Movie Talk: Rumored ‘Spider-Man’ Title; New ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Posters

     April 5, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (April 5th, 2016) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp and Dennis Tzeng discuss the following:

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the-bfg-posterThe latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG was released this morning which includes new, never-before-seen footage from the movie. The BFG tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG stars Oscar winner Mark Rylance, newcomer Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall and Bill Hader.

Today, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars veteran Mark Hamill released a video announcing a new campaign sponsored by CrowdRise in support of Star Wars: Force for Change. The short video includes Kathleen Kennedy talking about Star Wars: Force for Change, with Mark Hamill sitting silently by not saying a word; unsure whether or not he had any lines in this “Star Wars” video. For the campaign, starting on April 5th, Lucasfilm and Disney will match the donations of Star Wars fans to four select charities up to $1,000,000. 

Now that Doctor Strange has wrapped filming, Marvel is gearing up for its first co-production with Sony Studios to film Spider-Man. Fans have already begun speculating on the names for the picture, with many hoping for a nod to the comics again with The Spectacular Spider-Man. But if the report by BBC is to be believed, the movie has already been given a title. BBC is said to have noticed Sony’s registered domain name late last week, suggesting the movie is titled: Spider-Man: Homecoming. Though the report on cautions domain names aren’t 100% reliable in the same article, they do mention it’s happened before when the title of Skyfall, another Sony movie, was revealed because of its registered domain. While we wait for official word from Sony and Marvel, we’ll be treated to the all new iteration of Spider-Man when he appears in Captain America: Civil War, next month.

x-men-apocalypse-poster-archangelIn the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie Apocalypse played by Oscar Isaac chooses four mutants to help cleanse mankind, creating a new world order which he will reign. To show off each horseman, X-Men’s official Facebook page revealed four new posters showing off each mutant as the Four Horsemen. The posters feature Magneto, Storm, Psylocke and Archangel with their symbols linking them to War, Famine, Death and Pestilence. Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse is written by Simon Kinberg and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac and Rose Byrne. The film will hit theatres on May 27th.

After he completes filming on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Dave Bautista will join another high-profile sequel, signing on for an unknown role in Warner Bros. Blade Runner 2. He’ll join Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Robin Wright in the follow up that’s directed by Sicario and Prisoners helmer, Denis Villenueve and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green with the story picking up several decades after the conclusion of Ridley Scott’s 1982 original. Warner Bros will open the film on January 12, 2018.

Now that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has debuted in theatres, fans can now prepare for the next epic superhero beat-down promised in Captain America: Civil War. The latest tv spot released shows a bit more action and substance including Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther coming to blows with Chris Evans’ Captain America. The all star cast finds Steve Rogers leading one camp of Avengers who want to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, while the other finds Tony Stark’s decision to support government oversight and accountability with his own band of Avengers. The movie drops in theatres on May 6th.

Back in 2010 Jon Favreau signed on to direct Magic Kingdom a Disney produced live action film about a family that goes to Disneyland where all of the main attractions come to life. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon was tasked with writing the screenplay but sadly, the project got stuck in development hell. Favreau moved on to direct the more personal Chef and then went to Disney’s The Jungle Book. At the recent press event for Jungle Book, Collider’s own Steve “Frosty” Weintraub asked Favreau about the status of Magic Kingdom. Favreau said he is hoping to explore what Magic Kingdom can be and part of the reason he wanted to do Jungle Book was because he wanted to test the technology for Magic Kingdom. He is currently working on the script with Michael Chabon.


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A24 has unveiled the first trailer for their strange yet original adventure dramedy Swiss Army Man. The movie debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this past January to a passionate yet controversial response from critics and festival goers. The film, described simply as “the farting corpse movie,” stars Paul Dano as a man stranded on an island who, as he’s about to commit suicide, finds that a corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe, has just washed ashore. Dano and Radcliffe subsequently embark on a journey that is hilarious, sweet, sad, and incredibly strange. The movie is written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert and debuts in theatres June 17th.

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The Boss Wealthy mogul Michelle Darnell played by Melissa McCarthy always gets her way, until she’s busted for insider trading and sent to federal prison. After leaving jail, Darnell finds herself broke, homeless and hated. Luckily, she tracks down her former assistant Claire played by Kristen Bell, the only person who’s willing to help. While staying with Claire and her young daughter, the ex-con devises a new business model for a Brownie empire.


Joshua Ngaruiya writes:

Hey Collider!

I recently subscribed to your channel about a month ago and have been hooked ever since. My questions for you guys is: what is your favorite decade movie-wise? My changes from day to day but right now it’s the 80’s (Star Wars!)

Thanks, you guys are awesome, keep making great content!

Garry Richardson writes:

Hey Collider,

With Indiana Jones 5 now green lit and hopefully as good as the original three, I would like to ask you to think bad to Raiders, Temple of Doom, and Last Crusade and tell me firstly, which of them is the best for you, and secondly why that is? What makes the film stand out? For me it’s Last Crusade because I feel like it got back to what made Indie the success he was from Raiders plus you have Sean Connery appearing as his father.

Thanks for taking my question and keep up the great work!



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