Movie Talk: Michael Keaton Back for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

     May 20, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (May 20th, 2016) Dennis Tzeng, Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis and Sinéad de Vries discuss the following:

  • Jennifer Lawrence on potential return for future X-Men movies
  • Baywatch wraps production and releases official image
  • Box Office Predictions
  • Mail Bag

birdman-michael-keaton-times-squareHaving momentarily passed on the opportunity to play the next Spider-Man villain, Michael Keaton looks to have had a change of heart and is back in talks to join Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Variety first reported Keaton was being eyed to play the villain last month but talks ended with sources saying the dispute occurred after Robert Downey Jr. was added to the cast to reprise his role of Tony Stark and it looked as if the studio wouldn’t be able to afford both talents. With Downey’s deal now closed, insiders say Sony and Marvel have now returned to Keaton and look to have found a way to make both parties happy, with Keaton reportedly signing on the dotted line. Spider-Man: Homecoming will debut in theatres on July 7th, 2017.

While the fate of the members from the X-Men won’t be revealed until X-Men: Apocalypse hits theatres on May 27th, one particular mutant’s return to another X-Men movie is the subject of the most speculation from the fans, namely Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique. The actress’ three-picture deal expires with X-Men: Apocalypse (along with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Nicholas Hoult), and Lawrence is noticeably vague when speaking about a potential return. But in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, that all changed. Speaking of a possible return, Lawrence said she would love to come back but would also check with her co-stars who all agreed to only return if the others would also return.


Image via Paramount Pictures

The last trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is giving fans a look at the final showdown between the Turtles and one of their most anticipated new villains, Krang. The trailer singles the arrival of the movie, which is now just two short weeks away. The movie sees Shredder escaping custody and joining forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return alongside April O’Neil played by Megan Fox, Vern Fenwick played by Will Arnett, and newcomer Casey Jones, the hockey-masked vigilante played by Stephen Amell. Out of the Shadows comes to theatres June 3.


Universal Pictures has released the newest trailer for The Purge: Election Year, the third film in the franchise that focuses on Elizabeth Mitchell playing a senator running for President on the platform of bringing an end to the Purge. When the annual event falls in the middle of her presidential bid, she becomes the target of government-sanctioned assassination attempts from those who want to keep the American tradition alive. Frank Grillo reprises his role of Leo Barnes from the second Purge movie, with his character on a mission to protect Mitchell’s character at all costs. Franchise creator James DeMonaco returns once again to the director’s chair. The Purge: Election Year opens in theaters on July 1st.

Image via Paramount

Image via Paramount

Yesterday marked exactly one year until Baywatch lands in theaters on May 19, 2017 with the studio also announcing the wrap of production. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to his social media celebrating the completion of principle photography with Paramount also dropping the first official cast photo. Baywatch tells the tale of Johnson’s by-the-books lifeguard, Mitch, teaming up with Zac Efron’s hotshot, Matt, in order to stop an oil tycoon from destroying their beach. The movie also stars Alexandra Daddario as Summer and model Kelly Rohrbach as C.J. Parker. Original stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson will definitely be donning the red suits for an appearance. The movie is directed by Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon.

After kicking off its release internationally on April 27th, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has now surpassed Disney’s Zootopia to become the highest grossing film of 2016 worldwide, with a total of $991.0 million and climbing. The sequel has snagged an international box office of $671.4 million, with $164.2 million of that from China alone. Domestically, Civil War has amassed a total of $310.5 million in just over two weeks in release, with more to come. Box office insiders say it’s a pretty safe bet to say that Civil War is going to surpass Deadpool’s top spot on the domestic chart, with one question: by how much? Civil War is performing in line with Avengers: Age of Ultron, with that film’s $459 million domestic total seemingly in reach.

Sony has released the latest poster and green band trailer for Sausage Party, the animated comedy that focuses on a group of supermarket food that learn the terrible truth about the fate they’ll be subjected to upon purchase: being taken home and eaten. Sausage Party is the first R-rated CG animated movie that features the all star cast of voices that include Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek. The film opens later this summer on August 12th.


Now it’s time for Box Office Predictions brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. This is the part of the show where we make our predictions on what movies are opening this weekend and in what order they will top the weekend’s box office.


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Angry Birds – Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red (Jason Sudeikis), who just can’t get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise.


Harrison S writes:

Hello Collider Crew,

I’ve been a fan for the past few years and love listening to you talk about movies. My question is in regards to DVD vs. Blu-Ray for older movies. I’m finally at a point where I want to build my movie collection however I’m unsure whether I should buy Blu-Ray or DVD. When it comes to buying older movies, do you personally buy them on Blu-Ray? If so, does it change the quality of the movie?

Kinn writes:

When I was a kid my dad gave me permission to se my first scary movie, Without Warning from 1980, if I promised not to have any bad dreams. I said yes of course, and the next 3 weeks was full of bed wetting and bad dreams. So my question is what scary movie gave you the wet bed? 😉

Kînn (Keen) your fan from Denmark…



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