On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (February 25th, 2016) Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis and Dennis Tzeng discuss the following:
- The Russo Brothers talk about controversial ending to Captain America: Civil War
- Birth of a Nation get’s Oscar friendly release date
- Tye Sheridan lands the lead in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One
- Michael B. Jordan to star in The Thomas Crown Affair remake
- Spaceballs 2 posters appear in New York subways
- New The Light Between Oceans trailer released
- Opening this week (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Will Thor 3’s box office be affected by Justice League: Part One?
- And much more
As if we already didn’t know that Captain America: Civil War will be one of the biggest Marvel movies of all time now, directors Joe and Anthony Russo are hinting at some major changes happening in their movie. The two recently sat down with Empire Magazine to discuss their movie and, based on some of their comments, the outcome in Civil War might have far-reaching consequences that will affect the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe in a big way. Joe Russo promised a dramatic ending that will be “controversial” for a lot of people.
With the Oscar Ceremony happening this Sunday, one Sundance smash is already targeting the awards ceremony for next year. Fox Searchlight has dated Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation in a prime awards spot – October 7th, 2016. The movie written, directed, produced by and starring Parker, had a record-breaking sale at this past year’s Sundance Film Festival for a whopping $17.5 million. Birth of a Nation tells the true story of slave Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher who was used to “calm down” other slaves in neighboring plantations via his sermons, and who subsequently led a bloody uprising that had reverberations throughout the country.
After months and months of searching for the main lead in Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Ernie Cline novel of the same name, the Bearded One has chosen Tye Sheridan. Sheridan made a name for himself in movies such as Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life and Jeff Nichols’ Mud. He will next be seen playing Cyclops in Bryan Singer’s X-Men Apocalypse. Sheridan joins Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn, who have already been cast in the movie. Ready Player One’s story takes place in a virtual world called Oasis, in which teenager Wade Watts finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the game’s founder dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize. The movie will be released in theatres March 30th, 2018.
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It’s been a big year for Michael B. Jordan. Following a not-so-special turn in the rebooted Fantastic Four Jordan erased all our doubts with a spectacular performance in Ryan Coogler’s Creed. Now, it looks like Jordan is ready for his next big project – a lead in the third remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. According to a report from THR, Jordan will take on the crime movie originally made by Norman Jewison in 1968, playing the role made famous first by Steve McQueen and later by Pierce Brosnan as a millionaire playboy and professional thief. No word on a release date or a director as of yet.
Official news or giant hoax? That is the question fans had when a number of Spaceball 2 posters popped up in the subways of New York City. Though the posters looked very legitimate and well done, Jedi News pointed out that since it was an isolated incident, and the posters have only appeared in New York and not anywhere else, it seems as if might just be an enterprising young fan having some fun.
Fandango has released an international trailer for the Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander movie The Light Between Oceans, based on M.L. Stedman’s 2012 World War I drama of the same name. The movie is about Tom (Fassbender) and and his wife Isabel (Vikander), who live in isolation as lighthouse keepers on an island off the coast of Australia. When a baby washes ashore in a lifeboat, the loving couple decides to raise her in blissful ignorance as their own. But after they meet the girl’s grief-stricken mother played by Rachel Weisz, Tom and Isabel disagree on whether or not to reunite the mother and daughter.
Eddie the Eagle – Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
Verona Athanassious writes:
Hey Collider crew!
We learned yesterday that the Justice League: Part 1 film is coming out November 17th of 2017. On November 3rd, however, is when Thor: Ragnarokwill come out. My question is, should we be worried for Thor 3? I know it comes out first, but a third sequel of a Marvel movie is still not as hyped up about vs. the actual Justice League which from what I heard is basically the Avengers of DC and people have been waiting to see that on a big screen for a long time. I’m sure many fans will save up their money until just the end of the month to watch Justice League instead of Thor 3. I really hope Thor 3 does well and I believe Marvel does too, so I have a feeling that Marvel will move it up, because spring of 2018 will have Infinity Wars Part 1 and they can’t move it back. What do you all think? Thanks!
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