100 Films To Look Forward To In 2016

Sequels

Ride Along 2 (22nd Jan)

Sequel to the 2014 film, Ride Along 2, directed by Tim Story, stars Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn, and Ken Jeong, and follows Ben (Hart) as his wedding day approaches, who heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James (Cube) to bring down a drug dealer.

Zoolander 2 (12th Feb)

Also known as 2oolander or Zoolander No. 2, directed by Ben Stiller and sequel to the 2001 film, this sequel sees the return of Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell, also starring Penélope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, Benedict Cumberbatch and Fred Armisen, as Derek and Hansel begin modelling again, when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.

London Has Fallen (4th March)

Sequel to 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, directed by Babak Najafi, stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. In London for the Prime Minister’s funeral, Mike Banning (Butler) discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (25th March)

A long time coming, a sequel to the 2002 film, this romantic comedy is “even bigger and fatter”. Directed by Kirk Jones, the film stars Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Andrea Martin, Ian Gomez and Elena Kampouris. After spending most of their time focusing on their troubling teenage daughter, Toula and Ian are facing marital problems while also having to deal with yet another Greek wedding.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (22nd April)

Sequel to 2012’s Snow White And The Huntsman, based on the characters from the Brothers Grimm fairytale, as well as The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain and Nick Frost. Directing by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, the film follows two evil sisters (Blunt and Theron) who prepare to conquer the land.

Bridget Jones’ Baby (22nd April)

Sequel to 2004’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, with Renée Zellweger reprising the lead, and based on the fictional columns by Helen Fielding, this is the third film in the Bridget Jones franchise. With Colin Firth also returning as Mark Darcy, as well as a new character from Patrick Dempsey, the story follows the life of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.

There are no official photos or trailers for this film as of yet.

Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising (6th May)

Sequel to the 2014 film, known in the US as just Neighbors, Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) reunite with Teddy (Zac Efron) and Pete (Dave Franco) to help battle the sorority sisters who move into their neighbouring house. Directed by Nicholas Stoller, the film also stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Carla Gallo, and Ike Barinholtz.

There are no official photos or trailers for this film as of yet.

Everybody Wants Some (13th May)

“A spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused”, this sports comedy, once again directed and written by Richard Linklater, follows a group of college baseball players in the 1980s, who navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. The film stars Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell and Zoey Deutch.

Now You See Me 2 (10th June)

This sequel to the 2013 film, also known as Now You See Me: The Second Act, directed by Jon M. Chu, sees returning performances from  Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine, with the addition of Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan. A year after the events of the first film, Arthur Tressler’s (Caine) son (Radcliffe), seeks to bring “The Four Horsemen” to justice, after his father’s imprisonment. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

Independence Day 2: Resurgence (24th June)

One of the most anticipated sci-fi’s of 2016 is the very long-awaited sequel to the 1996 film, Independence Day. Directed by Roland Emmerich, the film sees the return of characters from Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner, along with newcomers Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Angelababy, Joey King, Charlotte Gainsbourg and William Fichtner. Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defences be enough?

Bourne 5 (28th July)

The currently untitled sequel with an unknown plot, there’s not a lot to confirm about this sequel as of yet. Bourne 5, directed by Paul Greengrass, sees Matt Damon reprise the lead role alongside Julia Stiles, with new characters including Alicia Vikander as a cyber specialist, Tommy Lee Jones as a hardened CIA agent, and Vincent Cassel. (Image courtesy of Entertainment Weekly).

The Mechanic 2: Resurrection (26th Aug)

Seeing the return of Jason Statham as Arthur Bishop, this sequel to the 2011 film sees Arthur forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents. Directed by Dennis Gansel, the film also stars Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh, and Sam Hazeldine.

There are no official photos or trailers for this film as of yet.

Inferno (14th Oct)

Based on 2013 novel of the same name by Dan Brown and sequel to Angels & Demons, Tom Hanks returns as Robert Langdon. Directed by Ron Howard, Robert finds himself the target of a manhunt, after waking up in a hospital with no memory of the last few days. With the help of Dr Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) and his knowledge of symbology, Langdon will try to escape whilst solving the most intricate riddle he’s ever faced. The film also stars Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster, and Irrfan Khan. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures)

Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back (21st Oct)

Sequel to the 2012 film, and directed by Edward Zwick, Tom Cruise reprises his role as Jack Reacher, who returns to the headquarters of his old unit only to find out he’s now accused of a 16-year-old homicide. The film will also star Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, and Holt McCallany.

There are no official photos or trailers for this film as of yet.

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