Collider Movie Talk: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Begins Filming; Cast Confirmed

     February 18, 2016

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (February 18th, 2016), Kristian Harloff, Dennis Tzeng, and Clarke Wolfe discuss the following:

  • John Wick 2 get’s a new title and release date
  • New actors cast in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • Civil War will not be Avengers 2.5
  • Julianne Moore to play villain in Kingsman 2
  • Live action Astro-Boy
  • Opening this week (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Actors whose success slipped away
  • Is it “trendy” to hate on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice?
  • Movie rentals
  • and much more….

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Thanks to a tweet from the Exhibitor Relations Twitter account, we finally have a title and release date for the sequel to John Wick. Titled John Wick: Chapter Two, the film will see Keanu Reeves’ hitman traveling to Europe to kick some “Italian ass” in Rome.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 has officially begun principal production thanks to an announcement tweet from director James Gunn. While Gunn confirmed Pom Klementieff as playing Mantis, and the Marvel press release confirmed Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki and Chris Sullivan joining the cast, no official word has been released on their parts in the movie.

Four new posters for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows were released. Out of the Shadows is the sequel to the 2014 hit film based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman and is directed by David Green (Earth to Echo). Michael Bay (Transformers franchise) returns to produce alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form; with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick also producing. https://collider.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-2-posters/

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Although many people are excited to see the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, there are many who wonder if the film will essentially become “The Avengers 2.5”. Actor Chris Evans assures us that is not the case. In an interview for Disney twenty-three, a magazine available to D23 Gold Members, the actor said the film would focus on Steve Rogers struggles, especially his struggle with Tony Stark’s Iron Man.

Julianne Moore is reportedly in talks to play the villain for Kingsman 2, which has Matthew Vaughn back as director and Taron Egerton reprising his role as Eggsy, but unfortunately, it sounds like Colin Firth won’t be returning after all.

A live action Astro Boy movie is now in development over at Warner Bros and New Line cinema. San Andreas writers Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore will write the script that’s looking to skew up the age of its audience for a family friendly adventure film. Originally running from 1952 to 1968, Astro Boy follows the adventures of the boy robot in a world where androids co-exist alongside humans, using his seven super powers and high IQ to fight crime and villainy.

OPENING THIS WEEK – Brought to you by AMC Theatres

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The Witch – In 1630 New England, panic envelops a farmer (Ralph Ineson), his wife (Kate Dickie) and four of their children when youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes. The family blames Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy) the oldest daughter who was watching the boy at the time of his disappearance. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, twin siblings Mercy (Ellie Grainger) and Jonas (Lucas Dawson) suspect Thomasin of witchcraft, testing the clan’s faith, loyalty and love to one another. The Witch was a hit at the 2015 Sundance film Festival and is the debut feature of writer and director Robert Eggers.

MAIL BAG

Sterling Jones writes:

Greetings, once again the Oscars are upon us and when we think of Oscars, we think of “best of the best”(mostly). However, something different popped up in my head…wasted talent. What actors/actresses can you think of that had the “chops” to have an successful career in Hollywood but let bad attitude, ego, etc; get in the way?

Frank writes:

I was wondering why you think people want BvS:DoJ to fail miserably? It seems like for all the hype behind the film there is equal negativity. My thought is that people just don’t like Zack Snyder and it’s cool at the moment to nitpick/criticize DC. Love the show. Cheers, Frank


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