Our look at the geek movies of 2015 continues with the 2nd half of the year dominated by the return of the Star Wars movie franchise with Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Nothing even comes remotely close between that and Avengers: Age of Ultron – which means serious moolah for Disney, doesn’t it? Not many trailers to feature here but will update as and when trailers are released. Check out Part One here.
Terminator: Genisys (1 July)
Cameron’s Terminator gets rebooted with a couple of twists & turns along the way. Most ridiculous thing is that Arnold is back as an aging robot! A non starter but might be good for (unintentional) laughs.
Ant-Man (17 July)
Third phase of Marvel films begins here. Strangely, no official trailer yet but suffice to say, very interested to see how Marvel handles this property as it diverges greatly from the source material. What we have so far is the premisd – Thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must aid his mentor Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) in safeguarding the mystery of the Ant-Man technology – which allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength – from various new threats, and plot a heist that will save the Earth. That 1st trailer will be interesting.
Poltergeist (24 July)
Reboot of the Tobe Hooper 80s classic now starring Sam Rockwell. No trailer either so will reserve judgement.
Pan (24 July)
Oh great, an origin story for Peter Pan. Whatever, never mind.
Fantastic Four (7 August)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (14 August)
Finally a proper film treatment of one of my favorite TV series. Set in the 60s and starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. All the right elements in place, can’t wait to see the trailer and hope that it blows Kingsman out of the water!
Hitman: Agent 47 (28 August)
Does not seem to be a sequel to the 2007 film – more like a reboot. Oh joy!
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny (28 August)
After 15 years, we get a sequel to Ang Lee’s wuxia classic. Only Michelle Yeoh returns, with Donnie Yen taking on the lead role of Silent Wolf.
The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (18 Sep)
That was quick! After all, the first Maze Runner only came out in 2014! That’s the thing about these young adult franchises, they come as a clutch of movies and barely stand on their own. Those who loved the first film will definitely have to see this.
Victor Frankenstein (2 Oct)
This latest reboot of Frankenstein goes back to the source material – Mary Shelley’s writings. Daniel Radcliffe plays Igor with James McAvoy as the titular character. Written by Max Landis (Chronicle), it should be interesting at the very least.
Crimson Peak (16 Oct)
A speculative period horror movie directed by Del Toro and starring Tom Hiddleston? Sounds like a match made in heaven! Not much information so far but stay tuned, geeks!
Spectre (6 Nov)
Actually the 24th Bond movie with returning director Sam Mendes & Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007.
The Martian (25 Nov)
Ridley Scott’s latest foray into science fiction has Matt Damon on board as well.
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (18 Dec)
The big one, of course. The movie I have personally been waiting for since the end of Return of the Jedi (nobody wanted the prequels, believe me). Just don’t screw it up, JJ.
… still there’s more …