Movie Talk: ‘Valerian’ Trailer Released; Michael Keaton Confirmed as Vulture

     November 10, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (November 10th, 2016) John Campea, Jeremy Jahns, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, Michael Rapaport, Natasha Martinez and Wendy Lee discuss the following:

  • Opening this week
  • Willy Wonka remake to ignore the books
  • Tom Holland signs for six Spider-Man appearances
  • Mail Bag

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The first trailer for The Fifth Element director Luc Besson‘s sci-fi epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has been released online. Based on the long-running French comic Valérian and Laureline, the film stars Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan as special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. The film also stars Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock and Kris Wu. Valerian opens in theaters on July 21, 2017.

In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Kevin Feige finally confirmed that Michael Keaton is indeed playing longtime Spider-Man nemesis Vulture in their upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. The uber-producer mentioned the actor’s role while talking about Doctor Strange as well as Marvel’s upcoming slate of films. Fiege said that they have had a wish list of actors and now they are finally coming together.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega took to his Instagram account to announce the first day of filming on the sequel for Pacific Rim 2 has begun. In doing so, the actor revealed the title as Pacific Rim: Maelstrom; a name that has been rumored for some time. Boyega portrays the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, who died at the end of the first film. Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will direct this time around, who also teased the production start from his own Twitter account. The movie also stars Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, and Levi Meaden and is set to hit theatres on February 23, 2018.

Opening this week:


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Almost Christmas – Walter (Danny Glover) is a retired automotive engineer who lost the love of his life one year earlier. Now that the holiday season is here, he invites his four grown children and the rest of the family to his house for a traditional celebration. Poor Walter knows that if daughters Rachel (Gabrielle Union) and Cheryl (Kimberly Elise) and sons Christian (Romany Malco) and Evan (Jessie T. Usher) can spend five days together under the same roof, it will truly be a Christmas miracle.

Shut In – Mary (Naomi Watts) is a child psychologist who lives in isolation in rural New England after her husband dies in a horrific car accident. The tragedy also leaves her 18-year-old stepson Stephen (Charlie Heaton) in a bedridden, catatonic state, making him completely dependent on her. When one of Mary’s young patients goes missing and is presumed dead, she becomes convinced that the boy’s (Jacob Tremblay) ghost is now haunting both her and Stephen.


Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media have announced they have set a Summer 2018 release date for Mission: Impossible 6. The sixth installment will hit theaters on July 27, 2018, which is the same date Warner Bros. Pictures currently has set for Aquaman. MI:6 is poised to start filming in spring 2017 with Tom Cruise returning as well as Rogue Nation standout Rebecca Ferguson.


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During an interview with producer David Heyman at the recent Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them junket, Slash Film asked about the new Willy Wonka movie is in the works at the studio. Heyman emphasized that the movie won’t be just another rehash of the same movies and instead teased it as an origin story. Heyman also revealed that the rights to the Roald Dahl’s novels all tied up so he hinted that the movie might explore other periods of Willy Wonka’s life not found in the books. He added that there is a lot to his character that implies who he is and what he has been through. Also, Heyman said it is in early stages but they are excited for the future of the project.

It looks like Spider-Man is in it for the long hall. After debuting as the web-slinger in this year’s Captain America: Civil War, actor Tom Holland revealed that he’s signed on to appear as the superhero in six Marvel movies. Holland told THR that Marvel is good at working around to add him into films. Adding to this, he says he has three appearances in other movies and three solo appearances.

According to Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, the movie was originally supposed to feature an entirely different villain than the one we ended up with. During an interview with Empire magazine, Derrickson said one of his initial ideas was to incorporate Nightmare, ruler of the Dream Dimension, instead of Dormammu. He said that the trouble with introducing Nightmare was to also introduce the Dream Dimension. By adding that to their already challenging film would be too much and the films villain Dormammu made much more sense.


Aaron writes:

Hey guys and gals big fan love everything yall are doing there. My question is if they were talking about continuing the X-Men franchise with a 90’s movie does this reboot cancel that out or do you think it will start in that decade or in todays time period. Thanx and have a great day everyone.



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