Movie Talk: ‘Spider-Man’ Adds Robert Downey Jr.; ‘Jason Bourne’ Trailer Reactions

     April 21, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (April 21st, 2016) Kristian Harloff, Whitney Moore, and John Rocha, discuss the following:

  • Golden Globes change rules for comedy/musical
  • Opening this week (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Mail Bag


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Robert Downey Jr. is not done with the MCU as Variety confirming that Tony Stark will indeed be back in the next Spider-Man movie. Downey will don the suit of armor for Spider-Man: Homecoming though the actor’s size in the role is unclear. While most of the Marvel actors are still under multiple-film contracts, Downey was not; he’s only under contract for future Avengers films through the end of Infinity War with the actor’s next appearance as Tony Stark in next month’s Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man: Homecoming will bow in theaters on July 7, 2017.

The first, full trailer for Jason Bourne kicked its way online this morning, finally showing us Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne, back in action. The movie sees the return of Damon and director Paul Greengrass, who both took a movie off after The Bourne Ultimatum while Universal tried The Bourne Legacy. Julia Stiles also reprises her role in the series alongside newcomers Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones. Jason Bourne arrives in theaters July 29, 2016.


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As Captain America: Civil War readies its debut in just about two weeks, Marvel fans are already looking ahead to the massive culmination of Phase Three that will see a two-part Avengers movie in Infinity War, finally introducing the biggest baddie of them all: Thanos. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have promised the scale will be much larger than previous films, and that’s because of the grand entrance of Thanos. But how much will we see of the villain, played by Josh Brolin? The screenwriters of the movie, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have promised Thanos will be getting plenty of screen time, with McFeely telling the Huffington Post they’re going to give him lots of good screen time, with Markus adding that, so far, he’s barely been touched. 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association yesterday announced a couple of rule changes for their next awards, with one in particular appearing to be the direct result of the backlash aimed at this year’s winner for Best Comedy or Musical in The Martian. In an article posted by EW, the new HFPA guidelines says that all dramas with comedic overtones should be entered as dramas.” The Martian’s placement in the Comedy or Musical category drew criticism from audiences and Hollywood professionals alike, with comedy director Judd Apatow being the most vocal. The rule will go into effect in time for next years Golden Globes that will be handed out Jan. 8, 2017



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Back a couple months it was reported that Blade Runner 2 was getting the questionable release date of January 12, 2018 to debut the long awaited sequel that would see the return of Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard along with a new costar in Ryan Gosling. With January deemed the dumping ground for movies, it seemed like Blade Runner 2 would be buried before it even got a chance to find its audience. But it looks like Alcon Entertainment has remedied that problem announcing yesterday that it will move the release date to a more, audience friendly, October 6, 2017. However, this now puts it opening up against an untitled Fox/Marvel film, rumored to be Gambit and an untitled WB event film. Without knowing exactly the competition it faces, chances are Blade Runner 2 will do just fine with the new date of release. 

THR is reporting that New Line is currently in negotiations to pick up the rights to the 70s/80s TV sitcom Three’s Company with He’s Just Not That Into You screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein writing up the adaptation. Sources for THR reveal they plan to set the movie in the 70s with veteran producer Robert Cort shepherding the project. Three’s Company won two Golden Globes over its run from 1977 to 1984 and starred John Ritter, pretending to be gay so he could move in with two women roommates played by Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers. No actors or a release date have been set.

A new trailer has been released for The Infiltrator starring Bryan Cranston, who jumps to the other side of the drug game as Federal agent Robert Mazur in the true story about his efforts to infiltrate one of the biggest drug trafficking rings of all time. The real Mazur spent five years undercover as a money launderer, learning the hierarchy of the drug underworld while gaining intel that would result in the indictments of 85 drug lords and their corrupt banks. The movie is based on the book by Mazur called “The Infiltrator: My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel.” Brad Furman directs, featuring Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Amy Ryan and Benjamin Bratt. The film hits theaters on July 15th.

OPENING THIS WEEK (Brought to you by AMC theatres)

Elvis & Nixon – In December 1970, rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis Presley played by Michael Shannon travels to the White House to request a meeting with President Richard Nixon played by Kevin Spacey. The untold true story behind the meeting, resulted in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.


Jerome Ferguson writes

What’s up Collider crew! My question is for Kristian. I heard your story about the He-man movie that Justin Mark’s script. Lord of the Rings meets Star Wars is a great way to describe what MOTU needs to be. If you would have produced it, who would you have hired to direct and star as He-man back then? How about now? Thanks for the great show!

Daniel Morgan writes

Hi guys, my question is what are your favourite improvised scenes in move history? Mine has to be Heath Ledger as the joker clapping when commissioner Gordon gets a promotion. It perfectly sums up his character. What are yours?

Keep up all the great stuff you’re doing and loving these schmoedowns!!



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