On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (October 4th, 2016) John Campea, Jeremy Jahns, Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis and Ashley Mova discuss the following:
- Ben Affleck talks why he chose Deathstroke as The Batman villain
- Chloe Moretz joins Tilda Swinton in Suspiria remake
- Opening this Week
- Spider-Man: Homecoming wraps production
- New humorous TV spot released for Doctor Strange
- All eight Harry Potter movies to be re-released on IMAX for one week
- Mail Bag
Yesterday, Ben Affleck confirmed the title for his stand-alone Batman would be called simply, The Batman. Now, at a recent press event for Affleck’s next movie The Accountant, Collider’s own Steve Weintraub asked about what it was about Deathstroke that made him the right villain for the movie and he told him that Deathstroke would be a good match.
According to Variety, Chloe Moretz is set to star opposite Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Mia Goth in the new retelling of the classic horror movie Suspiria, directed by A Bigger Splash helmer Luca Guadagnino. Based on the 1977 film from Italian horror master Dario Argento, the movie follows a young ballet dancer who travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders. A release date has not been set.
OPENING THIS WEEK
The Girl on the Train – Commuter Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, Watson witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers’ home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Rachel may have crossed a dangerous line.
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It’s a wrap on Spider-Man: Homecoming. Principal photography on the brand new Spidey adventure came to an end and so Tom Holland and director Jon Watts both marked the occasion on Instagram. Filming began back in June, with some John Hughes-esc footage being teased at San Diego Comic Con. There have also been a ton of leaked set photos, however, we have yet to see any sign of Michael Keaton nor do we have confirmation of his part, though he’s rumored to play the villain Vulture. Spider-Man Homecoming also stars Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. The film hits theatres on July 7th, 2017.
A new TV spot has been released for Marvel’s newest leading man, Doctor Strange. The short look this time focuses on Strange’s mystical artifact known as the Cloak of Levitation and, as evidenced by the funny tv spot, has a mind of its own. The movie is directed by Sinister helmer Scott Derrickson and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. It hits theatres on November 4th.
According to THR, Mahershala Ali, who plays the villain known as Cottonmouth on Marvel’s Netflix series Luke Cage, is in negotiations to join the James Cameron produced Alita: Battle Angel. Set in the 26th century, Alita tells of a female cyborg that is discovered in a scrapyard by a scientist. With no memory of her previous life except her deadly martial-arts training, the woman becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals. The movie will be directed by Robert Rodriguez but no release date has been set.
To prepare fans for the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros. and IMAX have announced that all eight Harry Potter films are being re-released in IMAX for a one-week exclusive engagement. Additionally, the first two Potter films, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets have been digitally re-mastered for their IMAX debut.
I know you don’t like shot for shot remakes, like Psycho. Would you be ok for the live action remake of the Lion King to be a shot by shot remake? Would love to know your thoughts.
Ps I’ve been a big fan since the AMC days.
Hello Collider Crew, greetings from Australia! I’m a huge fan and been watching since the first John Campea’s AMC days.
Recently I have noticed in our nerd news it’s being all DC since comic con in July. DC hasn’t allowed Marvel the chance to have the spotlight. For example, when Marvel released the Thor: Civil War special, the next day DC responded by revealing Deathstroke putting all the conversation on DC. Do you think this a smart strategy by DC since they’re playing catch up or do you think Marvel is holding off purposefully?
P.S. Do you guys believe there’s a chance we could get something for Guardians of the Galaxy ahead of Doctor Strange? Thanks for thanking my questions and thanks for the great shows you guys do daily!!
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