Collider Movie Talk: Is The DC Cinematic Universe In Trouble?

     February 12, 2016


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (February 12th, 2016), Dennis Tzeng, Kristian Harloff, and Jason Inman discuss the following:

  • Could Batman v Superman be in trouble already?
  • Deadpool box office predictions
  • Transformers movies release dates
  • The Huntsmen: Winter’s War trailer
  • The Program trailer
  • Criminal trailer
  • Box office predictions (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • TV actors on the big screen
  • and much more…

Image via Warner Bros.

Yesterday, the release of the final trailer for Batman V Superman blew up the internet with tons of positive reactions including from our own Collider Movie Talk crew. Now a report over at our friends at Hitfix claim that the Warner Bros/DC line up maybe in trouble. Roth Cornet, a frequent guest and friend of Collider Movie Talk, chatted with Drew McWeeney about his thoughts about the trailer which led to these comments from McWeeney:

“Warner is a little bit worried. This movie is starting to scare them. And it’s scaring them because they’re showing it to people now. People are actually laying eyes on the film and the response has not been exactly what I think they wanted… I would be surprised if Justice League starts shooting when they say it’s going to. I would be equally surprised if Zach Snyder directed it… My guess is what is going to happen is that Justice League is going to get moved back and that Ben Affleck Batman movie, that’s going be what ends up in that spot.”

The highly anticipated R-rated superhero movie Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds opened nationwide last night and things are looking very good for the film as it has set a new record for a Thursday night opening of an R-rated film with 12.7 million beating the previous record of 10.4 million set by The Hangover 2.


Image via Paramount Pictures

Paramount has set release dates for the next three Transformers movies and they all come a year apart from each other.  The next installment, Transformers 5 will open on June 23, 2017, the same date as Warner Brother’s Wonder Woman. Transformers 6 will fall on June 8, 2018 against Godzilla 2. And finally Tranformers 7 will debut on June 28, 2019.


Universal has released a new trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War. The movie is a prequel to the 2012 film Snow White & The Huntsman and focuses on a war between evil Queen Ravenna played by Charlize Theron and her sister the Ice Queen played by Emily BluntChris Hemsworth returns to play the Huntsman and is joined by Jessica Chastain, Nick Frost and Sam Claflin. The movie is set for an April 22nd release.

A new trailer for The Program, the film that chronicles the rise and fall of the famous cyclist Lance Armstrong has been released online. The movie starts Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong and delves into the sophisticated doping scheme that Armstrong and his fellow cycling team took part in. The film is being directed by Stephen Frears and also starsChris O’DowdGuillaume CanetJesse Plemons and Dustin Hoffman.

Lionsgate has released the first trailer for the action thriller Criminal starring Kevin Costner, Gary OldmanTommy Lee JonesGal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds. In the film, Costner plays a death row inmate that is implanted with a dead CIA agent’s memories, secrets and skills. The film is being directed by Ariel Vromen and is coming to theaters on April 15th. 


Image via 20th Century Fox

Now onto the segment we do every Friday, Box Office Predictions brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. This is the part of the show where we make our predictions of what movies and in what order will top this weekend’s box office.


Hpw23illiams writes:

Hey Collider crew. I wanted to know who are some of your favorite actors on television and who on TV you would like to see more movie work from? I personally think that Grant Gustin has shown good work on The Flash and same with Stephen Amell. Thanks and bring on the filthy!

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