Collider Movie Talk: Is Batman Fighting Superman Realistic?

     July 16, 2015


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Mark Ellis, and Kristian Harloff discuss the following:

  • Disney developing a prequel to ALADDIN
  • SISTERS trailer
  • Paul Walker’s brother to star in USS: INDIANAPOLIS
  • Opening This Week:
  • Is Batman fighting Superman realistic?
  • Will the ALIEN franchise lose steam?
  • Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles’ potential movie stars?

…and a few things more!



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The new FANTASTIC FOUR film opens in just a few weeks on August 7th and many fans online have begun to speculate about what we may see in the post credits scene. However, at this past week’s Comic-Con in San Diego, actor Jamie Bell, who plays Ben Grimm A.K.A. “The Thing” said the following: “No we don’t have a post-credits scene. It does leave the door wide open for a lot of different movies. I think this movie really focuses on the origins of each character individually – how they get their powers, how they learn to deal with them, how they learn to harness them. That’s kind of where the movie ends. But then there’s so much more to go on from there – it really leaves the door open.” John, do you believe there won’t be an end credits scene for FANTASTIC FOUR and if so do you agree with the move?

The first trailer for the new David O. Russell film JOY has hit the web. The film stars Russell’s SILVER LINING PLAYBOOK’s cast of Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro and is described as follows: JOY is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. Joy stars Jennifer Lawrence. The story is inspired by the life and times of inventor entrepreneur Joy Mangano, creator of Ingenious Designs with over $1 billion in sales, as well as inspired by elements from the lives of other historic business pioneers. Schnepp, what did you think of the trailer for JOY?



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As most of you know the Andrew Garfield AMAZING SPIDER-MAN franchise is now over with Sony Pictures rebooting the character for his own new franchise as well as appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, actor Denis Leary who played Captain George Stacy in the series, was interviewed by IGN at San Diego Comic-Con and revealed a little bit about the possible future plans for the now departed series. Leary said the following: “I was disappointed because I’m totally selfish and greedy. I came back briefly in two and possibly in [The Amazing Spider-Man] 3, there was this idea at one point that Spider-Man would be able to take this formula and regenerate the people in his life that had died. So, there was this discussion that Captain Stacy would come back even bigger in episode 3. So I was like, lets go!” Mark, buy or sell this potential plot direction for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3?

The first new TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES was a surprise hit last year taking in $485 million worldwide from a $125 million production budget and the sequel hits theatres in June 2016. One of the new additions to the series, ARROW star Stephen Amell, recently spoke about his character, Casey Jones, and how we shouldn’t expect the same guy from the comics or cartoons. Amell said the following: “It’s certainly not your father’s or your younger self’s Casey Jones, but that’s because we meet him at a very different time in his development. He is not the Casey Jones that a lot of comic fans have come to know and love. He is a guy with a job that lives in New York and loves hockey. When things go awry, [and] when he goes through the normal methods of what someone would do when they’re [a] law-abiding citizen and he’s met with laughter and scorn… he decides to take things into his own hands.” John, buy or sell Amell’s statements?

There has been a lot of talk and speculation about the possible involvement of actor Idris Elba in the upcoming 3rd Star Trek film, STAR TREK BEYOND. However, the speculation can now end. In a new video put out by the cast on the set of the Starship Enterprise in support of Omaze and 9 global charitable organizations where a fan and a friend can win a walk on role in the new film, the crew officially introduced Elba as a part of the cast. Schnepp, buy or sell Idris Elba joining the cast of STAR TREK BEYOND?



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Grady Sims writes: As we know its been well over a year since Peter billingsley wrapped production on the TERM LIFE film. Do you feel there are production issues in the pipes or do you feel a brief gap between the trailer release and the movie hitting theater’s, with it supposingly having a 2015 release date. Being a extra in this film, I’m totally stoked for this project to drop.

Andy Oates writes: Hey guys, I was just wondering if you could clarify something for me. With the recent announcement that Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be directing the Star Wars Anthology Han Solo spin-off, do you think they will still be attached to The Flash and the animated Spider-Man movies? Both of these movies are scheduled for 2018, which would be when the next Star Wars Anthology movie after Rogue One would be due (although there is no confirmed date for the Han Solo movie).

Ali Atarod writes: Hey Collider crew! how’s everything going? thanks you for your hard work, and making our lifes much better. My question is, what are some of your favourite Hanz Zimmer Scores? I love the work he did on Man of Steel, TDK trilogy, 12 years a slave and Inception. he’s my favourite composer along side John Williams. Thanks and keep the amazing work.

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