Movie Talk: Bryan Singer on ‘Deadpool’ & ‘X-Men’ Crossover; Ridley Scott to Direct New Western

     May 11, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (May 11th, 2016) Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, Mark Ellis discuss the following:

  • AMC Rewind
  • Mail Bag
  • Live Twitter Questions

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Speaking to Variety at the premiere of X-Men: Apocalypse, Bryan Singer discussed the possibility of Deadpool appearing alongside the X-Men after the character proved popular enough to top $760 million in global box office receipts. Though rumors have placed Deadpool alongside mutants in an X-Force movie, most fans are wondering if the Merc with a Mouth could actually join the A-team of mutants. Singer acknowledged the fan’s wishes saying If you take a character as irreverent and meta as Deadpool and connect him to something as grounded and serious as X-Men, you have to do it carefully and gently. X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theatres stateside on May 27th.

There’s a Martian reunion in the making with Deadline reporting that director Ridley Scott is set to re-team with 20th Century Fox and his Martian scribe Drew Goddard for an adaptation of the S. Craig Zahler novel Wraiths of the Broken Land, which would see Ridley Scott directing a Western for the first time in his career. The story revolves around the attempt to rescue two kidnapped sisters forced into prostitution with the tone being described as having elements of “horror, noir, and Asian ultra-violence.” Martian producer Simon Kinberg is also involved. Scott is currently in production on his Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant and maintains he will round out the franchise with another sequel that will connect the series back to Alien, so it’s unclear where Wraiths of the Broken Land fits on his schedule. 

BUY OR SELL

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While this month’s X-Men: Apocalypse takes place in 1983, the possibilities for an expansion of the X-Men universe remains with the next spinoff strongly hinted at being the long in development New Mutants movie. Fox signed The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone to co-write and direct last May with Boone recently teasing the mutants he plans on using as the main line up, hinting that the movie could go into production sooner rather than later. When Collider’s own Steve Weintraub recently sat down with producer Simon Kinberg at the press day for X-Men: Apocalypse, Kinberg revealed that they hope that New Mutants will start filming at the beginning of next year with one key X-Men character also involved: Professor X.

The first trailer for writer/director Kevin Smith’s buddy comedy Yoga Hosers has finally landed online. The film stars Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp as a pair of teenage convenience store clerks both named Colleen who become embroiled in a mysterious invasion by Nazi sausage monsters named “Bratzis,” who are all played by Kevin Smith himself in heavy makeup. The Colleens are aided in their case by Johnny Depp’s bumbling private detective Guy Lapionte, who first appeared in Smith’s horror thriller Tusk. The film will hit theaters on July 29th.


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The new trailer for Woody Allen’s Café Society was released yesterday giving us a new look at the 1930’s set romance that stars Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell, Kristin Stewart and Blake Lively. The movie tells the story of Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman played by Eisenberg, as he moves to Hollywood, falls in love, and then moves back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. The movie is set to open the Cannes Film Festival on May 11, making it Allen’s third time opening the prestigious festival. The film hits theatres this July 15th.

AMC Rewind 

10 Years Ago – Poseidon, Just My Luck 

20 Years Ago – Twister, Welcome to the Dollhouse

MAIL BAG

Irish Whiskeys writes:

Why do movies use the wilhem scream? Whenever it’s used it takes me completely out of the moment. Schnepp based on your movie experience and background I’m eager to hear your take. Thanks and love your insight. MT is a daily must.

Dustin Barton writes:

Hey Collider Movie Talk! Thank you so much for taking my question; I have been with you guys since the AMC days. How are movie studios able to keep things so secret? There are hundreds if not thousands of people who work on these movies. What do the studios do to keep everyone quiet? Extras, people who cut trailers, etc. it seems like someone is gonna give at some point. When they do, what do studios do in response to that if the person that leaked any information is caught?

LIVE TWITTER QUESTIONS

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