Over the past few months, we’ve shown you some great trailers for forthcoming movies that have gotten a great deal of attention. Some have even gone into double-digit million views, with heavy anticipation behind them. These include new entries in the ongoing Avengers and Star Wars franchises, as well as the film adaptation of the popular novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
Without further ado, here are six trailers that truly capped off 2014.
Fifty Shades of Grey
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Even though the movie is still just under a year away from release (it’s due to hit theaters on December 18), the latest chapter in the Star Wars franchise still has plenty to get excited about. Most notable is the return of the classic Millennium Falcon, which hasn’t been seen on the big-screen since 1983. In addition, new droids and characters were also introduced, not to mention an interesting new lightsaber model that should be a hit in toy form. The Force will truly awaken come next Christmas.
Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron
The 2012 release of The Avengers generated big money for Marvel Studios, to the tune of $1.5 billion worldwide. The sequel, Age of Ultron, which releases next May, should have no trouble matching that number, with the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and others returning to their roles as they combat the deadly Ultron, with the voice of James Spader. Directed by Joss Whedon (the man who helmed the first film), Ultron should have no trouble setting the pace for the next set of Marvel films.
It’s hard to believe that we’ve been without a chapter in the Jurassic Park series for all these years, but Universal will rectify the matter next summer with the release of Jurassic World. Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, this new entry, directed by Colin Trevorrow, will focus on an even bigger, consumer-ready park this time around, with an all-new danger ready to be introduced. The film will hit theaters on June 12.
The latest Fast and Furious film has gone through its fair share of speed bumps in development – notably with the departure of franchise director Justin Lin and the passing of co-star Paul Walker – but this July, it will go back to full throttle with Furious 7. The film will reintroduce several characters from the series, as well as a new villain played by Jason Statham. Expect plenty of high-octane thrills and action with this entry when it arrives on April 3.
Mad Max: Fury Road
We haven’t seen a new Mad Max movie since entering the Thunderdome more than two decades ago. But that isn’t stopping director George Miller from returning to the action-packed franchise he made so famous, with Tom Hardy stepping into the role that Mel Gibson first started. In Fury Road, a whole new post-nuclear war emerges, with enemies coming out of the woodword and Max, alongside a new compatriot (Charlize Theron) doing whatever it takes to survive. This one hits theaters on May 15.