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

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

Sep 08, 2017

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

BIG NEWS

Star Wars IX needs a new director: Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually agreed to part ways on the ninth episode of Star Wars. Now the sequel, which is due to hit theaters in May 2019, needs a new director. Read more, including possible replacements, here. And read the latest on the Han Solo movie here.

 

GREAT NEWS

It officially gets a sequel: Stephen King's It is now in theaters and already a big hit, so New Line is moving forward with the essential sequel. Meanwhile, It director Andy Muschietti has been tapped by Paramount to helm a Dracula prequel. Read more here and here.

 

CRAZY RUMOR

James Bond is getting married?: The plot for the next James Bond movie has supposedly leaked, revealing that 007 is getting married and then avenging his bride when she's murdered. Read more here.

 

FESTIVAL BUZZ

Toronto International Film Festival highlightsWe are at TIFF this week, and we previewed our most anticipated movies playing at the film festival. See our picks here.

EXCLUSIVE SET REPORT

Everything you ever wanted to know about Thor: Ragnarok: We visited the set of Thor: Ragnarok and have a ton of details to share. Find everything we learned and a full guide to the upcoming Marvel movie here and here.

 

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

A Bad Moms Christmas promises some holiday cheer: The first full trailer for the holiday-set sequel to Bad Moms has arrived, with twice the moms and much more much-needed maternal rebellion. Watch it below. 

 

Hostiles looks agreeable: The first teaser for Hostiles, the latest from Scott Cooper (Black Mass) is a Western starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike, and it looks intense. Check it out here:

 

The Current War is going to be electric: The first trailer for the biopic The Current War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse, has arrived and looks like a fascinating history lesson. Check it out here:

 

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