15 Frenzy-Worthy Films of 2015
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Forget 2014, here are the year-from-now movies that have us wishing we could travel into the future:
1. "Star Wars: Episode VII"
ZOMG. ZOMG. ZOMG! That's pretty much what we've been saying since Lucasfilm/Disney announced that a continuation of "Star Wars" is in fact happening. Our lightsabers have been out, and we'll wave them frantically until writer-director J.J. Abrams ushers this epic space beast — with definite appearances from classic characters Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) — into theaters. Release Date: Dec. 18, 2015
[Related: 'Star Wars' — What We Know So Far]
2. "The Avengers: Age of Ultron"
It's the follow-up to one of the biggest blockbusters of all time. Writer-director Joss Whedon has already alluded to improvements from the first flick about Marvel's superhero super-group (as if it was necessary!). And this time Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) join Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the rest of the gang. Add James Spader as the villainous Ultron and that all equals: We. Can't. Wait! Release Date: May 1, 2015
3. "Batman vs. Superman" UPDATE: This film has been pushed to 2016.
You know all that "Batfleck" controversy is only going to get your booty into the theater when the follow-up to "Man of Steel" flies onto the scene. Whether you agree that Gal Gadot is right for Wonder Woman or Ben Affleck makes for a perfect grizzled, older Batman, you have to admit it's going to be a pretty awesome thing to see them assembled with Supes in Zack Snyder's moody superhero flick. Release Date: July 17, 2015 May 6, 2016