On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Jon Schnepp, and Mark Ellis discuss the following:
- Disney’s Jungle Book trailer
- Rachel McAdams joins Doctor Strange
- Mary Poppins sequel
- New trailer for Creed
- The 5th Wave trailer
- Simon Kinberg talks possible Fantastic Four sequel
- Black Mass
- History vs Hollywood
- Best Pictures vs Best Director
- …and a few things more!
The new trailer for Disney’s The Jungle Book hit the web today. The live-action adaptation shows a realistic looking jungle world setting. The trailer features Kaa (voice by Scarlett Johansson), as the hypnotic snake. Glimpse of King Louie, Shere Khan, and Bagheera is also seen. The Jungle Book opens in theaters April 15, 2016.
The upcoming Marvel film Doctor Strange is scheduled to hit theatres on November 4th, 2016 and it appears they have found their leading lady. According to reports actress Rachel McAdams has joined the film in an undisclosed role. McAdams was previously in talks for the film but claimed she didn’t think the talks would necessarily go anywhere.
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A brand new trailer for the upcoming movie Creed has just hit the web. Adonis Johnson (played by Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before Adonis was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rocky’s help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen.
Speaking of new trailers, the first official trailer for the upomcing Chloe Grace Moretz film The 5th Wave has just hit the web. In The 5th Wave, set in the present day, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie meets a young man who may become her final hope.
Even though Fantastic Four was deemed a complete failure by the box office, the fans and the critics alike, the film’s writer and producer, Simon Kinberg is backing up Fox Studios assertion that a sequel is still in the plans. In a recent interview Kinberg revealed that he is, quote, really focused, on making the sequel happen with the same cast. He went on the say the following: “Every time you make a movie, you want to make a great movie. It’s a ton of time and effort you put in. We made that movie in the sweltering heat of summer in Baton Rouge and I was there every day of photography. You’re waking up every morning being like, I want to go make a great movie. It was an opportunity to do that. I do believe there is a great ’Fantastic Four’ movie that we’ve made with that cast. So I’m gonna figure out what that is.”
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One of the films opening in wide release this week is the new Johnny Depp film Black Mass. While his brother Bill (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) remains a powerful leader in the Massachusetts Senate, Irish hoodlum James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) continues to pursue a life of crime in 1970s Boston. Approached by FBI agent John Connolly (played by Joel Edgerton), the lawman convinces Whitey to help the agency fight the Italian mob. As their unholy alliance spirals out of control, Bulger increases his power and evades capture to become one of the most dangerous gangsters in U.S. history.
James Ito writes: Hi Collider! I love your show. Watch it everyday. With the new history film “Bridge of Spies” directed by Steven Spielberg coming out next month, my question involves a History vs. Hollywood approach. I think that a movie’s primary objective is to entertain. But I have a lot of history friends who think differently and say the historical inaccuracies are all to much for them (i.e. “Braveheart” (1995)). Great movie! In my opinion, if a historian wants a 100% accurate movie, then they should watch documentaries. Am I wrong to say that?
Shahrukh Ali writes: Why do (sometimes and quite often) directors of Best Picture Oscars winning movies not win the Best Director Oscar? Shouldn’t they win it by default? Your thoughts please!