July 28 2013

2015 – The Year Film Business Will be Insane

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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.

Release Date
Fantastic FourMarch 6, 2015Josh Trank
CinderellaMarch 13, 2015Kenneth Branagh
Avengers: Age Of UltronMay 1, 2015Joss Whedon
Assassin's CreedJune 19, 2015TBA
Inside OutJune 19, 2015Pete Docter
TerminatorJune 26, 2015TBA
Pirates of the Caribbean 5July 10, 2015Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar ChildrenJuly 31, 2015Tim Burton
Ant-ManNov. 6, 2015Edgar Wright
Bond 24Nov. 6, 2015Sam Mendes
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2Nov. 20, 2015Francis Lawrence
Finding DoryNov. 25, 2015Andrew Stanton
PeanutsNov. 25, 2015Steve Martino
Star Wars: Episode VIIDec. 18, 2015JJ Abrams
Kung Fu Panda 3Dec. 23, 2015Jennifer Yuh
Mission: Impossible 5Dec. 25, 2015Christopher McQuarrie
The Adventures of Tintin 2TBAPeter Jackson
Avatar 2TBAJames Cameron
InfernoTBARon Howard
Pitch Perfect 2TBATBA
Superman vs. BatmanTBAZack Snyder
WarcraftTBADuncan Jones

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 .

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