Collider Movie Talk: Who May Be Missing From ‘Guardians 2’? ‘Black Panther’ Lands Director

     January 12, 2016


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

  • New Triple 9 trailer
  • New Hail, Caesar! trailer
  • Ryan Coogler directing Black Panther
  • Creed 2
  • Will The Collector return in Guardians of the Galaxy 2?
  • Jamie Foxx to play Little John in Robin Hood: Origins
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII will be darker
  • Gambit to go into production in March
  • Opening this week (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Can Hollywood give minority directors a fair shot at major studio films?
  • and much more…


Image via Warner Bros.

For a few weeks now it has been reported that Creed and Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler has been in talks with Marvel Studios about directing their upcoming film Black Panther. As some of you may recall Selma director Ava Duvernay was offered the Black Panther film but she ultimately decided to turn it down. However, Coogler didn’t seem to want to pass up the chance as Marvel has confirmed he is now signed on to helm the project. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said the following: “We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family. The talents Ryan showcased in his first two films easily made him our top choice to direct ‘Black Panther.’  Many fans have waited a long time to see Black Panther in his own film, and with Ryan we know we’ve found the perfect director to bring T’Challa’s story to life.”

Speaking of Ryan Coogler, his most recent film, Creed, is still in theatres and has had a lot of people wondering when we can expect a sequel to the film. Apparently not long. MGM CEO Gary Barber has stated that the company is looking at having a new Creed film in theatres by November 2017. Now obviously this aggressive schedule rules out director Ryan Coogler from returning for the sequel as his new film, Black Panther, already has a February 2018 release date.



Image via Marvel

As most of you know, James Gunn is already working on the upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy 2 set for release in May of 2017. However, one character that won’t be returning this time is actor Benicio Del Toro’s The Collector. In a recent interview with ComingSoon the Oscar winner said the following when asked if The Collector would appear in Guardians 2: “I don’t think so. They would have told me, I hope… I do hope to play that character again at some point.”

As many of you my remember, Lionsgate is currently in development of a new take on the Robin Hood story in their project Robin Hood: Origins which will star Kingsman: The Secret Service actor Taron Egerton as the title character. Now, Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx has signed on to play the role of Little John.

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens starting to wind down its theatrical run, attention is starting to turn to the upcoming Star Wars films including Rogue One and of course Star Wars: Episode VIII. In a recent interview, actor John Boyega made the following comments about Episode VIII and his role:  “We’re just starting work on ‘Star Wars VIII,’ the next film, so I’m back to keeping secrets again. It’s great. Much darker, but we’re very excited… My part in the next film will be much more physical so I might be in the gym a bit more.”


Image via Lucasfilm

With an October 7th release date still on the books, many people have been wondering when the announced Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum would finally start to go into production. Well, the new X-Men universe film is supposedly slated to go into production in MarchGambit is being directed by Edge of Tomorrow and Mr. and Mrs. Smith helmer Doug Liman.

OPENING THIS WEEK (brought to you by AMC Theatres)

First up this week is the new Michael Bay film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. On the evening of the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a group of Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound and a nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya. CIA security contractors—military veterans who served with the Navy SEALS, Marine Force Recon and Army Special Forces—undertake a desperate defense of the American Ambassador and his staff within the diplomatic compound.


Peter Ramirez writes: I have been a fan of the show since the “For Your Consideration Days”. I enjoy all your content and appreciate all the hard work you guys put in to make my work days a little less boring. Since we are in the NFL playoff season I have a question that involves both. The NFL has what they call the Rooney Rule where every team must at least interview one minority candidate before hiring a head coach or senior executive. Do you think this could work in Hollywood? So many people complain about the lack of women and minority directors in Hollywood, Do you think this could help at least give them a fair shot at some major motion picture? Do you think this would work logistically in Hollywood?

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