If you think 2014 was a glorious year film-wise, wait until you see what’s in store for 2015. Aside from box office releases such as Terminator: Genisys, Furious 7, Cinderella, Jupiter Ascending, Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, The Revenant, Batman vs. Superman and more, here are ten of our favourite upcoming films for 2015.
Bond 24 & Bond Spectre Release date: November
The plot of this upcoming James Bond movie is being kept strictly under wraps, causing fans and critics alike to anticipate the title even more, especially remembering how Skyfall sort of left us hanging. Director Sam Mendes will also be directing the 25th film in the official James Bond series. This would make Bond 24 and Bond Spectre the second time in the official series where two Bond movies are directly connected.
Star Wars: Episode VII Release date: December
The Force will be with us once more as renowned director J.J. Abrams takes over the franchise for the first time in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Set 30 years following the events of Return of the Jedi, Episode VII will see Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford reprising their iconic roles as they introduce the new generation of actors and actresses for Episode VIII and IX.
Jurassic World Release date: June
22 years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), a new pre-historic themed park is now fully functional on Isla Nublar, as was originally envisioned by John Hammond. Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) will play the lead role alongside Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) and Ty Simpkins (Insidious).
Avengers – Age Of Ultron Release date: May
Earth’s greatest heroes unite once more to face Ultron, a new robotic super villain determined to destroy the Avengers. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and other original names from the first instalment will return in what director Joss Whedon promises to be “not just a rehash of what worked the first time”, but “a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself”.
Tomorrowland Release date:May
Starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson (Ask Me Anything), Tomorrowland is an original Disney science-fiction flick that involves time travel, fantasy and shared ideas. After several delays in its official announcement, it is astounding how Disney has managed to keep everything under wraps. Tomorrowland will be one of Disney’s biggest films of 2015.
St James Place Release date: October
Although the title may change, this upcoming thriller directed by Steven Spielberg will have Tom Hanks, Alan Alda (Wanderlust), and Amy Ryan (Devil’s Knot) star in a cold war-themed flick where an American lawyer is recruited by the CIA to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union. Being a Spielberg-Hanks collaboration, we strongly believe this movie deserves a place on this list.
Despite having no release date settled for 2015, the legendary Shakespeare play Macbeth will be directed by Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders) and feature Michael Fassbender and Marion Cottilard as the usurper king and his conflicted wife. This traditional medieval film has more than earned a spot on this list.
After successfully directing some of the most memorable sci-fi mysteries, such as Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982) and the recent Prometheus (2012), director Ridley Scott is back with The Martian, an intriguing story of an astronaut shipwrecked on Mars and his struggle for survival. Matt Damon is portraying the astronaut, with Jessica Chastain and Jeff Daniels in supporting roles.
Continuing the adrenaline-filled espionage work of Ethan Hunt of the fictitious organization Impossible Mission Force, this fifth instalment of the franchise will feature Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and director Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) at the helm.
Assasin’s Creed Release date: August
Based on Ubisoft’s largely popular game of the same title, Assassin’s Creed is a sci-fi action adventure where a bartender is involved in a machine that allows him to relive memories of his ancestors-most of whom were assassins-in order to locate a powerful artefact. Michael Fassbender will play the lead role.