Collider Movie Talk: ‘Civil War’ Trailer Discussion; Ben Affleck Teases Loss of Robin

     March 10, 2016


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (March 10th, 2016) Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis and David Gambino discuss the following:

  • First image revealed of Alexandra Daddario in Baywatch
  • Netflix to release David Ayer and Will Smith movie Bright
  • Opening this week (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Could Laura Dern be Snoke’s other apprentice in Episode VIII?
  • How would River Phoenix affect the industry if he didn’t die?

captain-america-civil-war-final-posterThe full-length trailer for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War was released today offering fans their best look at the movie yet – with a bonus first look at Marvel’s version of Spider-Man. The movie, Marvel’s longest to date, is about the government setting up a governing body to oversee the Avengers when the team splinters into two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. We’re only two short months away from Civil War’s debut; it opens in theatres May 6th, 2016.

Ben Affleck has said that one of the most interesting aspects of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the idea of a grizzled and world-weary Batman going up against an “amateur superhero” with Superman. It’s that idea and the idea of ‘loss’ that attracted Affleck to the role in the first place, this according to a report from Entertainment Weekly. In the latest issue, he talked about his Batman in a shared universe of heroes, and the ‘loss’ of someone close to his character that fought by his side. That character’s death was devastating to him, he said, and he’s suffered because of it. While he doesn’t “name” the person he fought beside, fans know all too well who he is referring to. Now, we only have to wait two weeks before we get confirmation when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theatres on March 25th.

Back in October, Warner Bros. launched the LexCorp viral site to promote Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. When logged in, users could sign up and receive updates in the form of little Easter Eggs specifically geared towards the fans. Yesterday, the site revealed LexCo’s mission statement that seems to tease another DC villain that could appear in future movies, namely, Brainiac.  After logging in to the Lex-OS a message pops up that offers up a description of a ‘neural network’ that sounds a lot like a villain Zack Snyder has mentioned in the past: Brainiac. The Superman villain has been rumored to show up as a Justice League villain for a while now and LexCo’s description has fans comparing the description from the comics. As a techno-organic being in search of worlds to add to his collection Brainiac makes him one of Superman’s most dangerous enemies. 



Image via Warner Bros.

The various members of the Suicide Squad cast have taken to social media to share some new images from the movie while also announcing they are “ready to leave its mark on SXSW,” seemingly confirming an appearance of the movie in some form at the film festival. Using the hashtag #HarleysTattooParlor, Enchantress, Katana, Killer Croc, and Slipknot all got into the action with the actors tweeting each illustration. Warner Bros hasn’t commented on the South by Southwest appearance thus far. The festival runs from March 11-19th, and Suicide Squad is set for release this summer, August 5th.

Dwayne Johnson’s Instagram account has been working overtime as of late. The San Andreas actor has used his social media account to show off pictures of his co-stars Zac Efron and model-turned-actress Kelly Rohrbach in character for the R-rated Baywatch reboot. Now, The Rock has shared co-star Alexandra Daddario’s character in costume, telling the fans “he can’t wait till they see her kicking ass, protecting the bay.”

After a lengthy auction between many studios, Netflix has risen to the top of a bidding war to land the rights to the Max Landis spec Bright with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton starring and David Ayer directing. Sony and Warner Bros were both in the mix when Netflix offered a more enticing package, proving now that they can go head to head with any major studios. While plot details are unknown, a source at Variety say the movie is in the vein of End of Watch, in a world where Orcs and fairies live among humans. No release date has been set. 


10-cloverfield-lane-poster10 Cloverfield Lane – A woman played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, discovers the horrifying truth about the outside world while living in an underground shelter with two men played by John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr. The movie is written by Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken and Damien Chazelle and is directed by Dan Trachtenberg.


Sterling Jones writes:


Love this show and Jedi Council! I was reading a canon bio on Snoke, and it stated that Snoke trained Kylo Ren and has “one other apprentice”.  What are the odds that Del Toro will play a Grand Moff Tarkin-like character that Gen. Hux reports to and Laura Dern’s character is Snoke’s “other apprentice” and NOT Rey’s mom or some senator? I think it’s feasible because as we could see in TFA, Kylo still had “conflict” with the light. If Kylo hasn’t quelled that “conflict” in ep. 8, I can see Snoke ridding himself of Kylo and putting her (Dern) in Kylo’s place. Total “gah-bage”?  Have a good day and keep bringing the filthy.

Colby Bean writes:

Hey guys I was wondering How do you think the film industry would have been impacted if River Phoenix  hadn’t died, I’d like to think he would have had a career like Dicaprio has had, and do you think it would have affected Leaf (joaquin) Phoenix’s career? thanks and have a wonderful day



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