Movie Talk: Planet Hulk in ‘Thor: Ragnarok;’ ‘Young Han Solo’ Begins Filming in January

     June 1, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (June 1st, 2016) Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, Mark Ellis, Ashley Mova discuss the following:

  • AMC Rewind
  • Mail Bag

planet-hulkA new set of rumors have hit the internet thanks to a a report from Jo Blo. According to their sources, story elements from the popular comic series Planet Hulk will be adapted into Thor: Ragnarok. While specifics are still unclear, the report mentions the gladiator games of Planet Hulk will factor into the story with Thor somehow becoming involved with the games that will be overseen by Jeff Goldbum’s character, The Grandmaster. Jo Blo’s report goes on to state that the story will involve Thor tracking down “the ultimate weapon to stop Ragnarok and reset the universe,” with the outlet hinting the weapon to be another Infinity Stone needed for Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet. Thor: Ragnarok will star Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Tessa Thompson and Jeff Goldblum. Thor: Ragnarok opens November 3, 2017 .

The Force Awakens screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan was recently speaking to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival about his prolific career when the conversation turned to his work on the next Star Wars Story that will focus on a Young Han Solo, starring Hail Caesar actor Alden Ehrenreich. In doing so, he confirmed a start date for the upcoming spin-off, saying they’re about to move to London to start shooting in July. When asked about his involvement in Episode’s 8 and 9, Kasdan confirmed that he is still peripherally involved. The as yet untitled Star Wars Story featuring Han Solo is set for a May 25, 2018 release date.

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The string of live-action remakes and adaptations from Disney’s library of classics continues with the latest announcement coming yesterday announcing a title and release date for its Mary Poppins sequel/reboot: Mary Poppins Returns. Emily Blunt will play the magical nanny that takes care of a pair of troublesome kids. She will be joined by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical-theater genius behind Hamilton, who will play a street-lamp lighter named Jack, a new creation for the film. Marry Poppins Returns will be helmed by Chicago director Rob Marshall and will now be hitting theaters on December 25th, 2018.

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Yesterday, Pixar released some new concept art and story details from their second sequel to their Cars franchise, Cars 3. In an article from USA Today, Lightning McQueen voiced by Owen Wilson, needs help competing in the increasingly high-tech racing world so he recruits a new trainer to help – the sleek, yellow Cruz Ramirez, a young Hispanic female race car who instructs Lightning McQueen. Director Brian Fee also shared some thoughts on the concept art, sharing that Cruz trying to figure out how Lightning can learn some new tricks.

transformers-the-last-knight-logoTransformers: The Last Knight is already in full marketing gear with Michael Bay taking to his Instagram account yesterday to reveal the villain for the fifth movie in the series and it should be no big surprise for the hard core fan. Bay’s reminder of the film’s start-of-production date came with the revelation that Megatron will be returning, with his post featuring a close-up of the Decepticon leader’s face. On the post, Bay wrote – It’s starting. This week production. Megatron is back. Transformers: The Last Knight will see the return of Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhamel, with other cast members yet to be announced. The film hits theatres on June 23, 2017.

We’re just a month and a half away from seeing if director Paul Feig can deliver an entertaining reboot of the classic Ghostbusters. Many fans have already written off the film while others are holding out hope that it will be much better than the early trailers have indicated. And now, thanks to an original Ghostbuster, we have our first reaction to the movie. Star Dan Aykroyd took to his Facebook page yesterday to praise the film following a test screening, saying it’s brilliant with genuine performances from the cast both female and male. It also has more laughs and more scares than the first two films plus Bill Murray is in it! Ghostbusters stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth and hits theatres on July, 15th.

AMC REWIND

10 Years Ago – The Break-Up, The Omen (remake)

20 Years Ago – The Phantom, The Rock

MAIL BAG

Cody Enos writes

Dear Collider,

When someone is complementing a film or a performance they will always applaud the actor, but some of the best decisions by characters are actually done from the writer, so I was wondering when is the right time to applaud the actor, and when is it right to applaud the writer?

Jamie Bowers writes:

Hi Guys with all the talk about possible Super Hero Burn out, is it possible that The Rock taking on every role in Hollywood is it possible people may get burnt out on The Rock?… Could that hurt franchises he has agreed to do?

Thanks Guys,

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