On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Kristian Harloff, and Mark Ellis discuss the following:
- Marvel and Fox rumor?
- Godzilla vs. Kong coming in 2020
- Robert Rodriguez to direct Battle Angel
- Die Hard 6
- Alvin and the Chipmunks movie to open on Dec. 18th
- Opening this week (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Marketing for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
- Tim Robbins
- …and a few things more!
As some of you may have heard, Fox has announced two new television series named Hellfire and Legion, both of which revolve around the X-Men universe. How is that relevant to Movie Talk? Well, a new rumor has surfaced that suggests Fox and Marvel actually reached a deal in which Marvel gave Fox the rights to use X-Men for television, and Fox gave Marvel the rights to Fantastic Four. The rumor also suggests that Fantastic Four would be one of Marvel’s recently announced 2020 release dates. John, should people actually believe this rumor?
It’s now official, Godzilla vs. Kong is coming in 2020. According to an announcement by Legendary CEO, Thomas Tull, and Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros, Kong: Skull Island will hit theatres in 2017, Godzilla 2 follows in 2018 and then, Godzilla vs Kong, will hit theaters in 2020.
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As many of you know, James Cameron has been working for years on developing a feature Battle Angel movie. However, with him now working on 3 Avatar sequels it became apparent that he wouldn’t be getting to Battle Angel for some time. Now it has been officially announced that director Robert Rodriguez will direct the project, with Cameron producing.
20th Century Fox is developing Die Hard 6 which would mostly take place in 1979, as well as in present day. The report claims that the film would be an origins story for John Maclean and would draw from the Boom! Studios comic book series, Die Hard: Year One which is set in the 70’s. Len Wiseman, who helmed 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard, will likely direct Die Hard 6.
As some of you may know, the upcoming Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, was set to be released on December 23rd. However, 20th Century Fox has just announced that they’re moving the release date up a few days to December 18th. If that date sounds familiar to you, it’s because December 18th is also the release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To commemorate the move, Fox has released this new poster showing the Chipmunks holding lightsabers.
OPENING THIS WEEK (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
First up is Crimson Peak. After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith finds herself swept away to his remote gothic mansion in the English hills. Also living there is Lady Lucille, Thomas’ alluring sister and protector of her family’s dark secrets. Able to communicate with the dead, Edith tries to decipher the mystery behind the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. As she comes closer to the truth, Edith may learn that true monsters are made of flesh and blood.
Next is the faith based film Woodlawn. After a government-mandate, Tony Nathan, a gifted high school football player, and other African-American students desegregate Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama in 1973. As cross burnings and riots erupt in the city, Tandy Gerelds, the Woodlawn Colonels football coach, struggles to ease racial tensions between his players. It’s only when Gerelds allows Hank, an outsider, to speak to his team that real change begins.
Alex Pitt writes: Hi Collider, I love the show! I have only just noticed that Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is coming out very soon and I have seen no marketing for it and not a single poster or trailer in the theater. I was just wondering, how much do you think this film will make on its opening weekend? Thanks and keep being awesome!
Dominique writes: Howdy Collider! So I’m going right to the question, Where the heck is Tim Robbins? Granted, his latest movie appearance was in “A Perfect Day” which was released in 2015 but I wouldn’t really consider that a big movie. Am talking like a big release movie, has he taken a break or what? I would really want to see him do a bigger movie because I think he’s a great actor. Your opinion?