On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Jon Schnepp, and David Griffin discuss the following:
- Box office report (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Ryan Gosling confirmed for Blade Runner sequel
- Patricia Arquette joins the cast of Toy Story 4
- Official Batman V Superman T-shirts
- Alien: Covenant
- Tracy Morgan to play Redd Foxx
- First official poster for Allegiant
- and much more…
It’s Monday which means it’s time for our weekend box office report brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. Holding on to the #1 spot for the second week in a row is the latest James Bond film Spectre which took in $35.4 million bringing its 2 week total up to over $543 million worldwide. Also holding on to the #2 spot for the second week in a row is the animated The Peanuts Movie taking in $24.2 million for a 2 week worldwide total of over $90 million. In third spot is the new Christmas film Love the Coopers which brought in just $8.4 million on its opening weekend. Coming in 4th is is The Martian. The Martian actually climbs up from the last weeks #7 spot making just over $6.7 million to bring its worldwide total up to $478 million dollars. And rounding out the top 5 is the new film The 33 which just managed to make over $5.8 million on its opening weekend.
As many of you will remember, back in April reports began circulating that actor Ryan Gosling was in negotiations to take on a lead role in director Ridley Scott’s upcoming Blade Runner sequel. Now, in an exclusive interview with Collider, Gosling has confirmed that he will indeed be in the new follow up to the Sci-Fi classic. Gosling will next be seen in the new film The Big Short.
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According to a report in TheWrap, reigning Academy Award winning actress, Patricia Arquette, has joined the voice cast of the upcoming Pixar film Toy Story 4. Arquette will be playing a new character in the 4th installment of the franchise that is said to be a romantic comedy of sorts that revolves around the relationship between Buzz and Bo Peep.
The highly anticipated Warner Bros/DC film Batman v Superman is now just over 3 months away and the first official T-Shirt merchandise has hit the web. The new shirts, which you can see here, are available to be ordered here. 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.
Speaking of the aforementioned Ridley Scott, another project the director has in the works is a follow up to his film Prometheus. The director recently said the title of that new film would be Alien: Paradise Lost, however, while speaking at the AFI Film Festival it looks like they’ve changed it up a bit. While talking about his current film The Martian, Scott said the following: “I was going to be doing what will be called ‘Alien: Covenant,’ which starts shooting next February, and we were struggling then with the screenplay there and then there was a phone call, somebody saying, ‘Listen, we’ve got this thing which is completely written called ‘Martian,’ and I said, ‘Huh.’ And I sped read it in an hour and by mid-afternoon, I talked to Fox…”.
According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, comedian Tracy Morgan will continue his comeback in the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?. The report claims that Morgan is in negotiations to play Redd Foxx, the star of the famous TV show Sanford and Son who gave Pryor his start in comedy. Morgan will be joining Eddie Murphy who plays Pryor’s father Leroy Pryor, Taraji P. Henson as Pryor’s mother Gertrude L. Thomas Pryor, Oprah Winfrey will portray Pryor’s grandmother Marie Carter. Mike Epps will star as Richard Pryor and Academy Award winner Kate Hudson will play Pryor’s widow Jennifer Pryor.
The first official poster and trailer for the upcoming third installment of the Divergent series, Allegiant, has just hit the web. After the Earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Allegiant‘s Tris (Shailene Woodley) must escape with Four (Theo James) beyond the Wall that encircles Chicago to finally discover the shocking truth of what lies behind it.
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