Movie Talk: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Casts Peter Parker’s Friend; Universal Dates 3 Mystery Event Films

     June 7, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (June 7, 2016) Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp, Clarke Wolfe, Ashley Mova discuss the following:

  • Universal dates three mystery “event films”
  • Latest trailer released for Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers 
  • Opening this week (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Mail Bag

spider-man-homecoming-logoDeadline is reporting that Michael Barbieri is in negotiations to join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Barbieri who is 14 years old, was most recently cast in Sony’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower; playing Timmy in that movie opposite Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Heroic Hollywood was the first to report the news stating that the actor will play one of Peter’s friends; with a more detailed report coming from saying the friend role is a new spin on Ganke, the best friend of the Miles Morales character in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics. Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marissa Tomei, Zendaya and Robert Downey Jr. with the pic being directed by Jon Watts. The movie is set for a July 7, 2017 release.

Universal Pictures has staked out three new release dates beginning in 2018 for as yet untitled, mystery “event films.” The three dates start on August 10, 2018, the second on January 18, 2019 and the third dated for April 10, 2020. It’s anyone’s guess on what franchises will take these spots. With Fast and Furious 8 coming in April 2017, star Vin Diesel has teased two movies in the core film saga and Universal has typically kept their Fast and Furious movies for April or summer releases. And with Universal already announcing Jurassic World 2 June 22, 2018, as well as an “untitled Universal monster franchise film” on April 13, 2018 it remains to be seen what event films will end up where.


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Yesterday, Lionsgate announced that filming has commenced on Captain Marvel hopeful Brie Larson’s next project, The Glass Castle. The film adapts Jeannette Walls’ best-selling memoir of the same name with the story centering on the author’s childhood with her nomadic, dysfunctional family who traverses the desert towns in the Southwest, often camping in the mountains. Along with Larson, Lionsgate announced the cast joining her in the movie which includes Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield, Sarah Snook, Robin Bartlett, Ella Anderson and newcomers Eden Grace Redfield and Olivia Kate Rice. The Glass Castle films in Montreal before moving on to New Mexico and Welch, WVA. A release date has yet to be set.


Total Film Magazine has released a new set of images for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, giving us another good look at the movie that is now only two months away from its debut. The behind-the-scenes shots feature the DC Comics characters alongside their writer/director and include Will Smith’s Deadshot, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Jared Leto’s Joker, Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Killer Croc, and Karen Fukuhara’s Katana. Suicide Squad also stars Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach, Common, Jay Hernandez, and Ike Barinholtz, and opens in theaters on August 5th.


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A new trailer for writer/director Kevin Smith’s new comedy Yoga Hosers has been released online. The movie, starring Kevin Smith’s daughter, Harley Quinn Smith and Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, play a pair of teenage convenience store clerks both named Colleen who become embroiled in a mysterious invasion by Nazi sausage monsters named “Bratzis,” who are all played by Kevin Smith himself in heavy makeup. The Colleens are aided in their case by Johnny Depp’s bumbling private detective Guy Lapionte, who first appeared in Smith’s horror thriller Tusk. Yoga Hosers opens in theaters on July 29th.

Mega producer Brian Grazer has been involved in Hollywood since the ‘70s, and he’s still working on high-profile movies like The Dark Tower and the Tom Cruise-led Mena, along with Fox’s 24: Legacy series with Corey Hawkins. Now, we have a report he is also working on a remake to one of the earliest films in his career – Splash – the 1984 film starring Tom Hanks as a man who falls in love with a mermaid played by Daryl Hannah. During an interview with CNBC, correspondent Carl Quintanilla asked Grazer a hypothetical question about who he’d cast in the movie if it were being made today. He was shocked when he received this answer that he is, in fact, working on a Splash remake with a movie star involved. He confirmed the new take will be “a version of” his original treatment for Splash, which was titled Wet and told the story from the perspective of the mermaid. “I can’t tell you the twist,” Grazer added.

OPENING THIS WEEK (Brought to you by AMC Theatres) 

WARCRAFT – Looking to escape from his dying world, the orc shaman Gul’dan utilizes dark magic to open a portal to the human realm of Azeroth. Supported by the fierce fighter Blackhand, Gul’dan organizes the orc clans into a conquering army called the Horde. Uniting to protect Azeroth from these hulking invaders are King Llane, the mighty warrior Anduin Lothar  and the powerful wizard Medivh. As the two races collide, leaders from each side start to question if war is the only answer.


Heston Roberts writes: 

As a daily viewer, I’d like to thank you for being the best damn movie news show on the planet. My question is spoiler related so please… get that spoiler tag ready!!!

I wanted to know which films have you watched that had the most surprising character’s death? A death scene that took you completely by surprise whether good or bad. For me, it was Bill Murray in Zombieland and Samuel L. Jackson in Deep Blue Sea. Would love to hear your spoiler-filled answer!

Stewart Fletcher writes:

Howdy Collider Crew, I love your show and watch everything I can. I’m glad to see Clarke has become a regular. My question is this: We always compliment a directors style and perspective but rarely give credit to the cinematographer. They are really the unsung heros of the movie industry but directors get all the recognition and praise. So I was wondering, where does the director’s job end and the cinematographer’s job begin? Who has more influence over the visual language of a film? Thank you very much.



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