It’s clear that 2015 was a great year for action movies, with Star Wars, Avengers, and many more attracting audiences nationwide. So what’s next? As we progress through 2016, we’re waiting to see what breakthrough movies will be hitting the silver screen this summer. There are a lot of great action movies in the works, and we can’t wait to see them. Here are a few action movies coming up that are bound to make box office records.
1)Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
DC Comics fans rejoice! Two of the most popular superheroes are battling each other in what’s likely to be one the of the year’s biggest blockbusters, set to hit screens in March. As evidenced by the success of the last two films featuring Batman, Batman is a billion dollar brand that is sure to attract a massive number of viewers, especially when placed alongside another superhero. In fact, Batman topped the box office high-bar twice in a row with his last two incredible films. Superman may not have reached this level of success, grossing $668 million in 2013’s Man of Steel, but the fact that $668 million is “slight underperformance” for the superhero shows that Superman is a largely popular character. And these aren’t the only classic superheroes in the movie. This film will also feature Wonder Woman and Aquaman, two characters that have never previously hit the big screen.
2) Captain America: Civil War
With the success of the previous Captain America films and other Marvel films, this movie has big shoes to fill. However, it is likely to fill these shoes, as the series is still piquing the interest of large crowds throughout the country. Captain America’s last movie was the fifth highest grossing Marvel Studios movie to date, performing at $714 million globally. It was tremendously more successful than the previous Captain America movie, which earned $370 millions throughout the world. So what is is that is bound to Make Captain America: Civil War Marvel’s biggest film yet? This movie has a large cast of characters, bringing many of the classic Marvel superheroes that we know and love into one action-packed film. This cast will include Spider-Man, Black Panther, and many more. This will be the first time that Spider-Man will interact with other superheroes on the big screen. Not only will this movie will have viewers flocking to the theaters, it will have them wanting to see it again and again.
3) X-Men: Apocalypse
Last year, X-Men released the extremely successful X-Men: Days of Future Past. This was the highest grossing film in the franchise, gaining $748 million. After last year’s film, the fan base of the series grew exponentially, increasing the market for their new 2016 film. The franchise hopes to keep this success afloat by keeping audiences interested in the series, and they’re likely to be able to do this. The movie is likely to secure at least $700 million, and it will perhaps gain the biggest success of an X-Men movie yet. This film will hit theaters in the beginning of the summer, completing the trifecta through a unique storyline. What is so unique, you may ask? This film will provide a comic book aesthetic while also including dramatic and serious storylines. We’re excited to see how the newest X-Men movie will do.
There are so many action movies in the works for 2016 that we truly can’t wait for. As we sit on the edge of our seats with anticipation, we can’t help but make predictions. I predict that these superhero movies will garner immense success. With extraordinary storylines, astounding special effects, and large followings, these movies are bound to achieve box office glory.