On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Thursday November 30th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Clarke Wolfe, Mark Reilly and Natasha Martinez discuss the following:
1) Star Wars The Last Jedi Rolling Stone article: will the saga continue after Ep 9 and will Carrie Fisher’s death be addressed?
2) Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Casts Liu Yifei in Title Role
3) Opening this week – The Shape of Water
4) New Trailer for ‘All the Money in the World’ Features Christopher Plummer’s J. Paul Getty
5) First trailer release for ‘Mary Magdalene’ starring Rooney Mara
6) Mail Bag
7) Live Twitter Questions
In an extensive report from Rolling Stone, more details about the future of the Skywalker Saga including how Episode 9 will deal with the General Leia character and whether or not the Skywalker Saga will end after Episode 9 was touched upon ahead of the December 15th release of The Last Jedi. One of the bigger questions to start is will the Skywalker Saga continue after Episode 9? According to the director, JJ Abrams confirmed he does see the Saga ending after Episode 9 but cautioned that the future is “in flux.”
THR reports that Disney’s world-wide search is over and Mulan has been found. The trade reports that Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, is set to star as Mulan in Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic Chinese tale. A team of casting directors for Disney visited five continents, seeing nearly 1,000 candidates for the role, which required martial arts skills, the ability to speak English.
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A new trailer has been released for All the Money in the World, but this time – it features the added scenes of Christopher Plummer in the role of J Paul Getty, previously played by Kevin Spacey before he was removed entirely from the movie after allegations of harassment.
The first trailer for Mary Magdalene has officially been released online. Starring Rooney Mara as Mary and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus, the movie is the directorial follow-up from Lion helmer Garth Davis, and is set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E. where a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement led by Jesus of Nazareth.