On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Mark Ellis, and Kristian Harloff discuss the following:
- The Conjuring 2 teaser trailer
- Zack Snyder talks Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes #1 domestic box office champion
- Daredevil season 2 official release date
- Trolls movie
- Ben Mendelsohn to join cast of Ready Player One
- The Jungle Book full poster
- Opening this week (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Batman v Superman leaked review
Batman v Superman is now just a few months away and director Zack Snyder has been making some rounds and talking about the superhero film and, in particular, Wonder Woman. In the casting of actress Gal Gadot, Snyder said the following:
“We tested a bunch of actresses, as you can imagine. But the thing with Gal is that she’s strong, she’s beautiful, and she’s a kind person, which is interesting, but fierce at the same time. It’s that combination of being fierce but kind at the same time that we were looking for. She can get serious, but she’s amazingly fun to be around.”
When asked if she’ll have as much screen time in the movie as Batman and Superman, he said this:
“No, she has a cameo in this movie. No, actually… it’s bigger than a cameo. She comes in and does something.”
We all saw it coming, but it’s now official: Star Wars: The Force Awakens has passed Avatar to become the #1 all-time domestic box office champion. The film passed the $760 million dollar mark to break the record James Cameron’s Avatar has held on to for six-and-a-half years. Having already set just about every other box office record, the only relevant one remaining is the all-time worldwide record still being held on to by Avatar, which has just under $2.8 billion, while The Force Awakens currently sits in 4th with over $1.55 Billion.
A few days ago we discussed a report that had surfaced online suggesting that the Netflix series Daredevil would debut its second season on March 25th, the exact same day that Batman V Superman is going to be released. However, a new promotional spot for Daredevil has just come out revealing that the show will actually debut on March 18th.
As some of you may know, Dreamworks and 20th Century Fox are releasing their new animated film Trolls in November of this year. Now, the studios have released the official voice cast of the musical cartoon. The animated movie will feature: Justin Timberlake as the troll Branch, in addition to serving as executive music producer and performing multiple songs on the soundtrack. Anna Kendrick as Princess Poppy, The Late Late Show host James Corden as Biggie, comedian Russell Brand as Creek, and music superstar Gwen Stefani as DJ Suki. Setting out on an epic adventure that takes Poppy and Branch far beyond the only world they have ever known, their quest will test their strength and reveal their true colors – with no shortage of musical mash-ups along the way!
As many of you already know director Steven Spielberg is currently working on his new film Ready Player One based on the massively popular novel. According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Bloodline and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Ben Mendelsohn has been made an offer and is currently in negotiations to appear in the film. Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts, who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.
A few days ago we revealed a new poster for the upcoming Jon Favreau-directed film The Jungle Book. Now, the full version of that poster has come out which you can see here. After a fearsome tiger threatens his life, Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, leaves his jungle home and, guided by a stern panther (voiced by Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (voiced by Bill Murray), sets out on a journey of self-discovery. The Jungle Book hits theatres on April 15th.
OPENING THIS WEEK (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
Although it already came out in very limited release a few weeks ago for Oscar consideration eligibility, the new Leonardo DiCaprio film The Revenant goes into wide release this weekend. While exploring the uncharted wilderness in the 1800s, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home to his beloved family. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.
Brenda Vucovitch writes: Hi Movie Talk crew! Ok, I know how excited you guys are for Batman versus Superman so I was wondering why you haven’t talked about that review that leaked online. I looked through the shows for the last week or so and haven’t seen you guys discuss it. Why is that and what do you think of the review?