Movie Talk: ‘Wonder Woman’ Image Reveals Amazons; ‘LEGO Batman’ Trailer Released

     March 24, 2016


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (March 24th, 2016) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp and Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub discuss the following:

  • New images reveal Robin Wright and Amazon warriors in Wonder Woman 
  • Shane Black wants The Rock in his Doc Savage movie
  • New Captain America: Civil War international trailer
  • Can Batman v Superman find success despite negative reviews? 
  • Actors who practically play themselves in every role


Image via Warner Bros.

As we ready for the debut of Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros and Entertainment Weekly released a new image that showcases Gal Gadot and her Amazon Warriors that include her mother Hippolyta, played by Connie Nielsen, with her military aunts Robin Wright and Lisa Loven Kongsli. This comes after a survey was released by Fandango saying audiences are actually more excited by the prospect of seeing Wonder Woman on screen over Batman and Superman. 88% of the fans surveyed want to see the Amazon Warrior played by Gadot finally realized on screen. Of the survey, 82% saw Man of Steel, 66% are fans of director Zack Snyder and 61% said they would see Batman v Superman more than once. The movie is currently at 98% with fans as a must-see.

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie, the animated movie that follows the adventures of the Caped Crusader from The LEGO Movie. Will Arnett is back voicing the character for director Chris McKay; with a script from Seth Grahame-Smith. LEGO Batman centers on the life of Batman who lives alone and questions his existence. Batman’s life is suddenly turned upside down when Robin and Batgirl appear in his world. The movie stars the voices of Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker. The LEGO Batman Movie arrives on February 10, 2017.


the-predator-posterIron Man 3 director Shane Black was recently interviewed by the website Thrillist about his next movie The Nice Guys and inevitably, the subject of his Predator movie came up. Black finally confirmed his directing of the movie and explained how he came to the project in the first place. While hesitant at first, Black explained how Fox won him over, with the studio telling him they wanted to reinvent the franchise and make it an event that people will line up for. Black then confirmed that Fox was willing to “spend a bunch of money” making it big with scale and with spectacle. When asked if Arnold Schwarzenegger would be back, Black said that negotiations are currently in process and the script itself must remain a secret for the time being.

More with Shane Black – it was back in 2013 when he signed on to write and direct an adaptation of the 1930s pulp comic series, Doc Savage for Sony Pictures. Doc Savage follows his adventures as a physician, surgeon, scientist, inventor, explorer, and even a musician – someone that can do it all. Black wanted to maintain the 1930s setting and embrace the Capra-esque nature to it. Speaking with Thrillist again, Black offered an update for the long in development movie saying he would like to cast Dwane ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Savage but schedules will keep the movie on the back burner for now.

A new international trailer has dropped for Captain America: Civil War and in the footage is a new clip featuring Black Widow and Hawkeye facing off during a big, cinematic fight. Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading a newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers the other following Tony Stark. Captain America: Civil War opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.

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batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-poster-supermanBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Batman v Superman stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Laurence Fishburne and Holly Hunter.


Jerry Crowshoe writes:

Hi guys,

First off, love your show. I listen everyday at work. It’s one of my highlights in the morning. My question is, despite all the negative reviews prior to its release, can BvS be the success it set out to be? And can you name an example of a movie that got horrible reviews prior to its release but was very successful because of the fan love? Thanks, keep it Schweaty!

Ivan Flores writes:

Certain actors have been remarked by playing themselves in their roles, such as Robert Downey, Jr as Iron Man, Chris Pratt in anything etc. do you think this is easier compared to other actors? and which role is your favorite where the actor practically plays him/herself?



Image via Warner Bros.

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