What We’re Looking Forward To This Year

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  • From the best TV dramas and music around to Princess Charlotte turning one, here are the most anticipated events of 2016 according to w&h

    While we can’t predict what theyear has in store for you, we can promise that there will be some great entertainment and exciting events in your diary.

    Adaptations will continue to be huge news. 2016 will be the year that we finally get to see the live-action version of Ridyard Kipling story (and classic Disney cartoon) The Jungle Book. On top of this, we’ve got more from Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in astronomically popular BBC programme Sherlock. There will also continue to be the slew of comic book films that have been so popular over the last couple of years. No fewer than eight Marvel and DC comic adaptation films are in the works for cinematic release – Deadpool (X-Men spinoff with Ryan Reynolds), Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ben Affleck), Captain America: Civil War (Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson), X-Men: Apocalypse (Jennifer Lawrence), Suicide Squad (Will Smith), Gambit (Channing Tatum), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Sinister Six (cast as yet unconfirmed).

    That might sound exhustingly action-heavy, but there will be plenty on offer for people who prefer films with a romantic bent (How To Be Single, starring Dakota Johnson and Alison Brie) – as well as music dealing with love and emotions. Cue Adele’s major tour, where fans will be able to hear her sing of lost love, or love gone by, such as Hello. If you didn’t manage to get tickets when they were released, she has announced more US dates so we’ve got everything crossed for extra UK dates too. There will be more than just romantic history to dwell on in the next 12 months. ITV’s exciting drama, Victoria, will star Jenna Coleman as the Queen, and will hopefully fill the Downton-shaped hole in our TV schedules. Well, we can dream.

    Other relics we’ll encounter will be Eddy Monsoon and Patsy Stone, who are dusting off the Bolly for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Click through our gallery to see more of what’s happening in the upcoming year…