On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Tuesday November 7th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Clarke Wolfe, Jon Schnepp and Ashley Mova discuss the following:
1) Disney having preliminary talks to buy 21st Century Fox TV and Movie properties
2) Justice League runtime mandated by WB CEO
3) Opening This Week
4) Jessica Chastain interested in playing adult Bev in IT Chapter Two
5) ‘Shazam!’ casts Asher Angel as Billy Baston
6) Mail Bag
7) Live Twitter Questions
Coming from a report at CNBC, it looks as though Disney is looking to expand its already impressive slate of film and television IPs by holding preliminary talks with 20th Century Fox to buy their film and tv properties; meaning X-Men, Deadpool and Fantastic Four could conceivably fall under the Marvel umbrella of films should the deal make. The report notes that this is very early on in the process, with CNBC noting that the two studios are not talking at the moment.
In a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the 1 hour and 59 minute runtime of Justice League was no accident and actually a mandate set forth by WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara after Batman v Superman’s critical reaction (and runtime itself at 151-minutes). The report notes that a lot of the post-production work was spent melding the tones of Whedon and Snyder’s work into one seamless movie; and while early cuts failed to achieve the right combination, audience scores over the later cuts reportedly mirror how Wonder Woman scored.
OPENING THIS WEEK
In a new interview with Jessica Chastain about her role in the upcoming Molly’s Game, Screenrant asked the actress if she would be interested in playing the adult version of the fan favorite character of Beverly Marsh in 2019’s follow up to the highest grossing horror movie of all time IT.
THR reports that Disney star Asher Angel has signed on to play Billy Baston in Shazam. The DC superhero story centers on a boy named Billy Batson who can transform into an adult superhero by uttering the magic word Shazam! Angel plays Jonah Beck, the love interest for Mack on Disney’s Andi Mack; and will be joining already cast Zachary Levi, Mark Strong and Grace Fulton in the David F Sandberg directed film.
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