The Important News
DC Extended Universe: Ben Affleck dropped out of directing The Batman. Gavin O’Connor, Denis Villeneuve and George Miller are rumored replacements. Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II joined Aquaman.
Star Wars: The solo Han Solo movie began production with the fake working title “Red Cup.” Lando Calrissian’s fate after Return of the Jedi is revealed in a new novel.
Giant Monsters Universe: Millie Bobby Brown joined Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Sequels: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back‘s video release comes with a new graphic novel. James Cameron says Avatar sequels begin filming this summer. Mel Gibson and John Lithgow will join Daddy’s Home 2.
Spinoffs: Corin Hardy will direct the Conjuring spinoff The Nun.
Remakes: Dominic West joined the Tomb Raider reboot. Diego Luna will star in the next version of Scarface. Denis Villeneuve will helm the next version of Dune.
Action Movies: Liam Neeson will star in a new action movie titled Hard Powder. Julius Avery will helm the supernatural WWII movie Overlord.
True Stories: HBO will depict the making of The Godfather in a TV movie. Yoko Ono is producing a movie about her and John Lennon. Dakota Johnson will play infamous rape victim Carrie Buck in Unfit.
Box Office: M. Night Shayalan’s Split continued to reign in theaters.
Awards: Hidden Figures and Fences were big winners at the SAG Awards.
Festivals: Baby Driver and Ghost in the Shell are among the movies showing at SXSW this year.
Marvel TV: Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt will star in the Cloak and Dagger series. Rhenzy Feliz, Virginia Gardner and others joined Marvel’s Runaways.
RIP: John Hurt passed away at age 77.
The Videos and Geek Stuff
New Movie Trailers: Beauty and the Beast, Transformers: The Last Knight, Ghost in the Shell, This Beautiful Fantastic, Fist Fight, Girls Trip and The Lego Batman Movie.
TV Spots: The Lego Batman Movie.
Movie Clips: Fifty Shades Darker and Wheeler.
Movie Pics: Ocean’s Eight and Pixar’s Lou.
Movie Posters: All of this week’s best new posters and how the twist of Split is revealed on its poster.
Movie Music: The Mountain Goats’ unofficial canon theme song for Star Wars VIII.
Reworked Trailers: Weird Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer.
Reworked Movies: Edge of Tomorrow as a rom-com.
Fake Movies: Split 2 and A Day on Alderaan: A Star Wars Story.
Alternate Endings: How Doctor Strange should have ended and the original ending of Jurassic Park.
Mashups: Fifty Shades Darker meets Toy Story, Star Wars vs. Toy Story, Wolverine teams up with Deadpool and City Slickers meets Westworld.
Oscars Montages: 2017 Best Actress showcase, 2017 Best Director showcase, and every Best Cinematography winner ever.
Commercials: 2017 Super Bowl ads by famous directors.
Monthly Movie Guide: We marked the important new releases and movie anniversaries in February.
Event Coverage: We reported on the annual Alamo Drafthouse Nicolas Cage movie marathon.
Geek Movie Guide: We highlighted all the geeky stuff to know about in February.
Horror Movie Guide: We highlighted all the latest horror news and trailers.
Comic Book Movie Guide: We contemplate whether Ben Affleck might be leaving Batman behind.
R.I.P.: We remembered all the reel-important people we lost in January.
Home Viewing: Our guide to everything hitting VOD this week.
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