A lot of film news has gone around in the past couple years. We’ve seen some great films and so many box office records broken. So much is going on in the film industry that we’re just being bombarded with so much great stuff (even though some don’t realize it). People say that Hollywood isn’t original anymore…well who cares about them? They’re stupid.
In upcoming years, we are in for such a party. 2015 in particular, is shaping out to be a HUGE year in cinema. With Disney buying out Lucasfilm last October, and many sequels to box office hits being scheduled to premiere in 2 years, we have to take notice of what we are truly in for.
After the first Avatar was released in 2009 and introduced the audience to the amazing new world of Pandora, fans were left wanting so much more. The world James Cameron had created has so many possibilities and has there is so much more to be explored. That is why James Cameron has announced new Avatar films all the way up to a fifth! Not to mention that the first Avatar also become the highest grossing film of all time worldwide, so this is ensured to be a box office hit.
The visually and philosophically epic film, Prometheus, astounded fans with its exploration into the future of humans and a new shocking (fantasy) story to the creation of man. It brought feelings about our existence that had never been explored before. What if we REALLY were considered worthless by our creator? After that crushing blow to our confidence as a species, Prometheus left us with the perfect cliff hanger ending, where we know we want more but the mystery is much more intriguing and thought provoking. Well this time more happens to be on the way with Prometheus 2. What’s funny is that we can’t even guess what’ll happen next because there are just way too many possibilities. All we know is that as a follow up it will be no short of mind blowing.
Untitled Pixar Film
Pixar Studios is one of the most original and unique group of film developers we’ve ever seen. Everyone of their films is amazing in it’s own right. Even though this one is untitled and we knew nothing about it so far, we’re still adding this to the list. I mean come on, it’s Pixar!
Pirates Of The Caribbean 5
After Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 in 2011, the series proved that Jack Sparrow hadn’t lost his touch with the audience even though stars such as Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley had moved on. The release date for this was just announced recently to much praise, making the internet go wild with joy.
The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay: Part 2
With the success of The Hunger Games last year due to it’s mass book following. Catching Fire comes out this year (2013) and is most likely going to be on the same level as it’s predecessor. The Hunger Games series is also following the recent trend of book adaption franchises like Harry Potter and Twilight by splitting it’s last film into two.
Untitled Hulk Film
After The Avengers came out in 2012 last year. Who was in the spotlight? HULK was. His amazing animation and the fact that they finally got the right actor to play him and Edward Norton being COMPLETELY out of the picture were key factors in his success and fame. This leaves us wondering how a Hulk film would be with the new Bruce Banner and many fans backing the film with utmost support.
Untitled Batman Reboot
After Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy ended last year with The Dark Knight Rises and comic book fans screamed “They finally got it right!”, DC and Warner Bros immediately caught on that people liked Batman. So what did they do? They immediately began working on a Batman reboot. It may seem a bit too soon considering that we waiting about a half a decade from Batman & Robin to Batman Begins, but still, Warner Bros is now taking Batman seriously and will try to get the second best people to give their take on Batman to a new audience. Second best people I say because Nolan & Co is the best and their go-to people nowadays.
Untitled Justice League Film
After Marvel put their Avengers Phase I into motion with the release of Iron Man all the way up to the major success of Avengers, DC and Warner Bros have been planning their superhero unity film for years. 2015 is the time. Nolan not wanting his Batman in the film isn’t holding them back anymore. Just one problem remains, Nolan doesn’t want his Superman in the film either. But you know anything is possible, Warner Bros does have control over Nolan no matter what. Don’t forget that.
The Avengers 2
The Avengers shattered box office records and became a MASSIVE hit across the world. Joss Whedon proved that film can achieve wonders even if you have about 7 main characters, also proving that too many characters wasn’t Spiderman 3′s downfall, but the fact that Sam Raimi just sucked. Whedon and the full cast plan on returning for Avengers 2, so everything should be good.
Star Wars: Episode VII
This is a tricky one right here. When Disney bought out Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion back in October 2012, they immediately announced Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. In other words, the Sequel Trilogy. Michael Arndt, who wrote Toy Story 3, is writing this one. The hunt for a director had been long and fierce as almost every single major director in Hollywood turned down offers or rumors… that was until the man behind the modern Star Trek films and TV shows like Lost and Person Of Interest, JJ Abrams accepted the directing offer. Our prayers have been answered. Get ready for an amazing film people.
This one also is going to be connected to the Avengers universe. Joss Whedon is overseeing everything in the Avengers universe from now on, so every Marvel film from now on is guaranteed to be a hit.
Untitled Fantastic Four Reboot
After Fantastic Four sucked majorly… then they made a sequel to it which sucked majorly again, fans were outraged. Well now, a reboot is coming. Again, Avengers did great with 7 main characters. If written correctly, this can be amazing.
The Adventures Of Tintin: Prisoners Of The Sun
This is one you wouldn’t really expect to be on the list. But to be honest, all of us here at Retrospect Realm LOVED The Adventures Of Tintin. Middle-earth god Peter Jackson and film godfather Steven Spielberg are both returning for this animated sequel. The animation of the first was phenomenal. One could even say that it rivals Pixar…
Now you know what exactly you are in store for when 2015 hits us. You’ll be spending quite a bit of money in 2 years if you do plan on seeing all of these films. Of course, we plan to see all of these, so we’ll give you the lowdown when it comes.