Movie Talk: ‘The Lion King’ Live-Action Movie in the Works; New ‘Doctor Strange’ Trailer

     September 28, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (September 28th, 2016) John Campea, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, Jeremy Jahns and Ashley Mova discuss the following:

  • Live action re-imagining of The Lion King in the works with Jon Favreau
  • AMC Rewind
  • Samuel L. Jackson says SHIELD will return to the MCU
  • Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling to star in Late Night Talk show film
  • New trailer released for Denzel Washington’s Fences
  • Mail Bag

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Disney has officially announced that director Jon Favreau and the studio are putting together a new reimagining of The Lion King and are fast tracking it to production. The project follows the groundbreaking smash hit The Jungle Book, directed by Favreau, which debuted in April and has earned $965.8 million worldwide. Like its upcoming Beauty and the Beast live action reimagining, The Lion King will include songs from the animated film. No release date has been set.

Marvel has released a new Doctor Strange trailer and not only are the special effects at the centerpiece of the new spot but so is the humor. The completed film will feature more than an hour of specially formatted IMAX sequences, teased in the new spot, that will provide audiences with a totally immersive and mind bending experience. Along with the trailer, a new set of character posters also debuted readying audiences for the November 4th debut of the Sorcerer Supreme.


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Production on the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War doesn’t officially begin until November, but we’re slowly learning a bit about what to expect from the two-part epic. During a press day for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Coming Soon asked Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson, about whether or not S.H.I.E.L.D. will return to the MCU. Jackson commented that there should be some way to fix what Marvel did with S.H.I.E.L.D. and expects the organization to return for Avengers: Infinity War in some capacity.

According to an exclusive from Variety, Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson are set to star in an untitled movie Kaling wrote revolving around a veteran late-night talk show host; with The Social Network’s Scott Rudin producing. The story will follow a venerated late-night talk show host, played by Thompson, who’s in danger of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer, played by Kaling.

20th Century Fox has announced they have signed a new multi-picturethe-predator-poster agreement with IMAX to release Maze Runner: The Death Cure, The Predator, Alita: Battle Angel, and an untitled Marvel film in IMAX format. The release notes that these films will be “digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format,” which most recently recently partnered for the release of Deadpool. At this point the movies will be converted to IMAX with no plans mentioned for shooting on any native IMAX photography.

Paramount Pictures has released a new Fences trailer for the directorial effort from Denzel Washington. The drama is a feature film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning stage play by August Wilson which takes place in the 1950s and revolves around an African-American former baseball star who now works as a trash collector. The film stars Washington and Viola Davis and opens in theatres on December 25th.


Nikola Strbac writes:

Do you guys think that having Luke too much in the trailers would be a mistake? They made such a big deal of the need to find Luke in SW7 and we didn’t get to see him until the end, just a few seconds and zero lines. In my opinion it would ruin it a bit if the first time we hear Luke speak in the new movies is in a promo for SW8. I get that they would want to show him in the promos to help sell the movie and considering the story of SW8 will probably center around Luke it would be hard to make trailers for it without showing him, but I’m hoping they can do it without him speaking or if he does, keep it to a couple of words at the most. What do you guys think?

SamDean writes:

Hello Collider crew you guys are my daily addiction. My friend & I were looking ahead to the summer of 2017 & deciding if we could only see 5 films which ones could we not miss. So if you had to only pick 5 films coming out from the beginning of May to the end of August in 2017, what would your list be?



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