Best Stories Of The Week: Comic-Con, Batman V. Superman, Han Solo Spin-Off And More

It's been quite the long week for us, having just returned from Comic-Con in San Diego. But now that we're back home, let's count down the Best Stories of the Week.

Below we recap major stories such as Phil Lord & Chris Miller directing a Han Solo spin-off movie, a bunch of new images from Paul Feig's reboot of Ghostbusters, Harry Shearer returning to The Simpsons. We also have new trailers for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Goosebumps starring Jack Black, not to mention a whole slew of news and coverage from Comic-Con.

So let's get down to the Best Stories of the Week after the jump!

#29. Disney Working on Live-Action Prince Charming Movie


After several of Disney's princess movies getting live-action, sometimes revisionist, adaptations, the other side of those tales will also get the same treatment. A film following Prince Charming, an archetype of male figures in Disney movies, is in the works. However, this wouldn't be from the perspective of Prince Charming. To find out more about the project, read our original report.

#28. Showtime Brings Back Damian Lewis in Billions Trailer

The series premieres sometime in 2016

#27. The Omen is Grown Up in Trailer for Damien TV Series

The series debuts sometime this year.

#26. Game of Thrones Event Seemingly Confirmed to President Obama


Fans were outraged at the death of a major character in Game of Thrones this past season. While some have hypothesized this character could be brought back from the dead, a story by one of the show's writers seems to dispute that, unless of course he lied directly to the President of the United States. Find out more in our full story right here.

#25. FX Teases a Return to Fargo in Second Season Trailers

The show returns in September (see more trailers here).

#24. Homeland Season Five Debuts a Teaser Trailer

The series continues in September.

#23. Star Wars Gets an Official Mobile App

Star Wars app

Lucasfilm has released an official Star Wars app stocked with everything a fan would need on the go. Find out more about what's in the mobile app in our original story right here.

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#22. Find Out How Doc Met Marty in a New Back to the Future Comic

How about a Back to the Future comic book that doesn't have any time travel? Find out details on a new comic book from IDW, that takes place before the events of the popular time travel franchise, right here.

#21. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Adds Two More

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has added two more cast members with Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol. Click each of their respective names for more details on the matter.

#20. The Iron Giant is Returning to Theaters with New Footage

The Iron GiantBrad Bird's beloved animated flick The Iron Giant is coming back to theaters this fall, and some new footage will be coming with it. Hopefully this means a proper Blu-Ray version of the film will be coming soon too. Find out more about the re-release right here.

#19. Marisa Tomei Circling Aunt May Role for Spider-Man Reboot

Marisa Tomei is Aunt May

We already know that Tom Holland is the new Spider-Man, and now the supporting cast is being rounded up with Oscar winner Marisa Tomei circling the role of Aunt May. Find out more in our original story.

#18. Chris Pine to the Rescue in The Finest Hours Trailer

The film arrives on January 29th, 2016

#17. Ennio Morricone to Score Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight

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During the Comic-Con panel for The Hateful Eight, director Quentin Tarantino revealed composing legend Ennio Morricone, the man responsible for the theme from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (and much more), will be scoring the film. Find out more about his awesome news in our original report.

#16. Wesley Snipes Seems to Think Blade 4 Will Still Happen

Blade 4

While promoting his new NBC series The Player, actor Wesley Snipes revealed that he's been talking with Marvel about making Blade 4 happen. Find out how likely this might be in our original report right here.

#15. Bughuul Brings Terror Again in Sinister 2 Red Band Trailer

The sequel arrives on August 21st.


#14. Harry Shearer Coming Back to The Simpsons After All

After some contract disputes threatened to keep Harry Shearer from returning to The Simpsons, it turns out the voice actor will be returning to the animated series after all. Read more about the good news right here.

#13. It's Horror Jumanji in the First Trailer for Goosebumps

The film arrives on October 16th.

#12. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Posters and Viral Teasers

Mockingjay Part 2 Comic Con panel

Several new character posters, propaganda posters and viral teaser trailers surfaced for the final chapter of The Hunger Games franchise. Check out the batch of character posters right here, a vibrant new propaganda poster here, and a coordinated viral teaser over here, not to mention a description of the final trailer shown at Comic-Con over here.

#11. Oscar Isaac Hints at Poe Dameron Backstory with A New Hope Ties

Poe Dameron Oscar Isaac Star Wars Force Awakens

During the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel at Comic-Con, an interesting quote from Oscar Isaac suggested that his character Poe Dameron may have a direct tie to an event from the original Star Wars. Find out more right here.

#10. Warner Bros. & DC Entertainment Reveal Green Lantern Reboot Title

Green Lantern Rebirth cover

Rumors have swirled about the Green Lantern reboot, and now we have an official bit of news with Warner Bros. Pictures revealing the film will be called Green Lantern Corps., essentially confirming it will follow multiple Lanterns. Get the full story right here.

#9. Bruce Campbell Gets Bloody Again in Ash vs. Evil Dead Trailer

The series premieres on October 31st.

#8. First Look at Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: carrie fisher as princess leia

Our first official look at Carrie Fisher back as Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived in the behind the scenes sizzle reel presented at Comic-Con. To see more, you can read our full story here, or watch the entire reel over here.

New Ghostbusters ECTO-1

#7. Ghostbusters Reboot Images Show Off Ecto-1, Proton Packs and Cast

Paul Feig revealed some of the goods from the Ghostbusters reboot this week including the brand new Ecto-1, a closer look at the low tech proton packs, and an official photo of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones all suited up. The film also added Neil Casey as the villain, and Michael K. Williams and other actors in supporting roles.

#6. Colin Trevorrow Rumored to Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

Colin Trevorrow's Home Base

A major rumor surfaced that Colin Trevorrow was being set to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but in the meantime, check out our full story right here.

#5. Ben Affleck Confirmed to Write, Direct and Star in Solo Batman Movie


After being rumored to helm a solo Batman movie for Warner Bros. Pictures, the news was confirmed with word that Ben Affleck would also be writing the script with someone whose name should be familiar to comic book, movie, and TV fans. Find out who in our original story right here.

#4. Phil Lord & Chris Miller to Helm Han Solo Star Wars Spin-Off

Han Solo movie

Another Star Wars Anthology film has been confirmed, and it will follow a young Han Solo. In addition, The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller will be at the helm. Get the full scoop right here.

#3. Go Behind the Scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in New Video

The saga continues on December 18th.

#2. Wayne Enterprises Falls in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer

The comic book movie arrives on March 25th, 2016

#1. SlashFilm's Extensive Coverage of Comic-Con 2015

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Our crew was in San Diego for most of last week for Comic-Con 2015, and with that came a whole bunch of news and coverage of some of the biggest movies coming to theaters over the next couple years. Here's some of the highlights from our Comic-Con coverage:

  • Everything We Learned About Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Watch the Full Star Wars: The Force Awakens Panel
  • Warcraft Looks Like the Coolest Fantasy Movie I Just Don't Understand
  • Deadpool Wows Audiences at Comic-Con with First Footage
  • X-Men: Apocalypse Shows Exclusive Footage
  • Suicide Squad is Like No Superhero Movie We've Ever Seen
  • Otherwise, you can check out all our Comic-Con stories, including our look back at some of the most memorable moments from Hall H, in this round-up of everything from San Diego right here.