Best Stories of the Week

It’s the weekend again, and in addition to bringing the arrival of Jurassic World in theaters, that means it’s time for our round-up of the Best Stories of the Week.

This time we’ve got updates about The Simpsons, The Hateful Eight, the reboot of Ghostbusters, Spider-Man, Daredevil and more. You’ll also find trailers for movies like The Martian and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and TV shows like Scream and Orange is the New Black. And as always, there were some big Star Wars updates as well.

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Best Stories of the Wek

We’ve reached the end of a very busy week. There were tons of trailers and some pretty big news stories, so this is a pretty beefy edition of the Best Stories of the Week.

Recapping the news from the past seven days, you’ll find updates on the future of Marvel Studios‘ television side and Samuel L. Jackson in the cinematic universe, some rumors about the future of Star Wars and details on the past of a certain iconic character from the saga, a first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, new writers for the Transformers franchise and future universe and more.

Plus, there’s trailers for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Steven Spielberg’s Bride of Spies, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, and a double dose of Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw and Everest, and that’s not even half of the (mostly) great, new trailers we saw this week. Catch up on the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »

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The Hunger Games films have been almost unfathomably successful for Lionsgate. The last two movies alone each became the highest grossing film of the year, and the first movie wasn’t that far behind. This November brings the fourth and final film based on the Suzanne Collins books, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. It’s getting an IMAX release and is likely to be just as big a hit as the last two, if not bigger.

But now Lionsgate faces the same problem Warner Bros. faced when Harry Potter ended. What does a company do when such a lucrative franchise is over? Well, Lionsgate is following in Warner Bros. steps and currently exploring ways to extend The Hunger Games franchise. Read about the studio’s ways to potentially make more Hunger Games movies below. Read More »

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Lionsgate has stretched out the Hunger Games film series about as far as it can go, even breaking up the final installment of Suzanne Collins‘ book trilogy into two movies. Even so, it’s set to end next year with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. So what’s a company to do when its billion-dollar movie franchise has run its course? Apparently, it looks to the stage.

The studio has announced plans to launch a Hunger Games “theatrical experience,” which will open doors in the U.K. in 2016. Get more details about the Hunger Games stage show after the jump.

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Get the latest updates on several sequels that are definitely happening, one that definitely is not, and one more that could really go either way. After the jump:

  • Bond 24 gets a polish from Edge of Tomorrow writer
  • Seriously, Michael Bay is not directing Transformers 5
  • Elijah Wood will not be in the next (and last) Hobbit movie
  • Don’t hold your breath for a Titanic sequel, says James Cameron
  • Guillermo del Toro says Pacific Rim 2 will have a script by spring
  • Bob Odenkirk describes Better Call Saul as “a total drama”
  • Noomi Rapace drops some hints about Prometheus 2
  • Could there be more Hunger Games movies after Mockingjay?

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Any successful film franchise requires solid world-building. In the case of The Hunger Games, that world has a way of extending into ours, thanks to Lionsgate’s brilliant marketing campaign. Their latest effort for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a five-part web series called District Voices, featuring YouTube personalities like iJustine showcasing different aspects of life around Panem.

Of course, that doesn’t mean Lionsgate is forgoing more traditional advertising efforts, either. The studio has also released a new promo featuring new footage from Katniss’ plight. Hit the jump for the Hunger Games District Voices series and the new Hunger Games Mockingjay TV spot.

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Trailer

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 trailer

Feel that chill in the air? That can only mean fall is here, and that in turn means another Hunger Games movie is just around the corner. Lest you forget, Lionsgate released another Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer today.

The latest installment in the dystopian saga picks up with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) shortly after the shocking events of the Quarter Quell. She finds herself in District 13, helping to lead the rebellion against the Capitol. Meanwhile, her pal Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) remains trapped under the watchful eye of President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Watch the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 trailer after the jump.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was always going to be one of this year’s most eagerly anticipated releases. But thanks to Lionsgate’s brilliant marketing campaign, buzz has reached a fever pitch.

Today, the first The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer was finally revealed after weeks of teases. So, does it live up to the hype? Find out for yourself after the jump.

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The Hunger Games Mockingjay

The Hunger Games marketing train continues to chug along with the first reveal of a limited edition Comic-Con poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Created by street artist WK Interact, it’s got a bold, street-art-y aesthetic that looks like it could have come straight out of rebellion HQ in District 13. Check it out after the jump.

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