On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (August 26th, 2016) Dennis Tzeng, Mark Ellis, Clarke Wolfe and Sinead DeVries discuss the following:
- Russo Brothers confirm Steve Rogers is no longer Captain America
- Doctor Strange adds Community creator Dan Harmon
- Angry Birds sequel in the works
- Christoph Waltz in talks to co-star in Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel
- First trailer for The Weinsten Company’s Lion released
- New Mutants hires The Fault in Our Stars screenwriting duo
- Box Office Predictions
- Mail Bag
At the end of Captain America: Civil War, Cap gives up his shield, breaks his fellow vigilantes out of prison, and goes into hiding in Wakanda. Being a fugitive is odd for Captain America, but it makes a lot more sense if you accept the fact that Steve Rogers is no longer ‘Captain America.’ While promoting the Blu-ray release for Captain America: Civil War, directors Joe and Anthony Russo did confirm to the Huffington Post that when Cap dropped his shield at the end of the movie, it was a symbol for him giving up his superhero mantle.
Principal photography wrapped months ago on Doctor Strange, the latest Marvel Studios movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme. However, Community creator and writer Dan Harmon has been hired to pen script pages to be used for additional photography. THR reports the news of Harmon joining the team behind Doctor Strange, with many reports speculating that the creator was brought in to add just a bit more humor to Strange’s debut film. Doctor Strange hits theatres on November 4th.
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Rovio has confirmed that an Angry Birds Movie sequel is in the works. A Rovio chief executive announced the plans to the Wall Street Journal, stating they have already started planning the sequel but didn’t offer up any other details on who will direct or which stars will return. The first film finished its run with a worldwide total of $346 million off a $73-million-dollar budget.
According to THR, Christoph Waltz is in talks to play Doctor Dyson Ido, the cyber-surgeon who finds the cyborg and becomes the mentor of Alita in the Robert Rodriguez helmed Alita: Battle Angel adaptation. The movie will shoot this fall and has previously set Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials actress Rosa Salazar in the title role of an amnesiac female cyborg who becomes a bounty hunter. The movie is set to open on July 20, 2018.
The Weinstein Company has released its first trailer for Lion. The movie stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and is based on the true story of a man who was separated from his family as a child and as an adult goes looking for them with the help of Google Earth. The Weinstein’s have their sights set on the Oscars but first it will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in theatres this November 25th.
The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone has been hard at work on an adaptation of the X-Men spin-off movie New Mutants for months, and now he’s getting a hand from some former collaborators. THR reports that screenwriting duo of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who previously penned The Fault in Our Stars and The Spectacular Now, are working on the New Mutants script which will follow a young group of misfit mutants coming to terms with their abilities. New Mutants doesn’t have a release date yet but back in May, producer Simon Kinberg told outlets they were eyeing a 2017 start of production.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS
Now it’s time for Box Office Predictions brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. This is the part of the show where we make our predictions on what movies are opening this weekend and in what order they will top the weekend’s box office.
Stewart Fletcher writes:
I love everything you put out and can’t get enough. Can we please get Sinead on Schmoes more often?
I recently got out of a long term relationship and been looking back. I’m a movie guy and she wasn’t so when I’d want to watch Jurassic Park or 3:10 to Yuma, we naturally watched She’s the Man. Lots of you guys are in relationships or have been in one’s. What are the worst movies or shows you’ve been forced to watch in a relationship? Mine has to be marathoning Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
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