Best Stories Of The Week: Suicide Squad, LEGO Batman, X-Men: Apocalypse And More

Now that we're fully recovered from the madness that was Comic-Con 2015, it's time to look back at the week that followed with the Best Stories of the Week.

This round-up includes stories on what The Amazing Spider-Man 3 would have been, some more cool stuff for the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, photos from X-Men: Apocalypse, a cameo from Dan Aykroyd in the Ghostbusters reboot and the nominations for the 2015 Emmy Awards. There's also new trailers for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's forthcoming comedy Sisters, the final Fantastic Four trailer, the first trailer for The Revenant with Leonardo DiCaprio and the official version of the Comic-Con footage for Suicide Squad.

Check out the Best Stories of the Week after the jump!

#32. Tarsem Singh to Direct All 10 Episodes of Emerald City

Emerald City

The NBC series Emerald City has been in the works since January of 2014, and it looks like it's finally making progress towards becoming a reality. The Fall director Tarsem Singh has been revealed to direct all 10 episodes of the forthcoming series. Get the rundown on the Wizard of Oz inspired show in our original report.

#31. The Last Starfighter Being Developed for Television Reboot

The Last Starfighter

The sci-fi classic is in the midst of a comeback, this time on television and with a hopeful virtual reality extension. Find out more about the early development on the TV series right here.

#30. Joe Swanberg's Sundance Selected Digging for Fire Trailer

The indie arrives on August 21st.

#29. Catherine Hardwicke to Direct Adaptation of Stargirl

Catherine Hardwicke

After bringing the first installment of The Twilight Saga to the big screen, Catherine Hardwicke is looking to mess with young adult sci-fi with an adaptation of the 2000 book Stargirl. Find out more about the book in our original story.

#28. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Was Going to Be Bonkers


In a recent interview, Denis Leary revealed some of the planned plot points for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, and it sounds like it was going to be absolutely insane. Check out the full story for details.

#27. Stan Lee Teases a "Different" Cameo for X-Men: Apocalypse

Stan Lee X-Men Apocalypse cameoStan Lee has made a cameo in almost every Marvel film, regardless of what studio they come from, but the comic creator has teased something a little different for his appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse. Find out more in the original story right here.

#26. Stephen King's It Finds a New Director in Mama Helmer

It movie director

Cary Fukunaga departed the new adaptation of Stephen King's It recently, and now New Line Cinema has found a new director in Mama helmer Andy Muschietti. Find out more in the full story over here.

#25. Meet the Staff of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp

The series debuts on Netflix on July 31st.


#24. Vacation Reboot Writers Swing Over to Sony's New Spider-Man

Tom Holland is already set to play the new Spider-Man and Cop Car director Jon Watts will be at the helm. And now the script has writers aboard with Vacation reboot scribes (and directors) John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein taking the job. Find out more right here.

#23. Guillermo del Toro Has an Idea for a Jabba the Hutt Gangster Movie

Jabba the Hutt puppet

We all know that Guillermo del Toro has plenty of movies that never come to fruition, but we're still excited to hear that the director has an idea for a surprising Star Wars movie. The Hellboy director wants to give Jabba the Hutt a Godfather-esque origin story. Find out more about his idea in the original story.

#22. Western, Martial Arts and Fantasy Collide in Into the Badlands Trailer

The series premieres this fall on AMC.

#21. The Red Dragon Arrives in Extended Hannibal Trailer

The series picks up again on July 18th.

#20. Disney Developing Live-Action Aladdin Prequel Called Genies

The Genie (Aladdin)

Continuing their streak of revisionist live-action adaptations of animated classics, Disney is working on a prequel to Aladdin called Genies. Find out what the plan for this prequel would be in our original report.

#19. Holy Pootie! It's a New Trailer for Joe Wright's Pan

The fantasy takes flight on October 9th.

#18. New Legends of Tomorrow Trailer Stays True to Comic Book Roots

The new series premieres this fall on The CW.

Back to the Future 30th anniversary Blu Ray

#17. Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Re-Release, New Blu-Rays and More

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, and the celebrating will continue this fall with a theatrical re-release of the entire trilogy, as well as a whole new Blu-Ray set, complete with the animated series. Click the respective links to find out more about each Back to the Future release.

#16. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Throw a Party in First Sisters Trailer

The comedy debuts on December 18th.

#15. Tom Hardy Plays Criminal Twins in UK Trailer for Legend

The crime drama arrives in the US on October 2nd.

#14. Star Trek Beyond Cast Members Dance on the Enterprise Bridge

Star Trek Beyond set video

The cast of Star Trek Beyond had some fun with a new video promoting a charity contest that will allow some fans to pop up on screen in the sci-fi sequel. The video also confirmed Idris Elba having a role in the movie too. Check it out over here.

#13. Interview: Ant-Man Director Peyton Reed

Peyton Reed Ant-Man

The director of Ant-Man sat down with Peter Sciretta to talk about directing the Marvel movie, his time spent on the set of Back to the Future and also voicing characters in Beavis and Butt-Head. Check out the full interview right here.

#12. Dan Aykroyd Confirms a Cameo in Ghostbusters Reboot

Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters cameo

There will be at least one cameo by one of the original stars of Ghostbusters in the forthcoming reboot from director Paul Feig. The original film's co-writer and star Dan Aykroyd confirmed he'll appear in the reboot in a scene with Kristen Wiig. Read more right here.

#11. Michael Cera to Voice Robin in LEGO Batman Movie

LEGO Batman and Robin

Will Arnett has already been confirmed to reprise his role as LEGO Batman in a spin-off from The LEGO Movie focusing on the building block version of The Dark Knight. And now his sidekick has been cast with Michael Cera lending his voice to Robin. Check out our original story for more.

#10. Jennifer Lawrence Strives for the American Dream in Joy Trailer

The drama arrives on December 25th.

Ant-man and falcon

#9. The Ant-Man Credits Scenes Explained

If you seen Ant-Man this weekend, make sure you stick around until the very end so you catch both credits scenes in the Marvel movie. Each of them sets up the future of the Marvel cinematic universe, and if you want to know more, we explain what they mean right here.

#8. The 2015 Emmy Nominations Announced

2015 Emmy nominations

Did you favorite TV shows end up with Emmy nominations? HBO made an impressive show, but Comedy Central also had plenty to brag about too. Check out the full list of nominations here, and then read out lists of the biggest snubs and surprises right here.

#7. Here's 20 Actors Who Could Play Han Solo (And One Who Shouldn't)

who should play han solo

With a Star Wars Anthology film focused on young Han Solo in the works from directing duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller, we run down a list of actors who are either likely to be considered or the best picks for the role. Check out the full list right here.

#6. It's Flame On in the Final Trailer for Fantastic Four

The comic book reboot arrives on

#5. A Closer Look at the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer

Lex Luthor in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

There's a lot going on in the latest trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and we run down some things you might have missed, including some hints of the larger DC Comics universe, both past and future. See our breakdown of the trailer right here.

#4. First Photos from X-Men: Apocalypse Show Off the Villain

X-Men Apocalypse Storm and Psylocke

The first photos from X-Men: Apocalypse have surfaced, showing off Oscar Isaac as the title villain, as well as the new Storm and Nightcrawler, as well as new mutants like Psylocke. Check out all the photos right here.

#3. What Did We Learn from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Sizzle Reel?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: john boyega and daisy ridley

There's plenty of good stuff to notice in the Comic-Con sizzle reel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and we point out some things you might have missed. Check out our breakdown of the video right here.

#2. Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Wild in First Trailer for The Revenant

The film arrives on December 25th.

#1. Suicide Squad Comic-Con Footage Officially Debuts Online

The DC Comics movie arrives on August 5th, 2016

If you don't know who these characters are, check out our guide right here.


Check out the previous edition of Best Stories of the Week right here.