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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

DC movies will mostly be stand-alone efforts: Following the massive success of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have decided not to focus on creating a Marvel-like interconnective cinematic universe with their movies. Instead they will allow more stand-alone features like the upcoming Joker spin-off. Read more here.

TERRIFIC NEWS

Kate Winslet is joining the Avatar sequels: The Avatar sequels are underway, and now they’ve got another James Cameron veteran joining the cast: Titanic star Kate Winslet. Of course, we know nothing about the character she’s playing yet. Read more here.

GREAT NEWS

Fast and Furious and Men in Black spin-offs are coming: Fast and Furious 9 has been delayed until 2020, but don’t worry because the spin-off focused on Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters is arriving a year earlier in 2019. Meanwhile, a Men in Black spin-off with new characters has been scheduled for earlier the same summer. Read more here and here and here.

EXCLUSIVE BUZZ

Cate Blanchett on Thor: Ragnarok: Cate Blanchett is about to hit the big screen as the first female super-villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We talked to the Oscar-winning actress and stuntwoman Zoe Bell about creating the character. Read the conversation here.

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

Only the Brave showcases an intense true story: We shared an exclusive new trailer for Only the Brave this week, giving another look at this tense and dramatic true story of an elite group of firefighters in Arizona. Watch it below.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. could be an Oscar contender: The first trailer for the latest Denzel Washington Oscar hopeful, Roman J. Israel, Esq. has arrived following its festival debut and it looks like it could add some prizes to the actor’s awards shelf. Check it out here:

Newness offers a new kind of romance picture: The first trailer for Newness, which stars Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa, has arrived and it looks like a fresh romantic drama for the modern age. Check it out below:

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