2016 has presented movie lovers with great movies like "Captain America: Civil War," "Batman vs Superman," "Deadpool," "Jungle Book" among others.
9 upcoming movies we can't wait to see
Which upcoming 2016 movie are you excited about? Check out nine movies worth anticipating.
Which upcoming 2016 movie are you excited about?
From "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" to "Jason Bourne," check out Pulse Nigeria's guide to nine movies to anticipate before the end of 2016.
1. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
"Rogue One" tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters comes together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor's rule.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is set for release on December 16, 2016.
2. "Finding Dory"
The animated film which is a sequel to the 2003 film "Finding Nemo," will take place six months after the first film.
In the upcoming sequel, Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories. Remembering something about "the jewel of Monterey, California", accompanied by Nemo and Marlin, she sets out to find her family.
She arrives at the Monterey Marine Life Institute, where she meets Bailey, a white beluga whale; Destiny, a whale shark, and Hank the octopus, who becomes her guide.
3. "Jason Bourne"
The fifth film in the Bourne film series, "Jason Bourne" is the sequel to the 2012 film "The Bourne Legacy," and stars Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel andTommy Lee Jones.
Several years after his disappearance at the conclusion of The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne unexpectedly resurfaces at a time when the world is faced with unprecedented instability.
Jason Bourne is scheduled to hit theaters on July 29, 2016.
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"Star Trek Beyond" is an upcoming American science fiction film, and the sequel to the 2013 "Star Trek Into Darkness."
The 13th film in the Star Trek film franchise, and the third installment in the reboot series, the upcoming film is directed by Justin Lin (Furious 7).
The USS Enterprise crew, led by Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), have been attacked by a powerful unstoppable wave of unknown aliens, who destroy the Enterprise, leaving them stranded on a new planet where they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy.
The film is scheduled for a July 22, 2016 release, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise.
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5. "Independence Day: Resurgence"
Starring Vivica A. Fox, Bil Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Judd Hirsch, Sela Ward and Charlotte Gainsbourg, the sequel is set nearly 20 years after the original was released in 1996.
Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
6. "Suicide Squad"
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity.
U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do.
However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
The much anticipated film stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith asDeadshot, and Jared Leto as The Joker.
The movie has been scheduled for an August 5, 2016 release.
7. "The Legend of Tarzan"
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life in London as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) at his side.
Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the corrupt Belgian Captain Rom (Christoph Waltz).
The movie is scheduled for release on July 1, 2016.
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8. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
An upcoming fantasy drama film inspired by by J. K. Rowling's book of same name, and a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
The anticipated prequel is set for a worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.
9. "Doctor Strange"
"After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil."
Produced by Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth, Stephen Broussard and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
Set to hit theatres November 4, 2016, "Doctor Strange" is scripted by Jon Spaihts, and directed by Scott Derrickson.
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