The Week in Movie News: New ‘Star Wars’ Movies and TV Shows, First ‘Solo’ Trailer and More

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


Netflix dropped The Cloverfield Paradox out of the blue: Movie fans got a surprise treat on Super Bowl Sunday as Netflix debuted its first trailer for the new Cloverfield movie, The Cloverfield Paradox, and revealed that it would start streaming immediately after the game. Check out the trailer here, how it ties to the other movies here and what’s next for the franchise here.


More Star Wars movies and TV series in the works: In addition to debuting the first Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer (see below), Disney and Lucasfilm made two big announcements this week, one being that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are writing and producing a series of Star Wars movies and the other being that multiple TV series are in development for Disney’s new streaming servivce. Read more here and here.


Joaquin Phoenix is the next Joker: Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix has agreed to play The Joker in the standalone origin story movie about the DC Comics villain that’s being produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Todd Phillips. Read more here.


Annihilation director Alex Garland talks new TV series: We talked to Alex Garland about his new movie, Annihilation, and his planned sci-fi TV series that he says will be more like Ex Machina. Check out our interviewhere.


The Marvel Cinematic Universe turns 10: Marvel managed to get 79 actors and filmmakers from the first 10 years of the MCU together for a “class photo” shoot. Watch a video of the gathering below.


Solo: A Star Wars Story takes us back: The first trailer for the standalone prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story arrived with exciting peeks at young Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. Watch it below and find answers to all your questions here.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout teases some wildly entertaining stunts: The first trailer for the sixth Mission: Impossible movie arrived during the Super Bowl with promise of some stunning set pieces. Watch it below, check out a behind the scenes look at one of the big stunts, and see more Super Bowl trailers here.

Deadpool 2 humorously introduces Cable: The new trailer for Deadpool 2 showcases the debut of Cable and his team-up with the titular goofball mercenary. Check it out here:

Venom showcases a supervillain without his superhero: The first teaser for Sony’s Venom, about the iconic Spider-Man villain, arrived with barely a glimpse of the monstrous antihero that star Tom Hardy will become. Watch it here:

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