The Week in Movie News: 'Black Panther' Broke Records, Jessica Chastain to Star in 'It' Sequel and More

The Week in Movie News: 'Black Panther' Broke Records, Jessica Chastain to Star in 'It' Sequel and More

Feb 23, 2018

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:



Black Panther broke a lot of box office records: Marvel's Black Panther was expected to be another blockbuster, but the movie shot way past expectations to deliver one of the best opening weekends of all time. See all the records it broke here.



Danny Boyle might direct the next Bond movie: For the 25th official James Bond movie, whichi is likely to be Daniel Craig's last as 007, MGM and EON are hoping to sign Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. Read more and see visual evidence of why Boyle is a good fit here.



Jessica Chastain will star in It: Chapter Two: Fans have been asking for and assuming the casting of Jessica Chastain as grown-up Beverly in the sequel to the smash hit horror film It, and now it's actually happening. Read more here.



Ava DuVernay on why the next big Disney movie matters: We talked to Ava DuVernay about her upcoming adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time and why it's such an important movie. Read the exclusive interview here and our set visit report and character guide here.



The sound design of Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The latest Star Wars movie has been out in theaters a couple months, and now you can relive one of its best elements thanks to a short ABC News documentary on its sound design. Watch it below. 



On Chesil Beach delivers a romance in 1960s England: Current Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan stars alongside Billy Howle in On Chesil Beach, a romantic drama set in 1962 that just dropped its first trailer. Watch it below. 


Where is Kyra showcases the talents of Michelle Pfeiffer: The trailer for Where is Kyra, a character-driven drama starring Michelle Pfeiffer, proves why she's still one of the greatest living actresses. Watch it here:


Kings dramatizes the 1992 L.A. riots: The first trailer for the drama Kings, which takes place during the 1992 L.A. riots, features Halle Berry and Daniel Craig as neighbors. Watch it below. 




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