Collider Movie Talk: General Zod Returns In ‘Batman v Superman’ With Flippers?!

     August 20, 2015


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Kristian Harloff, and Jon Schnepp discuss the following:

  • General Zod returns in Batman v Superman
  • Dante’s Inferno
  • Tom Holland joins The Lost City of Z
  • Masters of the Universe
  • Dwayne Johnson to star in Jungle Cruise
  • Opening This Week: American Ultra
  • In The Heart of the Sea
  • Bryan Singer and superhero films
  • …and a few things more!

Many people were a bit surprised when they saw Michael Shannon, aka General Zod, appear in the Batman V Superman trailer that debuted at Comic Con last month. And now things just got really confusing. In a recent interview with Vulture the actor talked a bit about his character in the new movie and said the following: “I was in my costume, and I couldn’t use my fingers because in the sequel I have flippers instead of hands. So I had these wax flippers on my fingers, and I couldn’t open the door, and I could hear Zack being like, ‘Where’s Shannon? Where the f**k is he?’ and the whole crew was standing around. I was like, knocking on the door with my flippers, ‘Let me out of here!’Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theatres in March 2016.

According to a report in Deadline, Warner Bros pictures has optioned a pitch for a feature film adaptation of Dante’s Inferno, the first part of Dante’s 14th century The Divine Comedy poem. The film will apparently focus around Dante who, finding himself lost after the death of his beloved Beatrice, is met in the woods by the long-dead poet Virgil. In Dante’s Inferno, Virgil guides Dante through the nine circles of Hell.



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Brand new Spider-man star Tom Holland has just been announced as the newest cast member of the upcoming film The Lost City of Z. The film is already in production and Holland has already joined his new castmates in Ireland where they will be shooting for 5 week. The Lost City of Z follows Percy Fawcett, a conscripted soldier and born explorer who disappeared in the 1920s while searching for a mythical city in the Amazon jungles of Brazil that he believed he discovered on a prior expedition. The film also stars Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunam, American Sniper’s Sienna Miller and Twilight’s Robert Pattinson and will hit theatres sometime in 2016.

According to a report in Variety, Thor: The Dark World and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, screenwriter Christopher Yost has been brought on to develop the long awaited Masters of the Universe film over at Sony’s Columbia Pictures. Masters of the Universe follows Prince Adam, who has the ability to transform into a warrior called He-Man. As He-Man, Adam becomes the last hope for a magical land called Eternia, ravaged by the evil Skeletor.

According to a new report in The Hollywood Reporter, actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has signed on to star in the upcoming Disney film Jungle Cruise based on the popular theme park attraction. Crazy Stupid Love and Focus directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra are writing the script for the movie which marks the sixth film based on a Disney attraction joining such films as Pirates of the Caribbean, Tomorrowland, The Country Bears, The Haunted Mansion and Mission to Mars.

OPENING THIS WEEK (brought to you by AMC Theatres)


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American Ultra: Small-town stoner Mike Howell (played by Jesse Eisenberg) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn’t know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted.


Justin Stare writes: I just went and saw Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. During the trailers I saw a trailer for In the Heart of The Sea. Now I was looking forward to this movie when it was originally set to come out back in what i believe was February. Should we still be looking forward to this movie? Was it moved in hopes of some award acknowledgment?

Caleb Richards writes: On heroes Tuesday John Campea talked about Bryan Singer taking the helm of Fantastic 4 or being the man of all Fox superhero movies. I nearly threw my computer across the room. Bryan Singer’s only decent X-men films were X-2 and DOFP. Jack The Giant Slayer is his only miss!?! Did you watch Superman Returns or X-men? Bryan Singer himself said he wasn’t a big comic book fan in the behind scenes of X-men.  I don’t get your infatuation for Singer. It’s so misplaced.


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