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My Most Anticipated Movies of 2015 (Updated)

After a stellar year of 2014, 2015 looks like it might be even better. Original films such as Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, and Ridley Scott’s The Martian  major sequels like Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, and Furious 7 – and the return of classic movie franchises like Jurassic Park, Terminator, Mad Max, and of course Star Wars! Now that we know what is officially set for next year, here’s my list of most anticipated movie for 2015.

30. Man Down

Shia LaBeouf & Jai CourtneyIn a savage post-apocalyptic America, former U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer searches desperately for the whereabouts of his son, Jonathan and wife, Natalie, accompanied by his best friend and a survivor.

In theaters: October 30th, 2015

Directed by: Dito Montiel

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Jai Courtney, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman, and Clifton Collins Jr.

 

 

 

 

 


29. Pitch Perfect 2

'Pitch Perfect 2' Teaser PosterCollegiate a cappella group the Barden Bellas enter into an international competition that no American team has ever won.

In theaters: May 15th, 2015

Directed by: Elizabeth Banks

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and Anna Camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'The Gladers have escaped the Maze, but now they face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a world ravaged by solar flares and disease.

In theaters: September 18th, 2015

Directed by: Wes Ball

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, and Ki Hong Lee.

 

 

 

 

 


27. Kingsman: The Secret Service

'Kingsman: The Secret Service' PosterKingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

In theaters: February 13th, 2015

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, and Samuel L. Jackson.

 

 

 

 

 


26. Pan

'Pan' Character PosterThe story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

In theaters: July 24th, 2015

Directed by: Joe Wright

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Garrett Hedlund, and Levi Miller.

 

 

 

 

 


25. Jane Got a Gun

'Jane Got a Gun' Teaser PosterA woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.

In theaters: September 4th, 2015

Directed by: Gavin O’Connor

Starring: Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, and Noah Emmerich.

 

 

 

 

 

 


24. In the Heart of the Sea

'In the Heart of the Sea' PosterBased on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.

In theaters: December 11th, 2015

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Holland.

 

 

 

 

 

 


23. Child 44

'Child 44' PosterA disgraced member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

In theaters: April 17th, 2015

Directed by: Daniel Espinosa

Starring: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, Vincet Cassel, and Charles Dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 


22. Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Southpaw'A boxer fights his way to the top, only to find his life falling apart around him.

In theaters: No official release date

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, and Victor Ortiz.

 

 

 

 

 

 


21. Everest

Jason Clarke in 'Everest'A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.

In theaters: September 18th, 2015

Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, and Sam Worthington.

 

 

 

 

 

 


20. The Martian

'The Martian'An astronaut, left behind, uses his experience and knowledge to continue his existence on an alien planet in the hopes that one day he will be rescued.

In theaters: November 25th, 2015

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Matt Damon, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Sebastian Stan, Mackenzie Davis, Michael Pena, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

 

 

 

 

 


19. Terminator: Genisys

'Terminator: Genisys' Teaser PosterAfter finding himself in a new time-line, Kyle Reese teams up with John Connor’s mother Sarah and an aging terminator to try and stop the one thing that the future fears, “Judgement Day”.

In theaters: July 1st, 2015

Directed by: Alan Taylor

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

 

 

 

 


18. The Fantastic Four

'Fantastic Four' PosterThe Fantastic Four centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

In theaters: August 7th, 2015

Directed by: Josh Trank

Starring: Miles Tellar, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell.

 

 

 

 


17. Furious 7

'Furious 7' PosterDeckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother.

In theaters: April 3rd, 2015

Directed by: James Wan

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, and Jason Statham.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' Teaser PosterAfter being symbolized as the ‘Mockingjay’ Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.

In theaters: November 20th, 2015

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, and Donald Sutherland.

 

 

 

 

 


15. Bridge of Spies

Tom Hanks & Steven SpielbergInspired by true events and set against a backdrop of a series of historical events, Bridge of Spies tells the story James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself sent on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot by the CIA.

In theaters: October 16th, 2015

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan, Billy Magnussen, and Alan Alda.

 

 

 

 

 

 


14. ’71

'71' PosterA young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.

In theaters: February 27th, 2015

Directed by: Yann Demange

Starring: Jack O’Connell, Paul Anderson, and Sean Harris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


13. Entourage

'Entourage' Teaser PosterMovie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.

In theaters: June 5th, 2015

Directed by: Doug Ellin

Starring Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, and Jeremy Piven.

 

 

 

 

 


12. Inside Out

'Inside Out' PosterTold from the perspective of the emotions inside the mind of a little girl.

In theaters: June 19th, 2015

Directed by: Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen

Starring: Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Kyle MacLachlan, and Bill Hader.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


11. Ex Machina

'Ex Machina' Teaser PosterA young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

In theaters: April 10th, 2015

Directed by: Alex Garland

Starring: Domhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander.

 

 

 

 

 

 


10. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' Teaser PosterRogue Nation finds Hunt’s highly effective but destructive Impossible Mission Force (IMF) disbanded by vengeful Washington bureaucrats such as the CIA chief (played by Alec Baldwin). But Hunt pulls his team together (Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and newcomer Rebecca Ferguson) to battle the shadowy force known as “The Syndicate” and its elusive leader (Sean Harris).

In theaters: July 31st, 2015

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson, and Sean Harris.

 

 

 

 

 


9. Spectre

'Spectre' Teaser PosterA cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

In theaters: November 6th, 2015

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Christoph Waltz, and Dave Bautista.

 

 

 

 

 


8. Crimson Peak

'Crimson Peak' Teaser PosterIn the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.

In theaters: October 16th, 2015

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, and Burn Gorman.

 

 

 

 

 

 


7. Ant-Man

'Ant-Man' Teaser PosterArmed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

In theaters: July 17th, 2015

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglass, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll.

 

 

 

 

 


6. Tomorrowland

'Tomorrowland' PosterBound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

In theaters: May 22nd, 2015

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, and Hugh Laurie.

 

 

 

 

 

 


5. The Hateful Eight

'The Hateful Eight' Teaser PosterIn post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception.

In theaters: 2015

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walter Goggins, Tim Roth, Zoë Bell, and Bruce Dern.

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. Mad Max: Fury Road

'Mad Max: Fury Road' PosterHaunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

In theaters: May 15th, 2015

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Zoë Kravitz.

 

 

 

 


3. Jurassic World

'Jurassic World' Teaser PosterTwenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.

In theaters: June 12th, 2015

Directed by: Colin Trevorrow

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Nick Robinson, and Ty Simpkins. 

 

 

 

 


2. Avengers: Age of Ultron

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' PosterWhen Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to The Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans…

In theaters: May 1st, 2015

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson.

 

 

 

 


1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser PosterThe plot is unknown at this time.

In theaters: December 18th, 2015

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhall Gleeson, and Andy Serkis.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Which movie(s) are you looking forward to the most in 2015?

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