wyatt.

To be released: October

Doctor Strange

Magic enters the realm of Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Doctor Strange will make his first appearance next year. Having already made his presence felt in one of Marvel’s earlier movies (his name was dropped in Captain America: Winter Soldier), Stephen Strange could become the most powerful Avenger in the mix, after Thor. Sherlock fame Oscar nominated Benedict Cumberbatch will play the titular hero.

To be released: November

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One

Any news that has Star Wars in it will make hot news! With the seventh installment of Star Wars all set to release this year end, next year same time, we will getting a spin-off based on the series, that will have Felicity Jones playing the lead. No other details of the plot are revealed, except that it’s about a sneak attack on the Death Star.

To be released: December

So which film are you the most excited to watch?

Mahabubur Rahaman

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