On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (August 16th, 2016) John Campea, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, Jeremy Jahns and Ashley Mova discuss the following:
- New trailer for Arrival released
- Seth Rogen talks Sausage Party sequel
- Henry Cavill teases black suit for Superman in Justice League
- James Gunn says he had opportunities to make a DC film
- New images released for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
- New clip released for Morgan starring Kate Mara
- Opening this Week (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Mail Bag
After Paramount Pictures unveiled the mysterious teaser for Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama Arrival last week, the full trailer is now available. When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks played by Amy Adams – are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Arrival also stars Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. It will play at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and Venice Film Festival before opening in the U.S. on November 11th.
Sausage Party opened huge this past weekend, which was a surprise to most everyone – even for Sony Pictures, which pegged the R-rated animated movie opening in the low to mid teens. The film blew predictions away with an opening haul of $33.6 million. So, no surprise, Seth Rogen is already teasing a sequel. Speaking with Fandango Rogen said he hopes to make a sequel, as well as launch another string of R-rated animated films. He discussed the potential concept that begins with the original ending that didn’t make the theatrical cut. That ending saw the food items step through a portal to meet their live-action counterparts, played by the voice actors themselves. Rogen explained that he has an idea for a live-action/animated movie in the vein of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? which is one of his favorite movies of all time. Rogen also said that he has other ideas for some R-rated animated movies that he hopes to do if Sausage Party becomes a hit with audiences.
Next year’s Justice League will see Henry Cavill step into the Superman suit for the third time on the big screen. Now it seems the suit will look a little different this time around. While the Superman uniform remained pretty consistent from 2013’s Man of Steel to this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Cavill is teasing what his next outing will look like and it harkens back to one of the most popular storylines in Superman history. Taking to Instagram, Cavill shared a picture of his new suit, and while the image is only a close-up, the rumored return of a black-suited Superman from the Death of Superman storyline has seemingly been confirmed. Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and set to debut in theatres on November 17th, 2017.
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Marvel has always had an eye for talent and that fact was put into good practice when they hired director James Gunn to helm a movie adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy, which went on to became the sensation of the year back when it was released in 2014. Now, imagine if Gunn did the same for the DC Extended Universe. During a recent Q&A on Gunn’s Facebook page, the filmmaker was asked by a commenter what he thought of the latest batch of DC films from Warner Bros. and which characters within that world he would focus on if given the opportunity. Gunn mentioned that he thought Man of Steel had some amazing action sequences but he hasn’t seen the other two films. He said if he had the opportunity to make a DC film, the ones that appeal to him are Shazam, Metal Men, Swamp Thing and Jonah Hex.
EW has released a number of new images and behind the scenes looks from Tim Burton’s next film, an adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The film stars Asa Butterfield as a young boy who stumbles upon a secret refuge for supernaturally gifted youngsters, headed up by the mysterious Miss Peregrine, played by Eva Green. The movie also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, and Rupert Everett. It is written by frequent Matthew Vaughn collaborator Jane Goldman and is set to hit theatres on September 30th .
20th Century Fox has released a new clip for Morgan featuring stars Kate Mara and Toby Jones in which they lay out key details about the mysterious title character from the upcoming science fiction thriller. Morgan tells the story of a corporate troubleshooter sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. Morgan stars also stars The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy, along with Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Paul Giamatti. It is written by Seth Owen and directed by Ridley Scott’s son Luke Scott, who makes his feature directorial debut. It opens in theaters on Friday, September 2.
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War Dogs – Arms dealers Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) and David Packouz (Miles Teller) supply weapons for U.S. allies in Afghanistan.
Ben Hur – A prince (Jack Huston) endures years of slavery to take vengeance on his adopted brother (Toby Kebbell), a Roman officer who falsely accused him of treason.
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Question: Maybe I’m being naive, but how the f***k are bad movies still being made?
If you’re a film director, wouldn’t you just study all the past great movies and directors and learn from them? Even if you have to “fake it til you make it,” fans would still get good movies instead of being let down.
When I think of The Force Awakens for example, J.J. Abrams didn’t bring anything really original. But he used what worked and we got some great entertainment.
When I look at BvS and Suicide Squad, I’m thinking how could anyone screw this up? Or is there something else behind the scenes? Are studios interfering with directors’ creativity and vision and then we as the fans, get stuck with a hot mess?
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