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The Top Five Most Anticipated Sequels of 2014

Adam Reynoso ’15 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

With awards season coming to an end and the Spring (hopefully) around the corner, here are five sequels coming out that may require one to leave the warmth of their apartment and make the long, maybe even epic, journey to the closest movie theatre (or not. As Amy Poehler once beautifully said in the gem that is Baby Mama, “…I don’t know your life!”).

5. The Purge: Anarchy

A still from The Purge: Anarchy. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.
A still from The Purge: Anarchy. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures.

One of the most intriguing things about this sequel is the secrecy that’s surrounded the project since its announcement last year. Audiences finally caught a glimpse of what to expect with the most recent teaser trailer. The idea that the film will explore the world outside of the house offers a LOT more room for growth and possibilities compared to last year’s original home invasion film.

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4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Photo Credit: Marvel.
Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Photo Credit: Marvel.

It’s already been said by the people over at Marvel Studios that this is the film that will lead directly to the events of the next Avengers film, Avengers: Age of Ultron. This can only mean the events of this film have to have MAJOR consequences. Now, what that means can be left to speculation until its April release, but fans of the comics can already tell some of the spoilers, specifically from the title of the film itself.

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3. The Amazing SpiderMan 2

Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Photo Courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Imageworks.
Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Photo Courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Sony has already stated how pleased they are with this entry in the Spider-Man saga. They hope to continue expanding the film’s universe with not only a third film, but also a fourth film, a Venom spin off, and a Sinister Six film, to be written and directed by none other than The Cabin in the Wood‘s Drew Goddard. The most recent international trailer definitely gives off a grander feel and showcases the multiple villains from this film, as well as hinting at some of the possible spoilers from the comics themselves.  

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2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Official poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.
Official poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

Expected to reveal its first teaser trailer during the MTV Movie Awards, this begins the road to the two-part finale to the finale of the blockbuster franchise. The final moments of last year’s TheHunger Games: Catching Fire have already indicated the tone of next film. The film, itself, will be tackling the dystopian world’s finale from the franchise’s source material, which means everyone (yes, everyone) is going to need a box of tissues, in addition to that enormous tub of popcorn and extra, extra large soda.

1. X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jennifer Lawrence in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Photo Credit: Alan Markfield / Marvel and Twentieth Century Fox.
Jennifer Lawrence in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Photo Credit: Alan Markfield / Marvel and Twentieth Century Fox.

With only one official trailer out and 14 seconds of new footage, X-Men: Days of Future Past seems to have some of the most intense secrecy surrounding it. However, it wasn’t too long ago that another sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse was announced for a summer 2016 release date. With that mind, it certainly seems that the executives at Fox studios are already looking to continue the series and possibly expand the X-Men’s characters on a much grander scale, and that is exactly why this particular sequel is number one on this list. That, and the possibilities are endless after this film, especially to those who know what these arcs are about from either the comics, or even the animated series from the 90s.

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