Santa Monica, CA — Whether audiences are tired of all these Sequels, Super Heroes or Continuations of Franchises, Hollywood’s got more on the way. Think of it as: Sequels Or Bust!
For the rest of 2015, we’ve still got to look forward to Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation, the re-boot of Fantastic Four, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, SPECTRE, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
That’s four out of five guaranteed box office hits. Sorry, Fantastic Four. It’s just too damn soon.
Clearly, Fox didn’t learn Sony’s lesson when burned by too many Spider-Man movies. Andrew Garfield re-booted Tobey Maguire way too soon, but that’s not his fault.
Interestingly, Sony is quite under-represented in 2016 as compared to the other Majors. SPECTRE will just have to tide them over. I predict a record box office performance from 007.
Make no mistake, Filmgoers, the major studios are in the Franchise Game. Academy Awards, be damned.
Next year, 2016, is even more loaded with Event Movies with two or more rolling out every month (January, June, and September are still available, tho):
- Feb. 12th Deadpool (Fox/Marvel)
- March 25th Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (WB/DC Comics)
- April 22nd The Huntsman (Universal)
- May 3rd Captain America: Civil War (Disney/Marvel)
- May 27th X-Men: Apocalypse (Fox/Marvel)
- July 22nd Star Trek: Beyond (Paramount)
- July 22nd Lady Ghostbusters (Sony)
- July 29th The Bourne Ultimate Identity (Universal)
- TBD Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (Paramount)
- Aug. 5th Suicide Squad (WB/DC Comics)
- Oct. 7th X-Men: Gambit (Fox/Marvel)
- Nov. 4th Doctor Strange (Disney/Marvel)
- Nov 18th Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them (WB)
- Dec. 16th Star Wars: Rogue One (Disney)
- Dec. 25th Avatar 2 (Fox)
As for 2017, well, let’s just say, there’s more to follow, for better or for worse. Stay tuned!
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