Collider Movie Talk: Kevin Feige Reporting To Disney Studio Chief After Marvel Restructuring

     September 1, 2015


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

  • Feige vs Marvel
  • Suicide Squad reshoots
  • Knock Knock trailer
  • The Danish Girl trailer
  • Michael Shannon flips the story
  • Opening This Week (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • TV Flash vs Movie Flash
  • The last Jedi
  • …and a few things more!

Image via Marvel Studios

A major shake up has taken place over at Disney and Marvel studios. In the power structure over at Marvel, President Kevin Feige has reported to Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter for approval on projects. Word is that the relationship between Feige and Perlmutter has been a tense one as Perlmutter has turned down several Feige ideas and initiatives and almost shut down the storyline idea for Captain America: Civil War. However, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Feige will no longer be reporting to Perlmutter, but will rather be reporting directly to Disney Studios Chief Alan Horn, apparently giving Feige more freedom in running Marvel Films.

While principal photography for the upcoming DC film Suicide Squad may have wrapped, pick up and re-shooting is still currently ongoing. The Canadian entertainment show ETalk released several images of the reshoots focusing on Batman pursuing The Joker and Harley Quinn on top of their car.


A new trailer for the Eli Roth, Keanu Reeves film Knock Knock has hit the web. In the home invasion story, directed by Roth and co-written by Roth, Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, two beautiful young girls, walk into a married man’s life and turn a wild fantasy into his worst nightmare. Knock Knock hits theatres on October 9th.

Staying on the topic of new trailers, the first trailer for the new Eddie Redmayne film The Danish Girl has just hit the web. Directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper who directed such films ash The King’s Speech and Les MisérablesThe Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener, whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe. The Danish Girl is scheduled to hit theatres on November 27th.


Image via Warner Bros.

A few weeks ago we discussed General Zod actor Michael Shannon’s comments about his character having flippers instead of hands in the upcoming Batman V Superman film. However, the actor is now backpedaling from those comments. In a new interview with The Daily Beast Shannon said the following: “Somebody was asking me about this in New York and I made up some ridiculous B.S. answer about how my character Zod has flippers, and this went viral on the Internet or something and people have been asking me about that. That is so obviously a complete B.S. story, right? But people took it seriously.” Shannon then went on to say that he doesn’t actually have any costume in the film and only does voice over work for a ghost like character, much like Jor-El, played by Russell Crowe, was a ghost like character in the first film.

OPENING THIS WEEK (brought to you by AMC Theatres)

Transporter Refeuled: Frank Martin is living a less perilous lifestyle, or so he thinks, transporting classified packages for questionable people. Things get complicated when femme fatale Anna and her three accomplices orchestrate a bank heist and the kidnapping of Frank’s father. It’s all part of a grand plan to take down the human trafficker who victimized her years earlier. Now a pawn in her vengeful scheme, the former special-operations mercenary must use his covert skills to play Anna’s dangerous game.

Star of Break Point David Walton stops by Collider Movie Talk to chat about the movie and more.



Image via The CW.

David Snyder writes: I love the show! With all of the careful preparations being done by WB to ensure a successful DC Cinematic Universe, do they potentially have a major “Flash” problem? I know they have said the TV universe and movie universe will not be connected and that poses a huge problem in my mind. Grant Gustin is so incredible as the Flash. How do you compete against that and will fans only be disappointed if Ezra Miler doesn’t deliver nearly as captivating a performance of the character? Will it be distracting just wishing it was Grant the whole time?

Luka Petrovic writes: I have noticed you guys talk a lot about Star Wars,and I have been watching Star Wars Rebels and have been enjoying it very much. In the series there are a lot of force users for example Kanan, Ezra and recently Ahsoka showed up. So what I would like to know is do you guys think Yoda lied to Luke when he said he was the last of the Jedi in Star Wars Return of the Jedi. I would really appreciate it if you could answer my question. Thanks guys and keep up the good work.

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