The Week in Movie News: Here's What You Need to Know

The Week in Movie News: Here's What You Need to Know

Jun 11, 2017

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

BIG NEWS

Black Panther is in Avengers: Infinity War: Given the timeline of Marvel's Black Panther, it wasn't certain its title character would appear in Avengers: Infinity War until star Chadwick Boseman shared a set photo confirming his involvement. Read more, including what's in store for the future of the MCU, here.

 

GREAT NEWS

Melissa McCarthy Gets a Christmas Musical: The next holiday classic will star Melissa McCarthy as Santa's wife. Margie Claus will also feature her singing voice while following the title character in her search for a missing St. Nick. Read more here.

 

AWARDS BUZZ

Wonder Woman Starts Racking Up Awards: While some critics are talking Oscar buzz for Wonder Woman, the new DC superhero movie already picked up three awards for its marketing materials, including trailers and posters, at the Golden Trailer Awards. One of its spots was even honored with the top prize of Best in Show. Read more here.

 

EXCLUSIVE SCOOP

Patty Jenkins on the Future of Chris Pine in Wonder Woman Sequels: Speaking of Wonder Woman, we talked to director Patty Jenkins about what's in store for Wonder Woman 2, including whether we might see more of male lead Chris Pine. Read more here, and see some related news about which Wonder Woman character will be in Justice League here.

 

COOL CULTURE

Tom Cruise Plays With More Mummy Tales: To promote of the release of The Mummy, Tom Cruise went on The Tonight Show and acted out other scripts involving mummies, all of them written by children. Watch the actor joined by host Jimmy Fallon for the hilarious results below.

 

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

American Made Turns Tom Cruise Into a Top Gunrunner: As one Tom Cruise movie hits theaters, another gets a first look thanks to this first spot showing the actor as real-life gunrunner and drug smuggler Barry Seal. Watch it here:

 

Coco Promises to Transport Us to Another Realm: Pixar's next original movie, Coco, has a new spot that details the premise of the animated feature, introducing us to a boy who gets transported to the Land of the Dead. Watch the first full trailer below. 

 

Landline Calls Us to Theaters: Filmmaker Gillian Robespierre and actress Jenny Slate reunite following their collaboration on Obvious Child with this Sundance hit about a family living in 1990s New York City. Check out the first trailer for the indie comedy here:

 

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