The Week in Movie News: Jared Leto's Solo Joker Movie Confirmed, Tons of New Trailers and More

The Week in Movie News: Jared Leto's Solo Joker Movie Confirmed, Tons of New Trailers and More

Jun 08, 2018

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



Jared Leto's Joker goes solo: Oscar winner Jared Leto will reprise his Suicide Squad role as The Joker in a movie he's also producing focused on the DC Comics villain. This will be a different movie than the Joker origin movie from producer Martin Scorsese. Read more here.



Val Kilmer joins the Top Gun sequel: We'd heard from Val Kilmer in the past that he'd be reprising his role as Iceman in Top Gun: Maverick, but we just received confirmation as the sequel began production this week. Read more here.




Ari Aster talks Heriditary sequel: We talked to Hereditary writer/director Ari Aster about his acclaimed new horror movie, the potential for a Hereditary 2 and what he's doing next. Read the whole interview here.



Everything we learned about Halloween: We visited the set of the new Halloween and learned all about where the story and characters are 40 years since the original movie. Read our exhaustive set report here, and watch the first trailer for the sequel below. 



Bumblebee looks surprisingly dramatic: The first trailer arrived for Bumblebee, the Transformers prequel spin-off starring Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena and the titular giant yellow robot. Watch it below.


Suspiria teases a disturbingly trippy remake: The first trailer for Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake starring Dakota Johnson hints that this will be one of the better, and certainly one of the most disturbing redos to come along. Watch it below.



Wreck-It Ralph 2 goes full Disney: The first full trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, takes us through a land of websites, including one for fellow Disney characters, such as Star Wars Stormtroopers and all the Princesses. Watch it below.


The Lego Movie 2 showcases more of the world of Lego bricks: The first trailer for another animated feature sequel, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, arrived and it looks as funny and awesome as we'd hoped. Watch it below.


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse promises a new kind of Marvel superhero movie: The first full trailer for the animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse shows us more of the fan-favorite version of Spidey, Miles Morales. Watch it below.




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