2015 – The year of the sequels?
2015 will see the release of MARVEL’s latest offering “ The Avengers: Age of Ultorn”.The release date for this highly anticipated movie is May the 1st 2015. Next to the usual favourites the film features two new superheroes Quicksilver who is played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Scarlet Witch who is played by Elisabeth Olson. At this years Comic Con director Joss Whedon mentioned that the main villain Ultron is “already in the house”. In other words, we have already met him as part of the Marvel Universe that exists so far! Expectations are high for the sequel as the first avengers film remains the third highest grossing movie of all time.
The Hunger Games returns to our screens with the final instalment set to be released at the end of November 2015. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” will send Katniss on a psychological roller coaster and bring the franchise to a dramatic close. So far all of the movies, which are based on the book series by Suzanne Collins, have been huge hits so we have high expectations for the final one.
2015 indeed seems to be the year of the sequels as 2012 musical comedy Pitch Perfect brings out its second instalment entitled “Pitch Perfect 2”. No specific release date has been given yet, but we have been told that it is heading into the cinemas in 2015. So far all we know about the movie is that part of it will shoot in London and Kay Cannon, who wrote the original is back writing the script. If you liked the first movie or are a musical movie fan in general this is one to watch for you.
Of course, no year would be complete without a catchup with the ultimate super spy ”Bond, James Bond.” “Bond 24” is set to be released into cinemas in 2015. After making some space in his schedule, Sam Mendes returns as director, which means the creative expectations for Bond 24 will be high. With sports illustrated model Kate Upton and stunning actress Penelope Cruz rumoured to be possible choices for the prestigious ‘bond girl’ role, this is one movie we will definitely be looking out for!
Yet ANOTHER sequel which reaches our screens in December 2015 is “Avatar 2”. Six years after the original Avatar, it has been decided that the world needs a second instalment of the 2009 global phenomenon. With the first film being so successful the pressure is on for Avatar 2 to achieve similar success. If you enjoyed the first movie then this is definitely one for you to watch out for!
However, if none of these series’ sequels are of interest to you, don’t worry there’s lots of new movies too!
On the 19th of June 2015 Pixar are set bring out their new movie “Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’” which has been tipped to be one of the best animated films of 2015. Inside Out is an adventure in the mind of a 12 year old girl struggling with the typical teenage problems. The movie is set inside the young girls head and the characters represent her emotions. Sounds promising! We’re definitely placing this on our “Ones To Watch” list.
Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Snoopy are back. The last time they were on our screens was in 1980. “Peanuts” will be released on the 25th of November 2015, and to everyone’s surprise the movie will be in 3D. The plot is so far unknown but we’re expecting great things, because well, they are the Peanuts.
Most of us are familiar with the Disney classic “Cinderella” well, exciting news Disney fans a new version is heading straight for our screens on the 13th of March 2015. But if you’re picturing an updated animation of the popular story you’d be wrong! This will be a live-action take on the classic story starring Lily James. After updated versions of “Alice in Wonderland”, “Snow White” and “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” it will be interesting to see a new take on this classic tale.
Speaking of updated versions of classics Star Wars finds its way back on the big screen with “Star Wars Episode VII” set to be released in late 2015 . If done right Disney will be presented with a chance to re-release one of the biggest series of all time. However, Star Wars has a huge and devoted fan base, and there is no doubt that they will accept nothing but excellence. No pressure then!