Welcome to the 59th Episode of Collider’s Heroes, hosted by Jon Schnepp, with regular guests John Campea, Amy Dallen and Robert Meyer Burnett. On this episode of Collider’s Heroes (Tuesday May 31st, 2016) we discuss :
- Heroes is moving to Wednesdays
- The Rock cast as Doc Savage
- X-Men: Apocalypse box office and what’s next
- Captain America revealed as a Hydra Agent in the comics
- Rosa Salazar cast in Battle Angel: Alita
- Minor Mutations
Collider Heroes is Moving to Wednesdays
Collider Heroes is moving to Wednesday! Set your calendar everyone, because the Collider Heroes Panel will be even sweatier! Next week, Tuesday, is the premiere of Collider Nightmares, a show dedicated to all things horror and it will be hosted by our own scream queen Clarke Wolfe, with Perri Nemiroff, Mark Reilly and Jon Schnepp talking about ghoulish cinematic nightmares and bloody good series to watch like The Conjuring 2. So now, Collider Heroes will be let loose on Comic Book Day, Wednesday, the sweatiest day of the week!
Yes, this man is literally in everything, and that’s totally okay for the Collider Heroes panel. The Rock is Hobbs, he’s in Baywatch, he’s Black Adam, he’s in some new Ludlum Cinematic Universe and now he’s Doc Savage in writer director Shane Black’s next film after he rocks the new Predator! Doc Savage is indeed the very first super-man, introduced in the pulp magazine that brought us The Shadow, and The Phantom. In fact many say Doc Savage was the inspiration for Superman! The Rock announced the casting via his Facebook page saying that the #1 reason he is most excited… is because Doc Savage is “A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO!” The panel talk all about the Doc Savage film and what The Rock and Shane Black will bring to the adaptation.
X-Men: Apocalypse Box Office and the Future
X-Men: Apocalypse opened here in the states to a solid $65 million, much less than was expected; with mixed critical reviews and audience word of mouth affecting the box office. Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg have been very vocal about the upcoming X-men, New Mutants, Deadpool and Wolverine films and what they hold for the future. The panel go into detail about the future of the mutants over at Fox and look at what we might be able to expect from the X-men franchise.
Lex Luthor Returns for Justice League
Jesse Eisenberg let people know over the weekend that Lex Luthor will be returning in the Justice League film, currently in production. Though details were pretty scarce on just how involved he will be in the movie, Eisenberg did confirm his return, saying he’s excited to be a part of the new movie and to get his turn.
Captain America: Hydra Agent
Marvel did a massive shake-up for their Captain America comics line, revealing that Steve Rogers betrayed his team, saying “Hail Hydra” in the last panel. The news was heard around the world, to noticeably mixed reactions. Even the writer was getting death threats! Every single person on social media, it seems, was weighing in with their own opinions and so, the Heroes panel offer their thoughts and look towards the future of the series and how it might affect the MCU.
Rosa Salazar Cast as Battle Angel: Alita
The much talked about Manga comics adaptation has found its Alita in actress Rosa Salazar, as we reported first here on Collider. The film is going to be directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, who is currently busy directing four consecutive Avatar sequels. The panel look at the casting news and wonder what a Battle Angel movie will look like on the big screen!
- Jeff Bridges joins Kingsmen: The Golden Circle
- Spider-Man Civil War concept art is online
- Jeremy Irons said BvS deserved its critical throttling
- Mel Gibson was offered the role of Odin in Thor
- Spider-Man animated movie about Miles Morales?
- Is ROM going to be in Transformer: The Last Knight?
Flashback – Blade Trinity (2004)
The third film in the Blade Trilogy is written and directed by David Goyer, the guy who wrote the first two Blade films. Wesley Snipes is back once again as the day-walker Blade; but this time Whistler played by cranky Kris Kristofferson, has brought him some teammates called the Nightstalkers including Hannibal King played by wisecracking Ryan Reynolds, and Whistler’s daughter Abigail played by Jessica Biel. We also got Patton Oswalt as some kind of funny weapons expert – but who cares really, because its Patton Oswalt. This time they have to fight the granddaddy of all Vampires, Dominic Purcell, an armored pre-prison break Dracula, the first of all vampires, who has a slew of other helpers played by the always awesome Parker Posey and the giant Triple H.