On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (March 1st, 2016) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp and Kristian Harloff discuss the following:
- Power Rangers synopsis revealed
- Will Episode VIII will pick up directly after Episode VII?
- Director Alex Proyas reacts to Gods of Egypt critics
- Liev Schreiber on returning as Sabretooth in Wolverine 3
- George Miller producing Justice League
- Opening this weekend (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Actor and Actress’ careers after a superhero movie
- Is a Rotten Tomatoes score accurate?
- And much more…
Lionsgate has officially announced the start of production and plot synopsis for their Power Rangers movie entitled: Saban’s Power Rangers. The movie will bring back the original character names of Jason, Billy, Kimberly, Trini and Zack along with villain Rita Repulsa played by Elizabeth Banks. The story will feature the five normal high school kids who become something extraordinary when their small town of Angel Grove is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. The movie will be released March 24, 2017.
Two weeks back, production on Star Wars: Episode VIII was announced with a short teaser video of director Rian Johnson shooting a scene with Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley. Since then, speculation has pointed to Episode VIII being the first Star Wars movie to pick up directly after the end of the previous. MTV caught up with Ridley on the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday night where she seemingly confirmed the idea, saying they have been rehearsing a lot and how crazy it was to shoot the same scene with a different crew of people. When they asked if Luke Skywalker would be more involved this time Ridley added, “Luke is so cool in this one. Really.”
Episode VIII will debut in theatres December 15th 2017.
Over the weekend, newly released Gods of Egypt pulled in just over $14 million at the box office on a budget of over 140 million. With negative reviews coming from a majority of reviews director Alex Proyas has taken to Facebook to defend his movie in a long rant aimed squarely at every critic who didn’t like his film. Within the epic long post, Proyas calls modern film critics “Less than worthless” and “Diseased vultures pecking at the bones of a dying carcass.” The Facebook post is still up for all to see at this moment.
BUY OR SELL
While on the red carpet for the Academy Awards, MTV news caught up with Spotlight actor Liev Schreiber and asked him about the possibility of appearing as Sabretooth again in Wolverine 3. Though it’s still a bit early to discuss casting, Schreiber did confirm that he has been contacted by Hugh Jackman about the possibility. He told MTV news that Hugh Jackman talked about the Old Man Logan story and said it’s very appealing. No plot details as of yet for Wolverine 3 though Jackman did tease the Old Man Logan storyline at Comic-Con this past summer. Wolverine 3 doesn’t have an official title but is scheduled for release on March 3, 2017.
Many fans of George Miller have wondered about his failed Justice League movie that almost made it to filming before being abruptly cancelled. And now, thanks to a tip from a casting call looking for small parts and extras on Justice League Part 1, the film’s credits list none other than George Miller as a producer alongside Batman v Superman producers Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, who will also be back for Justice League. Miller was once rumored to take the helm on Man of Steel 2 but no news on that front has come to fruition.
OPENING THIS WEEK – Brought to you by AMC theatres
Opening this weekend is London Has Fallen directed by Babak Najafi the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. The story is about the death of the British prime minister which leads to the world’s most powerful leaders gathering in London to pay their respects. Without warning, terrorists unleash a devastating attack that leaves the city in chaos and ruin. Secret Service agent Mike Banning, played by Gerard Butler, springs into action to bring U.S. President Benjamin Asher, played by Aaron Eckhart, to safety. When Asher falls into the hands of the sinister organization, it’s up to Banning to save his commander-in-chief from a horrible fate.
Matthew Yamasaki writes:
I would like to know what your thoughts were on actor or actresses careers post comic book films? For example, Tobey Maguire kinda disappeared post his Spider-Man role, and we kinda got a taste of what Robert Downey Jr’s career would look like post Tony Stark with the box office performance of The Judge. Do actors like Christian Bale or Andrew Garfield still have a fighting chance now that they’re both done with Batman and Spider-Man? Thanks for taking my question and keep up the great work!
Drew Lorenz writes:
Hey guys! Last week I was lucky enough to attend a pre-screening for Triple 9, BEFORE all of the reviews broke out. I absolutely loved the movie, and was discouraged when I noticed the score was “Rotten” on Rotten Tomatoes. Do you all think that Rotten Tomatoes scores are a fairly accurate rating system to go by when choosing which ticket to buy everyFriday? Or do you think the system is flawed? Personally, I feel that a 50% rating means the movie is mixed, and that you could either love it or hate it, not that the movie FAILS at doing its job. Just wanted your thoughts! Love the show.
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