Movie Talk: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Trailer Reaction; ‘Inhumans’ Pulled from Release

     April 25, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (April 25th, 2016) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp and Dennis Tzeng discuss the following:

  • Box Office report
  • Sigourney Weaver talks Aliens sequel
  • New characters rumored for DCEU’s The Flash
  • Mail Bag

bill-murray-baloo-the-jungle-book-posterIt’s Monday, which means it’s time for the weekend box office report brought to you by our friends at AMC theaters. Disney’s bear hug at the box office saw The Jungle Book dominating a second straight weekend with $60.8 million dollars and the No 1 spot. The movie declined only 41% from its opening weekend and left Universal’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War far behind. The debut, a prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, only took in $20 million for the No 2 spot. Barber Shop: The Next Cut took in $10.8 million for the No 3 spot, with Disney also taking the No 4 spot with Zootopia at $6.6 million. The Boss comes in at No 5 with $6 million.

20th Century Fox has released the final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse trailer showing a lot more of what we can expect from the May 27th release, including confirmation that Wolverine is in fact, in the movie as many reports have suggested. Along with the confirmed appearance by Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, the film also stars James McAvoy, Oscar Issac, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Rose Byrne.

Disney has removed Marvel’s Inhumans from its release schedule that was once slated for July 12, 2019. There had been a number of rumors of such a move, with the latest coming off of statements Kevin Feige made during the press rounds of Captain America: Civil War.  Earlier this month, Collider’s own Haleigh Foutch spoke with the MCU chief about the Inhumans movie, with Feige saying they pushed it off the schedule to make room for Spider-Man: Homecoming and Ant-Man and the Wasp.



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Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant begins filming soon to meet the release date set for August 4th, 2017, but many fans are wondering when we can expect District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s Alien “sequel” that was initially planned for release in 2017. The movie would bring back Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley, ignoring the other sequels in the franchise, and taking place after James Cameron’s first sequel, Aliens. Stopping by a VMware event, Sigourney Weaver confirmed the movie will head into production after Scott’s Alien: Covenant is finished filming, and is excited to reprise her role as Ripley. 

With Suicide Squad scheduled for theaters later this year and filming underway on Justice League: Part One, next comes news about the scarlet speedster aka The Flash. According to Heroic Hollywood, a casting search has already begun for the DCEU’s movie that features Ezra Miller. Heroic Hollywood’s Editor in Chief Umberto Gonzalez states that Warner Bros. is looking for actors to fill the roles of five comic characters: Barry Allen’s love interest, Iris West; Eobard Thawne (a.k.a. Reverse Flash); Barry’s closest friend, Detective Fred Chyre; Len Snart (a.k.a. Captain Cold); and Jay Garrick, who supposedly just has a cameo appearance. No official confirmation has been announced. The Flash is scheduled to hit theaters on May 16, 2018.

Deadline reports that Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are set to reprise their roles as the mismatched step-dad and dad, respectively, in a sequel to Daddy’s Home. Plot details on the sequel are currently under wraps with Sean Anders and John Morris also returning to write the script with Anders back to direct. Daddy’s Home was released on Christmas of last year and has since made $240 worldwide so it’s no surprise that a sequel has been ordered.


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As filming continues on the Baywatch movie adaptation starring The Rock and Zac Effron, it looks like they’ve finally nailed down a commitment from the most popular Baywatch alum next to David HasselhoffPamela Anderson. The actress is officially on board with Dwayne Johnson making the announcement via his Instagram account, saying she is officially on board as CJ Parker. Baywatch is directed by Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon and will hit theatres on May 19th 2017.


Anser Leon writes:

Hey Collider Crew,

Wanted to let you know I started watching you recently, and ever since I have been a bit more critical when watching movies. I was wondering what do you guys consider as your most iconic shots in movie/movies?

I have two.

1) When the camera goes around all the Avengers in the battle of NY, in “Avengers”

2) At the end of Casino Royale when Bond captures Mr White and comes down the stairs all suited up, gun in hand.

Thanks and keep up the good work!

Ansley Rosen writes:

Hey Collider! I am a huge fan of the show and after watching The Green Mile for the first time I have a question for you. If you were on death row and instead of a last dinner request, there was a last movie request and you could only pick one movie to watch before you die, which would you pick? I would probably go the Fight Club route to remind me I am not a beautiful or unique snowflake, my death does not matter. Or I would pick a movie that gives me joy like Almost Famous. I’m not sure really, what about you?

Love you guys and thanks!



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