Movie Talk: ‘Logan’ Trailer Discussion; Ava DuVernay Consulted on Key ‘The Force Awakens’ Scene

     October 20, 2016

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (October 20th, 2016) John Campea, Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis, Dennis Tzeng, Natasha Martinez and Wendy Lee discuss the following:

  • First trailer for Logan released
  • Opening This Week
  • Vin Diesel thinks Fast 8 will win Oscars
  • Mail Bag
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20th Century Fox has released the first Logan trailer. The film, inspired by Mark Millar’s Old Man Logan comic, sees Hugh Jackman reprise his role as Logan a.k.a Wolverine one last time. While details on the plot are still scarce, we know that Boyd Holbrook plays the villainous leader of The Reavers, Pierce; with previous images teasing a desolate setting, where the main question seems to be: “Where are all the mutants?” Logan hits theatres on March 3rd, 2017.

Though Star Wars: The Force Awakens was shrouded in secrecy all throughout production, we do know that the film underwent reshoots. And as it turns out, one of those reshoots actually came about from some notes from Selma filmmaker Ava DuVernay. As revealed in the snippet of JJ Abrams commentary that will be a part of the “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray release, Abrams mentioned that DuVernay saw a rough edit of the film, suggesting Rey needed “one really cool moment” before the tables turn and she defeats Kylo Ren in the lightsaber duel on Starkiller Base. And in an interview with Collider for her Netflix documentary 13th, Duvernay revealed she and Abrams turn to each other for notes and advice on their projects.

OPENING THIS WEEK

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Ouija: Origin of Evil – In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

Boo! A Medea Halloween – Madea (Tyler Perry) winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

BUY OR SELL

Deadpool 2 still doesn’t have a firm release date yet, but director Tim Miller and the film’s producers are now looking towards casting a key female role. Sources close to the production exclusively tell Collider that testing has begun for the character of Domino, and the actresses under consideration include Lizzy Caplan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sienna Miller, Sofia Boutella, Stephanie Sigman and Sylvia Hoeks; with four more names added later in the day that include Mackenzie Davis, Ruby Rose, Eve Hewson and Kelly Rohrbach. All the actresses are said to be in various stages of testing for the part.

the-kings-speech-colin-firthThe Mary Poppins Returns cast continues to expand as Variety reports that Academy Award winner Colin Firth will join the production playing the part of William Weatherall Wilkins who, in the film, is president of the bank – which was originally featured in the original Mary Poppins movie. Mary Poppins Returns features Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer. It’s set to hit the big screen on December 25, 2018.

When Community creator Dan Harmon was enlisted by Marvel to work on the script for Doctor Strange it was likely because he was going to infuse the Sorcerer Supreme with a bit of humor. Marvel Studios Kevin Feige recently spoke to EW about his involvement, confirming the writer was indeed brought on to bring a comedic edge to the film.

Vin Diesel believes Fast 8 director F. Gary Gray will finally get what he deserves with his upcoming movie in the Fast and Furious franchise after his Oscar snub for Straight Outta Compton. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Diesel said that Gray deserved much more recognition for Straight Outta Compton.

MAIL BAG

Jonathon M writes:

Hi Collider crew, You’re my number one source of movie news – movie talk is one of the highlights of my day. I have a question for you, am I crazy for thinking the Batman movie is gonna be an oscar contender? Every one of Ben Affleck’s directorial efforts have been incredible story telling! Thank you for taking my question, keep up the great work.

King of Wakanda writes:

Hey Collider, hope you guys are having an amazing week! The other day John Campea mentioned that a funny scene in the Keeping Up With the Joneses trailer was not even in the movie, and that got me thinking… What are some instances where a scene you were looking forward to from a trailer was not even in the movie? Some examples for me were Kylo Ren walking into the forest and igniting his lightsaber in the 1st Force Awakens trailer, Harley Quinn cocking her baseball bat like a gun in the Suicide Squad Comic Con trailer, and Ultron walking up and saying “There are… no strings on me.” in the 1st Age of Ultron Trailer.

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