6 Characters We're Excited to Make Their Live-Action Movie Debut in 2016

This year is destined to be a big one for fans of comic book films. Marvel Studios and DC/Warner Bros. are both taking their respective franchises to the next level, with Captain America: Civil War and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, the coming months will bring a number of fan-favorite characters to life on the big screen for the very first time.

5. Bebop and Rocksteady, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows


Bebop and Rocksteady in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Bebop and Rocksteady in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Ever since the early 1990s, fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have wanted to see these two characters make their live-action debut. Alas, it was not to be, as 1991 release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze opted to include Tokka and Rahzar instead due to legal issues. Now that the franchise has clearance to do so, Gary Anthony Williams and Stephen Farrelly will play Bebop and Rocksteady, respectively, using motion-capture technology when the new film arrives on June 3. Introduced in the 1980s animated series, the characters are traditionally henchmen of the Shredder, a connection that will probably come to light in the film as well. Moreover, recent reports indicate that classic TMNT baddie Krang is also joining in on the fun. It's a great time to be a fan of the characters.