This is a celebration of annual prediction, and also a little whimper of sadness about the state of unoriginal ideas flowing forth from Hollywood. With absolute confidence we can declare excitement for the films being released in 2016, alas, so many of them are sequels, spin-offs and remakes. Still, in that mix, there are a few original stories that will sleep early to become giants during awards season–a few are on this list. Without further ado, here are 12 of the most anticipated movies to be released in 2016… all spoiler free!
12. Zoolander 2
The wise team of marketing professionals at Paramount have scheduled Zoolander 2 at the perfect time of year. It will serve as an early 2016 release on Valentine’s Day weekend so happy couples everywhere may compromise. How can we not look forward to the exploits of Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson)? The film is set 10 years in the future, and Derek Zoolander has fallen into relative fashion obscurity. The plot of this one is likely paper thin, and the characters may not translate all these years later, when vapid personalities such as the Kardashians rule the world through social media, but people are certainly excited for some smart-dumb humor. It seems another company is attempting to submarine the business efforts of Derek and foe turned friend, Hansel. What will they do? Release Date: February 12, 2016