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Popular movies coming to theaters in year 2016

By Enzo Nagao
On April 28, 2016

As summer approaches, more and more moviegoers rejoice as a veritable flood of new movie trailers begin filtering into the popular media, building excitement and anticipation for the 2016 summer blockbuster season. 

Though the usual series of superhero movie releases remains, notably the highly anticipated Marvel film “Captain America: Civil War”, a wide variety of trailers both for the summer season and beyond dropped in April. 

“Captain America: Civil War”, featuring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and many members of the usual Avengers cast, saw several trailers release in April, only adding to the large amount of hype building amongst superhero fans. Directed by the Russo brothers, the pair of directors who directed the critically acclaimed “Captain America: Winter Soldier”, the movie is expected to radically change the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is anticipated to be an entertaining film. 

Though not technically a summer film, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was also released to high acclaim, and is set to release in December. After the incredible box office success of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “Rouge One” is another highly anticipated film. A prequel of sorts to “Star Wars: A New Hope”, “Rouge One” chronicles the exploits of the Rebel Alliance as they attempt to obtain the plans to the Death Star. Featuring actress Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), and several other popular actors, “Rogue One” looks to be a highly entertaining, heist-like addition to the Star Wars franchise.

Another franchise film was also announced this month, another addition to the wildly successful Harry Potter series. Titled “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the short trailer teased the story of Newt Scamander, a wizard played by Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), and his adventures in 1920s New York City. By all appearances, the film seems like it will be a comedic, fantastical, and whimsical addition to the Harry Potter franchise, and has elicited much excitement from the Harry Potter fan base. 

Though many of these films are set to release after summer, this summer break holds much promise in the way of movies. “X-Men: Apocalypse”, “The Nice Guys”, “Neighbors 2”, “Finding Dory”, “Independence Day 2”, and many more should be more than enough to create an entertaining and exciting summer. 

 

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