‘Star Wars,’ Not ‘Avengers,’ Is Most Anticipated Movie For 2015

It appears that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, not Avengers: Age of Ultron, is the most anticipated movie for 2015.

This comes as no surprise for loyal fans who have been waiting for a new installment for years, just remember what happened when the teaser trailer was released the Friday after Thanksgiving. The internet went wild with excitement with the brief revelations that showed up on our screens.

Analysis, discussions, and speculation ensued following the very short clip that gave fans a glimpse into what they can expect to see when they come to theaters in December of 2015. Perhaps the most exciting thing is meeting the new characters (human or otherwise) that director J.J. Abrams will introduce to the masses this time around.

Even though Marvel is clearly embroiled in a war with rival DC Entertainment, it seems that it still can’t capture the interest of the majority of movie-goers with Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Very few franchises can claim the level of success that the Star Wars saga does.

There is no question that Hollywood has been inundated with superhero films in the last few years, and we can continue to see more of them with this “war” between Marvel and DC Entertainment. However, the galaxy far, far away
tops them all, according to Fandango and its annual list of most awaited films.

Topping the list is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, followed by Avengers: Age of Ultron, then conclusion to The Hunger Games, Mockingjay — Part 2. In fourth place was the only non-sequel to make the list: Fifty Shades of Grey, the adaptation of the bestselling erotic novel of the same name — the only film which is not considered a blockbuster. Closing the top five is the sequel Jurassic World.

“It’s been a decade since the last installment of the most beloved sci-fi fantasy franchise of all time, and kids of all ages are eagerly anticipating the revitalization of the series next December.”

Undoubtedly, Disney is pulling all the stops to make this installment of Star Wars an unforgettable new chapter for this generation. A new series in the Disney channel, Star Wars Rebels, aims to familiarize younger viewers with the beloved characters.

Additionally, the studio is introducing potential viewers to interactive Star Wars games to increase the way in which the public — who is not necessarily familiar with the saga — can discover the plot.

Historically, the Marvel cinematic universe holds an edge over the Star Wars, which is the fifth highest grossing movie franchise in history with $4.4 billion in revenue. Marvel ranks in second place with over $7 billion in revenue. It remains to be seen which movie will take the box office in 2015.

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