The Week in Movie News: Here's What You Need to Know



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


 



BIG NEWS


Thor Ragnarok kicks off a big narrative arc for the Hulk: Hulk can’t have a solo feature in the currrent MCU, but that’s not stopping Marvel from giving him his own trilogy within non-exclusive installments, starting with Thor: Ragnarok and continuing in the next two Avengers sequels. Read more here and here and see more on the MCU below.


 



TERRIFIC NEWS


Gambit is finally truly on track again: The X-Men spin-off Gambit was originally supposed to come out a while ago, but the movie hit some hurdles and Fox wound up taking it off the calendar. Now it’s back on with a new release date and a new director plus hung-in-there star Channing Tatum. Read more here and see a trailer for another X-Men spin-off down below.


 



GREAT NEWS


Star Wars: The Last Jedi tickets are now on sale: After this week, we have exactly two months until the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but fans were able to buy advance tickets this week, making the wait seem much shorter. Read more here and see the trailer down below.


 


COOL CULTURE


Star Wars: The Last Jedi brings Porg mania and more excitement: Speaking of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the new trailer has exploded Porgs into the mainstream and the meme stream, while the new spot and the new poster have been subject to more fun movie culture around the web. See one of the most popular examples of how Porg mania is being spread by movie fans below, and see more cool Photoshops and videos here and here and here.


 



EXCLUSIVE BUZZ


Kevin Feige on the possibility of a Marvel convention: We talked to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige in anticipation of the release of Thor: Ragnarok plus the chance of Marvel having its own equivalent of Star Wars Celebration. Read what he had to say here.


 



MUST-WATCH TRAILERS


Star Wars: The Last Jedi teases a darker episode: In conjuction with tickets going on sale, Star Wars: The Last Jedi got a new trailer, which is filled with apparent doom for the good guys, plus teases of major character deaths and other disruptions in the Force. Also Porgs! Watch the new trailer below and see our highlights of the best moments here.



 



Justice League looks explosive: The latest trailer for Justice League debuted during New York Comic Con, and it’s making DC superhero fans very excited for next month’s release. Also, Aquaman? More like awesomeman. Check out the third spot below:



 



The New Mutants shows us what an X-Men horror movie looks like: The first trailer for X-Men spin-off The New Mutants arrived in the middle of the night on Friday the 13th because it’s an eerie entry for the franchise, a kind of teen superhero haunted house flick. Check it out here: