Life//Film / TV
by Hannah Durham
The year ahead already looks promising for cinema with the return of some of the most famous franchises, including Star Wars and James Bond, and a whole host of sequels to look forward to. With so many films set to hit the big screen in 2015, which releases should you be looking out for?
Here are our top five films to catch this year:
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron
Date: 24th April 2015 (UK)
Marvel Studios will release the highly-anticipated follow up to Avengers Assemble (2012) in which Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) attempts to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program. However, when things go awry, the Avengers must work together to defeat Ultron (James Spader), a technological enemy bent on human extinction.
2. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Date: 18th December 2015 (UK)
Following the acquisition of Lucasfilm by The Walt Disney Company in October 2012, ‘The Force Awakens’ will be the seventh installment in the Star Wars film series. The film is a continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and is set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). You can expect a trio of new leads alongside returning actors from the previous installment.
3. Jurassic World
Date: 12 June 2015 (UK)
After over a decade of waiting, following Jurassic Park III in 2001, the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series will hit the big screen in June 2015. The film is set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park and Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park called Jurassic World. The new park’s owners, Masrani Global Corporation, request genetically modified hybrid dinosaurs to boost visitor attendance but things don’t go to plan when they start running wild on the island.
4. The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2
Date: 20 November 2015 (UK)
The Hunger Games returns with the second of two cinematic parts based on the novel Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. After taking her symobile role as the 'Mockingjay', Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the Capitol. Mockingjay Part 2 is the most violent of the Hunger Games series, according to director, Francis Lawrence.
Date: 23 October 2015 (UK)
Daniel Craig is back in his fourth performance as James Bond for the newest installment of the Bond franchise. In Spectre, a cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. Meanwhile, M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive.
What’s on your list of films to catch this year? Share below!