The Week in Movie News: Steven Spielberg Tapped for a DC Superhero Movie, Summer Movie Preview and More

The Week in Movie News: Steven Spielberg Tapped for a DC Superhero Movie, Summer Movie Preview and More

Apr 20, 2018

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

 

Avengers Infinity War

MOVIE PREVIEW

Our summer movie guide is here: We put the spotlight on more than 40 upcoming major releases arriving over the next few months in our summer movie preview. Read the whole thing starting with Avengers: Infinity War here

 

Ready Player One

BIG NEWS

M.A.S.K. and He-Man movies get interesting new directors: Two long-awaited movies based on '80s toys are finally coming together with F. Gary Gray (pictured above) taking the helm of M.A.S.K. and the Nee Brothers tackling Master of the Universe. Read more on these two possible franchise starters here and here

 

Lincoln

GREAT NEWS

Cathy Yan to direct Harley Quinn movie: Margot Robbie wanted a woman director on her Harley Quinn-focused Suicde Squad spin-off, and she got one in Sundance winner Cathy Yan. Read more here.

 

Lincoln

SURPRISING NEWS

Steven Spielberg takes on the DCEU: Another surprise director heading to the DCEU is Steven Spielberg, who previously helmed an animated comic book movie with The Adventures of Tintin. Now he's fittingly adapting the World War II series Blackhawk for the big screen. Read more here.

 

COOL CULTURE

Gabriel Luna as the new Terminator: This week, the Terminator reboot added a few new faces, including Gabriel Luna as the new killing machine from the future. Read more about that here and see BossLogic's rendering of what he might look like as the Terminator below. 

 

EXCLUSIVE BUZZ

David Leitch on Deadpool 2 and Hobbs and Shaw: We talked to Deadpool 2 director David Leitch about that upcoming sequel, the planned Atomic Blonde follow-up and the Hobbs and Shaw Fast and the Furious spin-off. Read the two-part interview here and here

 

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom reveals a worse threat than dinosaurs: The final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrived with a lot more footage hinting that mankind is the true monster. Watch it below.

 

The Equalizer 2 brings back a most dangerous Denzel: Even more deadly than dinosaurs, maybe, is Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2. Watch the first trailer for the sequel below and see our exclusive new images from the movie here

 

Deadpool 2 introduces Peter: Despite all the well-known superhero characters introduced in Deadpool 2, the latest, final trailer is mostly being talked about for a new, power-less guy called Peter. Watch it below.

 

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