A great number of sequels to well-loved films are making their way to our screens.
First up is Furious 7, the only film which stars the late Paul Walker that is still to be released. This will be out in cinemas across the world this April.
Avengers: Age of Ultron will follow soon after. This will once again star Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man as well as many other big names in the film industry. Speaking of Downey, it is rumoured that he will shortly take up his other famous role as Sherlock Holmes but filming for this third instalment has not yet begun and is therefore unlikely to hit the big screen this year.
June promises us Minions, which takes us back in a flash to that time in the little yellow darlings’ life before they ever teamed up with Gru. The same month also presents Ted 2 which, despite dealing with an animated teddy bear, is far from being a children’s film.
The same applies to Terminator Genisys, which will very likely be rated as PG-13. The fifth film in the series was a long time in coming, following Terminator Salvation from 2009.
However, it is not the only follow-up film that has taken years to make it back to the screens. This year, sees the 2005 Fantastic Four film being scrapped to make way for a new version with the same name but with an all-new cast. Meanwhile, after fourteen years, we are being led back into the world of Jurassic Park with Jurassic World.
Tom Cruise fans will be glad to know he is back in Mission: Impossible 5 whilst followers of the Pirates of the Caribbean films might be disappointed to know that they have quite a long wait for the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which is currently in production and set for release in 2017.
However, if you’re a Johnny Depp fan you can always look forward to his role as the Mad Hatter in the sequel Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass which has already been filmed and is set to hit our screens close to the summer of 2016. Interesting to note that Tim Burton does not direct this second adventure in Wonderland and is part of the production team instead.
James Bond is set to return in Spectre, the twenty-fourth production in the series. It will be out around October and will see Daniel Craig take on the main character role, once again. Last but not least, Star Wars is making a come-back with its seventh film Star Wars: The Force Awakens due out in time for Christmas this year.
Any dates which have been given in this article refer to international release dates and are always subject to change.