Collider Movie Talk: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Review! Plus, Kurt Russell For ‘Guardians 2’?

     December 16, 2015


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (December 16th, 2015), John Campea, Jon Schnepp and Kristian Harloff discuss the following:

  • Samuel L. Jackson and Conor McGregor joins new xXx movie
  • Kurt Russell in talks to join Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • Move That Body
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Rewind (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Marvel and Sony sharing Spider-Man
  • Best Will Farrell movie
  • Does weather have an effect on box office performance?
  • and much more…


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As some of you may know Vin Diesel and crew are already shooting the upcoming xXx sequel, the third in the franchise but only the second for Diesel who was replaced by Ice Cube in the second film xXx: State of the Union. Vin recently took to his social media to announce 2 cast additions. First is Samuel L Jackson who returns for the third time to reprise his role as Augustus Gibbons, and newly crowned UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is already in heavy pre-production and is set for release on May 5th 2017. According to a report in TheWrap, director James Gunn now has his eye on The Hateful Eight star Kurt Russell to play the role of Star Lord’s father. The mystery of the father was set up right from the beginning of Guardians and was referenced again at the end of the film.

Actress Scarlett Johansson has had an incredible run the last few years with blockbusters and critical hits like Her, Avengers, Under Her Skin, Chef and others on the way. Now, according to a report in TheWrap, Johansson has signed up for the upcoming R rated comedy Move That Body. The project is described like this: Five friends rent a beach house in Miami for a bachelorette weekend and accidentally kill a male stripper.


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Tomorrow, Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theatre nationwide. Fortunately, everyone else at this table has seen the film already over the last couple of days. The panelists give their thoughts on the movie

REWIND (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)

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20 Years Old – Heat, Jumanj, Sabrina


Paul writes: So, Collider, explain this to me like I’m five. Sounds like from the recent discussion about Spider-Man, Marvel did not *really* get him back. Yes, they got the rights to use the character in their films, and Sony got the rights to use other Marvel characters in their Spider-Man films, but the upcoming new Spider-Man standalone movie will *still* be a Sony movie, *not* Marvel, even though it will be considered part of the MCU. Am I right or am I wrong? Thanks and remain your awesome selves!

Callum Joynes writes: I was wondering what you think the best movie with Will Ferrell in the lead role is. For me it would have to be either Elf or Anchorman. I’m looking forward to his new movie, Daddy’s Home

Alexander Mallin writes: I remember you mentioning how the winter weather could impact the first weekend box office sales. With the warm weather we are having (60 degrees in Pennsylvania!!) what do you think the box office total will be for opening weekend? Will weather play any part in adding or subtracting this prediction?


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