The Week in Movie News: ‘A Quiet Place’ Made Some Noise, Plus ‘Solo,’ ‘The Meg’ and More

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

Ready Player One

BIG NEWS

A Quiet Place is a huge hit: John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place surprised at the box office by becoming one of the biggest horror hits of all time, and now we’re likely to get a sequel plus more substantial projects for the actor-turned-director. Read more on the success here, see what’s next for Krasinski and Emily Blunt here and what A Quiet Place 2 could entail here.

Lincoln

GREAT NEWS

The Fast and the Furious spin-off gets a great director: While promoting his new movie Rampage, Dwayne Johnson gave an update on his upcoming Fast and the Furious spin-off with Jason Statham, and the Hobbs and Shaw team-up also officially signed on director David Leitch. Read more on that and other Johnson projects here.

Lincoln

SURPRISING NEWS

Atomic Blonde sequel is happening: Speaking of Leitch and actors from the Fast and the Furious movies, Charlize Theron shared news that an Atomic Blonde sequel is actually in development, despite the original not seeming like a big hit. Read more here.

COOL CULTURE

Marvel thanks the fans: As both a promotion for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the stars of the franchise took a moment to thank the fans for helping with the success. Watch the special video below.

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

Solo: A Star Wars Story has a good feeling: A full trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story arrived with a lot more scenes featuring the title character, plus a tease of Chewbacca’s wife and a special connection to another Star Wars movie. Watch it below.

A Kid Like Jake sets a mood: Claire Danes and Jim Parsons star as parents of a gender-nonconforming child in the indie drama A Kid Like Jake, which opens in June. Watch the first trailer for the movie below.

The Meg makes a big splash: The giant prehistoric shark movie The Meg dropped its ridiculously awesome first trailer with Jason Statham taking on a megalodon. Watch it below.

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