Best Stories Of The Week: D23 Coverage, Scooby-Doo, The Final Girls, The Martian And More

The news has been pretty slow lately as summer winds down, but we're still recapping all the important stuff you need to know in this edition of Best Stories of the Week.

Below, you'll find stories from the past week with updates about Kong: Skull Island, the beginning of production on the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a sequel to What We Do in the Shadows, an animated Scooby-Doo reboot, a Flight of the Conchords movie, and a new rumor about Captain America: Civil War.

Plus, there are also trailers for Ridley Scott's The Martian, the indie horror sensation The Witch, the strange horror comedy Victor Frankenstein, and the extremely promising meta horror flick The Final Girls.

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

#37. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Carol Teaser Trailer

The drama arrives on November 27th.

#36. Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel May Have a New Director

Fifty Shades of Grey - Dakota Johnson as Anastasia

James Foley (House of Cards, Fear, Glengarry Glen Ross) tops the list to direct Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to the erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey, and it looks like he'll get the job. In fact, he might also end up directing the third film in the series. Find out more in our original story.

#35. Christian Bale to Play Enzo Ferrari for Michael Mann

Christian Bale Ferrari

After cruising around in the Batmobile as The Dark Knight, Christian Bale is going to get behind the wheel again, this time as real life race car drive Enzo Ferrari, whose name is now more associated with fancy sports cars. Bale's Public Enemies director Michael Mann will be at the helm and you can find out more about the project right here.

#34. Netflix's Drug Trafficking Drama Series Narcos Gets a New Trailer

The series debuts on Netflix on August 28th.

#33. Dante's Inferno is Being Turned into a Romantic Adventure

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Warner Bros. is turning the classic Dante's Inferno into a romantic adventure, which seems like a strange, misguided attempt at adapting the 14th century poem. Find out the story they plan to use in our original report.

#32. Hugh Jackman May Star in Adaptation of Greek Legend The Odyssey

Film Review Prisoners

The Greek legend is coming to the big screen again from The Hunger Games franchise director Francis Lawrence and X-Men movies star Hugh Jackman may end up with the lead role. Find out more about the project right here.

#31. Warner Bros. Developing a Movie About Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan Movie

The work of Carl Sagan has influences countless sci-fi movie and TV shows, and now he will be the subject of a film himself with Warner Bros. developing a project about his life. Find out what we know about the project over here.

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#30. Kong: Skull Island Gets a New Writer as Toby Kebbell Joins Cast

The King Kong prequel story, Kong: Skull Island, just landed a new writer with Jurassic World scribe Derek Connolly jumping on board. In addition, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes cast member Toby Kebbell has joined the movie, and there's a chance he might be the one bringing King Kong to life. Find out more in our original report.

#29. The Underworld Is Animated in Stop Motion in the Hell and Back Trailer

The film arrives on October 2nd.

#28. Tracy Morgan Returning to Saturday Night Live as Host in Fall

Tracy Morgan hosting Saturday Night Live

After taking a hiatus from entertainment due to a tragic car accident, Tracy Morgan is returning to comedy at his old stomping grounds on Saturday Night Live. The comedian will host the sketch show for a second time, and NBC has also announced two more hosts for the opening three episodes. But to find out who, you'll have to check out our full story.

#27. Two Men Fight Over a Severed Foot in Finders Keepers Trailer

The indie doc arrives on September 25th.

#26. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Starts Production

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Harry Potter spin-off began production earlier this week, and Samantha Morton has also joined the cast. Find out more about the project in our full story right here.

#25. Red Band Trailer for Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse

The horror comedy debuts on October 30th.

#24. See Artwork From Abandoned Jurassic Park Animated Series

Jurassic Park animated series - Mosasaur

There was almost a Jurassic Park animated series that happened in the 90s, but as we know, it never came to fruition. However, some artwork from the series has just popped up online showing us the project we didn't get to see. Check it out right here.

#23. Sundance Horror Hit The Witch Debuts First Trailer

The indie arrives sometime in 2016.

What We Do in the Shadows

#22. Jemaine Clement Says What We Do in the Shadows Sequel is Coming

The vampire mockumentary apparently has a sequel in the works according to co-director and co-star Jemaine Clement. But what will the movie focus on this time? Check out our original story to find out.

#21. Hugh Jackman Says Berserker Rage May Be in Wolverine 3

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Hugh Jackman has teased a couple things that may happen in Wolverine 3, his last outing as the clawed mutant from the X-Men franchise. One of them is berserker rage from the comics, and the other is a returning character. Find out more right here.

#20. Ronda Rousey Campaigning to Play Captain Marvel?

Ronda Rousey movie

The UFC fighter has shown an interest in playing the female Marvel superhero who is slated to get her own movie from Marvel Studios as part of Phase Three of their cinematic universe. Find out how she's campaigning for the role in our original story.

#19. Angie Han Visits the Set of Comedy The Night Before

The Night Before

Our own Angie Han visited the set of Jonathan Levine's R-rated comedy The Night Before. Find out what she learned on the set of the holiday flick right here.

#18. Prometheus 2 May Delay Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5

Prometheus 2 production

It sounds like a fast-tracking of Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel may end up pushing back Neill Blomkamp's developing Alien franchise sequel at 20th Century Fox. Get more details on the situation right here.

#17. Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy in Victor Frankenstein Trailer

The movie arrives on November 25th.

#16. Fantastic Four Deleted Scene and Original Script Review Surface

Fantastic Four reviews

A major deleted action sequence from Fantastic Four has been revealed, and you can read the description of the scene right here. In addition, a review of the original script, before Simon Kinberg overhauled the project, has also made it online, showing a much different version of the movie than what we saw.

Colin Trevorrow's Home Base

#15. Colin Trevorrow on Gender Imbalance Among Blockbuster Directors

Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow made a statement about whether or not there's a gender imbalance among filmmakers getting behind the camera for studio blockbusters, and our own Angie Han examines whether or not he's right. Read the full story right here.

#14. A Flight of the Conchords Movie May Actually Happen

Flight of the Conchords movie

Jemaine Clement revealed that he and Bret McKenzie have just started writing a Flight of the Conchords movie, though there's no guarantee that we'll see it come together anytime soon. Find out more about the project right here.

#13. Evangeline Lilly Has Been Scanned for Her Wasp Superhero Suit

Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne in Ant-Man

After seeing Ant-Man, we know that Evangeline Lilly will be back as Wasp at some point, and the actress just confirmed that she's already been scanned for her superhero suit. Get the details right here.

#12. How the Hell Did Theodore Rex Get Made?

Theodore Rex

We've got an oral history on how the weird buddy cop comedy Theodore Rex, which teamed Whoopi Goldberg with a talking dinosaur, ever got made. Check it out right here.

#11. Animated Reboot of Scooby-Doo Arriving in September of 2018

Scooby-Doo reboot

There's an animated reboot of Scooby-Doo in the works with some talent from the Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated! animated series on board to make it happen. There might even be a Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe in the works. Find out more in our full story.

#10. Dwayne Johnson to Lead Disney's Jungle Cruise Adventure

San Andreas Dwayne Johnson pilot

In addition to voicing a major character in the 2016 animated adventure Moana, wrestler turned actor Dwayne Johnson is getting cozy at Disney with their live-action theme park ride adaptation Jungle Cruise. Find out more about the project right here.

#9. Star Trek Beyond Video Shows Off New Starfleet Uniforms and More

Star Trek Beyond uniforms

A new video from the set of Star Trek Beyond has revealed some new Starfleet uniforms and also a new character. But if you want to see them for yourself, you'll have to check out the full story right here.

SHIELD spinoff lives

#8. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gets a Spin-Off Called Marvel's Most Wanted

There's a spin-off series developing out of the Marvel Studios series on ABC that will follow Bobbi Morse (aka Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter, played by Adrianne Palicki and Nick Hunter. Find out what we can expect from this show right here.

#7. Whose Side is Spider-Man on in Captain America: Civil War?

Spider-Man Civil War

A new rumor has surfaced that might give us some insight as to whose side we'll find Spider-Man fighting on when he swings into the Marvel cinematic universe in Captain America: Civil War. Get the full story right here.

#6. Here's Everything We Know About Star Wars Land Right Now

Star Wars Land

Disney has announced that there will be a whole Star Wars Land created at two of their parks in Anaheim and Orlando, and we rounded up everything that we know about the forthcoming development right here.

#5. The Final Girls Trailer: It's Last Action Hero Meets Friday the 13th

The meta horror comedy arrives on October 9th. We've also got a big interview with director Todd Strauss-Schulson about the making of the film.

#4. Star Wars Updates: D23, Toys, Trademarks, Rogue One and More

#3. Rumor: George Miller May Direct Man of Steel 2

George Miller directing Man of Steel 2

After directing Mad Max: Fury Road for Warner Bros. a new rumor has pegged George Miller as being at the helm of Man of Steel 2. Get all the details in our original report.

#2. D23 Coverage on Disney Animation and Live-Action Projects

D23 Expo 2015 Schedule

We got a huge round of updates at D23 last weekend, giving us sneak peeks and updates on a slew of Disney projects, both in animation and live-action, coming in the next few years. For news on Zootopia, Moana, Finding Dory, The Jungle Book, Star Wars, Captain America: Civil War and more, check out all our coverage from D23 right here.

#1. Matt Damon Just Wants to Get Home in The Martian Trailer

The sci-fi drama arrives on October 2nd.

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