Yes, 2015 was rad. We got Jessica Jones and Kimmy Schmidt and dinosaurs and the Avengers, but 2016 looks pretty damn nice as well. Here are 20 things we are excited about!
Daredevil Season 2
Two words – Charlie Cox! Despite being a huge fan of the Avengers, i found myself not being entirely interested in Agents of SHIELD. However, the darker tone established by Daredevil and Jessica Jones appeared to be my thing, and with all the spoilers regarding the progression of Daredevil, it is definitely something I can’t wait to see.
Because duh?! I’m already sure Deadpool will be my favorite Marvel film of 2016, if the amount of crazy humor and insane stunts. Plus, Ryan Reynolds. If you’re following him on twitter, you already know he IS Deadpool. And if you don’t, what the hell are you doing with your lives? I guess I’m somewhat reassured by the success and the endless cuteness of Ant-Man that proved that a movie doesn’t need to feature Thor or Cap to be a hit, so here’s to Deadpool being a blast.
Captain America: Civil war
Okay, I’ve got to admit that I have conflicted feelings about Civil War. Age of Ultron was a massive disappointment and I know for a fact that one of my favorite Marvel characters *cough* Pepper Potts *cough* is not going to be in the film, so it makes it kind of hard to keep my hopes up, BUT! But Civil War will be brought to us by the brothers Russo who Winter Soldier into a masterpiece. So….
The Girl On The Train
I think I’d be excited about the adaptation of the bestselling book by Paula Hawkins about a heartbroken Rachel who tries to pull her life together after the divorce while living vicariously through the happy couple she observes every day from the train window even if they didn’t cast Emily Blunt as Rachel. But they did and it made everything so much better. I mean, come on! Emily Blunt! And the books is really good! Hope y’all will read it before the films comes out.
Gilmore Girls S8
[insert pterodactyl noises here] No comment. Mainly because if I start, I’ll never shut up. BECAUSE GILMORE GIRLS!
(warning: LOTS OF SHOUTING AHEAD)
I want to believe this movie will be more than the Hot Topic-esque, snippy one-liner, supervillain extravaganza that they’ve been toting for the last couple of trailers. I still have my doubts, but I am pretty excited to see a supervillain-centric movie for once. Also, I would go gay for Margot Robbie, so there’s that.
I’ve loved Roald Dahl ever since I was a kid, and I don’t know a single person who grew up in North America who doesn’t. The BFG was one of my favourite stories to read, just after Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And with the adaptation in the hands of Steven Spielberg, I know that it’ll turn out at least halfway decent. I HAVE FAITH IN YOU, STEVEN.
Indendence Day: Resurgence
Okay, yes, Roland Emmerich isn’t exactly well known for his quality screenwriting, but you’d be lying if you said you didn’t at least enjoy his movies. And you’d be lying if you said you weren’t hyped for Independence Day 2. Jeff Goldblum, bearded Bill Pullman, AND a Hemsworth brother? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP.
Okay. OKAY. EVERYONE STEP ASIDE. It’s time to let my fangirl flag fly. I can’t even put into words how much I’m fucking looking forward to this movie so let me just sum it up into one sound: AAAAARGH.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
A movie set in the Harry Potter universe that shows us a world outside of Great Britain? WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE. Also, Eddie Redmayne can do no wrong.
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
I always say yes to Mr. Darcy. Dudes, if you haven’t read this book, I gotta tell you, it’s fabulous. The boyfriend thought it was still too much Pride and Prejudice and not enough zombies, but he’s wrong. It’s perfect. Gowns? Check! Manners? Occasionally. Romance? You betcha! Zombie killing? Get some!
Jane Got a Gun
So, Natalie Portman is a kick ass lady in a Western with Ewan McGregor. You might be able to catch this in theatres now. But first finish reading our list. DON’T YOU LIKE LISTS? LISTS ARE AWESOME.
Kung Fu Panda 3
Not ashamed. I love Po. I hate bad guys. And stairs.
You know why.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Listen. Three things. Number three: Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk are all in a Star Wars movie. Number two: Nope. That’s it. We’re all seeing this movie. See you there.
Just in case the idea of watching a South Pacific princess kick ass isn’t enough for you, this movie stars The Rock. As a god. Get excited.
If you’ve watched Jessica Jones, you know why Luke Cage is awesome. If you haven’t watched Jessica Jones, Luke Cage is an invincible black guy who’s pals with Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Misty Knight. I don’t even know why I bother saying this though, I know we’re all gonna be there with pizza and beer to binge-watch this beauty. That’s why Netflix shows are the best.
Kubo and the Two Strings
I spend a lot of my time giving shit to Laika (mostly for Boxtrolls, because what the hell were they thinking), but they do make awesome films. This one is about a little boy who fights evil with music and origami. I’m watching the hell out of this movie when it comes out.
The Gravity Falls series finale
I can’t really talk about this right now without ruining my laptop with tears, but yes, Gravity Falls is coming to an end this February. This has been an awesome ride and I’ll definitely be there to say goodbye.
Attack On Titan season 2
I’m still mad at Game of Thrones and I’ve been waiting for this for 3 years, so this second season of the second most epic anime on air will have to do for my yearly dose of death and despair. And not getting to the damn basement that they never should have mentioned in the first place. My body is ready.