Welcome to the 51st Episode of Collider’s Heroes, hosted by Jon Schnepp, with guests John Campea, Hector Navarro and Robert Meyer Burnett. We bring you the latest news about the World of Heroes and Villains! On this episode of Collider’s Heroes (Tuesday March 29th, 2016) we discuss the following:
- Stryker’s role in X-Men: Apocalypse
- Gambit delay leads Doug Liman to another project
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice box office
- Lex Luthor deleted scene revealed
- James Wan weighs in on Aquaman
- 2 trailers released for LEGO Batman
- WonderCon 2016 interviews
- Flashback – Captain America: First Avenger
- And much more!
Stryker’s Role in X-Men: Apocalypse
Empire Magazine released a new article about Stryker’s role in X-men: Apocalypse. It goes into some particulars with the Four Horsemen with Stryker catching the four and locking them in a familiar place… Could this be the Weapon X program and if so, can we expect a cameo from Wolverine? The panel looks at the story details so far and whether or not it makes sense in the time frame Bryan Singer is working in.
Gambit Delay Leads Doug Liman to Another Project
Doug Liman has decided to move on from the Gambit movie for the time being, with reports saying that, due to the film being further delayed, he will instead focus on a smaller movie called The Wall. The panel looks at the facts with Schnepp straight up asking, Is the movie cancelled? With all the reports pointing to that outcome, and with Deadpool now officially the highest R-rated movie of all time; a $150 million-plus budget on Gambit seems to be a tall order to make. Many on the panel believe that the movie will sooner or later be cancelled indefinitely.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Break the Box Office
The controversial film that has divided viewers in to very different camps has finally been released and it is a box-office record breaker! The film cleared $424 million globally, with $166 million here in the US. With most critics panning the film and dividing the viewers into either liking or straight up hating the movie, should Chris Terrio and Zack Snyder return to Justice League; even with principal photography starting in two weeks?
Dawn of Deleted Scenes (Spoilers)
With the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice weekend release behind us, news has been revealed that Zack Snyder had originally cast Bryan Cranston in the role of Lex Luthor, but then abruptly changed his mind and cast Jesse Eisenberg; who was auditioning for Jimmy Olsen. Several elements in the film don’t really add up, unless you sit down and connect the dots like a conspiracy nut with detailed charts on a wall in some basement. Now, some interesting news comes to us in the form of a deleted scene. The scene in question, entitled “Communion” reveals Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor inside General Zod’s ship communicating with some sort of beast that has obvious ties to the Darkseid mythology from the comics. We’ll have to wait and see why this was cut and how it will fit into the bigger story moving forward.
James Wan Weighs in on Aquaman
On to Aquaman now with some quotes from director James Wan who stepped in to do a number of interviews at WonderCon this past weekend. In one particular interview, Wan talks about what he would like to do with his first superhero movie, saying that most people are familiar with Aquaman and that there’s something kind of cool about him. The idea of creating a huge world that is on our planet, and under the ocean, is cool to explore. This fires up the imagination on the panel as they discuss and speculate what potential sea monsters and cool creatures we might see. Will such villains as Ocean Master or Black Manta make it in the movie and will sea creatures like the Trench be incorporated into the film?
Lego Batman Releases Two Trailers
LEGO Batman, directed by Chris McKay, is finally upon us and to celebrate, Warner Bros. has released not one but two teaser trailers! The trailers are so funny, the whole panel cannot wait to see the film!
- Voltron: Legendary Defender interviews
- Allie Adler showrunner on Flash/Supergirl
- Publisher for Valiant Comics interview
- Dan Jurgens interview
- Trinity: Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman re-launch at DC Comics
Flashback: Captain America The First Avenger (2011)
With Captain America: Civil War opening next month, we are going to follow the movies leading up that release on the next several episodes of Heroes Flashback. One of the lynchpins in creating the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Captain America: The First Avenger. It is 1941 and the world is in the throes of war. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to do his part and join America’s armed forces, but the military rejects him because of his small stature. Finally, Steve gets his chance when he is accepted into an experimental program that turns him into a super-soldier called Captain America.
Spotlight: Daniel Clowes’ Patience
This weeks spotlight shines on Daniel Clowes’ newest graphic novel called Patience. This story deals with time travel and how you can change the future the right way… or is it possible the course will eventually correct itself? This book deals with themes that Clowes has mined in his previous work; and harkens back to some of the fantastic surreal visuals and ideas from one of his first called Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron. Could this Patience make a good television series or feature film?