Best films to watch this summer 2015 from Mad Max: Fury Road to Jurassic World and Ant-Man

Avengers: Age of Ultron heralds the start of blockbuster season in just three weeks

Jess Denham
Thursday 09 April 2015 18:47
Tom Hardy stars in dystopian action thriller Mad Max: Fury Road
Tom Hardy stars in dystopian action thriller Mad Max: Fury Road

Those of you suffering from the post-Easter blues today, the good news is that it's time to look ahead to summer and the big movies heading to a cinema near you.

Just three weeks remain until Avengers: Age of Ultron crashes onto the big screen on to kick-start blockbuster season, so take a look at the comedies, action epics and long-awaited sequels on the horizon for 2015.

Mad Max: Fury Road - 14 May

Tom Hardy plays Mad Max in this dystopian action thriller, a police pursuit man teams up with a fugitive (Charlize Theron) who is trying to escape a warlord. Film fans have been promised a “continuous chase' set in a visually-stunning post-apocalyptic world, with the storyline following on from the original Mel Gibson movies.

Pitch Perfect 2 - 15 May

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and co take their collegiate a cappella group Barden Bellas to a global competition in an attempt to be the first US team to take home the grand prize. Expect to be singing the songs for days afterwards.

Entourage - 19 June

Film star Vince Chase takes on the vapid world of Hollywood to further his career with his LA buddies firmly by his side. The main cast of the HBO series all star in this comedy, with the storyline a continuation of the TV show. Some red carpet scenes were shot at the Golden Globes in January.

Jurassic World - 12 June

Researcher Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) is soon called in to save theme park Jurassic World when geneticists create a dinosaur hybrid that goes awol. “You just went and made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea,” he says, hitting the nail on the head.

Chris Pratt with a decidedly scaly dinosaur in Jurassic World

Magic Mike XXL - 1 July

Channing Tatum is male stripper Magic Mike once more, starring alongside Amber Heard and Elizabeth Banks. It's road trip time as the gang take a drive from Tampa to Myrtle Beach for a stripping convention. Some 900 female extras were hired for this movie, which pretty much says it all.

Terminator: Genisys - 3 July

He said he'd be back, and Arnold Schwarzenegger's cyborg assassin has kept to his word. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) joins forces with John Connor's mother Sarah (Emilia Clarke) after finding himself in an altered timeline. Together with a Terminator guardian, they make a desperate bid to prevent the dreaded Judgement Day and reset the future.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in a teaser clip for Terminator: Genisys

Ted 2 - 10 July

Seth MacFarlane's foul-mouthed bear returns for this sequel following newlyweds Tami-Lynn and, err, Ted, as they try to have a baby. In order to be eligible for parenthood, however, Ted must prove he is a real person in a legal court. The first film grossed a massive $550 million worldwide to be named the most successful original R-rated comedy ever and you can expect lots more mischief this time around.

Minions - 10 July

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob star in this Despicable Me spin-off, as they head to New York in search of a dastardly master to serve in 1968, 42 years B.G (before Gru). Dracula, Napoleon, an Egyptian pharaoh and even a T-Rex all prove disappointing, until the trio encounters Scarlet Overkill, the world's first ever female super-villain.

Ant-Man - 17 July

Paul Rudd stars as thief Scott Lang as he helps to protect the Ant-Man technology created by his mentor Dr. Hank Pym from new threats. The technology allows a person to decrease in size but increase their strength. He's going to save the world as an ant, basically.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation - 31 July

This will be Tom Cruise's fifth outing as Ethan Hunt over almost 20 years and you can safely expect lots more death-defying stunts and sprinting. Hunt learns in the trailer of a "rogue nation" of agents called The Syndicate, sure to cause some trouble...

Fantastic Four - 7 August

Jump on board for this modern re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team. Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B Jordan and Toby Kebbel play four young outsiders whose lives are upended when they teleport to an alternative universe. that changes their physical forms in shocking ways.

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