On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, and Perri Nemiroff discuss the following:
- Disney and Lucasfilm announced that HBO Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been hired to write and produce a new series of Star Wars movies.
- Variety is reporting that Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to play The Joker in Todd Phillips’ untitled Joker origin movie for Warner Bros.
- Box Office Report: Fifty Shades Freed took the top spot with $38.8 million. Number two was Peter Rabbit with $25 million and number three went to The 15:17 to Paris with $12.6 million.
- THR is reporting that Warner Bros. is developing a Lobo feature film as a possible directing vehicle for Michael Bay. The film is getting a script rewrite from Jason Fuchs after receiving script notes from Bay.
- Deadline is reporting that Deadpool 2 director David Leitch has emerged as the frontrunner to direct Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the Fast and Furious spinoff movie.
- Sony Pictures has released a Venom teaser trailer starring Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams. Fox also released a new Deadpool 2 trailer starring Ryan Reynolds and featuring more footage of Josh Brolin as Cable.
- Live Twitter Questions