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The 12 Biggest Hollywood Headlines of 2015

We look back at the most exciting stories of the year, from January to December.

by | December 25, 2015 | Comments

Few industries enjoy taking really, really, really long extended holiday vacations quite like Hollywood. So when we get to this time of the year, there’s really not much in the realm of “movie development news” to discuss. This is especially true in a weekly column which normally includes 10 different stories. So, this week and next, we’re going to instead review 12 of the year’s top stories, presented to you in monthly chronology. The year-in-review begins with the “Fresh Developments” which here also serve (mostly) as the “Top Stories” of the year.  Our retrospective begins with one of the year’s biggest stories, which was…


Top Story Of the year

SPIDER-MAN JOINS THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

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One of the most confusing things about superhero movies for people not deeply invested in following them is the division between the cinematic adaptations of various Marvel Comics characters. Try explaining explaining why The Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, and The Fantastic Four all reside at separate studios. Well, in FEBRUARY, after a few months of rumors and speculation, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures announced that they had come to a resolution that will bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe films produced by Marvel Studios. The new version of Spider-Man will debut in Captain America: Civil War on 5/6/16, because Spider-Man was a big part of Civil War in the comics, and also because it’s Marvel’s next big movie. The web-slinger will then star in a new solo movie for Sony Pictures, which Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige will produce and will be scheduled for July 28, 2017. The new Spider-Man was announced in June as 19-year-old Tom Holland, answering a search for an actor who can credibly portray Peter Parker as being an actual teenager still in high school. With Spider-Man now joining the MCU, that also opens the door for various MCU characters (including those not yet introduced) to appear in Sony’s movies, in addition to Marvel’s. As for the money behind all of this, the arrangement is described as being more like a “lease” than a sale, with no money being exchanged, and Sony benefiting from Marvel’s talent, creative supervision, and input, while Marvel obviously benefits from getting a big chunk of their characters back. So, going forward, you only have to explain to your confused uncle how Marvel’s characters are only split in half instead of thirds.


JANUARY: MELISSA MCCARTHY HEADLINES NEW ALL-FEMALE GHOSTBUSTERS CREW

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Admittedly, we still don’t know whether next summer’s (7/15/16) reboot of Ghostbusters, with an all-female crew of stars, will be Fresh with the critics. But the reveals of the new cast were certainly among the biggest stories of early 2015. It started in January with the news that Melissa McCarthy was in talks for one of the four slots, and she was soon followed by Saturday Night Live alum (and McCarthy’s Bridesmaids costar) Kristen Wiig and two current members of the show’s cast, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. They were joined later in 2015 by various announcements about new roles for original Ghostbusters stars Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts. Rick Moranis apparently decided not to join them, and of course, Harold Ramis died on February 24, 2014.


MARCH: DISNEY OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES FROZEN 2

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When any movie earns over $1.27 billion, it shouldn’t be particularly surprising when the studio eventually announces plans for some sort of sequel or follow-up, but that doesn’t mean it’s still not really, really big news for all of the fans. Such is exactly what happened for the Frozen franchise in March (just as the short film Frozen Fever was premiering in theaters in front of Cinderella that weekend). The announcement wasn’t particularly lengthy, but it did include a few crucial details, such as the return of directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, and voice actor Josh Gad as the voice of Olaf the comic relief snowman. What was specifically missing in the announcement was the rest of the voice cast, including Kristen Bell (Anna) and Idina Menzel (Elsa), but… their omissions were probably just due to continuing negotiations. For example, Idina Menzel has already talked relatively recently about plans for a Frozen sequel. As for when Frozen 2 can be expected in theaters, fans should probably dress snugly, because the wait in Arendelle might be a few years. Walt Disney Animated Features has already scheduled their next three feature films, which Frozen 2 would ostensibly have to follow. The animal comedy Zootopia is scheduled for March 4, 2016; the Pacific Islands adventure Moana is scheduled for November 23, 2016, and the “Jack and the Beanstalk” adventure Giants is scheduled for March 9, 2018. So, it’s probably going to be at least three years yet before Frozen 2 will be ready for release.


APRIL: EDDIE REDMAYNE TO STAR IN HARRY POTTER SPINOFF

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As Warner Bros prepared to launch its next franchise with J.K. Rowling, one of this year’s critical darlings emerged as the studio’s top choice to star. The spinoff franchise is called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (as you may now know since the teaser trailer has gone live since), and the key character in all of it is the book’s “author,” Newt Scamander.  The actor that Warner Bros landed as Newt Scamander is Eddie Redmayne, who won the Best Actor Academy Award this year for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is seen by Warner Bros as the first of a new franchise of films featuring Newt Scamander in his adventures in the magical New York City of the 1930s. The first movie (11/18/16) will be directed by David Yates, who directed the most recent Harry Potter movies, and also has the Legend of Tarzan coming in 2016 (7/1/16), also with Warner Bros. A trailer for Fantastic Beasts is now already available, and you can watch it here.


MAY: X-MEN FRANCHISE EXPANDS WITH SPINOFF THE NEW MUTANTS

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It’s been known for a while that 20th Century Fox has had plans for spinoffs of their successful X-Men franchise, including solo movies for Deadpool (2/12/16) and Gambit (10/7/16), and talk of an X-Force team movie. In May, the news broke that one of the potentially most promising spinoffs will indeed be the long-rumored title The New Mutants, which 20th Century Fox has hired director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) to co-write and direct. In a few ways, The New Mutants might be the most appropriate property 20th Century Fox could have chosen, since, like the planned movie, it was itself Marvel’s first (of many that followed) X-Team spinoff series when it launched in 1982. With The New Mutants, the focus was less on students that moonlighted as superheroes, and more on characters who really were students first and foremost but whose mutant natures also frequently forced them into having adventures, teen romances, and journeys of self-discovery. For the most part, the core team of The New Mutants has not really been featured in Fox’s movies previously, which may have been a clue all along that the studio was planning on someday making the movie. Of course, the question that still lingers is exactly what relationship The New Mutants will have to Fox’s plans for an X-Force movie, since in the comics, the original X-Force team actually grew out of The New Mutants (which suggests that the X-Force movie might indeed be a sequel to The New Mutants).


JUNE: CLINT EASTWOOD DIRECTING CAPTAIN SULLENBERGER BIOPIC

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Following the surprise runaway success of American Sniper, Clint Eastwood became an unusually hot director (especially for someone 85 years old), and his decades-old studio home at Warner Bros spent a few months trying to find a suitable deal for Eastwood’s next film. Some of the possibilities had included the Richard Jewell biopic (which remains at 20th Century Fox), and the long-in-development next version of A Star is Born (which Bradley Cooper is now believed to be directing instead). Warner Bros began negotiations in June to acquire the rights to Sully, the true story of pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who successfully landed a passenger airliner on the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew on board. The script by Todd Komarnicki (2007’s Perfect Stranger) reportedly delves deeper into “behind the scenes” intrigue that the public was not aware of at the time. Clint Eastwood did eventually sign on to direct Sully, and Tom Hanks later came on to play the good Captain. Sully is now filming, and expected to be one of Warner Bros’ contenders for awards season in late 2016.


JULY: HAN SOLO TO GET HIS OWN “SOLO” PREQUEL

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Admittedly, the second week of July (right before San Diego Comic-Con) had two big movies about characters getting their own solo films, with the first being Ben Affleck’s Batman (which he will also direct). We’re giving the advantage here to the reveal that Star Wars favorite Han Solo will be featured in a prequel that shows one of his early adventures. The Han Solo prequel, showing what the smuggler was doing before he ever met Luke Skywalker, will be directed by the team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, following their successes with such films as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, and The LEGO Movie. This Han Solo movie was written by Lawrence Kasdan, with his son Jon Kasdan. The elder Kasdan’s previous Star Wars screenwriting work includes The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and this year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We don’t know the final title yet, but this Han Solo prequel is scheduled for May 25, 2018. We also don’t know quite yet which young actor will take over from Harrison Ford, but Lucasfilm is certainly being exhaustive in their search. The producers have reportedly met or seen video from over 2,500 young actors, including actors like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ansel Elgort, and Dave Franco. We expect to hear who will be the next Han Solo sometime in 2016.


AUGUST: LEONARDO DICAPRIO TO MAKE SIXTH MOVIE WITH MARTIN SCORSESE

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Director Martin Scorsese has collaborated with Robert De Niro for eight movies now, but Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been in five Scorsese films, is definitely catching up. In August, it was announced that Scorsese and DiCaprio are reuniting for what will be their sixth film working together. That film is the long-in-development adaptation of the Erik Larson non-fiction book, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America. There was a studio auction for the rights to this package, and the winner was Paramount Pictures, which is in need of hot properties (as the studio is currently #5 in market share). Leonardo DiCaprio will play one of the most prolific serial killers in American history, Doctor H.H. Holmes, who is believed to have killed anywhere from 27 to over 200 people during Chicago’s World’s Fair of 1893. Holmes constructed “The World’s Fair Hotel,” which he was secretly using to lure his victims to their deaths, in “a haunt that had a gas chamber, crematorium and a dissecting table where Holmes would murder his victims and strip their skeletons to sell for medical and scientific study.” The Devil in the White City is being adapted by screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games).


SEPTEMBER: MONSTER MASHUP KING KONG VS GODZILLA IN THE WORKS 

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Years of frustration over situations like the split of Marvel Comics characters between Marvel Studios and Fox have conditioned fans not to expect certain “dream movies” to happen, due to rights and licensing issues. In a surprise deal in September, however, the skies did indeed part, and a potentially “awesome” movie mashup is now possible that previously seemed so unlikely that few fans or pundits ever even thought of it. In 2014, Warner Bros released a successful reboot of the Godzilla franchise, which was produced by Legendary Pictures, a company that then moved to Universal Pictures. At Universal, Legendary has been developing another new monster reboot called Kong: Skull Island, which is currently scheduled for release on March 10, 2017. That film will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer), and will feature a cast including Tom Hiddleston (Marvel’s Loki), Brie Larson (Trainwreck), Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, and Tom Wilkinson. Now, here’s where things get surprising. Legendary Pictures has announced that Kong: Skull Island (which may get a new title) is moving to Warner Bros, Legendary’s former studio home. All of this is being done with the expectation that the King Kong reboot will be followed by Godzilla 2 (6/8/18) (which is expected to introduce other Toho giant monsters like perhaps Mothra, Rodan or King Ghidorah). Then, both of those movies would be followed by a giant movie that would basically be a reboot of King Kong vs Godzilla, Toho’s original 1962 movie mashup. All of this is possible in large extent because King Kong itself is in the public domain, and because all of this also falls within the legacy of Toho Studios, which remains the source of Legendary’s license to make these big big budget Godzilla reboot movies.


OCTOBER: WES ANDERSON GOES TO THE DOGS WITH ANOTHER STOP-MOTION COMEDY

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Following the success of The Grand Budapest Hotel (including four Academy Award wins), director Wes Anderson has decided upon his next film, and it will be a return to one of his most unique directorial styles. For his sixth feature film as director in 2009, Wes Anderson made the unusual decision to direct a stop-motion animated movie called Fantastic Mr. Fox, based on a children’s novel by Roald Dahl. We don’t know the title yet for this new stop-motion comedy, except that it will be about a group of dogs. It didn’t take long for us to find out who the dogs will be voiced by, because the news also came the same week, directly from one of those actors. Jeff Goldblum revealed that he will be joined by Bob Balaban (Best in Show), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), and frequent Wes Anderson collaborator Edward Norton as the voices of the four lead dogs. Goldblum also mentioned that the film will be “Japanese-inspired,” but what exactly that means right now is extremely open to interpretation.


NOVEMBER: EDGAR WRIGHT TO DIRECT DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S ME AND MY SHADOW

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If you’re one of those people who regularly follows film development news and have been doing so for a while, you might recall an animated project from a few years ago called Me and My Shadow. The movie first made the news in 2010 as a DreamWorks Animation project that would combine CG and traditional animation in its telling of “Shadow Stan, an incredibly frustrated shadow that yearns for a more dynamic life but happens to be stuck with Stanley Grubb, the world’s most boring human.” In 2010, Me and My Shadow was expected to be released in March of 2013, but obviously, that never happened. As of last month, Me and My Shadow appears to have been given a new chance at actually being released, and it’s via one of online fandom’s most popular directors. Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), who is currently filming his next project, Baby Driver, is now attached to make his animated feature film debut with Me and My Shadow. It’s not yet known if the film will still be a traditional/CGI hybrid, or how far away the film might be from release (but a good guess is that it will be a while yet).


DECEMBER: MARVEL LANDS CATE BLANCHETT FOR THOR: RAGNAROK

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Hollywood is increasingly divided into three camps: those who have worked with Marvel, those who have worked with WB/DC, and those who just haven’t landed their opportunity yet. (Though there are at least 15 who have done both, they are still a relative minority.) There are still some major players who have not yet signed on for their turn at a superhero role, but that list grows a little smaller with each big new film that casts up. Earlier this month, we were able to cross Cate Blanchett off that list, as she is now in talks to take an unspecified role in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok (11/3/17). Although Blanchett’s role is being kept secret for now, there are at least three major roles that are both likely to be in Thor: Ragnarok and could be played by her. Let’s address them in reverse order of Blanchett’s probability of playing them. First, there’s Brunnhilde the Valkyrie, who has already been semi-confirmed as appearing in Thor: Ragnarok, but who is the most physical of our three guesses, which is not Cate Blanchett’s most obvious wheelhouse. A second possibility is Amora the Enchantress, and although Cate Blanchett has played a sorceress before (in the Lord of the Rings movies), Marvel might be more likely to cast a young actress for the role (Blanchett will turn 48 in 2017). A third possibility is Hela, the ruler of Hel, the Norse afterworld, who in the comics is the daughter of Loki (though being immortals, this point might be more fixable). Thor: Ragnarok will also feature Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, and will be directed by Taika Waititi (codirector of What We Do in the Shadows).

  • Brent Webster

    You have the wrong text for the January entry. The headline is about the female Ghostbusters movie, but the text is last week’s entry about the odd biopics from “The Black List” that are in development.

    • Barlon Mando

      That’s what happens when you edit an article hopped up on eggnog.

      • Jan Terri

        Try potato comprehension.

  • Tenshi Ippikiookami

    too many, but way too many superhero stories. I wonder when we will be back to more sci-fi or fantasy. And how many buildings Godzilla and King Kong are going to destroy…

    • Rob

      We will be back to more sci-fi and fantasy by Thursday. King Kong and Godzilla will destroy 183 buildings.

      • Tenshi Ippikiookami

        tsk, you spoiled it for me. and they must have ran into budget problems. they promised more buildings than just 183…

  • Ukfe Uye

    Originality should be one of the top 3 things that make a good movie, and unfortunately in Hollywood it’s not even top 10. The #1 grossing movie of all time Avatar was an original, so was Titanic but all the rest are rehashed, existing fanbase, risk free cash grabs. James Cameron, Thank you

    • Brent Webster

      Avatar was original? You must have a different definition of the word than I do.

    • Serug Terah

      Avatar was Dances with Wolves in space and The Last Samurai should have been called Dances with Samurai so, Avatar was far from original. The only complaint that I can have about Hollywood is that they are not producing anything that is for the “thinking person”. I love Star Wars but I also love 2001 A Space Odyssey and we have swung so far over the mindless action end of the spectrum that it is impossible to get any intellectual stimulation. There are no truly thought provoking films. You can look at the past and see that Hollywood follows trends in a very devoted manner, however, the trends that are being currently followed are low quality and low on substance.

      PS A neat little twist may have been to make Dancing Avatar Wolves Who Are Samurais, just a thought.

  • Max_Taffey

    The biggest headline should be that the movie-going public is apparently made up of drooling morons who line-up to see rehashed, infantile garbage because they’re afraid of having to think when they go to the movies. Does the world really need another Thor movie? Yet another Batman? For the next two decades this is all we have to look forward to are endless Star Wars spin-offs based on characters that everyone already knows, more Avengers sequels that regurgitate the plot of the first one, and Godzilla movies that have been with us for 60 years.

    • phylos

      How does it feel being so completely irrelevant? Assuming from your bitterness I suppose… not very good.

      • Max_Taffey

        I’m not even sure what that means. Completely irrelevant. Are you relevant?
        How about instead of trying to come up with lame insults, you address my points and explain how I should actually be excited that we’ll get Godzilla vs. King Kong, Thor III, Batman 18, etc., instead of original films?

        • phylos

          Of course you don’t know what it means, that doesn’t surprise me.
          What you should be excited about doesn’t matter, that’s why is irrelevant. What matters is whatever the majority is waiting for, what sells.

          • Max_Taffey

            Oh ok. Thanks for the explanation. So if being irrelevant means not being a mindless sheep that throws my money down for the same idiotic comic book movie over and over again, then to answer your original question, it feels pretty damn good to be irrelevant.

          • Appalachian

            I think you struck a nerve because you didn’t just make points, you insulted anyone who dares to like the aforementioned films. I don’t particularly like these new rehashed films either, but I also don’t feel the need to look down on those who do.

            Also, these films are not being made “instead of” originals, they are being made in addition to. Why does it have to be either or? To support your narrative of a travesty in the film industry?

          • phylos

            You make far too much sense for this discussion, man. A little faith in humanity has been restored.

          • phylos

            What this means is that your life is empty enough that “not being a ‘sheep'” is enough of an accomplishment to feel *ahem* “pretty damn good” about.

            You hipsters set the bar so low for yourselves… Which I suppose makes sense.

            That’s sad. Well, sad for you; never not funny to read.

          • Max_Taffey

            That’s quite a leap you made there – because I don’t want to feed the Hollywood machine by lining up for another derivative superhero film, my life is empty. Perhaps you’re the one not setting the bar high enough, friend.
            And “hipster”? Really? If you actually knew anything about me, you’d feel pretty foolish labelling me a hipster.
            Any way, you strike me as a person that thinks you’re smarter than you actually are, which means debating you is pointless.

          • phylos

            You write that I think I am smarter than I actually am (where the hell did that ad hominem even come from? I haven’t talked even a little about me to you)… yet you can’t read.

            “because I don’t want to feed the Hollywood machine by lining up for another derivative superhero film, my life is empty”

            Nope, that’s not what I wrote. This is what I wrote:

            “your life is empty enough that “not being a ‘sheep'” is enough of an accomplishment to feel *ahem* “pretty damn good” about.”

            In other words: Your life seems empty not because you don’t “feed the Hollywood machine”; your life seems empty because you feel “pretty damn good” about it.

            Even if I were petty enough to dismiss popular movies as a rule, I still wouldn’t use it as a badge of pride. It’s really not that important.

            But, hey, that’s just me. And most everyone who ain’t a hipster, I’m sure.

          • Max_Taffey

            You don’t need to talk specifically about yourself in order to leave an impression, and in fact you just reinforced my opinion with your last comment. You’re definitely not as smart as you think you are. Are we done now?

      • Steve Kenna

        I find it laughable that a man so defensive of mindless popcorn movies has the balls to call some one “irrelevant”.

        • phylos

          Evidently you don’t know what the word “irrelevant” means… which makes your use of the word “mindless” all the more ironic and hilarious.

          Man, as a web developer I don’t like saying this stuff, but people who didn’t go to college maybe should just stop writing comments.

          Anyway, regardless of the quality of those movies (there are only three “popcorn” movies among my favorites this year, two of them, Inside Out and The Martian, are being hailed as masterpieces and getting nominations left and right, which goes to show how much of a blanket statement “popcorn movies” really is) , they are relevant to these times’ culture; that’s why they sell chap, it’s the opinion of the masses what matters, it’s what is relevant; not your hipster bullcrap.

    • rmossish .

      Those are far from the only movies being made. If you don’t like them, don’t watch them.

    • Steve Kenna

      I’m with you, man. This epidemic of adults finding such cultural relevance in Comic Books is getting dumb.

      • Pinkk

        The same could be said for any genre of movie, not just superhero movies. Spy movies. Pffft. They’re just another style of superhero movie, that people accepted. Same for cowboy movies.

        • Jan Terri

          Pffft Pffffuutt

    • JoeDizzyEightSizzy

      LOL for being someone who one might assume is NOT otherwise afraid to think when they go to the movies, you evidently are pretty damn stupid and unaware of where to look for worthwhile movies if you’re getting so drummed up and pissy about these same ones being made over and over again. Man, if my understanding of the scope and magnitude of the industry and the movies that emerged from it were on the level of my 10 year old cousin as yours is, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself! How in the HELL do you get by, sir?

      • Max_Taffey

        Aww. Did I strike a nerve? Don’t pay attention to me, I’m sure there’ll be another Transformers movie out soon to make you feel safe.

        • JoeDizzyEightySezzy

          Oh, okay, good… Because I was starting to get just so very scared about the lack of Optimus Prime in my life, thanks for lookin’ out. That being said, strike a nerve? Nah. I just love pointing out just how wrong people are when they pontificate about shit on the internet that they obviously are completely ignorant about. That’s all.

        • JoeDizzyEightySezzy

          But, by the sheer amount of comments by you, it’s fairly obvious what your main hobby and perhaps profession is as well… By the way how is the trolling business doing these days?

    • Pinkk

      Does anyone need new TV shows? Instead of thinking movie rehashes with the sequels, why not think of them as being like TV shows, but with a higher budget and longer wait between episodes? :p

    • Neil

      Which is why, viewers who want thought-provoking, good drama are rapidly moving to television, which is emerging as the best medium for intelligent watchers. Try it. You won’t be disappointed. Stuff like Mad Men, Homeland and Breaking Bad is impossible for movies to do anyway.

      On a sidenote, your language is a little insulting. Overlooking populist movies as ‘rehashed, infantile garbage’ unnecessarily judges movies like Dark Knight, regarded by critics as a masterpiece. Even if they aren’t, there are plenty of other movies you can watch if this does not satisfy you.

      • Max_Taffey

        I totally agree with your first point re: television. About your second point, I may have been insulting, but I wasn’t judging all populist movies. I’m a big fan of Nolan’s Batman trilogy, for instance. Unfortunately Hollywood sees the success of those films and puts all of their efforts in churning out more and more of the same until the genre is a watered down cliche of itself. It’s a bit depressing.

        • Neil

          Don’t worry about pop-culture. Everything passes too soon here. Superhero movies are enjoying their golden age now, with good plots and nice character developments. The bubble will soon burst, because the next popular genre is already here- the YA franchise. There have seriously never been so many YA sci-fi novels published ever before, and now the book-to-movie adaptation phenomenon is also gaining momentum. THG and TMR are just the beginning. I am the Harry Potter generation (which somewhat passes for YA), which came immediately next to the comic-book generation (80s), which came (almost) next to the Star Wars generation. They all pass. Let pop-culture be if its not what you prefer, and enjoy indies, which, btw, have also never seen the magnitude of recognition they are seeing now.

    • ReallyReallyBigMan

      These movies don’t exist yet. What if they’re good? You’re a dick.

      • Max_Taffey

        They will be good in the same way that they’re all “good”. Same characters, same situations, same outcomes. Minor variances but essentially: an evil bad guy, lots of explosions, fight sequences and big battle at the end that the heroes win. We’ve seen it all a dozen times over. All these movies are starting to blur together now so that I can’t even be bothered remembering which scene or line of dialogue happened in which movie, and it doesn’t even matter. Let’s all switch our brains off, stare at the screen for two hours, and in a week, we’ll basically have forgotten about the movie, and we’ll line up and do it all over for the sequel.

  • phylos

    This was a good year for movies in several ways, and things might just keep getting better.

  • Mark

    Waiting 30 years for a female Ghostbusters only makes waiting 3 for another Frozen female all the more unbearable.

    • ReallyReallyBigMan

      So what, a year after Ghostbusters came out you started waiting for a female one?

  • American Human

    I cannot imagine myself going to see any of these movies. I already know the plot for most of them without even thinking that hard, especially movies with Melissa McCarthy.

  • K.R.

    Wasn’t there already a movie released titled Fantastic Mr.Fox in 2009, me thinks so,, Hope nobody thinks it is the same movie,,

    • K.R.

      my mistake

  • Cyber Slammer

    This list is a load of crap, where is Deadpool?!?!?!?

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