FanBoy Directors to Watch for In 2015

2015 will be the beginning of a new age of cinema.  I say this because there will be new Star Wars, Ant-Man, The Avengers, Jupiter Ascending , Mad Max: Fury Road , Jurassic World , Poltergeist , Terminator: Genesis, Crimson Peak, Fantastic Four and many more big budget films that scream CGI.  The reality is that Geek Culture is pop culture now and 2015 is the final nail in the coffin. There will be 23 super hero films slated from 2015-2022, so you will be seeing a lot of Joss Whedon and J.J Abrams. Hate them or love them, their movies will be some the highest grossing films around in 2015.

Let’s get into the meat of the article. With all of these geeky films coming to theaters, here are five directors you will get tired of seeing.

Honorable Mentions

Kevin Smith

Here’s the thing about Kevin Smith: he has a special place in my heart. I love the man because he is what every geek should aspire to be. Since the very beginning of his career, he has inspired geeks to stay true to their loves and passions by showing the world that geek culture can be accessed by the mainstream.  He has written comics, produced TV shows, directed movies, podcasted and just been the ultimate fan-boy. He does not give a damn if Marvel or D.C. comics make the movies; he is just happy that they are made. He is a de facto hype man. Give the man some respect !

Number 5

Guillermo del Toro

Del Toro has been making comic book movies before they were the go- to- summer blockbuster even though he is a horror director at heart. He directed the best Blade film and the brought Darkhorse Comics to the theaters. Personally, Pacific Rim is one of his masterpieces and has set the bar high for blockbusters with story and action.

Number 4

Josh Trank and Jon Chu

These three men are on this list for the simple fact that everyone wants to see them fail. Their projects are more interesting than Crimson Peak mainly for the fact that Guillermo del Toro is a better director that these two men. The Fantastic Four reboot does not set the bar very high and has the possibility of bombing and sinking Josh Trank’s career. Jon Chu has made a splash with G.I Joe and Step Up. I am curious see if Jem and the Holograms is worth seeing.

Number 3

George Miller and Sam Mendes

Mad Max is a hit already. Case closed. However, Spectre is the film I want to see. Mendes is a director who made my favorite Bond movie. So, I’m fine with him continuing. It is possible that he is a true fan and real lover of this character and this universe.

 

Number 2

Joss Whedon

Age of Ultron is a hit… Marvel is King ….Sigh

Number 1

J.J. Abrams

I like Abrams and I can’t wait to see Star Wars. He is a director that has a distinctive style that manages to captivate me. It is mind-boggling that this one man controls two of the most important sci-fi franchises in history. He wins at life.

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