Best of the Week: New 'Spectre' and 'Hunger Games' Trailers, 'Jurassic World' Breaks a Record and More

Best of the Week: New 'Spectre' and 'Hunger Games' Trailers, 'Jurassic World' Breaks a Record and More

Jul 24, 2015

The Important News

Franchise Fever: The next Jurassic Park sequel is scheduled for 2018 with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning. Bryan Singer confirmed plans for an X-Men and Fantastic Four crossover. Emojis will be at the center of the next big animated film franchise

Casting Net: Benicio Del Toro might be the main vilain in Star Wars Episode VIII. Michael Sheen joined the sci-fi film Passengers. The Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync will star in a zombie apocalypse movie. Amy Poehler will star in a basketball comedy. Russell Crowe and Brie Larson might join Kong: Skull Island.

Remake Report: Disney hired a Game of Thrones writer for its live-action remake of The Sword in the StoneThe King of Comedy will become a Broadway musical. Simon Kinberg is taking over the Logan's Run remake.

New Directors/New Films: David Gordon Green will direct the Boston Marathon bombing movie Stranger. Rob McElhenney will make the Minecraft movie. Brad Peyton will direct Dwayne Johnson again in the Rampage movie.

First Looks: Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur in King Arthur.

Score Board: James Horner secretly composed the score for The Magnificent Seven before he died.

Box Office: Ant-Man was the top-grossing movie last weekendJurassic World became the third-highest-grossing movie of all time.

 

The Videos and Geek Stuff

New Movie Trailers: Spectre, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2The Good Dinosaur, Maze Runner: The Scorch TrialsFreeheld, Queen of EarthOne and TwoMississippi Grind and Before We Go.

Movie Clips: Dark PlacesBig Significant Things and The Gift.

Watch: A fake trailer for a special "high heels edition" box set of the Jurassic Park franchise.

See: An infographic guide to all of Disney Animation's planned live-action remakes and sequels.

Watch: A video essay about the films of Lars von Trier. And a supercut of the films of Christopher Nolan.

See: New Star Wars characters and vehicles revealed through Lego playsets.

Learn: How Mission: Impossible II changed the course of movie history.

Watch: An honest trailer for Super Mario BrosAnd a 1960s style trailer for the 2006 Casino Royale

See: Why Garrett Morris had a cameo in Ant-Man.

Watch: A mash-up of Batman v Superman and The Social Network.

Learn: How to make your own Back to the Future Part II hoverboard replica.

Watch: A fake trailer imagining a Wonder Woman movie by John Cassavetes.

Learn: How Michael Jackson almost played Jar Jar in the Star Wars prequels.

See: This week's best new movie posters

 

Our Features

Horror Movie Guides: See the program for the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival. And find out our favorite horror movie priests.

Sci-Fi Movie Guide: Why Annihilation is the perfect next project for Alex Garland.

Home Viewing: Here's our guide to everything hitting VOD this week

 

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