Movie Talk: ‘Avengers’ and ‘X-Men’ Crossover Impossible According to Kevin Feige

     November 24, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (November 23rd, 2016) John Campea, Jeremy Jahns, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, Ashley Mova and Wendy Lee discuss the following:

  • AMC Rewind
  • Highlander reboot in the works with John Wick director Chad Stahelski
  • Mail Bag

Paramount has released the first Silence trailer onlinesilence-poster. Martin Scorsese‘s long-in-development film follows two Jesuit priests played by Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield, who go looking for their mentor played by Liam Neeson, in 17th Century Japan, a time when outsiders, and especially Christians, were treated with disdain and mistrust. The film opens in theaters on December 23rd.

Just like Disney and Sony did by making a pact to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some fans have been hoping for a similar arrangement for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men and the Fantastic Four. But unfortunately, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige put the breaks on that talk during a recent interview. While speaking with Variety about the crossover potential, Feige said it’s an impossibility at this time.

In a huge write up on Rogue One in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, head of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy was asked if there would be another trilogy of Saga Films after Star Wars: Episode IX or if the Star Wars universe could exist on Star Wars Story anthology films only. She told EW they could do nothing but stand-alones and they’re looking at all of that after the release of Rogue One.


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With Disney planning on releasing a new Star Wars film every year for the foreseeable future, one such movie the fans have been asking for has been the stand alone Boba Fett movie, rumored to be directed by Josh Trank. Now, EW has confirmed that the film was far enough along that Disney and Lucasfilm even had a teaser ready to screen at Star Wars Celebration 2015 in order to officially announce the project. Sources tell EW that at the last minute, the split with Trank “backburned” the project and cancelled the teaser.

In a recent chat with Hey U Guys about his upcoming film Allied, producer Graham King confirmed that the Tomb Raider reboot would be an origin story for Lara Croft. A lot of rumors had pointed to the Tomb Raider franchise going back to the drawing board since the recent video games were rebooted in the same manner.

The early box office tracking numbers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are in, and it is very good news for Lucasfilm and Disney. Per THR, the film is expected to hit at least $130 million domestic in its opening weekend on December 16th, with some tracking services even pegging the total as high as $150 million. That would be an impressive start for Lucasfilm’s first ever Star Wars spinoff, and would mark the second biggest December opening weekend ever, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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While John Wick co-director David Leitch preps his next project in Deadpool 2, co-director Chad Stahelski has his own thing going on with a new reboot of the Highlander franchise. According to THR, Stahelski is on board to direct the film, while the search for a new group of writers has begun to work with the filmmaker. A release date for the movie has not been set.


Jonathan writes:

Hey Collider Crew,

Thanks to your nifty video, I now know how Oscar nominations work, but where does Oscar Buzz come from? For example Passengers, Silence, Hacksaw Ridge, Manchester by the Sea, and Arrival, are all films that have had Oscar Buzz before their  release.

Sometimes these “Oscar buzzed” films don’t even get good reviews or even end up with more than a few technical nominations. (Looking at you Unbroken.)

Is this a studio thing? A critic thing? Who’s making these claims, and more importantly why do we buy into it all the time? Thanks!

YankydoodleDandy writes:

Hi people,

Do you think that the reason why the MCU have weak villains, is because Marvel want their heroes to shine, instead of the villains taking away screen time from the heroes? Thanks.



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