With the year 2014 coming to an end, many die-hard fantasy lovers are welcoming the new year with great expectations of all the great fantasy flicks that will grace the big screen in 2015. These films include a much anticipated addition to the Star Wars franchise which includes all of the original cast members, as well as a brand new live-action remake of the movie Cinderella starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett. Needless to say, if you are a lover of fantasy movies, then 2015 could be your best year yet!
Here are 5 upcoming fantasy films to look forward to in 2015.
1. Seventh Son
Based on the novel The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney, the film will star Jeff Bridges as Master Gregory, the Spook, Ben Barnes as Tom Ward, the Spook’s Apprentice, and Julianne Moore as Mother Malkin, the malevolent witch that was defeated and imprisoned by Master Gregory centuries ago. After escaping her imprisonment, Mother Malkin seeks revenge and plans to unleash her wrath on humanity. There’s only one thing stopping her from succeeding: Master Gregory. Enlisting the help of his new apprentice Tom Ward to help stop the evil witch once again, Master Gregory must teach Tom how to prevail against dark magic before it’s too late. Will the Spook be able to teach his apprentice what took him years to master in a short amount of time? Find out February 6th, 2015 when Seventh Son is released in theaters. You can view the trailer below.
A Disney classic being retold once again, this time an origin story, Pan looks promising to fans of the Peter Pan franchise. The film will star newcomer Levi Miller as Peter Pan, Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, and Garret Hedlund as a young Captain Hook. Pan will be an origin story for the characters Peter Pan and Captain Hook, exploring the story of how Peter Pan found Neverland and Captain Hook became the ruthless, one-handed pirate he is famously known to be. The film will also feature Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara, and English fashion model Cara Delevingne. This exciting new addition to the Peter Pan franchise is slated to be released sometime during summer 2015. Check out the trailer below!
Another Disney classic being retold as a live-action film, Cinderella will provide a fresh, new take on the classic tale of a servant girl turned ballroom princess. The film will star Lily James as Ella, Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine (the Wicked Stepmother), Richard Madden as Prince Charming, and Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother. The film plans on sticking to the main story line of the class Disney tale, however there are a few new twists and turns in the film that will hopefully appease longtime Disney fans. You can watch a trailer for the film below!
After the massive success of the first Avengers film, it’s safe to say there’s a lot of high expectations for this sequel. Starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and James Spader as Ultron, Avengers: Age of Ultron pits the Avengers against Ultron, an artificial intelligence hellbent on seeing humanity extinct. Will the Avengers succeed in defeating Ultron, or will Ultron’s plan of human extinction prove to be too much for the Avengers to handle? The film will also feature the superheros Quicksilver and the Scarlett Witch played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olson, respectively. Watch the epic trailer below!
Born from the mind of George Lucas, the Star Wars franchise has become one of the most recognizable phenomena in all of movie history. Everything from the characters themselves to the epic soundtrack composed by John Williams, the series has become so recognizable that if you tell anyone that you’ve never heard of Star Wars they will think you’ve been living under a rock your entire life reading Moby Dick and watching reruns of Star Trek on your black and white television set. While the Star Wars franchise has proved to be extremely popular, when Lucas released his three new prequel films starting with Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace in 1999, many fans were sorely disappointed by the film because of its “poor plot”, “poor character development”, and, of course, Jar Jar Binks. All this to say, with the new release of a Star Wars film, it’s safe to say that while many fans are excited, others are nervous. Will this new Star Wars film save the franchise from its not-so-glorious prequels, or will it only further drive fans further away back to 1977? Only time will tell. Watch the trailer below!
With all these great films coming out in 2015, it’s safe to say fans of fantasy films will be kept busy all throughout the year. However, before we get too excited about films coming out in 2015, fans can’t forget that the final installment of the Hobbit comes out December 17th. Before venturing into Neverland, space, or the Prince’s ball, fans will probably be wondering what’s happening in Middle Earth this coming Wednesday.