Comics were once a niche subculture but with a huge following. From the early superhero films to the new ones such as Marvels’ The Avengers (2012), DC Comic’s Man of Steel (2013), and many more, we witnessed how this subculture dominated the mainstream. But it doesn’t end there.
Novels also played a huge part in the film industry. Successful films such as Die Hard, Rambo: Frist Blood, as well as Disney’s original Parent Trap were all based on novels. Die Hard is from Roderick Thorp’s Nothing Lasts Forever, Rambo: Frist Blood is from David Morrell’s First Blood, and Parent Trap is from the German novel Lottie and Lisa (Das doppelte Lottchen) by Erich Kästne.
In 2016, this trend continues. And why wouldn’t it? Comic books and novels especially young adult books have massive fans. If you are a comic book enthusiast and/or a book lover, below are films based on comics and novels which will be released this year.
The 5th Wave – January 20
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – February 5
Deadpool – February 12
Me Before You – March 4
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – March 25
Captain America: Civil War – May 6
Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass – May 27
X-Men: Apocalypse – May 27
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows – June 3
Allegiant – June 9
Warcraft – June 10
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) – July 1
Star Trek Beyond – July 22
Suicide Squad – August 5
The Girl On the Train – October 7
Gambit – October 7
A Monster Calls – October 14
Doctor Strange – November 4
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – November 18
Let It Snow – December 9
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – December 16
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – December 25
Nerve – No release date yet
Though not all of these are included in my top 10 movies to watch this 2016, I am still excited to see these on the big screen. But I do hope I have the time to watch as many as I can this year provided all will be shown in my country.