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  • Jessica Thompson

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With the coming storm of new movies in the next year, it’s hard not to jump on the hype train. Many franchises are getting sequels, reboots, or complete remakes. With the addition of superhero movies and original films, 2015 is shaping up to be an excellent time for movies.

The upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is leading the superhero pack May 1, followed by “Ant-Man” and a reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise later this year. Next year continues the super-powered movie trend with the much anticipated “Deadpool” and “Captain America: Civil War.” DC is even returning to theaters with “Suicide Squad” in August 2016.

“Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens” is possibly the most anticipated movie of the year. The Star Wars prequels are often seen as the lowest point of the franchise by many fans, but outlook still seems to be positive for the new movie. The film is set to be released this holiday season.

When asked what movie he was most looking forward to, freshman Milo Gentry said, “Star Wars is the first thing that comes to mind. I’m really looking forward to that.” Crissta Ames, freshman, seconded that, saying, “The new Star Wars movie looks really good. People seem to have low hopes, but I have high hopes for it.”

Another long awaited revisit to a beloved franchise is “Jurassic World,” coming to theaters June 12. The series hasn’t had a new installment since “Jurassic Park III” in 2001.

“There’s a lot I’m looking forward to. 2015 is going to be a year of good movies, but I’m most looking forward to ‘Jurassic World’,” Adam Walle, a sophomore, said. “’Jurassic Park’ was the first movie that stuck with me. As an adult with a new film coming out, I can look back on those experiences. It’s hard not to be excited,”

Even though the theaters are being dominated by reboots, there are some students looking forward to the original films coming later this year. “I’m looking forward to’ The Hateful Eight,’ the new Tarantino movie coming out in December,” junior Zach Nash said. “It’s a Western set in only two locations. It’ll be interesting to see what he can do with a large cast and a small location.”

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