2015 has come to a close. Looking back, it was full of so many great nerdy times. We got a new Avengers movie, we got the massive dose of fun that was Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the arrival of more superhero shows than we could shake a stick at. It seems like 2015 was a big year for geeks. But there’s no need to mourn when there’s so much to look forward to! 2016 looks like it will be an even bigger year for fans of all kinds. So without further ado, let’s take a look at what I believe will be some of the biggest geekgasms this year will have to offer. Commenters, feel free to chime in with geeky events that have you excited for 2016!
January 21 marks the premiere of the first official crossover of all the DC Comics shows airing on the CW right now. In Legends of Tomorrow, the time traveling Rip Hunter will bring together a team of heroes to fight Vandal Savage- a team that includes the likes of Firstorm, The Atom, White Canary, Heat Wave, Captain Cold, Hawkgirl and Hawkman. If you’re a fan of Arrow or The Flash, you’ll probably be pretty interested in this!
The Merc with a Mouth is crashing into theatres on February 12. The cinematic version of Deadpool played by Ryan Reynolds looks to be just as irreverent, fourth wall breaking and wacky as the comics version. There have been a lot of side-splitting trailers, including one that takes a pot-shot at the disasterous depiction of Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This version definitely won’t have his mouth sewn shut!
The battle between two of the world’s biggest superheroes is set for March 25, but what I’m looking forward to most about the movie is the official debut of Wonder Woman in a DC movie. It’s been a long, long time coming. Fingers crossed that they do her justice! This movie is also a pretty big milestone in other ways too, as it’s the first time we’ll really see DC Comics heroes sharing the same screen…ever. This will be our official introduction to the shared DC Cinematic Universe.
The beloved Capcom series about the spiky haired lawyer who likes to point a lot will finally get an animated adaptation in April. Considering that Ace Attorney has already gotten manga, musical and live action movie adaptations, an anime version seems like it shouldn’t have taken this long to debut. Here’s hoping it does the games justice and we get to see Phoenix cross-examine a parrot in full, animated glory!
In addition to the anime, a new Ace Attorney game is being released during the year too. It’s going to feature Phoenix doing his thing in a brand new setting, a mysterious country run by mystics, while Apollo Justice and Athena Cykes hold down the home fort.
DC may have Batsy and Supes facing off, but Marvel is not to be outdone when it comes to having heroes go head to head! On May 6, Captain America and Iron Man are going to face off over differences of opinions on the government regulating superheroes and even more importantly, what fate will befall Cap’s formerly brainwashed BFF Bucky Barnes.
This movie will also be the debut of the Black Panther into the MCU. The staff of the movie have promised T’Challa’s role is more than a cameo and that he will have an agenda that doesn’t quite align with either Cap or Iron Man.