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2015 is setting itself up to be potentially the craziest year ever in films.
As movie studios move more and more towards building franchises, we’re growing a more crowded marketplace for films. It appears that 2015 may be a taste of what is to come as new franchises attempt to launch alongside other already established series and it is creating a traffic jam of content headed our way. Check out this table to see what I mean.
|Fantastic Four||March 6, 2015||Josh Trank|
|Cinderella||March 13, 2015||Kenneth Branagh|
|Avengers: Age Of Ultron||May 1, 2015||Joss Whedon|
|Assassin's Creed||June 19, 2015||TBA|
|Inside Out||June 19, 2015||Pete Docter|
|Terminator||June 26, 2015||TBA|
|Pirates of the Caribbean 5||July 10, 2015||Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg|
|Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children||July 31, 2015||Tim Burton|
|Ant-Man||Nov. 6, 2015||Edgar Wright|
|Bond 24||Nov. 6, 2015||Sam Mendes|
|The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2||Nov. 20, 2015||Francis Lawrence|
|Finding Dory||Nov. 25, 2015||Andrew Stanton|
|Peanuts||Nov. 25, 2015||Steve Martino|
|Star Wars: Episode VII||Dec. 18, 2015||JJ Abrams|
|Kung Fu Panda 3||Dec. 23, 2015||Jennifer Yuh|
|Mission: Impossible 5||Dec. 25, 2015||Christopher McQuarrie|
|The Adventures of Tintin 2||TBA||Peter Jackson|
|Avatar 2||TBA||James Cameron|
|Pitch Perfect 2||TBA||TBA|
|Superman vs. Batman||TBA||Zack Snyder|
Yep, 2015 is going to be insanity. While it looks like it could bring in tons of money, you have to also remember that moviegoers have limited budgets. Will it be possible for them to support this many “must see” films? Only time will tell.
I will say, I am imagining some of these films are going to slip back possibly to 2016 or later. Avatar 2, for instance, I can almost guarantee you will slip because James Cameron is notorious for being slow. I also think with Assassin’s Creed and Terminator not yet having directors, it is quite possible those will move back a ways. Even with those three potential movers, there is still a lot of movies coming at us, and there are sure more to be added as there are some holes in the summer for sure. (Weekend of July 17, all of Aug.)
It’s going to be an interesting year, and one that I don’t think we will see the likes of again as the studios learn that you can release too many films in a short span of time. Of course, there are a lot of lessons I’ve thought the studios could learn in the pass and they didn’t, so who knows.
Via: HitFix .