It felt like the winter was going to last forever but, fortunately, those chilly days are behind us and it’s time to look forward to what’s coming to theaters this summer! Some years are better than others and, judging from the schedule, 2015 is jam-packed! Here’s a look at some of the titles being released in the new few months:
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Marvel is back with the sequel to the massive 2012 blockbuster, The Avengers, with a few new additions. Not only will the group be facing off against the title villain, Ultron, but fans will finally get to see dynamic twins, Quicksilver and Scarlet With in action – May 1, 2015.
Pitch Perfect 2
The first film was a bit of a surprise success but there’s no mistaking how excited some people are about this follow-up to the film that gave us the “Cups” song. In this installment, the Barden Bellas, a collegiate a cappella group, will be competing in an international competition that has never been won by an American team – May 15, 2015.
Mad Max: Fury Road
It seems to be the summer of sequels even though this third Mad Max film took 30 years to create. The plot follows the title character as he joins forces with a woman named Furiosa and her band as they attempt to escape a savage warlord in a post-apocalyptic wasteland – May 15, 2015.
Moviegoers who are hoping to scare up a little horror this summer may want to check out the rebooted version of Poltergeist. As with the original, the plot surrounds a normal, suburban family who suddenly find themselves in the middle of a serious, and potentially dangerous, haunting – May 22, 2015.
San Andreas 3D
What’s a summer blockbuster list without a good disaster movie? The effects are great, the explosions are loud and the drama factor is super high which, of course, makes these movies fantastic. San Andreas 3D is no exception. The film follows a helicopter pilot who must find and rescue his daughter during the aftermath of an earthquake in California – May 29, 2015.
Fans of the HBO show will be thrilled to finally see some storylines wrap up almost four years after the final episode aired. Fortunately, the action picks up right where the series left off and we get to see Vince’s directorial debut, which is being bankrolled by Ari. Unfortunately, this puts both of their careers in jeopardy – June 5, 2015.
The dinosaurs are coming back to the big screen in a big way! When that first Jurassic Park movie came out in 1993, the visual and audio effects were so new and impressive that expectant moms were discouraged from seeing it out of fear of going into premature labor. Now, the story continues with the park finally being implemented successfully until one hybrid creature decides to remind humans that animals cannot be controlled – June 12, 2015.
Magic Mike XXL
It’s a little hard to believe but the truth is that the 2012 flick, Magic Mike, was so successful that it warranted making a sequel. While the plot is obviously about a group of male strippers, there was enough of an interesting storyline to create interest and curiosity in this follow-up which sees the guys taking a road trip to Myrtle Beach for a convention – July 1, 2015.
It should be interesting to see how much traffic this latest Terminator film loses to Magic Mike XXL since they are opening the same day. The fifth installment in the series shows John Connor in the future (2029) as he continues to wage war on the machines that threaten to take over civilization – July 1, 2015.
Marvel is taking another gamble with lesser-known character, Ant-Man, but, they managed to take the similarly obscure Guardians of the Galaxy and make it a mega hit. In the film, the power of the mysterious Ant-Man technology (users can shrink to a tiny size but greatly increase their strength) is heavily guarded as a plot to take over the Earth is thwarted – July 17, 2015.
If you have loved the animated Disney classic, Peter Pan, or the live-action movie, Hook, you will probably be very interested in the perspective offered by Pan. The plot is an origin story that provides insight into the early stages of the relationship between Peter and his nemesis – July 24, 2015.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
When Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol was released in 2011, audiences were wowed by the incredible special effects. There’s little doubt that this fifth installment will be equally dazzling as protagonist, Ethan Hunt, gathers his team for their most difficult mission to date – proving the existence of and dismantling a highly secretive organization – July 31, 2015.
Based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo Robbery in North Carolina, this off-beat comedy follows an armored car company night guard who organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history – August 7, 2015.
Here we go again! Even though a version of this film was released just 10 years ago, Marvel is hoping to revive interest in the Fantastic Four franchise with this update. The story follows the journey of four people who, after teleporting to an alternate universe, must learn to work together using their newfound abilities to save the world – August 7, 2015.
There is so much variety that it’s hard to imagine going wrong at the box-office in the next few months. What are you going to see this summer?