On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (January 28th, 2016), John Campea, Jon Schnepp, and Kristian Harloff discuss the following:
- Zack Snyder seeks out Nolan before starting Batman v Superman
- Bryce Dallas Howard returns for Jurassic World sequel
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 updates
- New Angry Birds trailer
- Spider-Man in IMAX 3D
- Opening this week (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Uncharted movie
- The Force Awakens international box office records
- and much more…
Following Man of Steel, it was assumed that at some point WB’s most famous and profitable character, Batman, would have to enter the stage again. In a recent interview with Empire, director Zack Snyder revealed that he sought out former Batman overseer Christopher Nolan’s blessing to proceed with a Batman v Superman movie. Snyder said the conversation went this way:
“‘You tell me if you don’t want me to do it,’ Snyder told Nolan. After a silence, Nolan said, ‘Well, we don’t own these characters. When you’re done making Batman movies, someone else will’”
One of the stars of Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard was recently interviewed and asked about any information she could share regarding her character in the upcoming sequel. Howard said the following:
“Claire is a different person now. The person she is at the end of the movie is not the person she was in the beginning. Her armor of sorts was that white, pristine outfit with heels in a very corporate environment and stuff, and the chick at the end… totally different. So yeah… it better not be heels.”
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Things seem to be moving along in the preparations for the upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Director James Gunn took to his Twitter account to reveal that the first cast table read of the script has taken place, that the full cast announcement will be very soon, and that unlike many other Marvel films, the post credit scene for Guardians 2 has actually already been written.
As many of you know the mobile game based movie Angry Birds is hitting theatres on May 20th and will feature the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph and Peter Dinklage. A brand new trailer for the film has now hit the web.
It’s just been officially announced that Sony’s brand new Spider-Man movie will hit theatres on July 7th 2017 and when it does it will do so in the biggest way possible… in IMAX 3D. According to the reports, the new movie, which will be the first Spider-Man film to take place in the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe, will not actually be shot in 3D, but will go through a digital remastering into the IMAX 3D format.
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First up is the third installment of the Kung Fu Panda series, Kung Fu Panda 3. Living large and loving life, Po (Jack Black) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he’s going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor. After reuniting with his long-lost father (voiced by Bryan Cranston), Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai (voiced by J.K. Simmons), a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.
Next is Fifty Shades of Black. In this brand new satire film, Entrepreneur Christian Black (played by Marlon Wayans) pursues a young woman in a spoof of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
James Tello Jr. writes: Hello Collider Crew, I am a huge fan of the show and have watched it everyday for the past 3 years. So my question has to do with the new Uncharted movie. It was announced I believe early last year that an Uncharted movie is coming on June 30th, 2017. But there has been no word of the movie since, not even casting for the main character Nathan Drake. What’s happening?! Have you guys heard and updates and if not, do you think it will make the 2017 release date.
David Eldred writes: The box office sales in the U.S. for The Force Awakens has been record shattering. Compared to Avatar, the international box office has been lacking, especially if you dig in and look at the weekly earnings compared to Avatar‘s weekly earnings. Why do you think the rest of the world hasn’t pushed TFA sales as it did with Avatar? Lack of interest in the franchise? Bad taste in the mouth from the prequels? No love for Disney? Piracy? Is the U.S. just full of crazy fans of the galaxy far far away?