The Week in Movie News: 'Dune' Casts Oscar Nominee Timothée Chalamet, the Scoop on 'Aquaman' and More

The Week in Movie News: 'Dune' Casts Oscar Nominee Timothée Chalamet, the Scoop on 'Aquaman' and More

Jul 20, 2018

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

 

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BIG NEWS

DC's standalone Joker movie sets 2019 release: After officially greenlighting the movie last week, Warner Bros. set an October 2019 release date for their Joker origin movie, which will be simply titled Joker. Also this week, they cast Deadpool 2's Zazie Beetz in a major role opposite Joaquin Phoenix's "clown prince of crime." Read more here and check out a fan-made trailer for the movie here.

 

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GREAT NEWS

Timothée Chalamet to star in DuneFans can already expect a quality adaptation of Dune with filmmaker Denis Villeneuve at the helm of a two-part project, but now there's even more prestigious talent on board as recent Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) is going to star in the sci-fi spectacle. Read more here.

 

SURPRISING NEWS

Zombieland 2 is finally happening: It's been a long time coming for fans -- it'll be 10 years in fact to the month -- but Zombieland is finally getting a sequel. Zombieland 2 has been set for release in October 2019 with the main foursome returning and new "evolved" zombies. Read more here.

 

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EXCLUSIVE BUZZ

Aquaman set report: We visited the set of Aquaman and have been able to share all kinds of facts about the DC movie, including all you need to know about how it's different from all other superhero movies. Read our two-part report here and here and see the movie's first poster in full here.

 

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COOL CULTURE

The Dark Knight vs. BatmanIn honor of this week's 10th anniversary of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, Screen Crush created this video definitively showcasing the similarities and differences between the movie and Tim Burton's 1989 Batman. Watch it below. 

 

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

Bohemian Rhapsody will rock you: The first full trailer dropped for the Freddie Mercury and Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and it's sure to be a box office champion by the looks (and sound) of things. Watch it below.

 

Robin Hood looks like a jolly good time: The first full trailer also arrived for the latest telling of Robin Hood, starring Taron Egerton in the title role and introducing the iconic character as a thief in training. Watch it below.

 

Overlord seems terrifying for multiple reasons: The J.J. Abrams-produced Overlord debuted its first trailer, showing that the secretive movie is your typical World War II action drama, and then the Nazi zombies show up. Watch it below.

 

Welcome to Marwen promises a magical and inspiring true story: The second trailer for Robert Zemeckis' Welcome to Marwen, a remake of the documentary Marwencol, spotlights more of the women cast this time around, and the movie still looks absolutely magical. Watch it below.

 

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