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

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

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

BIG NEWS

J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars IX: Following the departure of Colin Trevorrow as the director of Star Wars: Episode IX, Lucasfilm announced the return of The Force Awakens helmer J.J. Abrams. Due to the changeup, they also rescheduled the trilogy-closer to release on December 20, 2019. Read more here.

 

GREAT NEWS

Patty Jenkins officially signs on for Wonder Woman 2: Everyone presumed Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins would be back for the sequel, but now it's not only official but great news that she will receive the highest payday for a woman filmmaker ever. Read more here.

 

FINE FIRST LOOK

The new Hellboy: We got our first look at David Harbour as the new Hellboy, seen above. Read more on the movie here.

 

COOL CULTURE

Dave Bautista is a replicant on the run: Speaking of tough guys, Dave Bautista's new Blade Runner 2049 replicant character is introduced in a new prequel short film. Watch it below.

 

FESTIVAL BUZZ

Toronto International Film Festival highlightsWe are still at TIFF this week, and we've been sharing our own and others' buzz about big movies from the film festival, including Downsizing and Molly's Game. Read more here and here.

 

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

Coco looks stunning: The new trailer for Pixar's next animated feature, Coco, teases a movie that's absolutely gorgeous and pretty funny, too. Watch it below.

 

Fifty Shades Freed will see us soon: The first teaser for Fifty Shades Freed, the second sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, shows a wedding, paradise and danger. Check it out here:

 

My Little Pony is rainbow bright: The new trailer for My Little Pony: The Movie highlights its heroes and its guest star voice cast while exploding with rainbowlicious color. Check it out below:

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