Colin Trevorrow wants Laura Dern and Sam Neill to return for the next Jurassic World, but will he be able to convince them to come back to the dangerous world of dinosaurs? We discussed the possibility on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with the latest trailer for Skyscraper, Black Panther‘s Oscar odds, and the future of It’s Always Sunny without Dennis.
Guest host Hector Navarro was joined today by Natural Selection‘s Dani Fernandez, producer Jason Nguyen, and video editor Adam Murray, and they jump started today’s show with The Rock’s death-defying leap in the latest trailer for Skyscraper. How hyped are we for this movie? What’s the most tedious thing we’d be excited to watch him do? And with Mission: Impossible – Fallout on the horizon, is this going to be the Summer of Stunts?
Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has begun talking up Black Panther as a best picture contender, so do we think it can overcome the Academy’s superhero movie bias and actually snag a nomination? Wasn’t The Dark Knight‘s snub part of the reason the Academy expanded back to ten nominees? And what do we think is the best movie of 2018 so far?
Speaking of big blockbusters, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom topped the box office again last weekend. Colin Trevorrow said he has big plans for the next installment, including saying he wants Laura Dern and Sam Neill to return ala Jeff Goldblum. Do we want to see Doctors Sadler and Grant back? Is there any chance they will both be willing to play their characters again? And where do we rank Fallen Kingdom in the franchise?
Finally, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s 13th season is going ahead without Dennis, as Glenn Howerton’s A.P. Bio got picked up for a second season. Can the show work without him, or is he too important to the gang? And what’s our all-time favorite episode?
Nerdist News Talks Back airs Monday to Thursday on our YouTube and Alpha channels at 11AM PT, but we’re taking Wednesday off this week to enjoy America’s birthday, fireworks, and arguing with our cousins about how we rank the Jurassic Park movies, and then we’ll end our week with an all-new episode of Nerdist News What the Friday at 1PM PT exclusively on Alpha.
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