Movie Talk: Ryan Reynolds Talks ‘Deadpool 2′ Director Exit; Marvel and Fox Trade Characters

     November 15, 2016

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (November 15th, 2016) John Campea, Jeremy Jahns, Jon Schnepp, Mark Ellis, Ashley Mova and Wendy Lee discuss the following:

  • Ryan Reynolds comments on the exit of Deadpool director Tim Miller 
  • Opening this week
  • Disney rumored to be purchasing Netflix
  • New trailer released for Jackie
  • Mail bag
  • Live twitter questions
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When director Tim Miller exited the sequel to Deadpool, it was reportedly over creative differences with his star/producer Ryan Reynolds. Speaking to GQ in a recent interview, Ryan Reynolds finally commented on Miller’s departure saying that all he can really add is that he was sad to see him off the film. Though it was a very diplomatic answer, Reynolds then commented on the passion the entire crew had for the movie and it did seem to suggest some clashes behind the scenes. However, Reynolds also added that clashing behind the scenes was rare and that as soon as it was over, they moved on and continued to grow from the situation together.

Speaking of Deadpool, it appears as if the debut movie about the Merc with the Mouth had a surprising connection to the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, and it has to do with the character of Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Director Tim Miller revealed during Deadpool’s marketing campaign that they wanted Negasonic to have powers more suited to her kick-ass name. But before they could make that change, they had to ask permission from Disney’s Marvel Studios. Via a report from The Playlist, during a Q&A, Deadpool co-screenwriter Paul Wernick revealed that Marvel did give the okay, saying that Kurt Russell’s Ego, the Living Planet was the character Fox swapped with Marvel to change Negasonic Teenage Warhead powers.

OPENING THIS WEEK

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

BUY OR SELL

Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm are all under the Disney banner — and that’s partly why the studio has already broken its annual box office record. Now, according to a new report from TechCrunch, it looks as though the Mouse House could be adding Netflix’s streaming service and original programming to its growing Empire. TechCrunch states that Disney is now eyeing to purchase Netflix, with the rumors seeming to intensify after the announcement of AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner.

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a new trailer for Jackie, starring Natalie Portman as the former First Lady. Directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Noah Oppenheim, the film stars Academy Award winner Portman in a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady. The film also stars Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, and Peter Sarsgaard. It opens in theatres on December 2nd.

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CBS Films has released a new trailer for Patriots Day, director Peter Berg’s dramatic chronicle of the Boston marathon bombing and its aftermath. Mark Wahlberg stars as Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders who joins survivors, first responders, and investigators in the hunt for the terrorists responsible for the act before they strike again. Patriots Day opens on December 21st and expands wide on January 13, 2017. 

MAIL BAG

Nathan writes:

Hello Collider,

I saw the trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and I was interested so I did some research on the European comic series the movie is based on.

I found some allegations that Star Wars plagiarized certain ideas from the comics, like Han being frozen in carbonite. Now I’m a huge Star Wars fan, so I don’t want these accusations to be true, but some of the similarities are hard to dismiss. I’m curious what you guys think.

Zachary writes:

Hi collider crew, I was re-watching The Dark Knight and was wondering what would happen if Heath ledger didn’t die? We were all sad to see him die knowing that he was a great actor. Do you think Nolan would’ve included him in a third Batman movie? The Joker, I believe, was locked up in Arkham at the end of the dark knight so he could’ve been in later movies. I would like to hear your opinions and go pats!!!

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