Collider Movie Talk: Captain Phasma Returning for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’, SAG Winners, and More

     February 1, 2016

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (February 1st, 2016), John Campea and Mark Ellis, and Jon Schnepp discuss the following:

  • Box office report (brought to you by AMC theaters)
  • 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild winners
  • Deadpool marketing
  • Michael Sheen joins the cast of Finding Dory
  • James Gunn reveals details about Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • Gwendoline Christie to return in Star Wars Episode VIII
  • Jim Gordon in Batman V Superman
  • New movie ticket app

and much more…

kung-fu-panda-3-posterIt’s Monday which means it’s time for our weekly box office report, brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. Coming in at #1 this week is the new animated film Kung Fu Panda 3 opening with $41 million dollars. In second spot is Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant earning $12.4 million. Third spot went to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making an additional $10.78 million dollars to bring its 7 week total to over $895 million dollars domestically and $1.98 billion dollars worldwide. Coming in 4th place this weekend is the new Chris Pine film The Finest Hour make just over $10.3 million, and rounding out the top 5 is the comedy Ride Along 2 making just over $8.3 million dollars.


Over the weekend the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were given out in Los Angeles and the winners in the film categories were as follows:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Brie Larson for Room

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Idris Elba for  Beasts of No Nation

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl

and finally Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, which is the SAG version of Best Picture went to Spotlight.

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It looks like it’s going to be a Deadpool kind of Superbowl weekend. According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, Fox is not only bringing a new Deadpool spot to air during the big game, but they’re also taking over a food truck where Ryan Reynolds will be handing out chimichangas as well has having a screening on the Saturday Night among other festivities.

Reports have emerged that Masters of Sex star Michael Sheen has joined the voice cast of the upcoming Pixar film Finding Dory, a sequel to the wildly popular Finding Nemo. Finding Dory picks up six months after the first movie, with Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) living a quiet life among the clown fishes. After going with Nemo on a class trip to see manta rays migrate back home, her home sickness leads the forgetful Dory on a quest to find where she came from. Finding Dory opens in theatres on June 17th.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Vol. 2 director James Gunn is one of the more active and prolific social media users in the business and over the last few days he’s been answering some questions from fans via twitter. One of the things that Gunn revealed is that he has already cast both Star-Lord’s father AND the villains for Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

At the aforementioned Screen Actors Guild Awards, actress Gwendoline Christie, who played Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens that she will in fact be back in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

MAIL BAG


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Grobar Jug writes: Hey guys, I have been following you since good old AMC days. My question is about Batman v Superman. Movie is so close but we haven’t heard anything about Jim Gordon. Do you think he is dead? Or they are saving him for solo Batman movie?

Alex Espinal writes: Big fan, I watch everyday! I read this article about a new app that sells movie tickets in which the prices would vary depending on availability. This would ultimately push for theaters to fill more seats. As a New Yorker who pays premium price for what the rest of the nation calls regular movie ticket prices, I would love for this to happen. Thoughts? Thanks and bring on the filthy.

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