New Star Trek, Star Wars and Harry Potter adventures are among the sci-fi, fantasy, animated and action treats heading to theaters in the coming year.
Captain America: Civil War
There's a rift among Marvel's mightiest as Chris Evans' Captain America faces off against Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man. Hero Black Panther makes his big screen debut, while Spider-Man finally joins the official Marvel cinematic universe.
In another superhero scrap, DC's man of steel, Henry Cavill, faces off against dark knight Ben Affleck in Zack Snyder's in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Also along for the ride are Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred the butler and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
Simon Pegg is on co-writing duties, and "Fast and Furious" director Justin Lin directs the action at warp speed for the third in the rebooted Trek series. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana are joined on their continuing mission to explore strange new worlds by Idris Elba and "Kingsman" star Sofia Boutella.
Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin return to the 1996 alien invasion hit. Jeff Goldblum is back, pictured above being photo-bombed by co-star Liam Hemsworth. Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner also return, but Will Smith won't be welcoming anybody to earth this time round.
A lineup of villains from the pages of DC Comics join forces for a suicide mission against Jared Leto's Joker. Will Smith, Cara Delevingne and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje are on the team along with Margot Robbie as cosplay favorite Harley Quinn.
Hotly anticipated comic book action with Ryan Reynolds as the fast-talking "merc with a mouth," Wade Wilson. Oscar-winning animator Tim Miller, the man behind the stylish opening sequences of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "Thor: The Dark World," makes his directorial debut. Very adult carnage ensues.
The ninth X-Men movie sees Marvel's heroes face off against Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant, played by "Star Wars" star Oscar Isaac (pictured above with blue on his face). James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence lead the cast of multiple mutants.
Speaking of Marvel stars, it doesn't get much hotter than Guardian of the Galaxy Chris Pratt and X-Woman Jennifer Lawrence in this original story of space travellers thawed out early from cryogenic sleep. "The Imitation Game" director Morten Tyldum is in charge.
Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are both bringing feature-length films to Netflix in 2016. Jolie's next directorial outing is an adaptation of harrowing memoir "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers" for the streaming service. And Pitt stars as a general embroiled in the Afghanistan conflict in real-life-inspired political comedy "War Machine", directed by David Michôd.
Roald Dahl's beloved children's tale of snozzcumbers and gizzardgulpers gets the live action treatment from Steven Spielberg, with Mark Rylance as the big friendly giant, Bill Hader as The Bloodbottler and Jemaine Clement as The Fleshlumpeater.
Disney continues its run of live action-ifying its library of animated classics. Jon Favreau directs with Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken lending their voices.
This one's a sequel to Tim Burton's movie "Alice in Wonderland" based on the Lewis Carroll classic, starring Mia Wasikowska, with Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman, Michael Sheen and Barbara Windsor lend their voices.
Michael Bay's mean green merchandise machine shells out again, with fan favorite villains Bebop and Rocksteady joining the antics. Megan Fox returns as April O'Neil, while Johnny Knoxville and wrestler Sheamus are among the voices
Remember Angry Birds? "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage is joined by "Saturday Night Live" stars Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader as they lend their voices to the big-screen animated versions of the furious fowl from 2009's most vexed mobile game.
Fans of the game will recognize the voices of James Arnold Taylor as mechanic Ratchet and David Kaye as escaped robot Clank, not to mention Jim Ward as Captain Qwark. Paul Giamatti, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone also lend their voices.
Inspired by the John Carpenter classic "Starman," Jeff Nichols directs "Boardwalk Empire" star Michael Shannon and "Star Wars" baddie Adam Driver, pictured above left showing some love to his "Force Awakens" co-star Oscar Isaac.
Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones have a craggy-old-man-off as Alice Eve and Gal Gadot (pictured above) star alongside Ryan Reynolds in a tale about a death row inmate implanted with superspy knowledge.
Chris Pine and Casey Affleck face disaster on the high seas in this 3D recounting of the true-life Pendleton rescue of 1952, when US Coast Guard crewmen heroically battled to save the crews of two stricken oil tankers.
Firebrand director Oliver Stone directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the true-life story of Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked classified information about government surveillance to the media. Zachary Quinto and Nicolas Cage co-star.
Tim Burton and Jane Goldman, writer of "Kingsman", "Kick Ass" and "X-Men: First Class" send Eva Green (pictured above in Penny Dreadful), Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson to a mysterious island in this adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel.
Lauren Cohan, pictured above dodging the undead in "The Walking Dead", is in horror territory once again as a nanny who discovers the young boy she's hired to look after is actually a porcelain doll. Creepiness ensues.
"Game of Thrones" and "Hunger Games" star Natalie Dormer can't see the woods for the trees in this macabre horror set in Aokigahara, a reputedly haunted real-life forest at the base of mount Fuji in Japan where many people have ended their own lives.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a group of rebel spies attempt to steal the plans for the first Death Star. Wonder how that will end... "Godzilla" helmer Gareth Edwards directs Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk.