On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Mark Ellis, and Kristian Harloff discuss:
- New Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer
- Nicole Kidman joining Wonder Woman film
- Six Billion Dollar Man
- New posters for The Revenant
- Hugh Jackman doing X-men reshoots
- International poster for The Force Awakens
- Opening this week (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Films from studios to theaters
- Ratchet and Clank could end bad video game movies
- and much more…
According to a report in TheWrap, Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman is currently in talks to appear in the upcoming Warner Bros/DC film Wonder Woman scheduled for release in 2017. There are no confirmations on what role Kidman would play in the film, but there is speculation that she could possibly play Amazon Queen Hippolyta.
Although there have been rumors and speculation about a Six Billion Dollar Man project for years and even recently, it has now been confirmed. The Weinstein Company has officially announced that the Six Billion Dollar Man will go into production in September for a December 2017 release and the film will indeed star Mark Wahlberg as was previously rumored. The Six Billion Dollar Man is based on the classic television series The Six Million Dollar Man and the novel Cyborg by Martin Caidin. The story follows military officer, Steve Austin, who becomes part of a top secret government program after a horrific accident leaves him near death. With the help of cutting edge technology, Steve is brought back to life with extraordinary abilities, making him the world’s first truly bionic man.
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As many of you know, the highly anticipated Leonardo DiCaprio/Tom Hardy film The Revenant opens in theatres on Christmas day, and now 2 new posters featuring the actors have been released which you can see here. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass ( played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (played by Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.
Although principle photography was completed some time ago, reports are emerging that X-Men: Apocalypse is heading back to Montreal for a few weeks of reshoots. Most interesting in the report are claims that Hugh Jackman is going to be involved in those shoots. Up to this point there has been no official confirmation from either 20th Century Fox nor Jackman himself that he will be involved in the film.
A few weeks ago the official poster for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit the web. Now, a new international poster for the film has surfaced in several markets which looks very similar to the North American version of the poster with a few key differences.
OPENING THIS WEEK (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
The first major film opening this week is the new James Bond film Spectre. A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful widow of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organization Spectre. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis, he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of Spectre, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.
Donald Long writes: Greetings and Salutations Collider Crew. Love the show and watch everything you put up, My question is what is the process of movie studios distributing their movies to the movie theatres and the theater showing the movie, and what happens to the physical copy of the movie after its done with its run. Thanks and keep bringing the filthy!
Ryan West writes: You guys keep mentioning the fact that Warcraft could be the “game changer” when it comes down to video game movies NOT being the worst thing ever, however you’ve failed to mention the upcoming animated film adaption of Ratchet and Clank coming to theaters in April. Just a few short months BEFORE Warcraft. Don’t you think that this movie could break that mold of terrible video game movies before Warcraft does?