Best Superhero films of 2015- Updated with new "Avengers 2" trailer
Another year is almost over, and it's time to do another series on the best films coming out in the following year. Before we get started, I would like to apologize to all my readers for failing to keep track with the updates every year, and I know I failed to publish all the preview hubs for each genre of film like I was hoping for. I do hope you all will forgive me. Although these previews are fairly easy to do, they're also very tedious and time consuming as well.
However, I do promise that I'll try to publish all the preview hubs before the end of year. For those of you that are new these hubs, every year I do a series of preview hubs for each of the main movie genres for fans to see. Sadly not all these previews will have movie posters or trailers yet. However, I will try to add them as soon as they become available.
During each of these previews, I'll be listing the writing, directorial and acting credits; along with their perspective release dates.
Sadly, unlike 2014, there wasn't a lot of superhero films that I could find that are coming out next year in 2015. Therefore, I could only list three films on this preview list. If I do find out about another superhero movie that's coming out in 2015, then I'll definitely add it to this preview list once it becomes available. However, I can't make any guarantees on that.
However, from looking at next year's line up, it looks like we have interesting set of films. Fox plans on releasing a reboot of their "Fantastic Four" franchise that may or may not be connected to the "X-Men" cinematic universe. Although there's been a lot of controversy over the casting of the film, but it does feature a talented fairly unknown director in Josh Trank, who's already shown with "Chronicle" that he knows how to make a good movie within the superhero genre.
Marvel Studios is pushing out it's biggest cash cow franchise with "Avengers: Age of Ultron", as it was expected. However, it also seems like they're taking a bit of a gamble next year on a fairly unknown character like "Ant-Man." For those of you who don't know who that is, he's essentially a superhero that has the ability to change his size to grow as big as a twenty foot giant to being as small as an ant. Plus, since he's called Ant-Man, he can talk to ants.
I know based on that summary of who Ant-Man is, many people might think he sounds like a lame character. However, Marvel Studios did prove earlier this year that they know to make a fairly unknown comic book property like "Guardians of the Galaxy" into a huge box office success. Therefore, I think it's safe to say if any studio can make the "Ant-Man" gamble pay off, then it's definitely Marvel Studios.
Also, I am working my "Best Science Fiction Films of 2015" and "Best Fantasy Films of 2015" as well, so you can expect me to add the links on this hub whenever they get published.
Please keep in mind that release dates are subject to change, so be sure to check your local listings before you head out to each theater. Anyway, without further delay, let's get on with the show.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Director: Joss Whedon
Writers: Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Hayley Atwell, Thomas Kretschmann, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Stan Lee, Don Cheadle
Voice Cast: James Spader, Lou Ferrigno
Synopsis: When 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.
Release Date: May 1, 2015
Director: Peyton Reed
Writers: Andrew Barrer, Adam McKay, Gabriel Ferrari, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee
Cast: Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Steven Wiig, Etienne Vick, Adam Reeser, Steve Warky Nunez, Thomas Dalby, Bobby Ysip, Sean Boncato
Synopsis: A scientist enlists a thief to safeguard his size-changing technology, and also to create a superhero who will defend the world.
Release Date: July 17, 2015
The Fantastic Four
Director: Josh Trank
Writers: Simon Kinberg, Josh Trank, T.S. Nowlin, Jeremy Slater, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee
Cast: Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Michael B. Jordan, Tim Blake Nelson, Reg E. Cathey, Owen Judge, Jodi Lyn Brockton, Mike R. Moreau, Lance E. Nichols, John L. Armijo, Don Yesso, Han Soto, Anthony Reynolds, Jaylen Moore
Synopsis: A reboot of the Marvel property centered on four astronauts who gain superpowers after cosmic radiation exposure.
Release Date: August 7, 2015
If you like this list, then you might like the following preview links below
- Best Science Fiction Films of 2015
Best Superhero films of 2015 Previews for some of the best superhero films of 2015 . Director: J.J. Abrams Writers: J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas Cast: Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita...
- Best Fantasy Films of 2015
Previews for some of the best fantasy movies of 2015.
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