On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (April 1st, 2016) Dennis Tzeng, Josh Macuga, Jason Inman discuss the following:
- New Mutants movie update from Producer Simon Kinberg
- Suicide Squad reshoots
- Blade Reboot announced
- Zack Snyder hints at Darkseid appearing in Justice League
- Disney announces live-action movie about Snow White’s sister
- Box Office Predictions
- Natural Born Pranksters clip
- Mail Bag
With X-Men: Apocalypse fanning the flames of the X-Men faithful, 20th Century Fox has yet to officially announce another movie, though many are rumored including a Deadpool sequel and an X-Force movie. But that all changed with word coming from producer Simon Kinberg that a New Mutants spin off movie is in active development and close to casting. Speaking with IGN, Kinberg said that Josh Boone and his writing partner are working on the script and doing a really nice job. It’s maybe not as different as Deadpool, but it has its own unique, original voice to it, describing it as more of a YA tone to it. HitFix then added to the conversation saying that Fox has cast Wolfsbane and Colossus’ younger sister, Magik, with Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy as the respective mutant younglings. Also expected to join the team is Alexandra Shipp who plays Storm in Apocalypse with other mutants Sunspot and Mirage rumored to be on the team.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been universally branded as dark, dreary and no fun, so many wonder what that might mean for Warner Bros.’ upcoming Suicide Squad which looks at the villains inside the universe of a sad Batman and a dour Superman. It appears that the folks over at Birth Movie Death have an answer. According to the site, Warner Bros. is putting “tens of millions of dollars” into reshoots for Suicide Squad to make the film more lighthearted. A source tells BMD that all of the levity in the “Bohemian Rhapsody” trailer was every single joke in the film, and since fans responded well to it, Warner Bros. wants more of it for their movie. Whether or not these reshoots will appease the fans and the studio remains to be seen as Suicide Squad readies its debut on August 5, 2016.
In a casting report released yesterday and reported on by Movie Beat, Marvel is gearing up an official reboot to their Vampire Action franchise, Blade. While there is no word on a director, the studio is reportedly looking at a very short-list of actors that includes Michael B. Jordan and Birth of a Nation’s Nate Parker; with relative unknowns Aml Ameen who had a small role in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and Elijah Kelley from Red Tails and Hairspray. Marvel aims to start filming the movie this summer and as of this report, no mention on whether or not the movie will get an R-rating. With Marvel owned, of course, by Disney, fans are expecting a friendlier PG-13 rating.
BUY OR SELL
One of the biggest teases in Batman v Superman came in the form of a Batman dream sequence that showed the symbol of Darkseid offering proof that the big baddie might be the primary villain of Justice League Part One. Many fans also look to the cameo of Flash as a sign of things to come in the superhero team up that begins filming in eleven short days. It was this topic of conversation on the Empire Podcast where Zack Snyder appeared recently. When asked of the dream sequence, Snyder talked a bit about it being a “possible future” hoping the fans will try and speculate on whether or not the Flash is coming from that reality or another one. When asked about Darkseid coming to Justice League, Snyder played coy saying maybe he exists in the universe somewhere. Justice League Part One comes to theatres November 17th, 2017.
Continuing its trend of taking animated classics and making them into movies, Disney is now looking at its first animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as the template. Variety is reporting the development of Rose Red, Snow White’s sister, into a live-action movie. Snow White and the Huntsman writer Evan Daugherty’s pitch resulted in a change from the original draft written by Justin Merz. Rose Red’s story will be about Snow White going unconscious after biting a poison apple forcing her estranged sister Rose Red to undertake a quest with the Dwarves to find a way to break the curse and bring Snow White back to life. No casting announcements have been made.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS
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.
Cody Enos writes:
With a new superhero movie coming out faster than a snail eating a pancake, and big franchises blooming more properties than a flowerbed in the middle of a field, I was wondering how come these films that spend hundreds of millions of dollars almost always have just okay CGI? Films such as Ex Machina, The Witch, and other moderately low budget films seem to have a better handle on how to hide, enhance, and utilize CGI, but whenever somebody sees a tent pole film almost always people will come out saying ‘wish the CGI was better,’ so I was wondering why is that?
Paul M writes:
Hi Collider Team. My question is related to the recent backlash around the amount of spoiler footage shown in trailers. Do you think that a big studio would have the guts to release a major movie without ANY trailers at all? I’m thinking particularly with BvS, would seeing no trailer have changed your views on the film? Surely just calling a movie Batman vs Superman is enough to get people in to see it and would this increase the box-office also? Thanks and keep up the great work.
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And yes, the Blade story on Movie Talk…. Total fake. APRIL FOOLS!