The Week in Movie News: Danny Boyle Confirmed for James Bond, ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Trailer and More

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



Danny Boyle confirmed for Bond 25: Following rumors that he was the frontrunner to direct the next James Bond movie, Danny Boyle confirmed he’s indeed working on the untitled installment, which might start filming later this year. Read more here.


Spike Lee will direct a Spider-Man spin-off: Sony’s next big superhero movie, following the Spider-Verse spin-offs Venom and Silver & Black, will be Nightwatch, based on the African-American Marvel Comics character. And they’ve got Spike Lee at the helm. Read more here.


Die Hard 6 moves forward with The Conjuring writers: In case you’ve forgotten, we’re getting another Die Hard movie, this one with a prequel element showcasing young John McClane. It’s now being scripted by the duo behind the Conjuring horror series. Read more here.


Secrets of Avengers: Infinity War: We visited the set of Avengers: Infinity War last year and learned a lot of secrets about the upcoming Marvel movie from directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Read the whole itemized report here and find more coverage from the set here, here and here.


Ready Player One music video: Not only did Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One premiere at SXSW this week to positive buzz, but Gunship released a cool pop-culture-filled music video for their soundtrack tune “Art3mis & Parzival,” featuring animated video game-style scenes inspired by the movie. Watch it below.


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald introduces young Dumbledore: Warner Bros. shared the first teaser trailer for the second installment of the Harry Potter prequel series Fantastic Beasts, and with it, our first look at Jude Law as young Dumbledore. Watch it below.

Avengers: Infinity War teases the end of the MCU as we know it: Marvel unleashed a second trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and it looks absolutely massive and franchise-changing but also slips in some amusing moments. Watch it here:

Sorry to Bother You startles with fantastic originality: Sundance hit Sorry to Bother You dropped its first trailer, which features Lakeith Stanfield as a telemarketer who finds success by compromising his own voice. Watch it below.

Adrift steers a tale of survival: We premiered the first trailer for the true sailing survival tale Adrift starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin as a couple caught in the worst storm in recorded history. Watch it below.

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