On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018) Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, Perri Nemiroff, Wendy Lee discuss the following:
1) Star Wars The Last Jedi passes 1 billion less than 3 weeks in theatres
2) Jodie Foster Blames Superheroes For "Ruining" Movie Audiences
3) Opening This Week – Insidious: The Last Key
4) John Williams to compose Han Solo theme in Solo: A Star Wars Story
5) New TV spot and motion posters released for A Wrinkle in Time
6) Mail Bag
7) Live Twitter Questions
With less than 12 hours to go before ringing in 2018, Star Wars: The Last Jedi passed $1 billion at the global box office - in less than three weeks - joining Beauty and the Beast, The Fate of the Furious and Despicable Me 3 in the billion dollar club for 2017. It’s also the highest grossing film of 2017 domestically, beating out Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman, and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.
In a new interview with Radio Times, Jodie Foster was discussing her direction on a new episode of Black Mirror where she then addressed the superhero genre of movies and the studios who make them.
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In a recent interview with Variety about Star Wars The Last Jedi, franchise composer John Williams revealed he is also set to compose the theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story. The present plan, according to Williams, is to write an original theme for the Han Solo character, with How to Train Your Dragon composer John Powell writing the actual score.
On New Years Day, Disney released a new TV spot and motion posters for Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time. The film is a reimagining of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel that tells the story of Meg Murry, her brilliant brother Charles Wallace and their friend Calvin on an unexpected journey into alternate dimensions on a mission to bring home their father.