The Week in Movie News: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequel Announced, First 'Suspiria' Trailer Arrived and More

The Week in Movie News: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequel Announced, First 'Suspiria' Trailer Arrived and More

Aug 24, 2018

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

 

Crazy Rich Asians

BIG NEWS

Crazy Rich Asians spawns a sequel: The adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians was enough of a hit in its opening weekend -- overperforming at the box office by a good measure -- so a sequel, based on the second book in the series, Crazy Rich Girlfriend, is now officially on the way. Read everything we know about the movie and who will be returning here.

 

margot robbie

GREAT NEWS

Eva Longoria and Michael Peña join Dora the ExplorerThe live-action Dora the Explorer movie is keeping its casting appropriately Mexican-American, with Eva Longoria and Ant-Man and the Wasp's Michael Peña joining as the title character's parents. Read everything we know about the movie here.

 

fantastic beasts 2

EXCLUSIVE BUZZ

Fantastic Beasts 2 set report: We visited the magical set of the Harry Potter franchise sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and learned all there is to know about the new and returning characters as well as the Wizarding World of France. Read all about it here and here.

 

happytime murders

COOL CULTURE

The Happytime Murders pays homage to action movies: For IMDb, Phil, the puppet hero from The Happytime Murders, paid tribute to classic action movies by reciting famous lines. See that below and check out his homage to Die Hard here

 

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

Suspiria looks disturbing: The first full trailer for Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake arrived just ahead of its Venice Film Festival premiere next week, and it looks all kinds of perfect and disturbing. Watch it below.

 

Ben Is Back teases a heavy family drama: The first teaser for the festival entry and likely awards contender Ben Is Back debuted, and it's mostly just a single, very dramatic sequence from the movie starring Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges and Kathryn Newton. Watch it below.

 

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