Movie Talk: ‘Gambit’ Movie Delayed; ‘God Particle’ Part of Clover-verse?

     March 30, 2016


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (March 30th, 2016) Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp and Sasha Perl-Raver discuss the following:

  • Gambit movie delayed (again)
  • David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw cast in J.J. Abrams sci-fi thriller
  • Rewind (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Best sounding voices from famous actors
  • Best opening scenes in movies


Image via Marvel Comics

Doug Liman has moved on from the Gambit movie for the time being in order to direct the sniper thriller, The Wall; this according to a report from The Wrap. Rumblings behind the scenes continue to spell trouble for the Gambit movie, with the movie being delayed, again, due to script issues. Originally slated to be released this October, The Wrap also reports that Channing Tatum’s producing partner, Reid Carolin, is now rewriting the script with Liman saying he will start his casting search from scratch aside from star and producer Tatum once he returns. Lea Seydoux was originally cast as the leading lady back when Rupert Wyatt was on as director, now her involvement is up in the air.

Variety is reporting that Selma actor David Oyelowo and Beyond the Lights star Gugu Mbatha-Raw are now set to lead the J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi thriller God Particle. The film takes place in the near future and revolves around a team of astronauts on a mission who make a terrifying discovery. The Girl Is in Trouble director Julius Onah is set to direct with Abrams and Bryan Burk producing. In the same report, Variety is saying that speculation has run rampant that God Particle might actually be a Clover-verse movie. With Abrams recently saying that he has another idea that “connects some stories” should they get the opportunity to do it, could this new movie be another ruse to throw off the fans? We will have to wait and see when the God Particle comes to theaters on February 27, 2017.


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It was Bryan Singer who first announced that X-Men: Days of Future Past actor Josh Helman would return as William Stryker for X-Men: Apocalypse. Now, thanks to the latest edition of Empire magazine, details have emerged about his scene which is said to include Mystique, Beast, Quicksilver and Moira MacTaggert. Empire says, William Stryker is on a balcony above them, taunting his prisoners, demanding to know the whereabouts of Magneto. Fans are speculating about this “holding cell” with many theories pointing to it being the Weapon X facility. The same speculation points to this being the perfect place to include a Wolverine cameo; which has yet to be confirmed but often rumored. X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters May 27th.


It’s been reported for years now that Danny Boyle was waiting for the right time to move forward with a follow-up film to the cult classic Trainspotting. Now, Ewan McGregor has provided an update to our very own Steve Weintraub while chatting with him about his latest movie, Miles Ahead. Despite the years of delays, McGregor confirmed the film will go ahead thanks to the cast and crew’s schedules opening up and a great script arriving just recently. John Hodge’s adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel “Porno”, according to McGregor, is really, really, really good – so good that the movie will begin filming this May.


Image via Vanity Fair/Anna Leibovitz

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly correspondent Joe McGovern during a special screening of Midnight Special on Monday night, Adam Driver was asked about Star Wars: Episode VIII and teased that the First Order and Resistance are still at odds in the new movie with him jokingly saying, “They’re still at war. It’s still Star Wars. They’re not at peace.” When asked about director Rian Johnson compared to J.J. Abrams, Driver said, their temperaments are different. With so many moving pieces in the first one, just trying to solve it and set the vocabulary for what it was, a lot of that anxiety is gone. It’s more of a testament to Rian coming into something very established and making it his own. Star Wars Episode VIII will be released December 17th, 2017.

REWIND (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)

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Harry Green writes: 

Hey Collider Crew,

I enjoy watching you guys each and every day.  Hey to you, which actor has the best sounding voice?  There are so many but my favorites are Sean Connery and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Thanks and keep up the great work.

Marvellous Marv writes:

Hello Collider Clan from the rather wet UK,

I discovered Jedi Council last year in the lead up to The Force Awakens release, where your enthusiasm and open geekness is infectious and now has me addicted to all your shows. My question is: What are some of the best opening sequences to movies you have seen?

For me of course I have to say Star Wars with the shear scale of the Star Destroyer chasing the Tantive IV which was then taken to another level in Spaceballs!

But one of my favourites has to be the beginning of Zombieland. Being chased down the road by a topless Zombie prostitute while For Whom The Bells Tolls (Metallica) blasts out is just so, so good. Can I request that Schnepp has to do a whole show in his best English accent, as he sounds like a drunk Australian and it cracks me up!

All the best everyone,



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