On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (April 13th, 2016) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp and Dennis Tzeng discuss the following:
- First Doctor Strange trailer drops
- Stand alone Batman movie officially announced
- Spider-Man reboot title announced
- 21 Jump Street/MIB crossover get’s a title
- Creed’s Tessa Thompson joins Thor 3, loses Natalie Portman
- Latest trailer released for Shane Black’s The Nice Guys
- Rewind (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Mail Bag
Marvel Studios finally revealed their first teaser/trailer to Doctor Strange, introducing us all to Dr. Stephen Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The trippy footage (that many fans dubbed the Inception of the Marvel Cinematic Universe), introduces us to the brilliant surgeon Strange, who discovers the realms of magic and alternate dimensions after his hands becomes crippled in a devastating accident. The movie is directed by Sinister‘s Scott Derrickson and also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Benedict Wong.
Warner Bros. has finally (and officially) confirmed a standalone Batman movie is in the works with Ben Affleck writing and directing. The announcement came yesterday during the studio’s panel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas where WB chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara hyped 10 DC movies planned over the next five years. No word yet on a production start date, which can be tricky to find seeing as Affleck is already busy with post production on his Live By Night feature that he wrote, directed and stars in, and shooting schedule for WB’s Justice League.
Sony Pictures brought out the big guns Tuesday evening at Cinema Con in Las Vegas last night, officially announcing the title for their rebooted Spider-Man. As was reported last week, the title is officially Spider-Man: Homecoming. Devin Faraci of Birth.Movies.Death also claims to have inside knowledge that Marvel will be looking at the character of Vulture to give Tom Holland’s Spider-Man a run for his money. In the same report, Faraci confirmed the title for the movie was Spider-Man: Homecoming, beating Sony to the announcement, so it’s anyone’s guess now if his report about Vulture as the villain is also true. Marvel has yet to confirm or deny this report.
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Sony didn’t stop with their title announcement for Spider-Man, in the same presentation, the studio also confirmed the 21 Jump Street/Men in Black crossover with the title being announced as MIB 23. Muppets helmer James Bobin is rumored to be in talks to direct with Phil Lord and Chris Miller on board as producers. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are not returning for MIB 23, so the film will act as a sequel to 22 Jump Street and a reboot for the Men in Black franchise.
Production on Thor: Ragnarok begins this June in Australia and Marvel Studios continues to add more talent to the movie. THR is now reporting that Creed’s Tessa Thompson has landed a “key” role in the Marvel sequel. In the same report, THR also dropped news that Natalie Portman is apparently not returning for the movie, giving no other reasons as to why. Many other outlets are now speculating that Thompson’s part will be as a love interest for Chris Hemsworth’s Thor character.
The latest project from Shane Black, The Nice Guys, has released another trailer prepping audiences for the May release. The TV spot shows us a hotline number that allows you to hear Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe pitch themselves as private investigators, with the spot offering quick glimpses of new footage from the movie. The Nice Guys also stars Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David and Kim Basinger, and comes to theatres this May 20th.
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Mark Devlin writes:
Sup guys. What are some movies that you had literally no intention in seeing or just weren’t bothered at all, that you thought were actually really good once you eventually saw them?
Cheers, love from Scotland
My fiancee and I got into a heated discussion last night about the Jungle Book and how it NEEDS the human element to work. Her argument being that: If it’s just a bunch of talking animals, it becomes less believable and a little hokey. Mine being: I would LOVE to see a remake of The Lion King with the CGI quality of The Jungle Book. It doesn’t have a human element and I don’t think it needs it. Do you guys/girl think that a photo-realistic “cartoon” remake, of a movie, would be a good idea? Does it need the human element to be successful? Keep on, keepin’ on.
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