Movie Talk: Who Should Direct ‘Deadpool 2’? ‘Sausage Party’ Submits for Oscar Consideration

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (October 25th, 2016) John Campea, Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, Ashley Mova and Wendy Lee discuss the following:

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When news first hit that Deadpool director Tim Miller would be exiting the sequel over creative differences, the internet was abuzz with names on who should direct the movie, taking into account the fact that they will have to also gel with producer and star Ryan Reynolds. And though an enterprising fan created a Change.org petition asking Quentin Tarantino to step into the deserted slot, it got us thinking – who should direct Deadpool 2? We asked the panel to come up with their two choices to take over Deadpool 2.

According to a report from THR, Sony is lining up screenings, mailers, ads and more as part of a new campaign to land Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s R-rated spoof of animated movies, Sausage Party, Academy Awards recognition. The film will be submitted for Oscars consideration in the Animated Feature category, with Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures’ chief, telling the trade that Acadamy members want to acknowledge bold ideas such as Sausage Party.

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Inferno – Famous symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) follows a trail of clues tied to Dante, the great medieval poet. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman (Ben Foster) from unleashing a virus that could wipe out half of the world’s population.

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Ever since the debut of The Force Awakens, fans have been wondering who Rey’s parents are and when their identity will be revealed. While Daisy Ridley isn’t saying much, she did say when we’ll be able to find out. Speaking with Vulture, Ridley addressed the theories out there by saying people will have to be patient.

According to THR, Universal Pictures is teaming with Peter Jackson on an adaptation of Philip Reeve’s science-fiction fantasy book series, Mortal Engines. Jackson’s wife and partner Fran Walsh wrote the script with their collaborator Philippa Boyens. Jackson will not direct but will instead hand helming duties over to longtime protégé Christian Rivers, who will make his feature directorial debut. The four-book series is set in a devastated future run on engines, where a teen named Tom Natsworthy, along with a young woman from a territory known as the Outlands, uncovers a mystery that could change the world order. A release date has not been set.

According to a report from THR, Margot Robbie is in final negotiations to join the cast of Peter Rabbit, Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of the children’s tale written by Beatrix Potter. Robbie joins already cast James Corden, Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson, which will be directed by Will Gluck. The project is described as a modern interpretation of Potter’s works centering on the rivalry between mischievous Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor, a man trying to keep a rabbit-free garden. A release date has not been set.

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Disney has released a new clip from Moana, featuring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Maui character singing an original song written by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda called “You’re Welcome,” who also composed all the original songs for the Pacific Island-set musical. The movie originated with a script by Thor: Ragnarok filmmaker Taika Waititi and takes place on a mystic island in Polynesia, where a young princess named Moana sets sail in search of a fabled island with demigod Maui along for the ride. It opens in theaters on November 23rd.

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Robert Armstrong writes:

Hey Collider, I was wondering what you knew about Martin Scorsese’s movie Silence. From what I could tell it is supposed to be released around Christmas (probably to get in on some Oscar business) and then go wide release later in January. Yet, I haven’t seen any trailers or marketing for it like we are starting to see for other movies that are doing the same thing, like Fences or A Monster Calls. I’m really excited to see this movie, having read and loved the book, and I’m hoping it won’t be too long till we see it. Have you heard or seen anything from this movie and are you looking forward to it as much as I am? Thanks!

Marc Smith writes:

I have a bunch of movie theaters available to me of varying quality and venues. However, I have found myself gravitating to one specific theatre to watch all of my “must see” movies. The problem is that, while the movie theater is by far the most comfortable and the only theater around me that allows seat selection, the screen and audio quality are not as good as others in my area. Am I missing out? So I guess my question is two fold. First, do you have a single movie theater you use to see the more “important” movie viewings? (yes, we all know of Dennis affinity for The Prime) and second, if you had to choose between the two would you rather have comfort and convenience or quality of audio/video?

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