Movie Talk: ‘Rogue One’ Extended Sneak Peek; First ‘Alien: Covenant’ Poster

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (November 28th, 2016) John Campea, Jeremy Jahns, Mark Ellis, Ken Napzok, Ashley Mova and Wendy Lee discuss the following:

  • Box Office Report
  • New trailer released for Fences
  • Fox sets release dates for two Marvel movies, Kingsman 2; dates forunknown James Cameron movie
Image via Lucasfilm

Image via Lucasfilm

The marketing onslaught for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continues as Disney unveiled another extended sneak peek over the holiday weekend. The film revolves around the events leading up to A New Hope with Felicity Jones playing Jyn Erso, a Rebel Leader tasked with assembling a team to steal the plans for the Death Star. The movie is ready for its wide release on December 16th with tickets going on sale today.

20th Century Fox dropped a pre-Thanksgiving surprise for fans of the Alien franchise. The studio unveiled the very first poster for Alien: Covenant, director Ridley Scott’s follow-up to Prometheus. The poster also revealed that Fox has moved up the release date from August 4, 2017 to a new date of May 19, 2017. Michael Fassbender returns from Prometheus joining a new crew of explorers that include Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup.

It’s Monday which means it’s time for the weekend box office report brought to you by AMC Theatres. Disney’s Moana topped the extended holiday box office taking in $81.1 million for an easy No 1 over the five-day weekend. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them took the No 2 spot with a $65.76 million five-day performance. Doctor Strange pulled in $18.85 million over the five-day weekend for the No 3 spot, crossing the $200 million mark domestic. Paramount Pictures’ Allied snagged the No 4 spot with $18 million over its five-day opening weekend. And rounding out the top five is Arrival. The sci-fi drama took in $15.6 million over the five-day weekend and has made $62.38 million domestic on a $47 million budget.

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Paramount Pictures has unveiled a new trailer for the highly anticipated stage play adaptation Fences. The movie, directed by Denzel Washington, is scripted by playwright August Wilson and stars Washington and Viola Davis, who both reprise the roles that won them both Tony awards on Broadway. The film opens in theaters on December 25th.

The first trailer for Goon: Last of the Enforcers has landed online. The sequel to the 2011 cult comedy will see Seann William Scott back as hockey enforcer Doug “The Thug” Glatt. Though he’s retired now, Doug will be lured back to the ice in search of glory. Liev Schreiber is also set to return for the sequel alongside Jay Baruchel, who also directs. The film opens in Canada on March 17, 2017 with no U.S. release date set at this time.

In addition to moving up the release date for Alien: Covenant, 20th Century Fox has also set a new release date for the Kingsman sequel. Kingsman: The Golden Circle has been pushed from June 16, 2017 to October 6, 2017; squaring off directly with Blade Runner: 2049. Fox has also snagged November 2, 2018 and February 14, 2019 for two new “yet-to-be-titled” Marvel movies. Also of note, Fox has reserved December 21, 2018 for an untitled Lightstorm production. Lightstorm is James Cameron’s production company, which is expected to distribute the Avatar sequels so this might be confirmation that the long in development Avatar 2 finally has a release date locked.

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Zac M writes:

Hey Collider Crew, love the show. My question is what would you guys like to see in a Mad Max: Fury Road sequel? George Miller has expressed interest in making more Mad Max films so what would you like to see? Would you like a sequel to explore more of Max’s back story, perhaps his wife and children that are briefly seen in flashbacks in Fury Road? Or would you like to see a Furiosa spin-off considering most people felt she was the strongest character in the film? Thanks and keep up the great work! 

Rocky Drago writes:

Greetings Collider Crew. In looking ahead to the films coming in 2017, I noticed how incredibly stack of month March is. Films such as Logan, Kong: Skull Island, Beauty & the Beast, Power Rangers, etc; make this look more like a summer month like May or July instead of typical spring month. So out of the movies coming out in March 2017 what are your top 3 most anticipated? Thanks & bring on the Filthy!

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