As the new year approaches, we see what we have to look forward to in the world of cinema for the upcoming year! We look at the big film events of 2015, and what might happen to the scenery of film over the next 12 months.
A dystopian future:
The dystopian film scene is at its peak right now, and with many more films coming next year it shows no signs of slowing down…
The Mockingjay ends.
The hugely successful Hunger Games series draws to a close with Katniss’ final fight against the Capitol in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
I look forward to: seeing how one of the best YA film franchises of all time draws to a close.
It will be interesting to see: what happens to the career of much-loved Jennifer Lawrence once The Hunger Games is over. Can she keep her A-list status or will she fall by the wayside like (arguably) the Twilight cast?
Other dystopian series’ move into the next stage of their stories – with Veronica Roth’s Insurgent and James Dashner‘s Maze Runner: Scorch Trials hitting our screens.
I look forward to: seeing how these books are portrayed. Particularly look out for The Scorch Trials as that is an incredible book, and Insurgent is as good as Divergent on paper.
It will be interesting to see: if either of these films are able to fill the void left by The Hunger Games in the market.
The Year of the reboot
Two big films coming out next year are Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Both receiving a lot of attention already – these are sure to be big movies!
I look forward to: seeing how big these films can get. Star Wars VII in particular is surely going to be one of the box office successes of the year.
It will be interesting to see: What the average age of viewers will be. Will this be more for the fans of the original films, or will it appeal to more young fans, unaware of their previous successes?
If there’s one thing bigger than Dystopia at the moment, it’s superheroes. They’re everywhere, especially after the successes of The Avengers, Cristopher Nolan’s Batman and the recent Guardians of the Galaxy. The next few years will see Marvel and DC really flexing their muscles in the fight for geek supremacy.
Marvel will make the first move with Avengers: Age of Ultron and a reboot of The Fantastic Four with a fresh young cast. They are also introducing the relatively unknown Ant-Man to the movie scene.
I look forward to: seeing how big The Avengers can get, especially ahead of their ‘civil war’ style movies between the heroes.
It will be interesting to see: How DC will respond, especially since they seem relatively quiet in 2015.
A few successful comedies are getting sequels next year, with Ted 2, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 all gracing our screens in 2015.
I look forward to: watching these films, full stop. I’m most looking forward to seeing Hot Tub Time Machine 2!
It will be interesting to see: if these films live up to the success of their previous – something comedies usually struggle to do.
Other films in 2015 to look out for:
Spectre: The latest in the James Bond franchise, starring Daniel Craig.
The Hateful Eight: A western, directed by Quentin Tarantino and with a strong cast to boot.
Peanuts: Snoopy and Charlie brown get brought into the 21st century in this much anticipated animation.
Minions: The little yellow fun-balls get their own spin-off from the Despicable Me series.
Tomorrowland: A Disney film with an interesting plot and good cast, will either be a huge misfire or a unexpected success.
Ex-Machina: a relatively small British film, should be one of the surprise successes of the year.
Fifty Shades of Grey: The phenomenally successful book brings love and lust to the big screen.
Have I missed something? Let me know!
And of course, have an awesome 2015!