2015 Movie Preview

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With 2014 on its way out, the future looks bright for the cinemasphere. 2015 looks t be a landmark year for blockbusters, while some of the more interesting indies will reveal themselves in time. Here are the ten movies we’re most excited for over the next year.

 

 

 

Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2395427/Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel’s cinematic universe is about to reach another major climax. Ultron is coming. Joss Whedon returns to direct the sequel that promises to be way darker than its predecessor. Adding Elisabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson to the fray, as the miracle twins Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver, Age of Ultron looks to expand the universe into new directions. (May 1)

 

Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1964418/?ref_=nv_sr_2Tomorrowland

This one feels like it’s been a long-time coming. Brad Bird directs this action adventure for Disney that sees teenagers on the route of discovery in an alternate universe. Rising actress Britt Robertson stars with George Clooney, Judy Greer, and Hugh Laurie supporting her. But the true star is likely Bird, who is known for his high-octane action films and inventiveness. (May 22)

 

Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369610/?ref_=nv_sr_1Jurassic World

Don’t call it a reboot. The next Jurassic Park film has been in development hell for about a decade. But time looks to be on this franchise’s side. World looks to add a lot of new mythology to the series, with dinosaurs being created now and all. With Chris Pratt, 2014’s most bankable star, as the lead, this sequel has serious potential. (Jun. 12)

 

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2015 could be the year that Pixar returns to form and continues their string of imaginative and groundbreaking animated films. Ambitiously exploring the human mind, this one comes from Pete Doctor, the visionary director behind Up. Michael Arndt, writer of Toy Story 3, is behind the script, which proves that Pixar’s best minds are behind this one. (Jun. 19)

 

Photo Credit:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2814121/Meryl-Streep-virtually-unrecognisable-transforms-rock-chick-new-movie-Ricki-Flash.htmlRicki and the Flash

Meryl Streep plays an aging rock star who abandoned her family. Diablo Cody (JunoYoung Adult) is writing. Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the LambsPhiladelphia) is directing. In? Good, us too. Unfortunately, the film only started production in October, so there’s no poster or trailer yet, but we don’t have to wait that long for this one. (Jun. 26)

 

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The Sony hack has put some pretty negative rumors out there about James Bond’s 24th outing, but we’re still excited to see what’s next for 007. Why? Well, Sam Mendes is returning to direct and Christoph Waltz and Dave Bautista will be playing villains. There’s no trailer yet for this one, but the film is still practically a year away. (Nov. 6)

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

I know, the first part of the finale was the least satisfying Hunger Games movie to date. But the finale promises to be epic. With Panem in an all-out war, Katniss’ fight for peace has never been more dire. Expect big resolutions and an ending that fans of the books have called controversial. But at this point, there’s no way we’d miss it. No trailer or poster yet obviously, as the previous one is still making a killing at the box office. (Nov. 20)

 

Photo Credit:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2488496/?ref_=nv_sr_1Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This year is destined to be the year of Star Wars. J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy will roll out the seventh episode of the Star Wars chronology in 2015. With a cast of up-and-comers and old friends, The Force Awakens promises to be a nostalgia trip for long-time fans that will also serve as the opening of a brand new chapter for the saga. (Dec. 18)

 

Joy

David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence are teaming up again for a movie about Joy Mangano, the Long Island woman who invented the Miracle Mop. Leave it to the two of them to make that story overflowing with humor and an interesting character piece. It’s pretty far off so we don’t know much else besides that it co-stars Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Our tickets are already bought. (Dec. 25)

 

Silence

Martin Scorsese returns in 2015 with a film about 17th century priests in Japan. Based on a novel, Silence stars Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, and Adam Driver (who’s about to have a killer year). How a film so grounded in Christianity will play in an increasingly diversifying cinemasphere will be interesting. But Scorsese has proved that age has had no hindrance on his creativity. (TBA)

 

What movies are you most excited to see in 2015? Let us know in the comments!

 

By Matt Dougherty

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