It’s a new year! I hope you all had fun counting down, no matter where you were on this big, blue ball.
But, now that the festivities are out of the way, it’s time to get down to business. For a geek, a new year means new stuff to look forward to. New movies, TV shows, books and other events that will soon make their way to our screens, bookshelves and…hopefully…our hearts. Let’s take a gander at some of the things we can expect in 2015.
Marvel’s Agent Carter: A 10 part series featuring one of the most butt-kicking heroines to come out of the Marvel U. I can’t wait to take this mission with Peggy.
Jupiter Ascending: I was interested in the Wachowski-siblings film last year when it was orginally set to release in the summer. Then it got bumped to this February…which is never a good sign. But still, I’m on board. It just looks so cool!
Cinderella: A live-action treatment of one of Disney’s most famous princesses. Here’s a special teaser that premiered at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Marvel’s Daredevil: Set to premier sometime this spring on Netflix (due to their deal with Marvel, that will also produce shows based around characters like Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders), the Man with no Fear will hopefully be redeemed after Ben Affleck last put on the red suit (it didn’t go over so well, hence the long overdue 2nd chance).
Avengers Age of Ultron: Marvel’s Phase Two comes to an end with another outing with our favorite superhero team, this time facing off against a creepy robot. The 2nd trailer will be out January 12.
Tomorrowland: Disney’s super secretive, George Clooney starring sci fi film. We don’t know much about it…and that makes it all the more tantalizing.
Inside Out: Pixar’s latest, about what goes on in someone’s head when their emotions run the show.
Ant-Man: Just as soon as Phase Two ends, Phase 3 begins in July with one of the smallest heroes to come out of Marvel. If you watch Agent Carter on Tuesday you’ll see the first teaser, but here’s a tiny peak first. And when I say tiny, I mean that literally.
Admit it…you laughed.
Here’s a more human-sized version of the tiny part. We’ll see more on Tuesday.
Pixels: 1980s Video Game characters attack New York City. I’ m so there!
The Fantastic Four: Another Marvel property getting a 2nd chance is the first family of superheroes. 20th Century Fox is rebooting the series after two mediocre attempts, so here’s hoping they’ve got the formula right this time.
Goosebumps: Show of hands; who’s read Goosebumps books? Though I can’t see it I imagine most, if not all of you, raised your hands (including me). It’s been a right of passage for kids since 1992. Now, Jack Black plays R. L. Stine and his monsters are unleashed on Greendale, Maryland, and it’s up to two kids to stop them.
Jem and the Holograms: Okay, this is one may be just for me, as I watched this neon explosion when I was a kid, so I’m feeling nostalgic. Still, JEM!
Peanuts: A computer animated version of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole gang. The trailer alone has already conquered my heart.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: I’ve mentioned this before, but it still excites me to see what the world is going to be like come next December, when anticipation for Episode VII reaches a fever pitch. And yep, here’s the trailer yet again.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell: Fangirl was, without a doubt, one of my favorite books of 2013. Now Rowell is going super meta with this new book that will further explore the world of Simon Snow, the object of Cath’s fan love. Can’t wait!
Ash vs Evil Dead: Full disclosure; I’m an Evil Dead/Bruce Campbell fangirl. I have the soundtrack to the musical version almost memorized. I even have a mini Ash figure.
So I’m super stoked that both Campbell and original director/creator Sam Raimi is coming back for a TV series that catches up with Ash 30 years later as the titular spooks return to wreak havoc.
So, that’s only a few things happening this year. Much more is coming out (Chappie, Insurgent, Jurassic World, Terminator: Genisys, The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, Mockingjay Part 2, Minions, Westworld, Victor Frankenstein [with Daniel Radcliffe], etc). What have I left off? Comments section is below.
So I wish you and yours a happy and healthy New Year. 2015 is gonna rock!