[Podcast] Most Anticipated Sci-Fi / Superhero Films of 2016 – Episode 79 – Monster Movie Podcast

On this episode of the Monster Movie Podcast we are taking a look at the most anticipated Sci-Fi and Superhero films of 2016. A bit of a stretch for a Monster Movie podcast certainly, but it is still a fun romp examining some exciting films coming our way full of aliens, mutants, fantastic beasts, lunatics and a fancy dressed Master of the Mystic Arts. Joining me tonight are some of my friends from various podcasts and fellow writers at Gruesome Magazine: Thomas Mariani, co-managing editor of OneofUs.net; Christopher G. Moore, award wining director; and, Joey Fittos contributing writer at Gruesome Magazine. Things get insane and the next hour and half move pretty fast, so hold on.

With this episode, Monster Movie Podcast returns after a brief hiatus. A lot has happened since we last chilled. The biggest news is that Doc Rotten and the Grue-crew from Horror News Radio have launched Gruesome Magazine. It is the launch of this horror movie website that is responsible for the return of this podcast. But not only re-igniting the inspiration to resurrect the show, but to also become a key factor in determining the content found within. For this episode, the grue-believers at the site replied to an online survey of 20 Sci-Fi and Superhero films from 2016 to derive the films we are going to discuss tonight AND the order in which they are ranked. If you are interested in participating and helping the show in the process head over to the Gruesome Magazine Patreon account for details.

Monster Movie Podcast
Episode 79 —  Top 10
w/ guest hosts Thomas Mariani, Christopher G. Moore and Joseph Fittos
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Generated by the terrific Grue-Believers over at GruesomeMagazine.com, my guest hosts and I present the top 10 most anticipated Sci-Fi / Superhero films of 2016.

  • 10 –  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (69%)
    Director: David Yates
    Writer: J.K. Rowling
    Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Katherine Waterson, John Voight, Gemma Chan, Dan Fogler
  • 09 – Star Trek Beyond (70%)
    Director: Justin Lin
    Writer: Simon Pegg & Doug Jung and Roberto Orci & John D. Payne & Patrick McKay
    Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba
  • 08 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (73%)
    Director: Zack Snyder
    Writer: Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer (based on characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and Bob Kane & Bill Finger)
    Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jena Malone, Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons, Laurnce Fishburne and Jesse Eisenberg
  • 07 – Midnight Special (76%)
    Director: Jeff Nichols
    Writer: Jeff Nichols
    Cast: Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon
  • 06 – Suicide Squad (79%)
    Director: David Ayer
    Writer: David Ayer
    Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Scott Eastwood, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis and many, many more
  • 05 – X-Men: Apocalypse (83%)
    Director: Bryan Singer
    Writer: Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris.
    Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Oscar Isaac, Olivia Munn and many, many more
  • 04 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (86%)
    Director: Gareth Edwards
    Writer: John Knoll, Chris Weitz, Gary Whitta
    Cast: Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna
  • 03 – Doctor Strange (94%)
    Director: Scott Derrickson
    Writer: C. Robert Cargill, Thomas Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer and John Spaihts
    Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • 02 – Captain America: Civil War (96%)
    Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
    Writer: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (inspired by the Marvel limited series written by Mark Millar)
    Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sabastian Stan, Paul Rudd, Tom Holland, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman and many, many more
  • 01 – Deadpool (99%)
    Director: Tim Miller
    Writers: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (based on the character created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza
    Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller and Ed Skrien



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Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.