Since movie adaptations play a big part in the book world, I thought I’d make a list with my most anticipated ones that are coming out in 2016. This list is in chronological order and includes adaptations of novel as well as comic books, because let’s be honest, superhero movies are freaking awesome and make up almost half of this list.
1. The 5th Wave (January 22nd)
The 5th Wave is a YA novel by Rick Yancey that I read in 2014 and really, really enjoyed. I was extremely excited when they started filming the movie to it, but sadly, the reviews from the countries where it’s already been released aren’t as good as I was hoping they’d be. I’m still looking forward to seeing the movie and form an opinion of my own on it!
2. Deadpool (February 12th)
Oh, Deadpool. After the fail that was the Fantastic Four reboot in 2015, 20th Century Fox is back with another chance at a Marvel movie. The trailers for Deadpool look awesome and even though I most likely won’t be able to see the rated R version of this movie, it is probably in my top 3 most anticipated releases of this year and I can’t wait anymore!
3. Me Before You (March 4th)
The adaptation to an adult book, which I have not read yet but have heard fantastic things about. I’m definitely planning on reading this before the movie comes out. A movie with Emilia Clarke and Matthew Lewis!! This better be good.
Also, I’m pretty sure that the release date will be pushed back because March 4th is in less than 2 months and there still isn’t even a trailer (if I’m correct).
4. Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice (March 25th)
The second installment in the DC Extended Universe, sequel to Man of Steel and cinematic debut of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (what I’m probably most excited about)!!!
5. The Jungle Book (April 15th)
The Jungle Book. With real actors and (what looks like) real animals. This screams “awesome”. I’m enjoying Disney’s real-life adaptations and I’m looking forward to seeing this one!
6. Captain America: Civil War (May 6th)
Honestly, this is more of an Avengers movie than a Cap solo one, but that’s okay, because we’re getting a bunch of awesome (and new) characters. Also, the storyline’s great. As Chris Evans said, “no one is right and no one is wrong”, this is not good vs. bad. I don’t know who’s side I’m on, I’ll decide that while watching the movie. I do know that Steve will probably die and that makes me sad.
7. Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 27th)
The Alice in Wonderland movie was great. Better than the book. I don’t know if I’m gonna read Through the Looking Glass but if the movie is anything like its prequel, it will be a fun time.
8. Suicide Squad (August 5th)
Possibly my most anticipated adaptation and movie in general of 2016. A bunch of bad guy get the change to work for the government in order to have their prison sentences shortened. HARLEY QUINN ON THE BIG SCREEN, I’M READY. Also, I’m really looking forward to seeing Jared Leto’s Joker.
9. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (November 18th)
A movie set in the Wizarding World. A screenplay written by J. K. Rowling. Do I really need to say anything else?
10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (December 25th)
Last but definitely not least, the adaptation to the wonderful book by Ransom Riggs. Let’s be real, this book will be hard to translate onto the big screen. But Tim Burton is directing it and if someone can do it correctly, it’s him; I can’t imagine a better director for this movie.
This is my list of the book-to-movie (and comic-to-movie) adaptations that I’m most looking forward to this year! Leave me a comment with yours 🙂