So arguably the most anticipated movie of 2015, the awesome Avengers: Age of Ultron, has already released and we’ve only just hit May. But summer’s only just begun which means we’ve only just got started. Here are the most exciting movies lined up for the rest of the summer and what makes them exciting (to me!):
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Deepika Padukone
Directed by: Shoojit Sircar
Because Shoojit Sircar is back and Irrfan-Deepika could be the quirkiest romantic pairing this year.
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin
Directed by: Henry Hobson
Because this looks like the film that could do for Arnold Schwarzenegger what Joe couldn’t do for Nicholas Cage – give him a gritty, badass comeback.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara
Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Because Reese Witherspoon is back to doing comedy and this could be this year’s Heat.
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar
Directed by: Anurag Kashyap
Because with that cast and the music by Amit Trivedi and with Kashyap at its helm, this is easily my most anticipated film of the year now.
Mad Max: Fury Road
Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
Directed by: George Miller
Because it’s got the most massive, mindblowing, earth-shattering, trailer this year and in most years in general.
Pitch Perfect 2
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and more
Because after a fresh, inventive and super fun original, the coolest group of chickas are back, pitches!
Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Starring: Kangana Ranaut, Kangana Ranaut, R Madhavan
Because one Kangana is awesome and two Kanganas is THE BEST THING EVER.
Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie
Because George Clooney stars in a film written by the writer of Lost in a film by the director of The Incredibles, which also stars Hugh Laurie, btw.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario
Because who doesn’t want to see The Rock saving the world!
Starring: Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray
Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Because THE Cameron Crowe is back with a romcom starring Emma Stone; this could probably be my favourite film of the year.
Starring: Ari Gold, Vinnie Chase, ‘E’, Turtle and Johnny Drama (oh yeah)
Directed by: Doug Ellin
BECAUSE THE BOYS ARE BACK AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE, LOOK SO MANY EXCLAMATIONS!!!!
Dil Dhadakne Do
Starring: Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah
Directed by: Zoya Akhtar
Because with a star cast that awesome and a trailer that fun, and a director so brilliant, this could be the Bollywood film of the year.
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Nargis Fakhri
Directed by: Paul Feig
Because Melissa McCarthy is a spy and Jason Statham is a doofus and the film is by the director of The Heat and it also stars Nargis Fakhri!
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson
Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
Because the dinos are back, this time with Chris Pratt!!!!! (Also this movie is directed by a guy who’s first film I *really* dug, Safety Not Guaranteed)
Hamari Adhuri Kahaani
Starring: Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi
Directed by: Mohit Suri
Because Vidya Balan is the only reason you need, although I’m really not sure about the rest of the cast and crew.
ABCD 2 (3D)
Starring: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva
Directed by: Remo D’Souza
Because the trailer in 3D looks actually looks like quite a blast.
Starring: Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader
Directed by: Pete Docter
Because what a great cast and what a great plot!
Starring: Natt Wolfe, Cara Delevingne
Directed by: Jake Schreier
Because this film is written by the writers of of (500) Days of Summer, The Fault in Our Stars and The Spectacular Now (Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber), so if you love romcoms, this one’s NOT to be missed.
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth McFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson
Directed by: Seth McFarlane
Because the foul-mouthed teddy bear is going to be dirtier, raunchier and even more of an asshole this time… if only the censors allow his debauchery.
Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Onni Tommila
Directed by: Jalmari Helander
Because it’s an action thriller featuring Samuel ‘Mothaf**a’ Jackson as The President of the USA… oh hell yeah!
Magic Mike XXL
Starring: Channing Tatum, Amber Heard, Elizabeth Banks, Matt Bomer
Directed by: Channing Tatum
Because this one’s for the ladies.
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney (WHY?)
Directed by: Alan Taylor
Because Emilia ‘Khaleesi’ Clarke gives you hope, otherwise this really looks like a piece of shit.
Starring: Athiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi, Govinda
Directed by: Nikhil Advani
Because this has been the most talked reboot starring two star kids, since Saawariya.
Starring: Jon Hamm, Sandra Bullock, Michael Keaton
Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
Starring: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Directed by: Kabir Khan
Because Kabir Khan is the only director who can make a Salman Khan movie cool.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lily, Corey Stoll
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Because Paul Rudd is a superhero in the second Marvel movie of the year, and he better live up to it because I’m really not happy about Edgar Wright not directing this.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Cara Delevingne, Garett Hedlund, Amanda Seyfried
Directed by: Joe Wright
Because this could either be fantastic or the best unintentional comedy of the year.
Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney
Directed by: Bill Condon
Because Magneto as an aging Sherlock Holmes and that’s just a sick logline.
Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, John Cena, Brie Larson
Directed by: Judd Apatow
Because it’s the coming together of two comedy gods with Amy Schumer writing and acting and Judd Apatow directing.
Starring: Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Because I never thought I’d look forward to an Adam Sandler film but this is directed by THE Chris Columbus (of Home Alone!), *really* looks like fun and it also stars Peter ‘Tyrion’ Dinklage and that can never hurt, right?
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Because let’s just be honest, the only reason Tom Cruise is still relevant is because he almost kills himself while doing the stunts in Mission Impossible, and everyone’s just curious to see how he managed to live.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whittaker, Rita Ora
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Because Jake Gyllenhaal deserves an Oscar and the buzz is that this film could get one for him (although the trailer’s not promising)
Starring: Ritesh Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat, Jacqueline Fernandez
Directed by: Karan Anshuman
Because the poster, name and cast is super fun and if it could match the spirit of a Four Lions, this could be a load of fun!
Starring: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor
Directed by: Nishikant Kamat
Because Nishikant Kamat, otherwise really not excited to find out what Ajay Devgn will bring to *another* South remake.
Starring: Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Jamie Bell
Directed by: Josh Trank
Because it’s got the freshest cast for a superhero movie after Guardians of the Galaxy, and because the director’s done Chronicle, the most twisted take on the superhero genre yet.
Starring: Jack Black, Kumail Nanjiani, Karan Soni
Directed by: Rob Letterman
Because this really sounds like the fun, irreverent film that brings Jack Black back on the map.
The Man from UNCLE
Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant
Directed by: Guy Ritche
Because Guy Ritchie, that cast, and have you even seen how much fun the trailer looks??
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Siddharth Malhotra, Jackie Shroff
Directed by: Karan Malhotra
Because the original movie that this is a reboot of, Warriors, is an incredible film so fingers crossed, although hard to trust anything with Akshay Kumar attached.
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Zach Galifianakis
Directed by: Jared Hess
Because Kristen Wiig and that cast in a bank heist comedy sounds like the funniest film of the year already.
Straight Outta Compton
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Keith Stanfield, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Corey Hawkins
Directed by: F Gary Gray
Because it’s the origin story of legendary hip hop group NWA and check out the trailer and tell me you don’t get the feels.
All is Well
Starring: JAbhishek Bachchan, Asin, Rishi Kapoor, Supriya Pathak
Directed by: Umesh Shukla
Because Umesh Shukla’s OMG was very well done and it would be interesting to see Abhishek Bachchan finally getting a good director to work with.
Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif
Directed by: Kabir Khan
Because Kabir Khan again, with another movie, with another Khan, could either be a double treat or… hmm, let’s just hope it’s that.
Hitman: Agent 47
Starring: Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Ciaran Hinds
Directed by: Aleksander Bach
Because Homeland’s Rupert Friend gets an action thriller of his own and that sounds terribly exciting to me.
Which movie are you most excited about? Do leave your favourites in the comments below 🙂
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