I know that there are some terrific movies hitting the film right now and over the coming weeks, but we cannot help but look ahead to the movies that are being filmed RIGHT NOW.

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

Of course, there are always movies being made all over the world but there are a handful - that are set to hit the big screen next year and in 2017 - that we are already super excited for.

Even though we still have a long wait for these films to finally make it to a cinema near us, we take a look at some of the movies currently shooting that I cannot wait to see. It really does look like it is going to be an exciting couple of years for film fans.

- Captain America: Civil War - released 29th April 2016

If there is one big blockbuster film that I am looking forward to next year then it is Captain America: Civil War. Civil War is the third solo film for Captain America and will see the iconic and much-loved comic book story brought to the big screen.

The movie will see Captain America and Iron Man go head to head as they are on different sides of a political argument about superheroes... does this mean the end of their friendship? What about the Avengers? I guess we are going to have to wait and see.

Filming is well underway on Civil War, but Anthony and Joe Russo are yet to reveal any little bits from the set to excite the fans. Civil War is the second consecutive Captain America movie for the Russo brothers - they steered The Winter Solider to both critical and commercial success last year.

Civil War is also set to boast one of the best cast lists for 2016. Chris Evans is back as Steve Rodgers, while Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Mackie are returning to the franchise as Black Widow and Falcon.

Robert Downey Jr is the big new addition to the cast list as he reprises the role of Iron Man and steps into this franchise for the first time. Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, and Paul Bettany are some of the other names we are going to be seeing in a Captain America film for the first time.

However, there are some new faces to watch out of as Martin Freeman and Daniel Bruhl are joining the ever-expanding Marvel universe. There are a whole host of Marvel movies coming our way over the next few years, and Civil War will give us our first glimpse of Chadwick Boseman and Tom Holland as Black Panther and Spider-Man ahead of their solo films.

It is going to be interesting to see how the Captain America story and character progress with all of these other characters involved and I can't wait to see how this movie helps set up Avengers: Infinity War. The Winter Solider was one of the biggest movies last year and I think Civil War is going to be even more successful at the box office. Could it be the first Captain America movie to break $1 billion?

- Ghostbusters - released 15th July 2016

Ghostbusters is a movie that just about everyone is talking about as Paul Feig is set to bring the franchise back to the big screen... but not as we remember it.

In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about bringing the Ghostbusters back to the big screen and next year we are going to see Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon are Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Patty Tolan, and Jillian Holtzmann.

Feig has been behind movies such as Bridesmaids, The Heat, and Spy during his career and I cannot wait to see him put his own spin on this well-known and well-loved franchise. This will also mark the fourth time that he has teamed up with McCarthy - they are proving to be quite the comedy team.

Feig revealed the character's names earlier this month, but the plot is being kept tightly under wraps. However, Feig has been posting images from the set to keep fans excited about the movie. It really does look like it is going to be a big hit of 2016.

Chris Hemsworth is set to take on the receptionist of Kevin in the film, while Andy Garcia and Michael Kenneth Williams are also on the cast list. It is great to see Hemsworth on board in a smaller role and Feig is poking a fun at gender roles: in many of these male dominated movies we see women playing the receptionist. It is great to see all that turned on its head and Hemsworth having some fun with it.

- Star Trek Beyond - 8th July 2016

Filming on Star Trek Beyond has just got underway and will be the third Star Trek film in this new franchise to hit the big screen.

However, it is all change in the director's chair this time around as Justin Lin has taken over from J.J. Abrams for the first time as he is working on Star Wars. Lin is no stranger to the big budget blockbuster with a series of the Fast & Furious films under his belt. This is his first feature film since the huge success of Fast & Furious 6 back in 2013.

There are plenty of familiar faces to watch out for as Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, and Karl Urban are back as Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Scott, Chekov, Sulu, and Bones.

It has already been announced that Idris Elba is the big new addition to the cast list. While his role has not yet been revealed, he is expected to play the film's villain. I can't wait to see him play a villainous role in a major blockbuster.

It was back in 2009 when Star Trek was brought back to the big screen by Abrams for a new generation of film fans. Star Trek Into Darkness followed in 2013 and introduced the iconic character of Khan. So far, the rebirth of Star Trek has been a big success and it will be interesting to see what direction Lin will take the new film in.

As well as being back as Scotty, Simon Pegg has teamed up with Doug Jung to pen the screenplay, while Abrams is still on board the project as producer.

We have already had some teaser images from the set but it's going to be a while until we get a first official image and even longer before we get an idea of what the plot is going to be.

- X-Men: Apocalypse - released 19th May 2016

Another blockbuster that I cannot wait to see next year is X-Men: Apocalypse as I am a HUGE fan of the X-Men franchise and always have been.

It was back in 2000 when director Bryan Singer brought X-Men to the big screen for the first time, before returning with X2 three years later. However, we had to wait until 2014 and X-Men: Days of Future Past before we saw him direct a movie in this franchise again.

The great new is Singer is back for X-Men: Apocalypse and it is promising to be one of the biggest instalments in the series so far... I really cannot wait to see these great characters make a triumphant return.

Ever since the cameras starting rolling on the movie, we have been treated to some great images from Singer and the movie was part of Comic Con in San Diego.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set to be the third film that looks at the younger X-Men and will see James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult reprise the roles of Charles Xavier, Magneto, Mystique, and Beast. We are also going to see Rose Bryne and Evan Peters return as Moira MacTaggert and Quicksilver.

There are also some big new additions as Oscar Isaac is Apocalypse, while Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smith-McPhee take over the roles of Jean Grey, Storm, Cyclops, and Nightcrawler.

For me, Days of Future Past was one of the best blockbuster movies to hit the big screen last year and I was excited for this new movie ever since it was announced that Singer was going to be at the helm. It already looks set to be one of the biggest movies of next year.

- Suicide Squad - released 5th August 2016

This year's Comic Con was packed with comic book movies for next year and Suicide Squad was one of the most anticipated. Warner Bros are slowly starting to build a comic film universe to rival Marvel and Suicide Squad is one of the 2016 films that just about everyone is talking about.

All year there has been excitement building around Suicide Squad and Comic Con saw the first trailer released for the film - it really does look set to be a dark and gritty watch.

David Ayer is in the director's chair for the first time since Fury as he helms a comic book movie for the first time. As well as being in the director's chair, he has also penned the screenplay and I am looking forward to seeing his interpretation of this popular comic.

2016 is set to be a year of great ensemble casts and Suicide Squad really is set to boast an impressive line-up. Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis are just some of the names on the cast list. We are also going to see Ben Affleck make a small appearance as Batman in the film; it will be his second outing as Batman next year as we are also going to see him in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.

It looks like Jared Leto is set to have the toughest job as he is going to take over the role of The Joker. It will be the first time that we have seen the character on the big screen since Heath Ledger won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in The Dark Knight. While it may be a tough act to follow, the trailer already suggests that Leto - who also has a Best Supporting Actor Oscar under his belt - has put his own stamp on this fascinating character.

- The Magnificent Seven - released 13th January 2017

One of the greatest Westerns of all time was released back in 1960 and was, of course, The Magnificent Seven. In 2017 we are going to see this classic movie re-imagined for the 21st century with Antoine Fuqua in the director's chair.

During his career we have seen Fuqua deliver movies such as Training Days, Olympus Has Fallen, The Equalizer and - more recently - Southpaw and I am excited about this filmmaker putting his own stamp on this iconic story.

John Lee Hancock and Nic Pizzolatto have come together to pen the script, which is based on the screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, and Hideo Oguni.

Back in 1960, The Magnificent Seven brought together a great cast as Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, and Robert Vaughn were all on board... another great cast list has been assembled. Denzel Washington reunites with Fuqua, while Chris Pratt, Matt Bomer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Byung-hun Lee, Cam Gigandet, and Peter Sarsgaard are all on board.

Sadly, we do have an even longer wait for The Magnificent Seven to hit the big screen as it is not set to be released until the beginning of 2017 - I have my fingers tightly crossed that it will be worth the wait.

The Western is a genre that we don't see on the big screen as often as we once did but we have been seeing a resurgence over the last few years.

- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - released 7th July 2017

Back in 2003 no one had any idea that Pirates of Caribbean was going to be the success it has been or that Jack Sparrow would be one of the most iconic characters created in the last decade.

Fast forward to 2015 and the franchise has grossed over $3.7 billion at the box office and a fifth film is currently being filmed. Filming is well under way on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and will see Johnny Depp return to the role of Jack Sparrow.

Dead Men Tell No Tales is the first POC film since Son Stranger Tides back in 2011 and will see Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg take over the helm of the franchise for the first time. Rønning and Sandberg grabbed everyone's attention back in 2012 with Kon-Tiki and this is their first film since that success - it is also the biggest film of their directing careers to date.

Depp is not the only familiar face to return as Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally and Stephen Graham are all also set to return. Orlando Bloom has also been linked with a role as the character of Will Turner - it will be the first time that we will have seen this character since At World's End.

Javier Bardem will play villain Captain Salazar, while Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, and David Wenham are some of the big new additions to the exciting cast list.

This time around, we are going to see Jack Sparrow on the hunt for the trident of Poseidon but is pursued by Captain Salazar, an old enemy.

The Pirate's of the Caribbean movies really are a lot of fun and I cannot wait to see Depp return to this great character once again. However, we will not be seeing Dead Men Tell No Tales until the summer of 2017.

- The Huntsman - released 22nd April 2016

Back in 2012 we saw Chris Hemsworth take on the role of the Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman... next year we are going to see this character get a spin off film of his own.

Since 2012, Hemsworth has become big box office and it doesn't surprise me that this is being taken advantage of with this latest filming. Hemsworth has been filming since the beginning of the summer and has been shooting extensively in the UK.

The Huntsman will see Cedric Nicolas-Troyan in the director's chair and is set to make his feature film directorial debut with this movie - he did work as second unit director on the first film so is no stranger to the story.

All we have talked about in this piece is the great casts that have been assembled for these movies and The Huntsman is going to continue that fine trend. Charlize Theron is set to reprise her role as Ravenna, while Sam Claflin and Nick Frost are also back as William and Nion.

Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt are the two big new additions to the cast list - however, those roles have not yet ben confirmed. The plot is also being kept a closely guarded secret at this moment in time.

I was quite a fan of Snow White and the Huntsman when it was released back in 2012 and I am interested to see where they take this prequel movie.

Other great movies being filmed right now include Independence Day: Resurgence, Ice Age: Collision Course, The Secret Life of Pets, and Zoolander 2.

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