Collider Movie Talk: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Synopsis Reveals Team Leader

     October 9, 2015


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Dennis Tzeng, Kristian Harloff, and John Rocha discuss the following:

  • Hail Caesar trailer
  • X-Men: Apocalypse official synopsis
  • F. Gary Gray will direct Furious 8
  • Batman V Superman promo at NYCC
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trailer
  • Box office predictions
  • Which TV actor will succeed on the big screen?
  • Directors transition from documentary to movies
  • Genre films Oscar nomination chances
  • …and a few things more!

Image via 20th Century Fox

While we haven’t seen an official trailer yet for Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, we’ve been teased with several pictures from various sources including Bryan Singer himself. Now it looks like we have an official synopsis which strangely was released with a marketing tie-in with the famous candy M&Ms. One interesting thing that stood out from this description, is who will be leading the team.  In the press release it states:

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

It looks like the saga of who will be directing the next Fast & Furious movie has officially ended. We’ve been talking a lot lately about the drama involved with who would be helming Furious 8 and it looks like Vin Diesel and Universal have found their man in Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray. Gray confirmed the decision by posting on Facebook with the image “FF8 April 14, 2017” with this caption:

I could not have asked for better partners than Vin DieselNeal H. Moritz, & the Universal Studios Entertainment family. Together we are excited to bring you the next chapter in the Fast & Furious saga. #‎FastFamily


batman-vs-superman-lexcorp-logoAt New York Comic Con which is going on right now, WB has released a viral video featuring an announcement from LexCorp promoting the fictitious company from the upcoming Zack Snyder movie Batman V Superman. In the video which only features motion graphics, a voice over says the following:

At LexCorp Industries, we believe in technology that unites us, where inspiration, innovation and imagination all come together to create a greater tomorrow, today. Now, LexCorp is proud to announce Lex/OS the world’s most private and secure operating system. Engineered with the protection you need, and the freedom you want. To celebrate, please enjoy our free Lex Wi-Fi throughout this venue and visit our LexCorp booth for your free charging device. LexCorp and the New Lex/OS, providing the safety and confidence we need in an ever changing world. Let’s build a better tomorrow.

The first official trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been released. The movie is based on the parody novel which is a mashup between the famous Jane Austen book and the popular storytelling cannon fodder zombies written by Seth Grahame-Smith.  The is about Elizabeth Bennet played by Lily James and her sisters Lydia, Mary, Jane and Kitty who are young women growing up in 19th century England who not only have to deal with societal pressures of the time but also zombies that invade where they live. The film is being directed by Burr Steers and is scheduled for release on February 5, 2016.


Box Office Predictions brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. This is the part of the show where we make our predictions of what movies and in what order will top this weekend’s box office.


Arnold writes:


Image via Bleecker Street

Hey Collider crew.  Just wanted to know, what actors primarily known for television will make the best jump to the big screen?  I personally think Bryan Cranston is due for big screen acting success.  Amazing in Breaking Bad, but I also liked him in Godzilla and am really interested in what he’ll bring to Trumbo.

Aura Grimán writes:

 Hi movie crew, I’ve been watching your show since 2 years ago and I love it everyday more and more… My question is about directors’ transitions from music videos and documentaries to movies, I just saw the first episode of Jared Leto’s new documentary series ‘Beyond the horizon‘, not much people know his work as director but he has been doing music videos and documentaries for his band since years ago and a couple documentaries outside his band in the last couple of years and I was wondering if you think he can make that transition and become a successful movie director? and if his recently success as an actor can help him in some way to get the opportunity to make that transition?… kisses to all of you from Venezuela

Ahmad Bakour writes:

Hi, Kristian Harloff mentioned that there are several movies which should have been nominated for best picture at the Oscars but were overlooked for being ‘Genre Films’ during Mailbag in response to a question about Star Wars‘s chances of winning best picture. I was curious as to which films  you think should’ve been nominated (e.g. Lego Movie or The Dark Knight which I know John didn’t think deserved to be nominated- great article btw). Keep up the green and bring on the filthy!!!

Latest News