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November 10, 2017

The Week in Movie News: Another ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy, the Possibility of Disney Buying Fox and More

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

BIG NEWS

Rian Johnson is developing a new Star Wars trilogy: Ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm is showing confidence in its writer-director, Rian Johnson. They announced Johnson will develop a new trilogy unrelated to the Skywalker saga. Also, Disney announced a live-action Star Wars series is in the works for its new streaming service. Read more here.

INCREDIBLE NEWS

Christopher Plummer will replace Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World: Ridley Scott is reshooting all of Kevin Spacey’s scenes in All the Money in the World with Christopher Plummer in the role, and the movie’s still going to be released next month. Read more here.

SURPRISING NEWS

Disney had talks to buy 21st Century Fox: While nothing came of it (yet), Disney has reportedly been considering buying the movie and TV properties of 21st Century Fox, which would bring X-Men and Fantastic Four characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read more here.

COOL CULTURE

Thor vs. Wonder Woman: Following the successful release of Thor: Ragnarok, a lot of fun and interesting videos have arrived to further the enjoyment, including the below fan-made trailer for a found-footage Thor vs. Wonder Woman movie. Find more on Thor, including Easter eggs and scientific context on the superhero here and here.

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

The Post looks like Oscar gold: The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s latest, The Post, has arrived with a tease of the award-worthiness of stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Watch it below.

Fifty Shades Freed looks to tie things up nicely: The final trailer for Fifty Shades Freed, the third and concluding chapter in the erotic romance trilogy, has arrived with plenty of steamy scenes on display. Check it out below:

Game Night teases a lot of fun: The first trailer for Game Night debuted with a wild look at the upcoming comedy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams about a group of gaming friends who get mixed up in danger. Watch it here:

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