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New Star Wars most anticipated film

The newly named instalment of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens, is the most anticipated film of next year - ahead of the big screen version of Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Movie-goers said they were most looking forward to seeing JJ Abrams's new sci-fi film - the seventh in the Star Wars series - in a poll conducted by Cineword cinemas.

The film adaptation of EL James's best-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey - with Jamie Dornan as kinky billionaire Christian Grey - is due to open in cinemas in time for Valentine's Day on February 13.

The Force Awakens - due to come out next December - was named by makers of the film on Twitter yesterday after months of anticipation from fans. It will see Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher reprising their roles as Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.

The third most anticipated movie of 2015 - in the survey of 2,000 cinema-goers - was Marvel sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which has a release date set for April.

Liam Neeson's third outing as retired secret agent with a "particular set of skills" Bryan Mills in Taken 3, which is due out on January 3 2015, was fifth on the list, behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, which is not released until November.

Taken 3 proved more popular than 007, with Bond 24 in eighth place, just ahead of Tom Cruise's fifth turn as super spy Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible 5.

Also on the list of 2015's most awaited films were reboots Terminator: Genisys, Jurassic World and Ted 2.

Oscar-winner 12 Years A Slave was voted the best film of 2014 in the survey.


From Belfast Telegraph