2016: The Second Quarter

I had earlier written about the movies coming up during the first three months of 2016, an year which provides so much for the fans and admirers of the cinema. Now, there is the second group of three months of the year, and it is actually huge, and maybe even bigger than what is there in the first three months. There is something for all types of audience, and here are the movies which I am waiting during the second quarter of 2016. Lets hope that these movies release according to the dates and also have faith that we don’t have to wait too long. There is no particular order which is followed here with the list, and you can choose them according to your own preferences.

Warcraft: Even though there is no particular order for the movies which I love, this one is still the movie which I am looking forward to watch more than any other. This is because I waited so long for this movie to release. Warcraft is one of the first strategy games which I have played, and undoubtedly the first strategy game which I loved and played for many hours. So a movie based on this game was always going to be a big thing for me, and should be the same for the large number of gamers all around the world. While Warcraft: Orcs and Humans started it, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness was the big game which I loved a lot. Then there was the majestic thing, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos which made me completely into it. Lets see what happens when humans and orcs collide in the movie version; and worlds come together!


Captain America: Civil War: This is more like an Avengers movie, with most of the big names present there, but I would guess that this is named Captain America because this follows the incidents of Captain America: Winter Soldier, and the situation has more to do with the Captain rather than anyone else; for it is personal for him. This one will have two teams, one lead by Captain America, joined by Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Falcon, Agent 13 and the Winter Soldier, and another lead by Iron Man, joined by the War Machine, Black Widow, Vision and the Black Panther, with Spider-Man also there in the movie. With evil already existing, lets see what these fights bring, and who the real villain is. There will be high voltage action sequences, and we know what Avengers can do.

X-Men: Apocalypse: This one which comes as the sequel to Days of Future Past and becomes the ninth installment in the X-Men film series. Directed by the man who brought us the best X-Men movies in the franchise, this flick shall bring the first and most powerful mutant from the past, Apocalypse – this creature who was once worshipped as a god, will awaken and decide to purify the world which he finds as a miserable one. He will come up with his own horsemen of the apocalypse, and will go on war, with only Charles Xavier and his fellow mutants will stand against him, preventing the destruction of humanity. Nightcrawler will make a return here, and the presence of interesting mutants like Psylocke, Jubilee and Archangel will surely make things better; this one is of epic proportions. Wolverine will still be missed.


The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, Now You See Me 2, Rings and Amityville: The Awakening: Two of the highly anticipated sequels release on the same day of 2016 – June 10th. The Conjuring was one of the best horror movies of the century, and its prequel Annabelle didn’t click that well. With Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprising their roles as the paranormal investigators, this one should bring the glory to horror genre. One thing about the sequel to Now You See Me which releases on the same day is that it has Daniel Radcliffe on what seems to be his return to magic after school 😛 We will miss Isla Fisher, but Lizzy Caplan will be there as the final horseman. Rings, after the delay, will finally release on April Fool Day to bring us the horror 😀 Amityville: The Awakening will take whatever remains of horror as the fourteenth installment in the Amityville series.

Independence Day: Resurgence, Alice Through the Looking Glass and The Huntsman: Winter’s War: It has been twenty years since Will Smith and his people saved Earth from an alien invasion, and it is correct for both the invasion as well as the movie release year. But the aliens are not finished, and they will be back for vengeance in the name of their fallen comrades and the other creatures who are left on Earth. This one should surely be bigger fun, with newcomers added to the cast and some of the older cast returning. Meanwhile, Alice also returns to bring us the entertainment through the wonderland. The team of Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and others returns with the sequel to that visual splendour which reminded us of our childhood. The Huntsman: Winter’s War will bring something a lot better than Snow White and the Huntsman because it doesn’t have Kristen Stewart, and instead still has Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth along with Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain.


Finding Dory, The Jungle Book and The Angry Birds Movie: It took so many years after Finding Nemo, but we finally have the sequel – this time, we will be finding Dory instead, as she will be uniting with her family. Well, we have wondered what took them so long as many other animated movies have released in between and came up with other movies to add to the franchise. Kung Fu Panda and Despicable Me will surely agree to that. The animated adventures will also have The Jungle Book, which is another case of nostalgia for us. A return to the childhood becomes possible again with this movie; I am sure that a lot of people would agree. With its release once postponed, I hope it releases on the exact date this time. I am kind of doubtful about The Angry Birds Movie, but I still wish to watch it and know the secret of that game which we have been playing on Android 😛

***The images used in this blog post are from the Official Facebook Pages of the movies mentioned in the post (Warcraft, X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass).