On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (April 11th, 2016) Mark Ellis, Dennis Tzeng and Jon Schnepp discuss the following:
- Box Office Report
- First reactions to Captain America: Civil War
- New Suicide Squad Trailer
- New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer
- Zack Snyder reveals cut scene too dark for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- Narcos star cast as villain in Wolverine 3
- Mail Bag
It’s Monday which means it’s time for the weekend box office report brought to you by our friends at AMC Theaters. It was a tight race for the number one spot at the box office but in the end, Batman and Superman were no match for Melissa McCarthy. The Boss starring McCarthy took No 1 with an estimated $23.5 million enough to narrowly beat Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The superhero match-up fell just short of a third weekend at No 1, earning $23.4 million and bringing its total after three weeks to $296.7 million. Disney’s Zootopia took the No 3 spot with $14.5 million, bringing its total to $296.2 million after six weeks in theaters. Universal’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 took the No 4 spot with $6.4 million and the weekend’s other new release Hardcore Henry, took in $5.1 million for the No 5 spot.
The first reactions to Captain America: Civil War are in and, big surprise, people love it. Critics and industry members gushed about it all on social media, with our own Collider Video crew enthusiastically singing its praises as well. Along with the action being singled out as amazing, special mentions for plot and character development were also commented on with big shout outs, especially, going to Spider-Man and Black Panther. Now Marvel will wait and see if box office and audiences will be just as kind when Captain America: Civil War comes to theatres on May 6th
Warner Bros. released the newest trailer for Suicide Squad during the MTV Movie Awards showing a whole new set of action scenes with footage focusing on individual characters and how they interact with each other along with even more shots of Batman mixed in. The tone is noticeably lighter with a lot of humor mixed in, showing that a lot of fun can be had in the DC Extended Universe. The movie stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne and Viola Davis. Suicide Squad comes to theatres on August 5th.
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Warner Bros continued to show off their big budgeted movies, this time releasing the newest trailer for their Harry Potter spin off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Directed by David Yates, the film is the first one scripted by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, with Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne playing the wizard Newt Scamander. The new trailer brings us back into the magical world of Harry Potter, with an adventure that takes place in New York seventy years before the events of the first Harry Potter, in 1926. The film also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman and Colin Farrell. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens November 18th.
Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael are back in the newest trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The new look offers up more of a story with the turtles questioning their existence and always having to hide in the shadows in order to live. When supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.
So much has been said about the darkness and dour nature of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We still can look forward to an even darker cut when Zack Snyder releases an extended director’s cut that will be rated R. In giving us an idea of what was cut and might be included in the R rated version, Zack Snyder spoke to IGN about a particular scene he felt was actually too dark to make it in to the movie. He said they had to cut a scene where Superman tries to look for Martha Kent. It was dark because when he was looking for her, he could hear all the cries from the city. Snyder later talked about Superman hearing all the never-ending cries from people needing help and how he has to pick and choose who to help.
Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine one last time in the X-Men universe, with the third solo movie gearing up for production. Though specific details are somewhat scarce, we do know who will be squaring off against Jackman as the film’s big villain. Thanks to a report from Deadline, Narcos star Boyd Holbrook has signed on to play the film’s main villain, an as yet nameless character Deadline describes as a relentless, calculating and intense head of Security for a global enterprise who is set against Jackman’s clawed Wolverine/Logan hero.” The movie will feature Logan teaming with Professor X, played by Patrick Stewart, in a story that Jackman has teased as Old Man Logan. The Wolverine director James Mangold returns to direct. Wolverine 3 comes to theaters on March 3rd, 2017.
Matthew Yamasaki writes:
Have you heard anything about the Jumanji renmake? I know you guys announced it a while back but since then, nothing…. Thanks and keep up the great work!
Calep Lopez writes
Hello, my name is Calep Lopez and first off, thanks for making 1st period math more tolerable. Ok, so my question is about the Sicario 2 sequel. I was worried when they announced it but now I’ve had a change of heart. What if they dive more into this “Medien” AKA when one drug cartel owns all the business being the US controlling all of it. I think that would be a good movie.
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