The Week in Movie News: 'The Witches' Remake On the Way, First 'Creed II' Trailer Arrives and More

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



The Witches remake on the way: Robert Zemeckis, who hasn’t made a family film in a while, is heading back to kid-friendly territory with a new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches. Read more here and check out a trailer for Zemeckis’ next movie down below. 



Marvel narrowed down choice for Black Widow director: Cate Shortland, Amma Asante and Maggie Betts were named as shortlisted candidates to helm Marvel’s Black Widow, which is committed to having a woman director. Read more here.



Incredibles 2 smashes records at the box office: The latest Pixar release, Incredibles 2, had a bigger box office opening than any other animated feature ever, beating previous champs Finding Dory and the first two Shrek sequels. Read more here and check out what you might have missed in Incredibles 2 here and what’s next for Pixar here.




Peyton Reed talks Ant-Man and the Wasp: We talked to Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed about what to expect from the sequel and how it compares to other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read the whole interview here and then check out our Ant-Man and the Wasp set report here and character guide here.




Jurassic franchise recap: With Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom out in theaters this weekend, Screen Junkies helped us cram for the sequel with a recap of the previous four movies. Watch the video below and find other cool Jurassic content here and here and here



Welcome to Marwen looks heartwarming: The first trailer arrived for Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome to Marwen, a fictionalized remake of the 2010 documentary Marwencol. The new version, which looks magically heartwrenching, stars Steve Carell and a bunch of dolls. Watch the spot below.


Creed II teases a revenge 33 years in the making: The thrilling first trailer for Creed II, in which Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed goes up against the son of Rocky IV villain Ivan Drago, has arrived. Watch it below.


Nobody’s Fool gives us our Tiffany Haddish fix: The first trailer for Tyler Perry’s latest, Nobody’s Fool, arrived with a lot of current it-girl Tiffany Haddish, who makes the movie look pretty funny all on her own. Watch it below.