Action Movies 2016 – Release Dates and Plot Details

Independence Day Resurgence Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum stars in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24, 2016)

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Liam Hemsworth, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Angelababy, William Fichtner, and Sela Ward
The Plot: We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (October 21, 2016)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Austin Hebert, Patrick Heusinger, Aldis Hodge, and Holt McCallany
The Plot: Per author Lee Child’s official website – “Reacher has made his way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. He’s there to meet—in person—the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to contemplate.

When threatened, you can run or fight. Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.”

Natalie Portman in Jane Got a Gun
Natalie Portman in ‘Jane Got a Gun’

Jane Got a Gun (January 29, 2016)

Starring: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich, Rodrigo Santoro
The Plot: A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.

John Wick 2 (TBD 2016)

Starring: Keanu Reeves
The Plot: The further adventures of no longer retired hitman John Wick.

Legend of Tarzan Poster

The Legend of Tarzan (July 1, 2016)

Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, John Hurt, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent, and Christoph Waltz
The Plot: It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

Gerard Butler in London Has Fallen
Gerard Butler stars in the action film ‘ London Has Fallen’

London Has Fallen (March 4, 2016)

Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Sean O’Bryan, Charlotte Riley, and Waleed Zuaiter
The Plot: The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.

The Magnificent Seven (September 23, 2016)

Starring: Matt Bomer, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Vincent D’Onofrio, Haley Bennett, Byung-hun Lee, and Peter Sarsgaard
The Plot: Seven gunslingers band together to help a villagers take on thieves.

Masterminds Movie Character Posters

Masterminds (September 30, 2016)

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, and Jason Sudeikis
The Plot: David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime.

Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash…only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney (Jason Sudeikis), and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.

Mechanic Resurrection Poster with Jason Statham

Mechanic: Resurrection (August 26, 2016)

Starring: Jason Statham, Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Alba, and Michelle Yeoh
The Plot: The Mechanic thought he’d escaped his former deadly life and disappeared. But now somebody’s found him, and kidnapped the woman he loves. Neither one of them will get out alive unless he completes a diabolical list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world.

Ellie Bamber Bella Heathcote Lily James Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Ellie Bamber (Lydia), Bella Heathcote (Jane), Lily James (Elizabeth), Millie Brady (Mary) and Suki Waterhouse (Kitty) in Screen Gems’ ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ (Photo © 2015 CTMG, Inc)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (February 5, 2016)

Starring: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Jack Huston, and Charles Dance
The Plot: A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (December 16, 2016)

Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed
The Plot: Producer Kathleen Kennedy says Rogue One “takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe. It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know.”

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond (July 22, 2016)

Starring: Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zach Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban
The Plot: The crew of the Enterprise are stranded on a hostile planet and must survive a new alien threat.

Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel (July 29, 2016)

Starring: Matt Damon, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones, Julia Stiles, and Alicia Vikander
The Plot: Not confirmed yet.

World of Warcraft Poster

Warcraft (June 10, 2016)

Starring: Travis Fimmel, Toby Kebbel, Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Rob Kazinsky, and Clancy Brown
The Plot: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

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