On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (June 21, 2016) Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, and Ashley Mova discuss the following:
- Justice League synopsis and logo released
- Hannibal Buress joins Spider-Man: Homecoming + new set photos released
- Noomi Rapace back for Alien: Covenant
- Eli Roth will direct Death Wish remake starring Bruce Willis
- Sony animation announces Hotel Transylvania 3, Emoji Movie and more
- New poster released for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Opening this week (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Mail Bag
Filming on Justice League is well underway in London and last week Collider’s own Steve Weintraub got the opportunity to visit the set with a few other reporters. A number of in-depth articles from the set visit will be on Collider all week and now, Warner Bros. has also officially unveiled the official synopsis and logo for the superhero team-up as well as an official image of the new and improved Batmobile. While on the set of Justice League, Steve was able to talk to producer Deborah Snyder and asked how different Justice League will be compared to Batman v Superman. She said they care what the fans say and at the same time, every story that they’re telling is a completely different story. Zack Snyder also admitted that the reaction to Batman v Superman took him off guard and has led to an adjustment when it comes to directing Justice League. Snyder directs Justice League with a cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher with J.K. Simmons and Amber Heard. Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.
New set pics have been released for Spider-Man: Homecoming, announcing the official start of production in Atlanta, Georgia – just as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 was wrapping its own production. James Gunn posted a photo of Tom Holland alongside Chris Pratt, commemorating the passing of the Marvel baton in filming. The other set pics were snapped over at Just Jared, with Tom Holland spotted in costume as Peter Parker along with Nickelodeon star Zendaya as the female lead Michelle, and The Grand Budapest Hotel star Tony Revolori as Manuel. No sooner had the images been released, Variety then dropped another casting exclusive saying comedian Hannibal Buress would be joining the production in an unknown role. He joins Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Michael Keaton as an unnamed villain along with Donald Glover and of course, Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017.
As production on Alien: Covenant continues, it looks like ties to its previous chapter in the Alien saga, Prometheus, is becoming a lot stronger. Though initial reports hadn’t confirmed or even mentioned Noomi Rapace’s character returning to the sequel, Deadline is now reporting that the actress is, in fact, a part of the movie; reporting to the set in Australia to shoot “weeks worth of scenes” in the film. It’s unclear if this was a last-minute change or was planned all along, but fans are now very interested in knowing just how Dr. Elizabeth Shaw fits into the bigger story of this follow-up, which director Ridley Scott says will start to work the franchise back around to the original Alien film. Alien: Covenant also stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, and Amy Seimetz and opens in theaters on August 4, 2017
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Last month, Collider.com reported that the Death Wish remake, which is set to star Bruce Willis in the Charles Bronson role of a husband and father who goes on a killing spree to avenge his family who was killed by gangsters, had lost Big Bad Wolves directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado; with no word on a replacement at the time. Now, in a report from THR, MGM and Paramount have signed Eli Roth to helm the remake of the 1974 film. Roth has reportedly been trying to move away from films like Hostel and The Green Inferno as proven by his last feature, the thriller Knock Knock. He was also briefly attached to the giant shark movie, Meg before exiting that project back in March. Now, he’ll work from a script by American Crime Story screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karazewski, with Willis still attached in the lead role. A release date has yet to be set.
Sony Pictures has revealed their upcoming slate of animated movies, including the official confirmation that there will be an animated Spider-Man movie written by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Along with Spidey, Sony also announced a third Hotel Transylvania and a title and banner for their Emoji movie. For Hotel Transylvania 3, director Genndy Tartakovsky will return, saying that the idea for a third chapter came to him while he was finishing up his new season of Samurai Jack. Sony also unveiled the banner art and title for the emoji movie called: Emoji Movie: Express Yourself. Hotel Transylvania 3 will see release on September 21st, 2018, while Emoji Movie: Express Yourself will hit theaters in August 2017.
Warner Bros has released a new poster for the Harry Potter spin-off for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, teasing an invitation to the return to “wizarding world” by J.K. Rowling. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for an American Muggle named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts. Fantastic Beasts stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and hits theatres later this year on November 19th.
OPENING THIS WEEK (Brought to you by AMC theatres)
The Shallows – A young surfer (Blake Lively) clings to a giant rock 200 yards from shore as a great white shark circles her in Australian waters.
Free State of Jones – In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey) serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family, but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.
Steven Torpy writes
While the people go into the negative toward movies in production when the word “re-shoots” is mentioned, how did we get to this point where re-shoots have become a dirty word? Was it because the legacy of the past maybe like the Prequels or BvS that have some people predicting doom and gloom for Rogue One and Suicide Squad, respectively, that people have become more critical of re-shoots?
Keep up the great work and stay sweaty.
Lance Green writes
Dear Collider, Love your shows (Movie Talk, Nightmares…). I have just watched the first episode of The Night Manager, and was very impressed with Tom Hiddleston’s performance. In many ways I saw a physical as well as artistic style correlation between him and Peter Cushing. Question, are there any Actors today that reminds you of past Actors? Thanks for responding.