Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:
Robert De Niro joined DC’s standalone Joker movie: Robert De Niro, star of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy, has joined the cast of the DC Comics villain spin-off Joker, which is said to be inspired by Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy. And he’s playing a character clearly modeled after one from the latter. Read more here.
Toronto and Venice Film Festivals announced this fall’s big awards contenders: Even if you’re not able to attend the big fall film festivals, you have to get excited for the movies they’ve just announced because the best of them will be released in theaters soon enough and could be major awards contenders. Find out which ones to put on your radar, including the Coen Brothers’ latest, which is now a movie, not a TV series, here.
Ryan Reynolds is sorta remaking Home Alone: Wait, what? Yes, that’s right, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is producing a new twist on the plot of Home Alone, only this time it’s centered on a grown-up (not likely played by Reynolds) who is also a paranoid stoner and it’s called, of course, Stoned Alone. Read more here.
Deadpool and His Super Duper Band: Speaking of Ryan Reynolds, at Comic-Con, Fox released a video promoting the upcoming home video release of the Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut, and it’s literally just Deadpool participating in an animatronic band’s lip-sync cover of Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5.” Watch it below.
James Wan explains the Aquaman trailer: We met with Aquaman director James Wan during Comic-Con, and he gave us a lengthy explanation of everything in the movie’s first trailer, which debuted last weekend. Read that interview here and check out the Aquaman trailer and more from Comic-Con below.
Aquaman could be the coolest Worlds of DC movie: The first trailer for DC’s Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, who is returning as the titular underwater superhero last seen in Justice League, dropped during Comic-Con, and it looks epic and awesome. Watch it below.
Shazam! looks amazing!: Warner Bros. and DC also unleashed the first trailer for Shazam! at Comic-Con, and it’s a lot lighter fare than we’re used to from the Worlds of DC franchise, more laughs but still plenty of amazing and fun superhero spectacle. Watch it below.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is going to be huge: Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to the 2014 Godzilla remake, also premiered its first trailer during Comic-Con, teasing its addition of classic creatures Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah. Watch it below.
Glass promises a perfect follow-up to Unbreakable and Split: Comic-Con also saw the debut of the first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, the sequel to both Unbreakable and Split, and it seems sure to please fans of both of those previous installments of the original superhero trilogy. Watch it below.