Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:
Bill & Ted Face the Music is finally happening: After many years of rumors and developments without guarantee, the third Bill & Ted movie is officially happening with Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter returning to their iconic roles. Read more here and find good news on other long-uncertain projects Rambo V, Sherlock Holmes 3 and Bad Boys for Life respectively here, here and here.
Lupita Nyong’o will star in Jordan Peele’s next movie: Us, Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out, is one of the most anticipated movies in the works right now, and even more exciting is the news that the thriller will star fellow Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. Read more here.
Annette Bening joined the cast of Captain Marvel: As if we needed another reason to look forward to Captain Marvel, which seemed fully cast already, the MCU installment will now feature multi-Oscar-nominee Annette Bening in an undisclosed role. Read more here.
Brad Bird on the potential for more Incredibles: We talked to Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird about the new Pixar sequel, the possibility of more installments and whether he’s ever going to make a Star Wars movie. Read the whole interview here.
Donald Glover Spoofs Star Wars: While we wait to see his franchise debut as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Donald Glover took his hosting gig on Saturday Night Live as an opportunity to parody the general lack of black characters in the Star Wars galaxy. Watch the sketch:
The Predator teases a new setting for the franchise: The first trailer for Shane Black’s The Predator follows our favorite alien hunters as they land in the ‘burbs thanks to the curiosity of a precocious kid, and slaughter ensues. Watch it below.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hooks us again: The final trailer for the musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again looks absolutely charming and magical and we’re definitely still on board. Watch it below.
Searching showcases an innovative indie: The first trailer for Searching, one of the most talkead about movies at Sundance this year, arrived with a look at the clever thriller, which plays out completely on John Cho’s computer screen. Watch it here: