Movie Talk: ‘Wolverine 3’ Villains Rumor; ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff with The Rock

     May 26, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (May 26th, 2016) Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp and Clarke Wolfe discuss the following:

  • Fast and Furious spin-off planned for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s character
  • First creepy teaser released for Morgan starring Kate Mara
  • Opening this week (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Mail Bag

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Wolverine 3 recently begun filming in New Orleans, but details have been kept under wraps since its announcement, including who Wolverine will be facing off with in the movie. According to Nerdist News (spoiler alert) Logan might be facing off against the Reavers, a group of cyborg mercenaries who hate mutantkind. In the comics, the X-Men defeated them in the Australian outback, but the Reavers were later re-assembled under the leadership of Donald Pierce, a member of the infamous Hellfire Club and a cyborg himself. Boyd Holbrook was cast as the main villain, described by Variety as “the chief of security for a global corporation pursuing” Wolverine. We also know that Richard E. Grant is playing a mad scientist-type villain with Nerdist suggesting he could be playing Pierce, while Holbrook’s “global corporation” could be the Hellfire Club.

With Fast 8 underway filming, we’ve already seen some marketing material focused around star Vin Diesel and director F. Gary Gray. What we haven’t heard much about is the franchise’s standout character Hobbs, the government agent played by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. After Hobbs wielded a gatling gun against a military-grade helicopter in Furious 7, talk of a Hobbs spinoff began to stir. In a report from ComicBook.com an update came from Furious 7 consulting producer Hiram Garcia who spoke to the outlet about the Hobbs spinoff and its chances saying there’s a conversation happening for it and with Fast 8 now filming, ultimately they want to take that ride and spin him off and have some fun with it.

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Paramount has released a set of all new, international postersstar-trek-beyond-poster-international from their upcoming Star Trek sequel – Star Trek Beyond. The posters feature Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, played by Karl Urban along with the alien warrior Jaylah, played by Kingsman’s Sofia Boutell with the third poster featuring the entire cast. The highly anticipated next installment in the Star Trek franchise returns with director Justin Lin at the helm, in a story about the Enterprise crew exploring the farthest reaches of uncharted space where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. The movie stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho and Idris Elba. It opens in theatres on July 22nd.


STX Entertainment has released the first trailer for The Space Between Us starring Asa Butterfield as Gardner Elliot — a boy born on Mars during NASA’s first attempt to colonize the Red Planet. Gardner’s heart and bone-density aren’t equipped to handle life on Earth, and that reality becomes a problem when he meets up with an intrepid young girl Tulsa, played by Britt Robertson, and escapes the team of scientists moderating his health on a mission to find his father back on Earth. Directed by Peter Chelsom, The Space Between Us also stars Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino, and arrives in theaters August 19th.

The first teaser has been released from Morgan, the debut film from commercial director and son of Ridley Scott, Luke Scott. The movie stars Kate Mara as a corporate troubleshooter sent to evaluate a terrifying incident at a remote, top-secret lab. The title character of Morgan is played by Anya Taylor-Joy from this year’s horror breakout The Witch: a synthetic life form engineered with enhanced strength, exceptional intelligence, and an innate connection with the online world. Morgan doesn’t understand the morality of what it means to be human, and since she’s evolving at a rapid rate, her first adolescent outburst reveals just how dangerous scientific progress can be. Morgan also stars Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Paul Giamatti and is set to hit theaters on September 2nd.

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A new trailer for The Infiltrator has been released starring Bryan Cranston as U.S. Customs official Robert Mazur. Mazur goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with streetwise fellow agent Emir Abreu played by John Leguizamo and a rookie agent posing as his fiancé Kathy Ertz played by Diane Kruger, Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant played by Benjamin Bratt in order to navigate a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life. Runner, Runner director Brad Furman directs the film based on a screenplay adapted from Mazur’s book by screenwriter Ellen Sue Brown. The Infiltrator opens in theaters on July 13th.

OPENING THIS WEEK

X-Men: Apocalypse – Worshiped as a god since the dawn of civilization, the immortal Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) becomes the first and most powerful mutant. Awakening after thousands of years, he recruits the disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and other mutants to create a new world order. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Professor X (James McAvoy) and Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) lead a team of young X-Men to stop their seemingly invincible nemesis from destroying mankind.

MAIL BAG

Todd Kleinheinz writes

Hey guys –

Have you ever gone back to watch old trailers like ET, Back to the Future, Trading Places, and specifically A New Hope. Is it just nostalgia or were the trailers back then even more teaser-ish? Or is it simply that there is no such thing as a movie today having one trailer — it has a teaser, a trailer, a few TV spots, International trailers, etc, therefore we get a lot more of the story. Those old trailers, with “Movie Voice Guy” were awesome, and terrible at the same time. What do you think is the next evolution of trailer?

Sam Green writes

Hi Collider team! Love the show and all the great work you guys put into it

Lately I’ve noticed that there has been a gap for big epic romantic dramas that used to dominate the film industry.  Movies like Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Out of Africa were big hits. So why don’t they make romance movies of that scale anymore? The most recent one I could think of right now is Atonement with James McAvoy and Keira Knightly and that was released all the way in 2007

Thanks for choosing my question and keep up the great work!

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