We’re continuing to look forward to 2015, and this year looks to be a great one for movies. There’s a lot coming to theaters this year, including some new superhero flicks, reboots, remakes, and redux galore, and some soon-to-be fan-favorite new franchises, promising a well-rounded and fun time at the movies. Here’s the top 10 films we’re most excited to see in 2015.
10: The Fantastic Four
Fox has gotten a lot of flack for this movie, and most of it is well-deserved. The cast is different, the rumored plot is weird, the rumored characters are even weirder, but I’m stoked to see this film. We’re either going to see an I told you so train wreck, or a pleasant surprise, but either way it’s going to be interesting. The Fantastic Four drops on August 7th.
9: Jurassic World
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard lead the cast as we revisit the famous dinosaur theme park, and one of the coolest movie franchises of all time, with Jurassic World. The first Jurassic Park film was a breakthrough in movie magic, but the franchise has stumbled since, and Jurassic World looks to be the breath of fresh air the series desperately needs. Making smart dinosaurs sounds like a bad idea, but seeing this on opening day is going to be a good one. In theaters June 12th.
The 24th (Yes 24th!!) installment of the James Bond series of films is on its way this year, and if Spectre holds true to the successful formula used for the last two installments of the franchise it’s going to be an amazing film. I’m not sure that introducing an entire terrorist organization is good timing seeing that Craig may be out after this film, but I haven’t seen a bad Bond film yet, and I don’t plan on doing it this year either. I’ll be seeing this on November 6th.
District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp knows how to tell a good story, and despite that latter film not reaching the success as the former, Chappie is going to rock. There’s so many feels just in this trailer that I expect some tears to fall into my popcorn box when I see this one on March 6th.
6: Terminator Genisys
The best part of the entire Terminator franchise has always been the crazy twists and paradoxes in time that they create. It’s the main reason I believe that Terminator Salvation was a failure, and it seems that the franchise has learned this lesson, because Genisys looks to kick the time travel fun up a notch or two. The other fun parts of this series is the over-the-top action, but we’ll certainly get that. It’s out July 1st.
5: Inside Out
From the current undisputed King of Animation Studios comes a story so different and potential that there’s no way this isn’t going to be an amazing film. Set in inside the head of a young girl named Riley, her emotions – Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness – come to life as animated characters, and I simply cannot wait to see Pixar’s take on this. An all-star cast, an impeccable track record, and a plot with a ton of potential puts my butt in that seat come June 19th.
4: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The 7th installment of one of the greatest film franchises of all time finally comes out this year, and this film not only has a lot of buzz and hype associated with it, but it’s got just as much to prove. Will Episode VII wash the bad taste that was last trilogy out of the mouths of a patient populace, or will JJ Abrams pull another Star Trek on everyone and ruin yet another franchise for the foreseeable future? Only time will tell, and we’ll all be finding out come December 18th.
3: Mad Max: Fury Road
Of all the remakes and revisits this year, the one that’s got us most excited is Mad Max: Fury Road. The Mad Max franchise has been so very different from anything else, and Fury Road looks to be be trying to capture that mystique, and we so hope it does. Great cast, great director, and easily the most beautiful trailer I’ve seen in a long time. See this May 15th.
The ‘other’ movie coming from Marvel Studios this year, Ant-Man doesn’t have a lot going for it compared to Avengers. There is no tried and tested formula, no proven characters and relationships, and none of the fan love that comes along with 6+ movies worth of buildup. But none of that matters at all! Marvel has earned such a degree of trust among film-goers that I just can’t help but be overly excited for this movie. Ant-Man is out on July 17th.
1: Avengers: Age of Ultron
The mother, father, and great-grand uncle of 2015 movies, Avengers: Age of Ultron is at the top of most anticipated film lists, but it come rightly, and, hey, we’re a freaking comic book site first and foremost. We’ve been waiting for this film for decades, and finally the pages of Marvel Comics are coming to life in ways we only dreamed. The hype surrounding this film is vindication for a bunch of comic book Geeks who knew the awesome they had in their hands decades before Marvel Studios was even a glimmer in Joe Quesada’s eye. May 1st just can’t get here fast enough.