Best Stories Of The Week: Deadpool, Bad Boys, Zoolander, The Hobbit And More

The summer's almost over and kids are getting ready to go back to school, so if you've been busy recently, it's a good time to catch up on the Best Stories of the Week.

Below you'll find updates on the sixth season of Game of Thrones, the return of Prison Break to Fox, another reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street, another extended hiatus for Louie, a bunch of new release dates for Sony Pictures projects such as two Bad Boys sequels, and news on Steven Spielberg directing the adaptation of Ready Player One.

In addition, we also have trailers for Angelina Jolie's drama By the Sea, a teaser for Zoolander 2, and two trailers for Deadpool, not to mention an awesome new viral video for The Martian. Check out all the Best Stories of the Week after the jump.

#38. Roland Emmerich Tackles Gay Rights Movement in Stonewall Trailer

The film arrives on September 25th.

#37. Sony Pictures Dates a Bunch of New Movies, Including Jumanji Reboot

Jumanji rebootSony Pictures has given release dates to a bunch of forthcoming movies like the video game adaptation Uncharted, Underworld 5, Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, Resident Evil 6, the first installment of The Dark Tower and more. They've also confirmed that their reboot of Jumanji is moving forward, though we still don't know who's directing this time. Get the entire list of new release dates right here.

#36. Hear Chris Farley as Shrek in a Story Reel from 1997

Chris Farley Shrek

In case you didn't know, Chris Farley was the original voice of Shrek in the DreamWorks Animation production before he passed away in December of 1997. Having recorded 95% of his dialogue, all the work Farley did had to be scrapped and Mike Myers ended up coming in to inherit the role. But a story reel has just surfaced allowing us to see and hear what Chris Farley as Shrek would have been like. Watch it over here.

#35. Wet Hot American Summer Documentary Available on Netflix Now

The documentary is now on Netflix, iTunes and more.

#34. Ronda Rousey to Play Herself in Ronda Rousey Biopic

Ronda Rousey movie

The UFC fighter has been slated to star in a biopic about her own life, chronicling her rise to fame as one of the greatest fighters of her time. The film will focus on her childhood life and early career through her success today, based on Rousey's own autobiography. Find out more about the project over here.

#33. Yes, There's a Pez Movie Now in Development

Pez movie

Further proving that Hollywood will turn anything with brand recognition into a movie, a project is in development that will bring Pez candy to the big screen somehow. To find out more about this perplexing project, read our full story.

#32. The Crow Stalled After Relativity Declares Bankruptcy

The Crow reboot delayThe Crow just can't seem to catch a break. After losing its lead actor, the comic book reboot has now been stalled with pre-production halted after Relativity declared bankruptcy, prompting several department heads to walk away from the project. Find out more in our original story.Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

#31. Coen Brothers to Write and Maybe Direct Black Money

Joel & Ethan Coen are writing an adaptation of Black Money, and they may end up directing the project set up at Warner Bros. Pictures with Joel Silver producing. To find out more about the project, check out the full story here.

#30. Scale the Most Dangerous Place on Earth in New Everest Trailer

The film arrives on September 18th.

#29. J.J. Abrams Promises No Talk of Midi-chlorians in The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens midi-chlorians

The creation of Midi-chlorians in The Phantom Menace is one of the more hated aspects of the prequels, and director J.J. Abrams has assured us that there won't be any mention of the microscopic life forms in The Force Awakens. For a more in-depth examination on the impact and place of Midi-chlorians in the Star Wars universe, read our full story.

#28. Ian McShane and Max von Sydow Join Game of Thrones Season Six

Ian McShane Joining Game of Thrones

Two high profile actors have just been added to Game of Thrones season six with the HBO fantasy series adding Ian McShane and Max von Sydow in key roles. Click each of their names to find out more about their casting.

#27. Kong: Skull Island May Add Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly and More

Kong Skull Island cast

Still looking to replace Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons, the cast of Kong: Skull Island is circling Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly for two lead roles in the action adventure origin story of the giant ape. Tom Wilkinson has also been offered a lead role. Find out more about their potential casting in the original report.

#26. Ridley Scott May Shoot Prometheus 2 in January 2016

Prometheus 2 production

A new report indicates that Ridley Scott may finally end up shooting Prometheus 2 in January of 2016. To find out how likely this is to fit into Scott's schedule, check out our original story.

#25. First Trailer for Second Season of The Leftovers

The series returns on October 4th.

#24. Prison Break Returning to Fox as Limited Series

new Prison Break season

Following the return of 24 in a limited series and the revival of The X-Files, Fox is bringing back another one of their popular shows for a limited return with a sequel series for Prison Break. Find out more in our original report.

Colin Farrell in Fantastic Beasts

#23. Colin Farrell Joins Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Colin Farrell has taken a role in the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, playing a New York wizard who gets involved with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), the author behind the titular fictional textbook from the wizarding world. Find out what else we know about Fantastic Beasts right here.

#22. Joel McHale Says Community Won't Have Another Season at Yahoo

Community canceled

Fans of Community will be sad to hear that Community won't get a seventh season at Yahoo, but Joel McHale remains optimistic about a movie happening to fulfill the "Six Seasons and a Movie" prophecy. Find out more in our original story.

#21. Angelina Jolie Directs and Stars with Brad Pitt in By the Sea Trailer

The drama arrives on November 13th.

#20. Nightmare on Elm Street Getting Another Reboot

Nightmare on Elm Street reboot

The horror franchise A Nightmare on Elm Street is getting rebooted again with an attempt that will ignore the previous 2010 reboot staring Jackie Earle Haley as the slasher Freddy Krueger. Find out more about the developing project right here.

#19. TCA Round-Up: Last Man on Earth, Agent Carter, The Goldbergs, More

#18. Vin Diesel Has No Fear in The Last Witch Hunter Trailer

The film arrives on October 23rd.

#17. Spider-Man Rumors: His Role in Civil War and 2017 Film Villain

Spider-Man rumors

A couple new rumors have surfaced about the new Spider-Man including the extent of his role in Captain America: Civil War and also who the villain in Spidey's new franchise reboot may be. Find out more about these rumors right here.

#16. New Harry Potter Theory Proposes Dumbledore Represents Death

dumbledore theory

A fascinating new theory about the Harry Potter books has surfaced proposing that Albus Dumbledore represents death in the fantasy series. Read the convincing theory in our full story.

Fantastic Four early buzz

#15. Fantastic Four is Terrible and Josh Trank Knows It

The reviews are in for the Fantastic Four reboot, and they're not good at all. In addition to the bad early buzz, Josh Trank himself even put out a post on Twitter saying that a year ago there was a much better movie that could have been made.

#14. Do People Want Metal Detectors in Movie Theaters?

Metal Detectors At Movie Theaters

Following too many shootings in movie theaters (one is too many), some are wondering whether it's time to put metal detectors in cinemas in order to prevent things like this from happening. Is this something moviegoers want? Find out right here.

#13. Louie Going on Extended Hiatus Again

Louie hiatusLouis C.K. is pretty busy with a handful of projects, and FX recently revealed that his comedy series Louie will go on extended hiatus for as long as two years so that the comedian can have time to get a new season together. Read more about what's keeping Louis C.K. busy right here.

#12. The Martian Viral Video: Matt Damon After Isolation Training

The sci-fi drama arrives on October 2nd.

#11. Channing Tatum Confirmed for Gambit, Female Lead Search Is On

Gambit shoot date

After a worry that he wouldn't finalize a deal, Channing Tatum is officially signed on for Gambit, and now the hunt is on for who will play the female lead with several candidates emerging, such as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson. Find out who else is being considered in our original story.

#10. Phil Lord & Chris Miller Only Producing 23 Jump Street

23 Jump Street

Since Phil Lord & Chris Miller are going to be quite busy getting a Star Wars Anthology film about Han Solo together, the duo have revealed that they'll only be producing 23 Jump Street. Find out what else they had to say in our exclusive story.

#9. A Fond Farewell to Jon Stewart Comes with Tears and Guest Stars

Jon Stewart's final Daily Show

Everybody and their mother turned up to bid farewell to Jon Stewart as he hosted his final episode of The Daily Show on Comedy Central last week, and you can check out our recap of the episode, along with video of the entire hour-long send-off, right here.

#8. Dungeons & Dragons Getting the Big Screen Treatment Again

new Dungeons and Dragons movie

The last time Dungeons & Dragons was brought to the big screen, it was an absolute disaster, but now Warner Bros. Pictures is going to try again, likely hoping that Game of Thrones has increased the audience for big fantasy out there. Find out what we know about the Dungeons & Dragons movie in our original story right here.

The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition

#7. The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition Hitting Theaters, Final Film Rated R

The Hobbit trilogy will be headed back to theaters this fall, but in the extended edition format that has previously only been available on home video. In addition, the extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has reportedly been given an R-rating by the MPAA, but we'll see if that rating sticks by the time it's available for fans to see. Find out more right here.

#6. Zoolander 2 Trailer: The Dimwitted Fashion Icon is Back

The comedy sequel hits theaters on February 12th, 2016.

#5. Ranked: All 21st Century Marvel Movies Outside of the MCU

Marvel movies ranked

With the release of Fantastic Four this weekend, we decided to count down all of the 21st century Marvel movies that exist outside of the Marvel cinematic universe. Where does the new Fantastic Four land and what movie made the top of the list? Find out right here.

#4. Two Bad Boys Sequels Dated for 2017 and 2019

bad boys 3 and bad boys 4

Fans who have been waiting years for another Bad Boys sequel got some big news this week with Sony Pictures dating two sequels for the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence buddy action comedy. To find out when you can see these movies, read our full story.

#3. X-Men TV Series in Development with No Ties to Other Marvel Shows

X-Men TV series

An X-Men television series is confirmed to be in the works at Fox, but it will have no ties to any of the other Marvel television shows. Find out what we know about the series so far right here.

#2. Steven Spielberg to Direct Ready Player One Adaptation

Ready Player One movie

The adaptation of the sci-fi adventure Ready Player One just landed one hell of a director with Steven Spielberg officially on board to be at the helm of the film that's now set for release on December 15th, 2017. Learn more about the project right here.

#1. Ryan Reynolds Gets Mouthy in Two Trailers for Deadpool

The Marvel adaptation arrives on February 12th, 2016.

Read the previous edition of Best Stories of the Week right here.