Not to be overshadowed by the animated films, there will be a HUGE amount of live actions movies coming from the studios through 2018! And even a Star Wars film in 2019. Whew, things are certainly busy in the film world this year.
Marvel Studios, Dr. Strange is hitting theaters October 26, 2016. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the title character I am sure this will be a must see Marvel film!
Marvel’s: Captain America Civil War picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
Roaring into theaters May 6, 2016 there is no doubt this will be a box office SMASH!
The Finest Hours will storm into theaters January 29, 2016 and is based on a remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Chris Pine, who plays Bernie Webber, the captain of the rescue boat, joined Bailey on stage to give fans a peak at the heroic action-thriller. I saw this trailer before Ant-Man and it’s sure to be action packed and full of tears.
The Jungle Book will be an all-new, live-action epic adventure showcasing Mowgli’s journey of self discovery when he has to abandon the only world he has ever known. The Jungle Book features Neel Sethi, Lupita Nyong’o and Ben Kingsley. As well as voices from Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken. Jon Favreau and Brigham Taylor produce and the screenplay is by Justin Marks. THE JUNGLE BOOK hits theaters in stunning 3D and IMAX 3D on April 15, 2016.
Alice through the Looking Glass will begin a maddening adventure in theaters May 27, 2016. The film, which once again features Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall, introduces several new characters as well: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father, and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock. Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd, and Tim Burton produce and John G. Scotti is the executive producer. Don’t miss this mad adventure through the looking glass.
Pete’s Dragon will be in theaters next summer on August 12, 2016. Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, who I hope will be playing Norah. This Disney classic will surely be a wonderful live action film about an orphan boy and his best friend, Pete.
A tale as old as time Beauty and the Beast live action starring Emma Watson, Josh Gad and Luke Evans waltzes into theaters on March 17, 2017. This will be a musical, and I cannot wait for more details to emerge as this is my favorite of the Disney animated films.
Last but certainly not least Captain Jack made an appearance to announce Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in theaters July 7, 2017.
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.
Johnny Depp is a Disney Legend, and rightfully so!
What live action film are you most excited to see in theaters?