On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (March 9th, 2016) Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, Amirose Eisenbach and Dennis Tzeng discuss the following:
- Henry Cavill address the controversial ending to Man of Steel
- Chewbacca will get an origin story in Young Han Solo spin-off
- Sacha Baron Cohen Explains Why He Left the Freddie Mercury Biopic
- New trailer released for The Adderall Diaries starring James Franco
- New international trailer released for Ghostbusters
- AMC Rewind (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Will the new Commissioner Gordon know Batman’s identity in Justice League?
- What events will the Tupac bio-pic cover?
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Henry Cavill was asked if his Superman would act differently in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as opposed to his Superman from Man of Steel. The actor’s response, in reference to Man of Steel and the controversial ending was not a simple one, with Cavill explaining that Superman is just trying to survive because if he doesn’t, the planet is gone. He’s a fresh and new superhero, someone who is a complete amateur who now has to face someone who is well versed in the arts of war.
During a conference call yesterday Disney head honcho Bob Iger talked a bit about the plans for the Young Han Solo movie, revealing that it will actually be an origin story about the scruffy nerfherder and an origin story about his walking carpet companion, Chewbacca. In addition to confirming Chewbacca’s appearance, Iger assured the Disney investors that the Star Wars Story films outside of the main saga would be marketed “differently, but aggressively.” The as yet untitled Han Solo movie is written by Lawrence Kasdan with his son, Jon Kasdan and directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. The film is scheduled to be released on May 25, 2018.
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Back in 2010, Sacha Baron Cohen was attached to play Queen front-man Freddie Mercury in a biopic based on his life and the life of the band. In an interview on the Howard Stern Show to promote The Brothers Grimsby, Sacha Baron Cohen explained why he decided to leave the project, claiming that a member of Queen wanted Freddie Mercury to die in the middle of the movie so they could focus on how the band carried on with the remaining members. Baron Cohen explained that, no one would want to see a movie where the lead character dies from AIDS in the middle of the film.
A24 has released the first trailer for The Adderall Diaries, a dramatic thriller starring James Franco as author Stephen Elliot, whose fascination with a high-profile murder case leads him to his own troubled past. The movie is the feature debut for writer-director Pamela Romanowsky, and stars Franco, Amber Heard, Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon, Jim Parrack and Wilmer Valderrama. The movie debuts in theatres on April 15th.
A new, Australian international trailer for Paul Feig’s rebooted Ghostbusters has been released. The movie, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones also features Chris Hemsworth, who was barely seen in the first trailer. This new look gives us a few alternative jokes and significantly more Chris Hemsworth. Ghostbusters will drop in theatres this July 15th.
REWIND (Brought to you by AMC Theaters)
10 YEARS AGO – Failure to Launch starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker, The Hills Have Eyes starring Ted Levine and Kathleen Quinlan and The Shaggy Dog starring Tim Allen.
20 YEARS AGO – The Birdcage starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, Fargo starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand and Steve Buscemi, and Hellraiser: Bloodline starring Bruce Ramsay and Doug Bradley
Hey Collider! With the recent casting of JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon in the upcoming Justice League movie, something crossed my mind. In Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, Gordon didn’t know Batman’s true identity until the very end. Now that we are dealing with an older Batman, do you think Gordon will know Bruce Wayne is Batman? Thanks
Hey Collider Crew! I just found out that the Tupac bio, All Eyez on Me, is slated for a possibly late 2016 release date. What events would you like to see the movie cover besides just his music and acting career? Speaking on his acting career, if Tupac was still alive, do you think his acting would’ve shown major improvement? He had many great roles and shown good acting chops before his death, my favorite is the 1992 film, Juice, playing the sociopathic, lost soul Bishop. I think he would’ve been not only a great rapper, but a talented actor on the level of Denzel Washington, Samuel L Jackson, and Morgan Freeman.