Best Stories Of The Week: Ghostbusters, Mission: Impossible, Key & Peele, Gambit And More

It hasn't been the most exciting week in movie news, but we've still rounded up the Best Stories of the Week for you to catch up on.

This time we've got stories on the line-ups for Fantastic Fest, the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, some conflicting reports on a Ghostbusters spin-off, the end of Key & Peele, and casting updates for Wonder Woman, Doctor Strange, Bourne 5 and Gambit.

Plus we also have trailers for the TIFF selected drama Room, the Christmas comedy The Night Before, Michael Bay's 13 Hours and Johnny Depp's crime drama Black Mass. Check out all the Best Stories of the Week after the jump!

#31. Film Line-Ups Unveiled for Fantastic Fest, Venice and TIFF

Fantastic Fest 2015

We're coming up on a round of film festivals, featuring the premieres of plenty of new movies. Click the respective links for the line-up of films playing at Fantastic Fest, the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

#30. Michael Moore's Next Documentary is Where to Invade Next

Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next

Controversial director Michael Moore is back on the scene with a new documentary that will be playing at TIFF called Where to Invade Next. The filmmaker has been working on the movie in secret, and you can find out more about the film in our original story.

#29. Will Ferrell Joins America's Pastime in Ferrell Takes the Field Trailer

The comedy special premieres on HBO on September 12th.

#28. The Witch Director Robert Eggers Boards Remake of Nosferatu

Nosferatu remake

The classic adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula is getting the remake treatment from director Robert Eggers, the man behind the chilling Sundance selected indie horror flick The Witch. To find out more about the project, check out our full story.

#27. Poltergeist Remake Director Gil Kenan Spending Five Nights at Freddy's

Five Nights at Freddy's movie

After directing the remake of Poltergeist, filmmaker Gil Kenan is heading into video game territory by bringing the popular computer game Five Nights at Freddy's to the big screen. Get more details in our original report.

#26. Shaft is Getting Rebooted as an Action Comedy

new Shaft movie

It's been 15 years since Samuel L. Jackson brought Shaft back to the big screen, though the film had ties to the original iteration of the character played by Richard Roundtree. This time the property is getting a total reboot in action comedy form. Find out who's behind the reboot in our full story over here.

#25. Mark Hamill is Back as The Joker for The Killing Joke Animated Movie

Joker in Batman The Animated Series

Largely considered to be one of the best versions of The Joker, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill will reprise his role as Batman's arch nemesis in the forthcoming animated adaptation of The Killing Joke. Get more information on the new project right here.

#24. Antonio Banderas is Trapped Underground in The 33 Trailer

The real life drama arrives on November 13th.

Tommy Lee Jones in No Country for Old Men

#23. Tommy Lee Jones Joins Bourne 5 with Matt Damon

After chasing down Harrison Ford in The Fugitive, Tommy Lee Jones will be after a more dangerous target as a high-ranking CIA officer in Bourne 5, the continuance of The Bourne Identity franchise starring Matt Damon. Learn more in our original story.

#22. Chris Pine Confirmed as Male Lead in Wonder Woman


After being rumored for the role recently, Chris Pine has been confirmed to take the role as Diana Prince's love interest in Wonder Woman. In addition, rumors of him being in the running for Green Lantern were apparently false. Find out more right here.

#21. Rachel McAdams Confirms Talks for Doctor Strange Female Lead

Rachel McAdams in Doctor StrangeThe Notebook star has confirmed that she has been in talks with Marvel Studios for the female lead role in Doctor Strange, however, it's not exactly a done deal yet. Find out what McAdams said about the opportunity in our original story.

#20. Michael Douglas Not Currently Signed for More Marvel Movies

Michael Douglas in Ant-Man 2Michael Douglas didn't have to sign up for one of those multi-movie contracts in order to star in Ant-Man, and the actor has revealed that he's not officially on board for any Ant-Man sequels. But that doesn't mean he's not interested in coming back as Hank Pym. Find out more right here.

#19. Counting Down the Best Scenes in National Lampoon's Vacation Franchise

National Lampoon's Vacation best scenes

We take a look at the best scenes in the entirety of National Lampoon's Vacation franchise. Spoiler alert: There's a lot of the Walley World road trip and Christmas Vacation in there. See the list of all the best scenes right here.

#18. Netflix's Beasts of No Nation Gets a Trailer, Theatrical Release Date

The film hits Netflix and limited Landmark theaters on October 16th.

#17. New High-Res Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Photos

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice - Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

A batch of new high-resolution photos from the set of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice have arrived, giving us some new looks at the title heroes, as well as Gal Gadot as Diana Prince. See all the photos right here.

#16. Brie Larson Raises a Kid in Captivity in First Room Trailer

The indie arrives on October 16th.

Jena Malone in Batman v Superman

#15. Who is Jena Malone Playing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

At one time Jena Malone was rumored to play Robin in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but now a new rumor has her pegged to play another familiar character from the DC Comics universe. Find out who it is in our original story.

#14. Spider-Man Cameo in Captain America: Civil War Already Shot

new Spider-Man first lookVacation writing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein recently revealed that footage of Tom Holland as Spider-Man has already been shot for Captain America: Civil War. Find out what they had to say in the full story right here.

#13. How Many Shots in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Are Entirely CGI?

Star Wars Force Awakens Falcon

Fans have been happy to hear that there's a lot of practical effects in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but there's still digital visual effects that will be utilized as well. Find out how many shots are completely CGI right here.

#12. Christmas Gets Raunchy in Red Band The Night Before Trailer

The comedy arrives on November 25th.

#11. TCA Updates on Game of Thrones, Rush Hour, Doctor Who and More

#10. Counting Down the Best Action Scenes in Mission: Impossible Franchise

Mission Impossible - Tom Cruise

In honor of this weekend's release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, our own Russ Fischer counted down the best action scenes in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Check out the entire list right here.

#9. Key & Peele Ending After Current Fifth Season

Key & Peele ending

The popular Comedy Central sketch comedy series is coming to an end, but it's not being canceled. Find out why Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are bringing the show to an end and what they have coming up next in our full story.

#8. Michael Keaton Uncovers a Scandal in Spotlight Trailer

The drama arrives on November 5th.

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

#7. Tom Cruise Says Mission: Impossible 6 Shoots Next Summer

Tom Cruise says Mission: Impossible 6 is being lined up to shoot next summer, and he even has an idea for how to make Edge of Tomorrow 2 happen. Find out what the international superstar had to say about the sequels right here.

#6. Michael Bay Gets Real with Red Band Trailer for 13 Hours

The film arrives on January 15th, 2016.

#5. Review: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is Another Action Hit

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

Angie Han reviews Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which sounds like it keeps the franchise alive and kicking with a lot of blockbuster fun and action. Check out the full review right here.

#4. Ghostbusters Spin-Off with Channing Tatum is Alive or Non-Existent

Ghostbusters spin-offIron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce confirmed that another Ghostbusters movie is in development with Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt eyed for lead roles (despite denials from both actors for different reasons). However, Ivan Reitman said that there's no other Ghostbusters film happening besides Paul Feig's reboot with female leads. Find out why this is a weird denial in the latest update.

#3. Hugh Jackman Teases Wolverine 3 for One Last Time


With Hugh Jackman putting on the adamantium claws for one last time, the actor teased the arrival of Wolverine 3 with a new teaser image. Check out the photo Jackman revealed right here.

#2. The FBI Can't Stop Johnny Depp in Black Mass Trailer

The crime drama arrives on September 18th.

#1. Channing Tatum May End Up Leaving Gambit Spin-Off

Gambit shoot date

Even though he popped up at the end of 20th Century Fox's panel at Comic-Con, there's a chance that Channing Tatum may be walking away from the studio's X-Men spin-off Gambit. It's likely a negotiating tactic, but you can find out more about that right here.

That's it for the Best Stories of the Week. Stay tuned to see what happens next week!