Movie Talk: ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Hires Writer; Joker and Riddler in ‘Batman v Superman’

     March 21, 2016


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (March 21st, 2016) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, Dennis Tzeng and Josh Macuga discuss the following:

  • Box Office Report (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Longtime Spielberg collaborator David Koepp hired to write Indiana Jones 5
  • Zack Snyder confirms more 300 movies in development
  • How are trailers made?
  • Under-appreciated Disney movies
  • Questions for Collider TV Talk

divergent-allegiant-poster-trisIt’s Monday which means it’s time for the weekend box office report brought to you by our friends at AMC Theaters. For the third week in a row, Disney’s Zootopia takes the No 1 spot bringing in $38.1 million dollars officially crossing $200 million domestic and closing in on $600 million worldwide. Zootopia beat two new releases this weekend. The first, Allegiant: The Divergent Series pulled in $29 million for the No. 2 spot with the other release, Miracles from Heaven, taking the No. 3 spot with $15 million. 10 Cloverfield Lane was at the No. 4 spot with $12.5 million and Deadpool took the No. 5 spot with $8 million.

On Friday we learned that Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien sustained serious injuries while filming a stunt for the final film in the Maze Runner trilogy, The Death Cure. Conflicting reports as to exactly how O’Brien got hurt were reported, with sources saying he either fell off of a train or was run over by a car. On Saturday however, original Maze Runner author James Dashner took to Twitter with an update saying that Dylan was hurt but his injuries were not life-threatening. He expects Dylan will make a full recovery. We here at Collider Video hope Dylan has a speedy recovery.

THR is reporting that long-time Steven Spielberg collaborator David Koepp has been hired to write the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise for Disney and Lucasfilm. The Jurassic Park and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull scribe will work with Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy on the direction of the script which will see Harrison Ford reprising his role as the famous archeologist. This latest sequel is unique in that George Lucas, who came up with the story ideas behind the previous four Indiana Jones films, will not be involved. Production could get underway as soon as next summer with a release date set for July 19, 2019.



Image via Warner Bros.

With Zack Snyder staying busy in the world of DC with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Justice League Part One, fans of the 300 franchise have wondered if there would ever be more movies in the series. In an exclusive interview with our very own Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub on, Snyder confirmed that he has had discussions with Warner Bros to keep the 300 films ongoing, saying they’ve been talking about a lot of different incarnations of 300 such as Ancient Greece, the Revolutionary War, the Alamo, and a battle in China as possible movies in the 300 style of storytelling.

Steve Weintraub also spoke with Zack Snyder about some of the villains in Batman v Superman, specifically asking if the Joker was close to making an appearance in the movie. Snyder confirmed that not only was the Joker close to being in the movie but that another Batman villain, the Riddler, was also close to making an appearance. Snyder explained that while working on the script with screenwriter Chris Terrio they wanted the villains “mythological presence” to be felt but they didn’t want to get too far off the ball because they needed to spend time on the central conflict of Batman and Superman.


Gino Nachef writes:

Hello Collider Crew I love the positive direction you’re going in, even after John moved on. My question is about how trailers are made. Do the people see all the footage shot and use that? Or do they see the whole move and cut it up based on what they think will play better in 1:30-2:30? Thanks!

DC Bolling writes:

Disney movies have been coming and going from the past and present for decades and there sometimes where some people have forgotten or didn’t like the first time around but grown a better appreciated later. My question is what animated or live action Disney movies do you guys feel are under appreciated? Thanks and keep pumping up the volume.

Harry Green writes

Hey can fans send our questions about television shows for the upcoming Collider TV show to 



Image via Lucasfilm

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