Most Anticipated Movies of 2015


Evan McClure, Staff Writer

2014 was a great year for movies, with box office successes like Guardians of the Galaxy, excellent dramatic performances such as in The Imitation Game, and even great kids films like The Lego Movie. With the end of 2014, audiences are now looking ahead to the next movie releases of 2015. These movies are not listed in any certain order, and are not ranked.

Chappie: Neill Blomkamp’s (director of District 9, Elysium) third movie is about Chappie, the first robot who can think and feel for himself, and learns about his surroundings in the same way that a child does. The focus of the plot centers around his fight to survive when his life is threatened threat by Hugh Jackman’s character, who believes that AI’s are too unpredictable.  Chappie releases on March 6th.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2: The final installment of the massively popular young adult book and movie franchise, Part 2 focuses on Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) and District 13’s revolution against the dictatorial Capitol. It concludes the second half of the Mockingjay adaptation, and the entire Hunger Games book trilogy. The movie releases on November 20th.

Spectre: The 24th movie in the James Bond franchise, most of the details surrounding this movie are top-secret, but what is known is that Bond (Daniel Craig) chases a message from his past, and the new M (Ralph Fiennes) battles political forces to keep MI6 alive. Bond is led to uncover the secret organization called SPECTRE. Spectre releases on November 6th.

Avengers: Age of Ultron: The upcoming sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers, which was the highest-grossing movie of 2012, and the third highest-grossing movie worldwide of all time, this next movie has a lot to live up to. The plot begins when Tony Stark/ Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) launches a new peacekeeping program, and then things start to go downhill soon after. Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, and the rest of the Avengers assemble to once again fight to save the world from the titular villain, Ultron. Avengers: Age of Ultron releases on May 1st.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Set thirty years after George Lucas’ Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983), J.J. Abrams’ (director of Super 8, Star Trek Into Darkness) sequel to the original trilogy is anticipated to be one of the biggest science-fiction films in recent years. Hopefully this movie will not make the same mistakes as the prequel trilogy did. Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases December 18th.