Movie Talk: Spider-Man May Not Be In ‘Avengers: Infinity War;’ ‘Doctor Strange’ Box Office Tracking

     October 17, 2016

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (October 17th, 2016) John Campea, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, Ashley Mova and Wendy Lee discuss the following:

  • Box Office Report
  • Zack Snyder wanted Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Batman
  • Rob McElhenney’s Minecraft adds Pan screenwriter Jason Fuchs
  • Mail Bag
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Just because Spider-Man was in Captain America: Civil War, that doesn’t mean all is well between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. Recently Tom Holland spoke to WWD while promoting his latest film The Lost City of Z and he said he cannot talk about his next project but has hinted toward more Spider-Man movies. But what does that mean for other movies in the MCU? Speaking to Variety, Holland revealed that when it comes to Avengers: Infinity War, his involvement is still in question.

Early tracking has arrived for Marvel Studios’ second film of 2016, Doctor Strange. Per Deadline, the outlet reports that the movie will likely hit an opening weekend box office in the range of $55 million to $75 million, although anticipation is expected to grow as the film approaches its November 4th release date. As far as length, JoBlo has uncovered the runtime for the year’s final superhero movie discovering that Doctor Strange comes in at 1 hour and 54 minutes, this according to the British Board of Film Classification.

A new red band trailer has been released for The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Directed by André Øvredal, the movie tells the story of a father and son mortician team who are tasked with finding the cause of death for a seemingly untouched and unidentified woman. The film stars Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch and opens in theatres on December 21st.

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It’s Monday which means that it’s time for the weekend box office report brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. Warner Bros The Accountant blasted weekend forecasts away, finishing at No 1 with $24.7 million. Kevin Hart: What Now? took the No 2 spot with $11.98 million, which is the largest opening ever for a stand-up comedy film. Just under that total was No 3’s The Girl on the Train, pulling in $11.97 million for a domestic total of $46.6 million. In the No 4 spot was Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children taking in $8.9 million for a $65.8 domestic total. And at No 5 was Mark Wahlberg’s Deepwater Horizon, pulling in $6.4 million for a domestic cume just below $50 million.

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On Friday came the surprising news that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them wasn’t just the start of a new trilogy, but the first in what will become a five-film series. During the fan event for the movie that took place in London, J.K. Rowling talked about what the future of the franchise and mentioned a certain Hogwarts professor who could be a big part of it. From BBC News, director David Yates then seemed to confirm that the character will indeed appear in the first film along with another familiar character to appear in the background and eventually have a bigger role.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League will mark the continuation of the DC Extended Universe that began with Man of Steel and grew with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And though the Caped Crusader ended up being played by Ben Affleck at one point Snyder had someone else in mind to take on the role. While promoting his new film Desierto, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan revealed to Cinema Blend that while he was on the Watchmen press tour, Zack Snyder told him his dream was to do the Frank Miller Batman teasing a Flashpont storyline. Adding fuel to the fire, Morgan said he would love to play Batman in a Flashpoint story.

transformers-the-last-knight-poster-bannerIt looks like Transformers: The Last Knight will bring back a couple of familiar names. Director Michael Bay has confirmed that John Turturro and John Goodman are both set to return to the franchise. Bay spilled the Transformers 5 updates in a Facebook Live video marking the last day of shooting in the U.K. The clip shows him in front of many extras dressed as medieval warriors where he simply mentions them while rattling off a list of cast members. Turturro played Agent Simmons in the first three Transformers films while Goodman voiced Hound in the fourth Transformers film. Transformers: The Last Knight opens on June 23, 2017.

Variety reports that Pan screenwriter Jason Fuchs will pen the latest draft of Warner Bros.’ upcoming adaptation of the popular video game Minecraft. Fuchs is currently working with director Rob McElhenney on developing the latest script after McElhenney wrote the first draft. The game, which debuted in 2009, allows players to create their own avatars and build an environment using cubes in a 3D world as they battle nocturnal monsters. The movie is set for theaters on May 25, 2019.

MAIL BAG

John Xenos writes:

Just watched the 1991 movie City Slickers, and it got me thinking that, to quote the old cliche “they don’t make them like that anymore”. By that I mean comedies that don’t depend on vulgarity or raunch nor are specifically kids movies. These are the comedies that you can watch with the whole family and be enjoyed equally. Other examples are Mrs Doubtfire, Sister Act and Three men and a Baby. I can’t think of any such movies in the last 15 years. Maybe animated movies fill that void to a certain extent by being made for kids but with enough appeal for adults. However I am referring to comedies made for older people but with enough appeal for kids. Thoughts?

Zachary Shelton writes:

Hey Collider Crew! I enjoy watching your videos. They are a good stress relief. So I just watched Robin Hood Prince of Thieves for the first time yesterday and I enjoyed it. My question is what is your favorite theatrical version of Robin Hood? My favorite version is Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood Men in Tights. Thanks for listening and keep up the good work!

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