Hey there Jabronis this is the Movie Backlot Podcast EP:31, I am one of your host Steven Merced and I am joined by Alexander Robinson and Dylan Mickanen. For those of you that don’t know the Movie Backlot podcast is geekedoutnation.coms Movie podcast. Every week we get together and Look at the weeks box office numbers, see whats coming out next week and discuss the biggest movie related news stories. After all that is said and done we turn the show towards Blu-Rays and see which ones are worth talking about.
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This week we see the return of Dylan Mickanen to the podcast. We get together to discuss recasting Storm and Jean and Scott in X-Men: Apocalypse, Y: The Last Man finally being cancelled, Storm Troopers = “Chrome Troopers.” and Interstellar clocking in at 169 minutes.
The Equalizer $35 million
The Maze Runner $17.5 million
The Boxtrolls $17.3 million
This is Where I Leave You $7 million
Dolphin Tale 2 $4.8 million
X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse writer Simon Kinsberg has confirmed that it’s very unlikely we’ll be seeing the original X-Men cast anytime soon. “If we included some of the original X-Men like Storm and Jean and Scott and others in Apocalypse, yeah we’d have to recast them, as Apocalypse takes place a good twenty years before [the first] X-Men, which was now, insanely, a good ten to fifteen years ago. http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/23/x-men-apocalypse-may-recast-storm-jean-cyclops
Episode VII actor Oscar Isaac believes the original Star Wars trilogy was fine just as it was, before George Lucas fiddled with it in subsequent years. “As an artist, like, he made the sh*t, so why can’t he do whatever the heck he wants with it. There’s a part of me that appreciates that he doesn’t really care if people are upset about it.” he admits the changes – made the films “less interesting”. http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/29/star-wars-episode-7-star-also-wishes-george-lucas-had-left-the-original-trilogy-alone
Dan Trachtenberg has revealed that the movie rights to Y: The Last Manhave reverted back to creators Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra. Trachtenberg, who was attached to direct the film, confirmed via Twitter that the planned movie adaptation is “Not happening,” but went on to stress that the project is back in “trusted hands (the creators).” http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/26/y-the-last-man-rights-revert-back-to-creators-movie-may-not-happen?abthid=5425d6129b5848e43e00002f
A pair of leaked concept art images show the movie’s new Storm Troopers. Indie Revolver, which previously leaked purported concept imagery of Storm Trooper helmets from the film, claims the pair of pics below show Episode VII’s “Chrome Troopers.” http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/25/are-these-the-chrome-troopers-of-star-wars-episode-vii
Interstellarwill clock in at a hefty 169 minutes, according to its listing on an Australian cinema’s website. The nearly three-hour film is indeed Nolan’s longest to date, although not by much – the final installment of his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, was 165 minutes long. http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/25/interstellar-is-nolans-longest-film-to-date
The Maze Runner, will be getting a sequel September 2015. The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials will hit theaters on September 18, with Wes Ball once again attached to direct.http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/22/maze-runner-sequel-announced-for-2015
Guardians of the Galaxyhas surpassed Iron Man to become the third highest-grossing Marvel Studios film at the domestic box office. The sci-fi action comedy has grossed $319 million in its ninth week of release. Only Marvel Studios’s The Avengers and Iron Man 3 have higher domestic box office totals than Guardians of the Galaxy at $623 million and $409 million respectively.
William Shatner, could have a role in the upcoming Star Trek 3, and that he would be reuniting with Leonard Nimoy’s Spock for the first time on screen in decades. Though Shatner was quick to dismiss the rumor on Twitter, the actor confirmed at an appearance at Wizard World Nashville this weekend that he had in fact been contacted about appearing in the film.