The Week in Movie News: Oscar Winners, SXSW Buzz, the Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series and More

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


The Shape of Water is the Best Picture of 2017: The 90th Academy Awards were held Sunday night with Oscars going to a wide spread of nominees. But the big winner was Guillermo del Toro and The Shape of Water, which won Best Picture and Best Director. See the full list of winners here, see our highlights of the ceremony here and red carpet favorites here.


Jon Favreau will steer the Star Wars live-action series: Lucasfilm announced Iron Man and The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau as the writer and producer of the first live-action Star Wars TV series, which will be found on Disney’s new streaming service. Read more here.


Steven Spielberg is passing Robopocalypse to Michael Bay: It’s not surprising that Steven Spielberg would recruit Michael Bay for another collaboration following Transformers, but it is surprising that Spielberg is giving up directing Robopocalypse, which he’s been developing for years. Read more on that and Bay’s next project here.


SXSW 2018 preview: With the SXSW Film Festival beginning this week, we highlighted all the movies and events that people are already buzzing about. Read the whole guide here.


Marc Forster talks Christopher Robin: We talked to Christopher Robin director Marc Forster ahead of the movie’s teaser debut, and he explained what we can expect from Disney’s live-action take on the Winnie the Pooh characters. Read the whole interview here.


An Unused Oscars Musical Number: The Lonely Island came up with a song to perform at the Oscars last weekend, but the Academy declined to use it. Watch the silly musical number, which involves Thor and Wonder Woman, below.


Mary Poppins Returns welcomes back an icon: Disney dropped the first teaser trailer for Mary Poppins Returns during the Oscars, and it’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Watch it below.

Christopher Robin tugs at our heartstrings: Disney also debuted the first teaser for Christopher Robin, which spotlights Ewan McGregor as the now-grown title character and teases a live-action Winnie the Pooh. Watch it here:

The Seagull lets Saoirse Ronan soar: Saoirse Ronan follows her Oscar-nominated performance in Lady Bird with a starring role in the latest adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull with Annette Bening and Elisabeth Moss. Watch it below.