Student Guide 2015: Coming Soon...
We preview the next 10 months in film, from Matt Damon stranded on Mars to the return of Derek Zoolander via some 'star battles' movie
One year after the release of chapter one, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (18 Sep) arrives on the big screen with more mysteries than ever. The Martian (30 Sep) is out this month as well, with Matt Damon in the role of astronaut Mark Watney, who is left alone on Mars and desperate to find a way back to Earth.
Here’s another chance for you to visit Neverland with Pan (9 Oct) and Hugh Jackman in the role of Captain Hook. But expect things to get much darker and more sinister with the release of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (23 Oct), the fifth film in the horror franchise.
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson get some closure with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (20 Nov). Pixar, on the other hand, releases their second film of this year, The Good Dinosaur (25 Nov), following this summer’s lovely and very profitable Inside Out.
May the force be with sci-fi enthusiasts, as one of the most anticipated films of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (18 Dec), is finally out. Elsewhere, the documentary Snowden (25 Dec) will bring you back to reality and get you inside the NSA documents leaking scandal.
Following 2012’s Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino is back with The Hateful Eight (8 Jan). Elsewhere, Silver Lings Playbook’s Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro are back together on screen with Joy (1 Jan), the story of a family across four generations.
Fifteen years after Derek Zoolander seduced us with Blue Steel, Zoolander 2 (12 Feb) reunites Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell, with Justin Theroux as director. There’s also, inexplicably, another Alvin and the Chipmunks film, The Road Chip (12 Feb), in which the trio head to NY.
After box office hits Divergent and Insurgent, Shailene Woodley and Theo James return in The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1 (18 Mar). There’s some early, pre-summer superhero action too, from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (25 Mar), starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Ben Affleck.
A cultural classic is reincarnated as a live action film. In The Jungle Book (15 Apr), we’ll see Mowgli’s journey of self-discovery anew, with Scarlett Johansson and Ben Kingsley starring. And there’s thrills on the way with Captain America: Civil War (29 Apr), which picks up where this year’s Avengers film left off.
As the summer starts kicking in, more superheroes take the spotlight. The much-anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse (19 May) finally arrives, two years after the previous film of the saga was released. And don’t forget to look out for Angry Birds (20 May), based on the addictive videogame.
Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael will kick off the blockbuster season with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (3 Jun). And Disney strikes again with The Secret Life of Pets (24 Jun), the perfect movie for anyone who has ever wondered what their pets are really up to when they’re alone.