'Mad Max: Fury Road' Joins Overcrowded 2015 Movie Slate

Slotted between 'Avengers 2' and 'Tomorrowland.'

It's only taken nearly three decades but the next movie in writer/director George Miller's "Mad Max" series is finally ready to hit theaters. The fourth movie in the franchise, "Mad Max: Fury Road" has suffered through three years of troubled shooting and a new star (Tom Hardy replacing previous Mad Max, Mel Gibson), so Warners has decided to give the film a break and schedule it for May 15, 2015.

That's right, 2015. The year your paycheck will go directly to the local movie theater.

In case you're not up to speed, here's a partial list of what's being released in 2015:

» Highly anticipated erotic thriller "Fifty Shades of Grey"

» Sequel to the #3 movie of all time, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron"

» Brad Bird/Damon Lindelof star-studded collabo "Tomorrowland"

» The sequel to one of the biggest franchises ever, "Jurassic World"

» Superhero reboot "Fantastic Four"

» Sequel to huge comedy hit "Ted 2"

» Another massive reboot, "Terminator 5"

» One of the most anticipated match-ups ever, "Batman vs. Superman"

» Marvel/Edgar Wright collabo "Ant-Man"

» Adaptation of one of the biggest video games ever, "Assassin's Creed"

» A new James Bond movie from Sam Mendes

» The final movie in the "Hunger Games" series, "Mockingjay, Part 2"

» Another huge franchise sequel, "Mission: Impossible V"

» Frickin' "Star Wars: Episode VII"

And that's just what's been announced so far, not counting family movies or surprise hits. That's at least 15 gigantic tentpole pics that would easily dominate several weeks in a row in a regular year.

Appropriate then that the first movie on the schedule for January 5, 2015 is titled, "The Kitchen Sink."