2015 is set to be a great year for movies! We have massive sequels, reboots and remakes hitting the cinemas and January is always the perfect time to look ahead, get excited, scared, anxious and nervous for all the movies scheduled for release on the daunting movie slate ahead. We compiled the movies we most look forward to into 3 categories, those we are most excited about, most nervous about, and those we feel nobody is talking about.
- Top 10 Movies Coming 2015 We Are Most Excited About
- 8 Movies Coming 2015 We Are Most Nervous About
- 8 Great Movies Coming 2015 Nobody Is Talking About
Here’s our Top 10 Movies Coming 2015 We Are Most Excited About:
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Really, no other film could be number one. Force Awakens will generate more anticipated, adrenalin, geek-love and excitement than any other film we know of. This is the huge relaunch of the STAR WARS saga, and the start of what should become a multi-billion dollar series of films which, hopefully, will be more in line with the original trilogy than the prequels. While some have questioned J. J Abrams as the choice to kick off the new series, the teaser trailer was great, and who isn’t excited to see Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher once again play Luke, Han & Leia? Add to that the intriguing new cast (including John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver) and we’ve got a movie that just may make a few (billion) bucks.
Check-out all our Star Wars: Force Awakens news archives here.
2. Mad Max Fury Road
Well, it only took thirty years, but George Miller has finally made another Mad Max film, with Fury Road being set between The Road Warrior and Thunderdome. Tom Hardy seems like the ideal guy to dust off Max’s one-armed leather jacket and terrorize the Australian Outback in souped up, post-apocalyptic cars. The trailers for this are absolutely jaw-dropping and Fury Road is really looking like the movie to beat this summer. Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and original Mad Max villain Hugh Keays-Byrne (formerly The Toecutter, but playing a different part here) round out the cast.
3. Fast and Furious 7
Another sequel that would have come out in 2014, but in this case the delay has absolutely nothing to do with Fast and Furious 7‘s perceived quality. Instead, it’s the sad result of actor Paul Walker’s tragic death, with the filmmakers having to rethink this, the seventh installment of the franchise, to give his character, Brian O’Connor a fitting send-off. It’s crazy how huge these movies have gotten, with Fast Five reworking the series into a Mission: Impossible-style series of mega-action movies.
Universal is obviously high on these, and I can’t disagree as the last two movies were really fun. All of your favorites are back, with Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewester and more re-teaming to take on the brother of Fast and Furious 6’s villain, played by none other than Jason Statham. Apparently Diesel’s been training like crazy with co-star Tony Jaa, so hopefully we’ll get the epic Statham versus Diesel throw down we’ve all been waiting for.
Here’s the first trailer.
4. Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
After the Avengers made a billion or so dollars, (1.5 actually) a follow-up seemed like a given, even though the last film made pretty much the entire cast megastars. Everyone’s back in Avengers: Age of Ultron with no holdouts (no doubt thanks to the iron-clad Marvel contracts). Joss Whedon is back at the helm, before passing the baton to The Winter Soldier’s Russo Brothers, who now seem to be taking over as the brain-trust behind Marvel. Age of Ultron is the conclusion of Marvel Phase 2, with 2016 bringing us the Civiil War saga. Given how dark that gets, it must be kicked off by some pretty heavy carnage by the time new baddie Ultron (voiced by James Spader) is through.
5. Hateful Eight
For a while it looked like The Hateful Eight was never going to get made, with director Quentin Tarantino famously launching a lawsuit after his script got leaked. Luckily, the project is back on track, with Tarantino shooting it in old-school 70MM and making it a Roadshow-style western, albeit a very Tarantino-esque one. The cast for this is outstanding, with Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Demián Bichir, Walton Goggins (yes!) and Michael Madsen making for an extremely badass cast of characters.
The Hateful Eight have officially assembled as production begins on the latest film from Academy Award-winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino. Leading man Samuel L. Jackson took to Twitter today to share a behind the scenes look at the cast getting ready for filming. Channing Tatum is missing from this image, as it was confirmed recently that he will in fact also play a role.
It finally looks like we will get a great Pan movie. Forget about all the recent iterations that flooded our cinemas, this Pan movie will be one to remember. Hugh Jackman is officially cast as Black Beard . “Hanna” director Joe Wright will serve behind the lens, with a script penned by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti is producing under his Berlanti Productions banner while Sarah Schechter will oversee for the studio. “Inside Llewyn Davis” actor Garrett Hedlund was offered the role of Captain Hook in the title.
The film is set to be released on July 17, 2015.
7. James Bond – Spectre
Spectre is an element of the James Bond mythos that hasn’t been on screen in quite a while due to an ongoing legal battle, but it seems the dust has settled and this year’s Bond flick is bringing it back in style. Though the classic villain known as Blofeld hasn’t been confirmed, it’s possible the studio is playing a John Harrison/Khan sort of game with Christoph Waltz’s Franz Oberhauser. In any case, Spectre finds Bond (Daniel Craig) investigating the organization known as Spectre while the new M (Ralph Fiennes) tries to secure the future of MI6. Joined by Bond newbies Monica Bellucci, Dave Bautista, and Andrew Scott, along with returning cast Naomie Harris and Ben Winshaw, Spectre is sure to delight Bond fans everywhere.
If Spectre is as good as Skyfall, it’ll be one of the year’s very best films. Sam Mendes is back at the helm with Interstellar’s Hoyte van Hoytema taking over as cinematographer. Naturally Daniel Craig is back, as is Ralph Fiennes, Naomi Harris, and Ben Whislaw as the new M, Miss Moneypenny and Q, respectively. As for the babes, Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci both strike me as ideal Bond Girls.
8. Mission Impossible 5
These days few people are quite as daring as Tom Cruise. Compared to Furious 7 Diesel and co. will likely be generously aided by CGI, Cruise is still risking his neck for real, with him looking to outdo his Ghost Protocol Dubai tower stunts in Mission: Impossible 5. The Mission: Impossible movies are always fun and Cruise is not one to turn out a mediocre film, so I think we can be reasonably assured that this – the fifth installment of the franchise – is going to be a good one. Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and more return for more fun (where’s Paula Patton?). Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) directs. The only thing is that the December 25th release date is a little too close for comfort to Star Wars.
Don’t be surprised if this one gets bumped into 2016.
Attach Brad Bird’s name to anything and we’ll be on board, but throw in George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Damon Lindelof, and an imaginative plot based on one of Disney’s greatest theme park attractions, and excitement goes through the roof. Tomorrowland will be Bird’s first directorial effort since 2011’s Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol (his first live-action directorial venture), and it’s looking like this project ups the ante in every way. Though we’ve only seen a brief snippet courtesy of the teaser trailer, Tomorrowland promises a big, imaginative adventure that Disney is so adept at delivering.
10 . The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Fans disappointed by the incomplete nature of The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1 are promised a very satisfying, blockbuster-sized conclusion to the popular YA series.
Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) aims to permanently put an end to President Snow and his white rose delivery service, just as soon as she figures out what to do with a brainwashed, murderous Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). While fans of the books already know how the story ends, that won’t stop them from paying tribute (pun so intended) at the box office.