11 Upcoming Sci-Fi Movies That Could Be Better Than Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars isn't the only sci-fi franchise that's returning.

Even now, with it finally being released, the amount of attention that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has gotten is hard to comprehend. The film is already a box office juggernaut, and its critical reception has been nothing but glowing. But just because it€™s a welcome addition to a beloved franchise hardly guarantees that it will even hold up as one of the best films in its genre over the next few years. The upcoming movie slate for science-fiction films is absolutely stacked. Despite boasting plenty of lesser-heralded titles that might be further away from release, there€™s a whole host of upcoming sci-fi films which have been temporarily overshadowed by the awareness that Star Wars has generated. Nevertheless, it's a good time to be a fan of the genre as the next couple of years could be potentially amazing. There€™s promising original pictures, exciting adaptations of acclaimed source materials, and even a few sequels to sci-fi classics. There€™s so many talented directors and actors involved in the genre that it€™s almost hard to see so much focus given to one film. It€™s a good thing to be excited about Star Wars, but these other genre films could deliver in even more impactful and successful ways down the line.


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