Looking Ahead: 2015

While 2014 was a spectacular year for geeks of all kinds, 2015 is setting up to even top last year with several top movies and final seasons of favorite television shows.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
It is no secret that the Star Wars franchise is my all-time favorite work of fiction, particularly the Original Trilogy, and nothing is more exciting than more Star Wars to watch in the cinemas. While many are skeptical, I am remaining optimistic for several reasons. For one, Disney has turned Marvel into an even more impressive franchise than I could have ever hoped for. From the Avengers to the Winter Soldier, Disney and Marvel are crafting cinematic classics, and I believe that they can do the same with Star Wars. Secondly, J.J. Abrams is a fan of Star Wars, and just like how Peter Jackson turned the Lord of the Rings novels into three of the best films ever, I have confidence in Abrams' abilities, along with the writers. Lastly, everything that has been released about the film, except for the lack of connection with the EU, is amazing and exactly what I want to hear.

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Joss Whedon returns to director Avengers film and since Whedon has yet to disappoint us yet, is there any reason for Age of Ultron not to be the best film of the summer? Seriously, the Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy were incredible, and now Whedon will hopefully even surpass the original Avengers. 

Marvel on Netflix
Marvel is not just delivering on the big screen, but also on Netflix. Even though it is unfortunate for non-Netflix subscribers that the series are not airing on television, hopefully Netflix will produce some exceptional small screen miniseries with Daredevil and Jessica Jones coming later this year. In addition to that is the currently airing Agent Carter, which is fantastic so far.

Various New Movies
As you will hear in the (hopefully) upcoming live-stream about the year's top films, aside from the two listed above, there are still several new movies that I am excited to see!

Anime Sequels
Including the currently airing sequels, Aldnoah.Zero 2, Durarara!!x2 Shou, JoJo's Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders 2, and Kuroko no Basket 3, 2015 is set to feature several more sequels that I am hyped for! From Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season to Knights of Sidonia, there is going to be plenty of new anime that I cannot wait to see. Unfortunately, we will have to wait another year for Attack on Titan season two though.

Doctor Who Season 9
As revealed in the Christmas special, The Doctor and Clara return for another season! Hopefully, season nine will have worked out the issues that season eight had and feature more of the brilliant chemistry between Clara and Twelve.

Parks and Recreation's Final Season
After watching Guardians of the Galaxy, I was hooked on a feeling and I was high on believing that I needed more Chris Pratt and to satisfy that feeling (yeah, bad joke but I couldn't resist!), I discovered Parks and Recreation, a hilarious comedy, co-starring Chris Pratt, from the creators of the Office about the Parks and Rec department in the small town named Pawnee. From the lovable characters to the wide variety of humor, Parks and Rec quickly became my favorite comedy series. Even though I am dreading the upcoming series finale, it has been an amazing ride thus far, and I doubt it will disappoint.

Broadchurch Season 2 
Earlier this month, I watched season one of Broadchurch on Netflix and suffice to say, it was brilliant, for the most part anyway. Apparently, the series is already airing in the UK, but the US will not get it until March 4th. Obviously, I am excited to see where the series goes next, and maybe, I will write a review for the first season soon.

What are you looking forward to in 2015? Please comment below and let me know.

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