The Week in Movie News: A Marvel Icon Passed On, First 'Detective Pikachu' Trailer Debuted and More

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


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Comic book legend Stan Lee passed away: Stan “The Man” Lee, who created many of the most iconic Marvel Comics characters and has cameoed in many of their movies, died at age 95. Read our tribute to the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men and many more here



The best of the AFI Film Festival: We attended this year’s AFI Film Festival, and now we recommend six movies you need to see, including Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of SexRead our whole report from the festival here.



The music of Mary Poppins Returns: The most famous magical nanny is back, and she’s bringing a bunch of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious new songs for us to enjoy for the next 50 years. Read our guide to the enchanting music of Mary Poppins Returns here.



Pixar shorts Easter eggs: With a new shorts collection out on home video, Pixar shared a bunch of trivia and Easter eggs from that batch of animated films. Watch the video below. 



Pokémon: Detective Pikachu introduces new movie icon: The first trailer for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu arrived and is already a huge sensation thanks to its adorable title character with the snarky voice of Ryan Reynolds. Watch the trailer below and read everything we know about the movie here.


Dumbo is full of wonder: The first full trailer for Disney’s live-action Dumbo will make you believe an elephant can fly and that the Tim Burton-helmed reimagining will fill audiences with wonder. Watch the trailer below and read everything we know about the movie here.


Fighting With My Family promises a riotous wrestling biopic: The Rock appears as himself in the first trailer for Fighting With My Family, a comedic biopic he produced about WWE star Paige and the rest of her pro-wrestler family. Watch the trailer below and read everything we know about the movie here.