Collider Movie Talk: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Finds Its Villian

     September 16, 2015


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

  • Woody Harrelson is the villain in War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Darren Aronofsky may direct Evel Knievel movie
  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant trailer
  • Elizabeth Bank to helm Charlie’s Angels reboot
  • New trailer drops for Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2
  • Rewind (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Channing Tatum as Gambit
  • Will Stallone continue with Rocky?
  • …and a few things more!


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The next installment in the Apes series, War of the Planet of the Apes is set to hit theaters on July 14th 2017 and it looks like we may have our villain for the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hunger Games and True Detective star Woody Harrelson has been cast to play the new antagonist called The Colonel. Harrelson joins Andy Serkis who returns as the Ape Caesar for the third time with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves returning to helm as well.

As some of you may know, actor Channing Tatum is developing a feature film biopic of Evel Knievel, the motorcycle stuntman who dazzled the world for years with his death defying stunts and ended his career with a world record 433 broken bones. According to reports, director Darren Aronofsky is currently in talks to direct the film. Tatum and Aronofsky have reportedly been looking for a project to work on together and Tatum even offered him the director’s chair for his upcoming Gambit movie but Aronofsky turned the project down.


The first trailer for the upcoming The Divergent Series: Allegiant has hit the web. After the Earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris (Woodley) must escape with Four beyond the Wall that encircles Chicago to finally discover the shocking truth of what lies behind it.

It looks like Charlie’s Angel are heading to the big screen once again. No, not with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu again, but rather a reboot. According to a report in TheWrap, Sony Pictures is developing a new Charlie’s Angel and it targeting Elizabeth Banks to direct the project. Banks recently made her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2 which made over $285 million worldwide, more than doubling the box office of the first film.


We’re now just 2 months away from the release of the final film in the Hunger Games series when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 hits theatres. Today a new trailer for the film hit the web. Realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta, Gale and Finnick for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that will ultimately determine the future of millions.

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Mail Bag

Deshaun writes: Hello guys. Love the show. With the Gambit movie releasing next year. Am I the only one still very very concern about the casting of Channing Tatum? I love the guy. I think he’s hilarious and a “ok” actor but I can’t picture him as Gambit at all. I think this by far will be his toughest role and I don’t know if he’ll be able to deliver. What do you all think?

Zachary Tremblay writes: Hey guys, love the show, i just recently saw the Creed trailer and was very interested by it. Do you think that with Stallone taking back his role as Rocky in this movie that we can maybe get another Rocky movie? Thanks a lot!

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