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New Batman Director In Talks - Collider Movie Talk

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (February 13th, 2017) John Campea, Jeremy Jahns, Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis, Ashley Mova and Wendy Lee discuss the following:

-Matt Reeves in negotiations to direct The Batman

-Behind the scenes video plus concept art; confirms Tom Holland's Spidey w/ Chris Pratt in Infinity War

-Box Office Report

-Will Smith drops out of Dumbo

-Universal sets the Coen Brothers to write Scarface remake, Peter Berg and Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie in talks to direct

-Michael Douglas will return as Hank Pym in Ant-Man and the Wasp

-The Last Starfighter Reboot

-Infinity War Characters

A couple weeks ago, Ben Affleck announced he would not direct The Batman, but would remain on board to star and produce. Ever since, Warner Bros. has been searching for directors, and now according to Variety, they’ve landed on War for the Planet of the Apes helmer Matt Reeves. Variety reports that Reeves was always high on the list, but THR also added that the studio was also looking at Ridley Scott and Fede Alvarez to helm the movie as well.

Marvel and Disney debuted a new behind the scenes video announcing the official start of filming for Avengers Infinity War. In the video we see Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, and new Spider-Man himself Tom Holland all together on the inaugural day of shooting. The video showcased some brief behind-the-scenes footage as well as new concept art of Josh Brolin as Thanos and Rocket Raccoon fighting alongside Thor.

It’s Monday which means it’s time for the weekend box office report. The LEGO Batman Movie took the No 1 spot with an opening weekend debut of $55.6 million. The LEGO Movie spin-off also opened with $37 million internationally for a combined $92.6 million worldwide debut. In the No 2 spot was Universal's Fifty Shades Darker. The second movie in the Fifty Shades franchise finished with a slightly stronger than expected $46.8 million. The movie also delivered $100.1 million overseas, the fourth largest international opening weekend ever for an R-rated film, behind the original Fifty Shades of Grey. In the No 3 spot was John Wick Chapter 2. The movie debuted with $30 million at the domestic box office and $10.6 million internationally for a combined $40.6 million. In the No 4 spot was Universal's Split; dropping just 35.4% with $9.3 million as its domestic total climbs to $112.3 million. And in the No 5 spot was Hidden Figures - earning $8 million with a domestic total now at an impressive $131.4 million.

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Deadline reports that talks between Will Smith and Disney have ended and Smith will not be starring in Dumbo, the Tim Burton-directed live-action adaptation of the classic 1941 animated film. The report states Smith didn’t commit for “usual reasons” that include salary and scheduling.

Universal Pictures announced Friday that Joel and Ethan Coen have come in to script the studio’s Scarface remake, with THR also reporting that Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie and Patriot’s Day director Peter Berg are in talks with Universal to helm the movie. It was recently revealed that Magnificent Seven director Antoine Fuqua had dropped out of directing in order to finish work on the Equalizer sequel, with Diego Luna also revealed to be attached to star.

Michael Douglas has confirmed via his Facebook page that he will indeed reprise his role as Hank Pym in Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. He confirmed his involvement with a picture taken in front of the original Ant-Man poster, saying: “Need to start growing the goatee now.”

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