Fall is traditionally a fantastic time for movie releases, with some real heavy blockbusters hitting the big screen around this time of year. Given the volume of great movies that are due for release in the coming weeks, is it possible to choose just one as the most anticipated movie of fall this year?
Asian and martial arts films aside, let’s take a closer look at some of the Hollywood contenders that are hoping to nab the title of the best movie of fall 2016. Let’s start with a biggie…
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Gareth Edwards – what have you done to the Star Wars name? All joking aside, this movie, coming out on December 14th, is going to be massive. Whether or not it can exceed the records set by its predecessor remains to be seen, but with the promise of more Darth Vader on screen – and the addition of COF favorites Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen – this first in a standalone Star Wars Anthology series is sure to pack out movie theatres for weeks after its release date.
Fresh from roles in the Hobbit movies, Black Mass and Zoolander 2, Benedict Cumberbatch returns to take on his most challenging role yet, that of Marvel comic’s Doctor Strange. This movie is the 14th to be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
That means that you can expect a cameo from at least one other Marvel super hero at some stage in the movie (not to mention a surprise role from one of my favorite martial arts stars, Scott Adkins). Coming this November, this movie is surely one to look out for.
The Girl on the Train
Based on the smash hit novel of the same name, The Girl on the Train busts into theatres in October. For those who have yet to read the book, the basic premise follows Rachael Watson (played by Emily Blunt) on her daily commute via the train service.
A web of mystery follows what should have been a normal morning. We refuse to give any more spoilers so you’ll have to catch it when it’s released for the full story.
Jack Reacher – Never Go Back
Tom Cruise returns as the one man wrecking crew that is Jack Reacher. Set four years after the ending of the first movie, Reacher returns to his old military unit, only to discover that he is being accused of a 16 year old homicide. Naturally, destruction will follow and lots of action is guaranteed. Look for this one in October.
Skipping Dan Brown’s follow up to The Da Vinci Code, in director Ron Howard’s vision, Inferno is the next movie in the Robert Langdon epic. Tom Hanks again reprises the role; with his character Robert Langdon suffering from amnesia. He must make his way across the entirety of Europe (with Rogue One’s Felicity Jones), while attempting to overcome a deadly plot. This one appears in cinemas on October 13th.
Based on the mega popular video game series, Michael Fassbender brings the Assassin’s to the big screen in a whole new adventure, which are all unrelated to the events of the video games. The back-story of the battle between the Templars and Assassin’s is, of course, present however. This one launches in December and is promised to be a sell-out. However if you are fond of video games we advise you to visit Apnet.com – Casino to find new online games. Or you can just wait when Assassin’s Creed appears on screen and enjoy your time.