“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is set in 1926 New York. The movie follows Newt Scamander who has just completed a global search to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stop to compile everything, he might have come and gone without any incident were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and some of Newt’s beasts, which could spell trouble for the magical and muggle worlds. I'm really excited for this movie, even though the movie is set 70 years before Harry Potter was even born. Another reason is because J.K Rowling wrote the screenplay for all three movies. J.K. Rowling takes us on another adventure in “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” part 1 hits theaters Nov. 18, 2016. Part 2 following the release of part 1 will be released in 2017, part 3 in 2018.
“Suicide Squad” is a secret team of supervillains who have been imprisoned by the United States government. The team undertakes high-risk missions for the government in exchange for a pardon of all crimes. If they succeed in their mission, they live to fight another day, and get their sentences reduced. But if they fail they can just be written off, hence the name “Suicide Squad.” The villains in the movie consist of Will Smith as Deadshot, who is a skilled assassin, Jared Leto as Joker, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, who is the leader of the squad, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, who is a female version of the Joker; Jai Courtney as Boomerang, who is an ex-baseball player with a killer arm; Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, who is a pretty terrifying sorceress. This movie looks so good I can't wait till Aug 5, 2016, when it hits theaters.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” features Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Fearing that Superman's actions have been unchecked, Batman takes on Superman. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat Doomsday is created by Lex Luthor. It's up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences alongside Wonder Woman to stop Lex and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis. This movie hits theaters on March 25, 2016; Till then keep an eye on BettGrowl.org for updates and trailers.
“X-men: Apocalypse” is set in the 1980s, nearly a decade after “X-men: Days of Future Past.” A god since the dawn of civilization, the immortal Apocalypse is the first and most powerful mutant. After thousands of years being trapped in a forgotten prison in the desert, he recruits Magneto and other mutants to create a new world. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Charles Xavier and Raven lead a team of young X-men to stop their invincible nemesis from destroying mankind. X-men has always been one of my favorites. I can’t wait till May 27, 2016.
It has been more than five years since Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” took a the global box office with a gross of over $1 billion. Now the sequel “Alice Through the Looking Glass” heads to theaters on May 27, 2016. The sequel will find Alice returned to the world of Underland and discover that things are going very wrong. The Mad Hatter is “growing darker” and Alice is the only person who can save him. In order to prevent the loss of her friend, Alice seeks out Time himself, a creature who is part man, part clock. Despite the warnings telling her she won't be able to win a race against Time, Alice winds up going on a bit of time travel. During her travel through time, she encounters younger versions of the characters we know, and there will be some exploration into how we exactly came to know them. This movie is going to be a sequel but with the aspect of a prequel.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers, which includes Falcon, Vision, Ant-man, Scarlet Witch, and Spider-man, in their efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The proposal fractures the Avengers, resulting into two camps: one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference; the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.