Collider Movie Talk: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Trailer Drops

     December 11, 2015


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Dennis Tzeng, Kristian and Mark Ellis discuss the following:

  • X-Men: Apocalypse trailer
  • Cate Blanchett may join the cast of Thor: Ragnarok
  • Box office predictions (Brought to you by AMC theaters)
  • Possibility of Ivan Drago in the next Creed movie
  • Christopher Nolan is the new Stanley Kubrick?
  • Best comic book movie trailer for 2016
  • Television vs Movie style of shooting
  • and much more…


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The first official trailer for director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse has finally arrived. The movie sees the return of James McAvoyJennifer LawrenceMichael FassbenderNicholas Hoult, Evan PetersRose Byrne and Lucas Till. New to the franchise are Tye SheridanOlivia MunnAlexandra ShippSophie TurnerBen HardyLana Condor and Oscar Isaac as the main villain Apocalypse.  This past July both a Comic Con only trailer and official photos released in Entertainment Weekly were met with much derision mostly due to the appearance of Apocalypse. X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters next year on May 27th, 2016.

Variety is reporting that multiple Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett is in talks to play one of the female leads in the upcoming Marvel films Thor: Ragnarok.  Chris Hemsworth returns as the lead character Thor and the 3rd of the character’s solo movie outings is being directed by Taika WaitiThor: Ragnarok comes to theaters on November 3rd 2017.


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



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Phil D writes: Hi guys! Been watching you guys everyday for years. With the success of Creed in the Rocky franchise, if they do another one with Michael B. Jordan starring as Donnie Creed, do you think we could see Ivan Drago make an appearance? Not in a boxing role, but keep it more of a dramatic role like they did with Rocky in the recent one. Something like Rocky introducing Donnie to Drago, because Drago to make amends for killing Apollo. I would think that would be a situation in the Creed family storyline. Especially with Dolph Lundgren still close with Stallone and making all these Expendables movies. Thanks

Gabriel Mizael writes: Hi guys, I love the show. Some people say that Christopher Nolan is becoming the new Stanley Kubrick. Do you agree with that? Thanks and keep up the good work!

Jamie Rye writes: Hey all at Movie Talk, viewer from England here. Now that the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer has been released, which 2016 comic book movie do you think had the better trailer? I have to go for Suicide Squad, the soundtrack to it, the look at all the characters and of course the joker did it for me as well as giving nothing away. Apocalypse trailer won me over, as he looks nowhere near as daft as he did in the promotional photos. Not a fan of Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse voice choice though. Keep up the good work, and OH MY GOD ONLY 6 MORE DAYS TILL I SEE STAR WARS!! 

 Lee DeWald writes: I was watching a behind-the-scenes video of a recent episode of “The Walking Dead” where a talking head was mentioning that a stunt they filmed for said episode would normally take a movie one week to shoot, and “The Walking Dead” crew was able to complete it in one day.  This got me to thinking about a rant John Campea had a month or so ago, complaining about how the budgets of movies are ballooning to obscene costs.  First question: wouldn’t it behoove film studios to adopt the television-style of shooting scenes at a quicker pace?  I would think this would lower costs (maybe not by much, but at least it’s something).  Second question: why does it take a movie a week to film a stunt when a television show can do it in a day?  I know television is in a time-crunch to get episodes filmed every 7-10 days, but there has to be more to it than just that.  Thanks, everyone at Collider, and keep up the outstanding work!

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