Written by Christian James
For movie goers, the summer is right around the corner. Trailers are being released and spoilers are being rumored as movies plan to make their debuts. There was a great lineup in 2014, with “Godzilla”, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Boyhood” and more. For 2015, it looks like there will be plenty of great sequels, reboots, comedies and superhero movies to compete with last year. Below is a list of the top ten most anticipated films that’ll be hitting theaters come this summertime season.
Director Joe Wright, known for the Oscar winning “Atonement,” is the man behind “Pan”, a prequel to Disney’s beloved Peter Pan cartoon from 1953. What looks to be an extraordinary adventure, telling the story of how an orphaned boy from England came to Neverland and found his destiny to become the boy who wouldn’t grow up. The movie looks like it’ll be fantastic with the use of beautiful imagery and the story of how Peter Pan and Captain Hook came to be.
Directed by: Joe Wright Starring: Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller and Jimmy Vee Release Date: July 24
An original live action film by Disney about a young girl whose destiny is to save the world’s future. A plot that seems to be very popular amongst today’s movies aimed towards teenagers, such as “The Hunger Games”, “Divergent” and “Jupiter Ascending.” What will make “Tomorrowland” stand out from the rest is the amount of creativity and originality put into the film.
Directed by: Brad Bird Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie Release Date: May 22
8. Pitch Perfect 2
Anna Kendrick and the cast of “Pitch Perfect” are back for the sequel, and this time they’re stepping it up a notch by entering an international competition. You can’t go wrong when it comes to Kendrick’s voice and Rebel Wilson’s humor. Some fans of the original may be nervous with the typical terrible sequels to comedies, but with writers Kay Cannon and Mickey Rapkin, this sequel won’t be one to miss.
Directed by: Elizabeth Banks Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld Release Date: May 15
Paul Rudd enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the superhero “Ant-Man.” A superhero that has never been attempted with a live-action film, which can draw a lot of new fans. With the trailer showing some comedic one-liners and what looks to be exciting action, the movie seems like it’ll fit right in with the popular action-comedy style Marvel has been using.
Directed by: Peyton Reed Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Hayley Atwell Release Date: July 17
6. Fantastic 4
Rebooting “Fantastic 4” after Fox’s what-is-now-laughable attempt at the superhero team in 2005. Fox and Marvel seem to be giving a new light to the team with a darker feel and a superhero movie that’s more of a science fiction film. Which is exactly what they need to turn the “Fantastic 4” into a blockbuster hit, by creating a superhero movie unlike any other.
Directed by: Josh Trank Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Michael B. Jordan Release Date: August 7
5. Terminator Genisys
Every few years it seems another “Terminator” sequel is made, and normally it doesn’t take long for a movie franchise to become bad and even after four movies, this one hasn’t. The actors playing John Carter may change, but audiences can always count on Arnold Schwarzenegger to kick some ass. With some great looking action in the trailers, along with Schwarzenegger shown as three different terminators, “Terminator Genisys” looks like it’ll be a great time.
Directed by: Alan Taylor Starring: Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons and Jai Courtney Release Date: July 1
4. Mad Max: Fury Road
With Tom Hardy starring as Max and a trailer with beautiful cinematography and outstanding CGI, it looks like the reboot to the original trilogy starring Mel Gibson has a lot of potential. With villains that seem like they’ll be just as crazy and plenty of explosions, it’ll definitely feel like the same world as the original “Mad Max.” George Miller, the director of the original trilogy, might be outdoing himself with a work of art this summer.
Directed by: George Miller Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult Release Date: May 15
3. Inside Out
From Disney Pixar, “Inside Out” brings us an original story about the emotions in a little girls head. Although the main character is a young girl, the movie looks like it can be hilariously relatable for the whole family, by giving the audience a point of view from the emotions inside other character’s heads as well.
Directed by: Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen Starring: Diane Lane, Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling Release Date: June 19
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron
The sequel to “The Avengers” will, without a doubt, be the most anticipated superhero movie of the summer. The trailers have done a fantastic job of setting up for what looks like an unbeatable villain and a team that despite the first movie, still can’t get along. The action in the Marvel movies can always be counted on for a fantastic time and just like in the original, when Hollywood brings their superheroes together for one Blockbuster hit, they give audiences exactly what they were hoping for.
Directed by: Joss Whedon Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo Release Date: May 1
1. Jurassic World
There hasn’t been a “Jurassic Park” movie since 2001 and just like in the original three, audiences can expect everything to go wrong by placing humans on the same island as dinosaurs. Now that the park is open, a lot more suspense can be expected because of the hundreds of people who will be at the park when the dinosaurs begin roaming free. With Chris Pratt starring in what could potentially start a new trilogy, “Jurassic World” will be a movie for everyone.
Directed by: Colin Trevorrow Starring: Chris Pratt, Judy Greer and Ty Simpkins Release Date: June 12
So which movie Are you Excited to See this summer? Leave your comment