Collider Movie Talk: Should There Be an R-Rated Batman Movie?

     August 13, 2015


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

  • Jack Reacher sequel
  • Deadwood movie
  • Burnt trailer
  • Naomi Watts cast in Book of Henry
  • Opening This Week (Brought to you by AMC Theatres): Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • The future of Fantastic Four
  • The Martian
  • R-Rated Batman film
  • …and a few things more!


Image via HBO

Back in 2012 the Tom Cruise film Jack Reacher had modest success, making just under $220 million at the world wide box office on just a $60 million dollar budget. The film was directed by Cruise’s Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie and there has been talk for some time that the pair wanted to return to Jack Reacher for a sequel. Now, according to reports Paramount Pictures has green lit the sequel due to the huge success Rogue Nation is enjoying and the film could start shooting as early as this November for a late 2016 release date. No word yet on the plot of cast of the new film.

Get ready to break out your F bomb counters. HBO has officially confirmed that preliminary discussions have taken place over the idea of turning their once popular tv show, Deadwood, into a movie. The whispers started when former Deadwood actor Garret Dillahunt tweeted out the following: “So uh….I’m hearing credible rumors about a #Deadwood movie.  #Everybodypray”. Following that tweet, HBO put out the following statement: “In reference to Garret Dillahunt’s tweet regarding the rumored Deadwood movie, there have only been very preliminary conversations.”


burnt-posterYesterday we showed you the first official poster for the upcoming Bradley Cooper film Burnt, and today the first official trailer has dropped. Chef Adam Jones (played by Cooper) had it all – and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star he’ll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (played by Sienna Miller).

Director Colin Trevorrow is still riding his high after directing the biggest blockbuster hit of the year in Jurassic World, and now it looks like he’s found his new leading lady for his newest film. According to report actress Naomi Watts is in final negotiations to star in Trevorrow’s new film Book of Henry. Watts recently starred in last year’s Best Picture winning Birdman and can be seen in no less than 7 more upcoming films between now and 2017 including the final 2 installments of the Divergent series.

OPENING THIS WEEK (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)

Man from U.N.C.L.E.

At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe.



Image via 20th Century Fox

Joseph Weeks writes: Hello guys. I’ve been obsessively watching the show for several months now, and I love watching you guys get all extra sweaty. I have a two part question about Fantastic Four. First off do you guys think that we will ever see a director’s cut of this movie or will we be left eternally wondering what could have been. Secondly, what do you guys think will ultimately happen in the future with this property and franchise?

Paul Hoelschen writes: Dear Collider Movie Talk, I love your shows a lot.  I was writing to see what your expectations are of “The Martian” and if it could be an Oscar Contender like “Gravity” was in 2013?  Keep up the great work.

Sean Burtt writes: Hi guys love the show and watch everyday. A while ago someone on the show said that they would never do an R rated Batman film. My question is: why not? It would be really awesome it’s not like they can’t make two Batman films in one year. The R rated one could be a lot smaller just him hunting down street level criminals and use practical effects and use a small budget so they don’t need the children appeal in the film. I think it would be really really really cool would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks and keep up the awesome work.


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