Movie Talk: ‘Batman v Superman’ R-Rated Cut; Russo Bros. Talk Spider-Man

     March 18, 2016

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (March 18th, 2016) Dennis Tzeng, Kristian Harloff, and David Griffin discuss the following:

  • Russo Brothers talk evolving Spidey’s costume and hints at his role in Infinity War 
  • Disney to develop the Chronicles of Prydain novels into movie series
  • Box Office Predictions
  • Mail Bag

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Joe and Anthony Russo recently spoke to Forbes about the “wheeling and dealing” between Marvel and Sony that went into assuring Spider-Man’s appearance in Civil War. The brothers revealed that Spidey was always going to make an appearance in the trailer once they got hold of the rights, as Spider-Man was the director’s favorite character growing up. When asked about Spidey’s role in the film and how big, director Anthony Russo said simply, “I think the fans will be happy.”

Fans were very happy to learn a few weeks back that Zack Snyder would release an R-rated Blu-ray “Directors Cut” of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Speaking with THR, Snyder revealed that his director’s cut includes an extra half-hour of footage made up of some additional material they took out to help secure a PG-13 rating. The footage will contain extended action sequences that ‘tip the scales’ from moderate to somewhat brutal bits of action, making the Blu-Ray over three hours in length. He also confirmed that there will not be any nudity in the cut, either.

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THR is reporting that Simon Pegg is in talks to join the ensemble cast of the Ernie Cline adaptation of Ready Player One directed by Steven Spielberg. Pegg will play the role of Ogden Morrow, the co-creator of the OASIS virtual reality program which is the subject of a worldwide Easter Egg hunt that is the centerpiece of Ready Player One’s story. Warner Bros. will release Ready Player One in theaters on March 30, 2018.


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Variety is reporting that Disney has acquired the movie rights to the fantasy book series The Chronicles of Prydain and is in early development on the movie. The first two books in the series were the basis for the 1985 animated fantasy movie called The Black Cauldron. The series follow the protagonist Taran from youth to maturity, and is set in the magical land of Prydain, which is engaged in a series of battles with Annuvin, the Land of Death. With five books in the series, Disney hopes to make this property into their own Lord of the Rings type fantasy adaptation. No release date has been set.

The first trailer for director Jaume Collet-Serra‘s The Shallows has been released giving us the very first look at the survival thriller that stars Blake Lively. The movie is about Nancy, played by Lively, who is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. The Shallows will be released June 24th

warcraft-poster-durotan-toby-kebbellA new extended TV spot for the movie Warcraft has been released online this morning, giving us a better look at a key battle scene between the humans and the Orcs. Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones takes on the popular gaming franchise co-writing the screenplay with Charles Leavitt. Warcraft chronicles the battle between the two sides with the orcs leaving behind their dying home world to set about trying to colonize the human-world of Azeroth. The film stars Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell and Ben Foster. Warcraft opens in theaters on June 10th.

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS

Now it’s time for Box Office Predictions brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. This is the part of the show where we make our predictions on what movies are opening this weekend and in what order they will top the weekend’s box office.

MAIL BAG

Henry Whitaker writes:

Hey Collider Crew, I love watching all your shows throughout the week. I had this idea the other day with the announcing of Indy 5. If Indiana Jones 5 is a flashback to the 30’s or 40’s which some people think it will be, then what if whoever LucasFilm casts as Han Solo also is cast as Indiana Jones? I thought this is an interesting idea which could work out because they are originally both portrayed by Harrison Ford. Thanks for all the work you do and the entertainment you provide. 🙂


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