The Week in Movie News: Oscar Nominations, Sundance Buzz, 'Jumanji' Sequel Plans and More

The Week in Movie News: Oscar Nominations, Sundance Buzz, 'Jumanji' Sequel Plans and More

Jan 26, 2018

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

 

BIG NEWS

The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations with 13: Nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced this week, with Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water earning the most at 13. Other movies represented well include Dunkirk, Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. See the full list of nominees here. And read about the biggest snubs and surprises hereLogan's Oscar milestone here, and the winners of the SAG and PGA Awards here.

 

GREAT NEWS

Jumanji and Star Wars will compete again next year: After the surprising level of success Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has reached at the box office, holding its own against Star Wars: The Last Jedi after opening just five days later, Sony is planning for the next sequel to go head-to-head with Episode IX. Read more here.

 

SURPRISING NEWS

Ryan Reynolds is remaking Clue: We've been hearing about the possibility of a Clue remake for years, but now Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has been revealed to be the latest person developing the board game adaptation. Read more here.

 

FESTIVAL BUZZ

Sundance 2018 reviews: We were at Sundance all this week, sharing buzz on our favorite movies screening at the film festival, including Eighth Grade. Read our review of the coming-of-age feature here and see some of the other topical buzz from Park City here.

 

EXCLUSIVE REPORT

Black Panther character guide: We visited the set of Marvel's Black Panther last year and have now shared our first-hand report, including an in-depth guide to the characters in the movie. Read our exclusive take here.

 

COOL CULTURE

Crocodile Dundee got a pretend sequel: Many fans were fooled by fake teaser trailers that appears online for a Crocodile Dundee reboot/sequel starring Danny McBride and Chris Hemsworth. It turned out that the movie isn't real and the videos are part of a Super Bowl ad campaign for Australia tourism. Watch one of the teasers below.

 

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

Pacific Rim Uprising cancels the apocalypse again: The second trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising arrived to get fans further excited about the sequel, which stars John Boyega in the lead this time. Watch it here:

 

A Wrinkle in Time unleashes its warrior spirit: An international trailer for Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time showcases its young star and a focus on the movie being an adventure story in need of warriors. Watch it here:

 

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again brings back the dancing queens: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again also received a new international trailer, which focuses on the sequel's characters in their younger years. Check it out here:

 

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