upcoming sci fi movies for 2015
temporal agent Ethan Hawke travels through to stop crimes before they take place, so a lot like Minority Report. looks cool.
Jan 30Project Almanac
another time travel movie. teens discover changing the past can cause unwanted ripples, Ray Bradbury was the first to name this “the Butterfly Effect,” not the weak movie with Ashton Kutcher.
the Matrix bros, now the Matrix bro & sis, movie, starring Channing Tatum & Mila Kunis. i’m worried; it was supposed to be released last year, as the big summer blockbuster, but they moved it to a january release, which is never good.
Feb 6Seventh Son
lots of fantasy creatures & magic, starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore & Kit Harrington/Jon Snow. based on the novel series.
Feb 13What We Do In The Shadows
a vampire comedy from the creators of Flight of the Conchords about 4 vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world. the critics love it.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (i at least have to mention it)
a reject robot, with AI (Artificial Intelligence) learns how to be human. from the creators of District 9 & Elysium.
Mar 13 Cinderella
Mar 20Divergent 2: Insurgent
(now what are the factions again?)
it’s not an anime, but an AI film from the creators of the 28 Days series.
May 1 Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
oh my god yes, ULTRON! one of the best villains in the Marvel universe. there are so many incredible things that are going to happen in this film, Scarlet Witch, Vision, another Quicksilver, Hulk-Buster Iron Man suit, and so many lead-ins to other Marvel movie story arcs. in this film, the origin of Ultron will vary drastically from the comic book. BREAKING NEWS: in the movie version, Hank Pym, the original Ant-man, is not the creator of Ultron, but instead, Ultron is found in the wreckage of a Chitauri ship, after the battle of New York. in the comic, Ultron is a computer program, akin to a computer virus, that has achieved sentience; an AI, Artificial Intelligence, capable of independent thought; yes, the 2014 Transcendence movie stole heavily from Ultron . Ultron deems humanity unworthy of life and becomes hell bent on eradicating all human life on earth. in an attempt to create new life in his own image, Ultron creates Vision, an android capable of feeling. much to the chagrin of every comic book fan, Joss Wheadon has chosen to ignore this, one of the greatest comic book stories in the Marvel universe, and gives the creation of Vision, out of the necessity of fighting Ultron, to the combined effort of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. i can see how this makes for a better movie plot and seeds the plots of upcoming Marvel movies. it appears the government will be holding Tony Stark responsible for the creation of Ultron and will want to monitor all superheroes, forcing a Registration Act, thus beginning the story for Captain America 3 : Civil War. in the film, Ultron will create an army of lesser Ultrons. they will reach the advanced African technological country of Wakanda, and you know what that means.. YES! Black Panther will appear, seeding his upcoming solo movie. (more on Ultron here).
Mad Max : Fury Road
it’s kinda like Burning Man peeps get Fast and Furious with guns & crossbows and fight over gasoline. it’s a reboot, without Mel Gibson (because he’s not cool anymore). Tom Hardy (Bane, from Dark Knight Rises) plays Max, with Charlize Theron (Prometheus, a Million Ways to Die in the West)) & Nicholas Hoult (Beast, X-Men Days of Future Past; Jack the Giant Slayer & Warm Bodies).
(it has George Clooney)
The Rocks kicks bedrock butt in this disaster film.
please don’t be another R.I.P.D. yes, this is another film trying to be like Men in Black. it has Seth Rogen, so funny.
June 12Jurassic World
SPOILER ALERT: the dinosaurs escape and attack people. so they bred a new dinosaur from the DNA of a T-Rex, a cuddlefish (it almost looks like an octopus) and a snake. what kind of Freakosaurus is this? the SyFy channel already beat them to the punch with this one, with ‘Sharktopus vs Pteracuda’ (a half shark/ half octopus battling a half Pterodactyl/ half barracuda). why don’t these movies win oscars? will Chris Pratt do a dance-off with the freak show Jurassic T-Rex? i hope so. will the next film be a tornado of mutant dinosaurs? Jurassicnado? why not? what bugs me most is that T-Rex or Tyrannosaurus Rex never lived in the Jurassic Age, that species died out long before and thrived in the previous Cretaceous Age. why not add the newly discovered Jurassic era Torvosaurus, a bigger and badder-ass (yes, that’s a word;) predator?
July 1Terminator : Genesys
YES! it’s a reboot of sorts with Emilia Clarke (Mother of Dragons/Game of Thrones). the premise is Kyle Reece goes back in time to save Sarah Conner, but when he goes back in time, what he thinks is going to happen, has already happened, and Skynet sends an asian T-1000 to kill them both, so now it’s like T2, & they try to kill Cyberdyne systems to prevent the Skynet from being created in the first place, also like T2. so just pretend T3 never happened and put the Batman Terminator as a distant memory. despite all this, it looks really cool & will keep us guessing, unless the hot tub time machine goes back in time and changes the script; can we still do that for T3?
despite all my reservations and disgruntlement after Edgar Wright left the project (Edgar Wright pitched the idea to Marvel, wrote, produced and was to direct it, until Marvel went behind his back & re-wrote the script), Ant-man may actually turn out to be a good movie. still not clear why this movie is releasing after the Avengers : Age of Ultron; Hank Pym (played by michael Douglas), the original Ant-man created Ultron. i guess they could do flashbacks, etc. the comics can vary from the movies and even the comics have varying plot lines and reboots, so i can’t really predict the plot, well, not too much. i do know this, in the comic, Scott Lang, Ant-man 2, (played by Paul Rudd) steals Hank Pym’s ant suit & uses it for crime, but then turns into a hero using the suit for good. the arch-nemesis of Ant-man is Yellowjacket. there is a lot of blogfusion (blog confusion) recently around the plot, some say Yellowjacket will be a separate villain, and others, including me, think along the comic thread of Hank Pym leaving the Avengers and turning into Yellowjacket. Scott Lang’s daughter Cassie Lang will be in the movie as well. not sure if Janet, Mrs Hank Pym, aka Wasp, will be in the Ant-man Marvel film, but hope so. yes, there are a lot of insect related characters in Marvel. (see previous Ant-man posts: Ant-man May 27, Ant-man June 1, Ant-man June 8)
Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler and some other dude, all video game child prodigees, are recruited to save the world from the attacking mayhem of video game characters. video games are real dude. so like the 80s Starfighter movie and that South Park episode, where Kenny becomes the next keanu Reeves, but with Sandler and a mullet-wearing Dinklage, good times, good times.
July 24 Pan
Aug 7Fantastic Four
yep, another reboot. damn you Fox for owning the rights to Marvel characters. you guys can work together and still make money. if you did, your movies would be so much better and you would make even more money. but most importantly, working together, would mean characters could appear in Marvel movies so people would never ask, “So where was the Fantastic Four when the Chitauri invaded New York with Loki, guided by Thanos? were they napping?”
Sept 18The Maze Runner 2 : The Scorch Trials
am i the only who thinks the Maze Runner and Divergent are a little too similar to the Hunger Games?
Universal continues their monster run series with this Frankenstein reboot; it began with Dracula 2014. the Wolfman and the Mummy are next..
Nov 2Hunger Games, Mockingjay part2
Guillermo del Toro supernatural thriller. please don’t be the Strain.
Oct 23The Last Witch Hunter
Ridley Scott adapts Andy Weir’s best selling novel.
Dec 18Star Wars : The Force Awakens
also, live-action Pan and Cinderella films release this year.
this list will continue to be updated..
more minor sci-fi movies will be released in 2015, but have not been mentioned here.
stay tuned for what to watch on sci-fi tv, before tv seasons begins again..