Best Stories Of The Week: The Jungle Book, Pacific Rim 2, Skull Island And More

It's time for another edition of Best Stories of the Week!

In this recap of the previous week's biggest and best stories, we've got news on a sequel to Mary Poppins, a new human bad guy for War for the Planet of the Apes, a film reboot of Charlie's Angels, the meeting of King Kong and Godzilla at Legendary Pictures, some bad news for Fox's X-Men spin-off Gambit and more.

And we've got a bunch of new trailers for Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs, the young adult sci-fi franchise sequels The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and The Divergent Series: Allegiant, The Jungle Book and more.

Keep reading for all the Best Stories of the Week!

#38. Liam Neeson to Lead Action Comedy The Revenger

Taken - Liam Neeson

After starring in three Taken movies, Liam Neeson is ready to have a little more fun in a new action comedy called The Revenger from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer. Find out more about the project right here.

#37. How Did This Get Made?: Maximum Overdrive

Maximum Overdrive oral history

We recap the latest episode of How Did This Get Made?, looking at Maximum Overdrive, the Stephen King thriller about machines that begin to come alive and lash out against humans around the world. Check out the full oral history right here.

#36. Pulp Fiction Cast Wishlist Surfaces with Surprising Choices

Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction

A wishlist of potential casting options for Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction has surfaced, indicating some rather interesting and sometimes perplexing choices that could have been. Check out the wishlist in our original story.

#35. Taken, Behind Enemy Lines and The Mist Getting TV Shows

Behind Enemy LInes

Another batch of movies will be adapted for the small screen with the action thriller Taken, the war drama Behind Enemy Lines and Stephen King's The Mist all getting TV shows. Click on each title for more information on each project.

#34. Silent Bob Will Face Some Serious Danger in Moose Jaws

Kevin Smith Mallrats

Jay and Silent Bob will have a part in Kevin Smith's upcoming horror flick Moose Jaws, and at least one of them will face some serious danger. We won't spoil what Smith says about Silent Bob's role in the movie, but if you want to know more, read our original story.

#33. New Teasers for American Crime Story and American Horror Story

American Horror Story two seasons in 2016

New teasers for the anthology shows American Crime Story and American Horror Story: Hotel have surfaced, teasing the freshman and recurring FX shows. Watch the teasers for both shows right here.

#32. Nickelodeon Launching 90s Programming Block in October

Nicktoons movie

A new programming block full of nostalgic 90s shows from Nickelodeon will debut on the network sometime in October. To find out what this new block is called and which shows might be on it, check out our original story right here.

#31. Netflix Unveils Teaser and Premiere Date for With Bob & David

The show hits Netflix on November 13th.

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#30. Darren Aronofsky Directing Evel Knievel Movie with Channing Tatum?

Black Swan and The Fountain director Darren Aronofsky may direct a biopic about famed stuntman Evel Knievel, and Channing Tatum still has his sights on starring in the movie. Find out more about the project right here.

#29. Emma Watson Stars in First Trailer for Colonia

The thriller doesn't have a US release date yet.

#28. Mary Poppins Follow-Up in the Works, Emily Blunt Rumored to Lead

Mary PoppinsInto the Woods director Rob Marshall is lined up to direct a follow-up to Mary Poppins, but it's apparently not a direct sequel. Find out more about the project right here, and also about the rumor saying Emily Blunt is up to play Mary Poppins over here.

#27. Wes Ball to Direct Maze Runner: The Death Cure

The Maze Runner 3

After directing the first two movies in The Maze Runner franchise, Wes Ball has been confirmed to be at the helm of the final installment in the young adult sci-fi trilogy. Find out more right here.

#26. Kit Harington Hints at Jon Snow's True Fate in Game of Thrones

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones

The series star has dropped hints about the future of his character after meeting a terrible fate at the end of the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Will Jon Snow be back or not? Find out what Kit Harington had to say right here.

#25. Booster Gold and Blue Beetle Movie May Be in Development

Booster Gold and Blue Beetle

Warner Bros. may be looking to expand the DC Comics cinematic universe even further with rumored development of movies for Booster Gold and Blue Beetle. Find out more about these potential projects in our original story.

#24. Release Date Round-Up: Star Trek Beyond, Snowden and More


A whole slew of release date changes surfaced this week for Star Trek Beyond, London Has Fallen, Legend, Jane Got a Gun, Snowden and Charlie Kaufman's Anomalisa. Click each title to find out when each movie will hit theaters.

#23. Chloe Moretz Has to Fight Aliens in The 5th Wave Trailer

The young adult sci-fi flick arrives on January 15th, 2016.

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#22. Woody Harrelson is War of the Planet of the Apes Villain

Zombieland and The Hunger Games star Woody Harrelson is taking a role as the human villain of War of the Planet of the Apes. Not much is known about his character, but find out what we know about his role in our original story.

#21. Tom Hanks Heads to Russia in New Bridge of Spies Trailer

The drama arrives on October 16th.

#20. Elizabeth Banks to Direct Film Reboot of Charlie's Angels

Elizabeth Banks directing

After directing Pitch Perfect 2, Elizabeth Banks is moving on to her next directing gig, a big screen reboot of the classic television series Charlie's Angels. Find out more about the developing project right here.

#19. Black Mass Review: Johnny Depp Can't Save This Crime Drama

Black Mass

Though early buzz was solid, Angie Han's review of Black Mass paints a different picture that says Johnny Depp's impressive performance can't save a movie that's full of crime drama cliches. Read the full review right here.

#18. New Man of Steel 2 and Justice League Dark Rumors Surface

George Miller directing Justice League Dark

Some new rumors have surfaced regarding when we might see Man of Steel 2 and who the villain might be. In addition, Justice League Dark might also be on the table for George Miller to direct. Find out more in our original story.

#17. Marvel Round-Up: Jessica Jones, Guardians of the Galaxy and More

Marvel cinematic universe breakdown

Some of the big Marvel updates from this week brought images from Jessica Jones, news of an undiscovered easter egg for Guardians of the Galaxy, confirmation of Rachel McAdams co-starring in Doctor Strange and a cool soundtrack release for the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series. Plus, we find out if actors can play more than one character in the Mavel cinematic universe and learn about how The Inhumans are killing the X-Men in the comics.

#16. Extreme Sports and Robbet in New Point Break Remake Trailer

The remake arrives on December 25th.

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#15. Michael Bay Confirmed for Transformers 5, Animated Origin Movie Coming

New details on the future of the Transformers franchise have surfaced, including an animated origin story, and Michael Bay likely directing Transformers 5. Find out all the updates in our original story.

#14. Divergent Series: Allegiant Debuts First Teaser Trailer

The sequel arrives March 16th, 2016.

#13. Christopher Nolan Working on Akira Trilogy Adaptation?

Akira live-action

Warner Bros. is back at working on an adaptation of the iconic anime Akira, and this time in the form of a trilogy that may involve director Christopher Nolan. The latter part of the equation seems to be the most uncertain, but you can find out more about this rumor right here.

#12. How Did the Summer of Female-Driven Blockbusters Fare?

Britt Robertson in TomorrowlandAngie Han takes a look back at the abundance of female-driven blockbusters from this past summer and recaps how each of them performed and were received, both at the box office and by critics and audiences. Check out the full article right here.

#11. Michael Fassbender Invents Himself in New Steve Jobs Trailer

The biopic arrives on October 9th.

#10. Star Wars Round-Up: Episode VIII, Force Awakens Tickets and More

#9. Here's 12 Returning Fall 2015 TV Shows We're Excited About

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Angie Han counts down 12 returning TV shows we can't wait to see back on the small screen. Did your favorite make the cut? Check out the full list right here.

New Fall 2015 TV Shows

#8. Here's 15 New Fall 2015 TV Shows We're Excited to See

It's fall again, which means it's time for a bunch of new TV shows to hit the air. So I've delivered a list of our 16 most anticipated new TV shows for fall 2015. Check out the full list right here.

#7. Prim is Honored in Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Trailer

The franchise concludes on November 20th.

#6. X-Men Spin-Off Gambit Loses Director Rupert Wyatt


The X-Men spin-off Gambit has hit a snag as budget problems have caused Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt to step away from the project, leaving it without a director. Find out what the problem was right here.

#5. Pacific Rim 2 Delayed Indefinitely, Guillermo del Toro Still Has Hope

Pacific Rim 2 shoot date

Bad news for Pacific Rim fans arrived this week as the sequel has been said to be delayed indefinitely. However, director Guillermo del Toro still has hope and will continue to work on the project in the meantime.

#4. Bryan Singer to Direct 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Remake

Bryan Singer

By way of Instagram, Bryan Singer revealed that he will be directing a new version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the script was just recently completed. Find out more about the project right here.

#3. Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book Debuts First Trailer

The live-action remake arrives on April 15th, 2016.

#2. Skull Island Begins Three Film Plan for King Kong and Godzilla

Skull Island: Reign of KongKong: Skull Island will just be the beginning of the three-film plan that will involved both King Kong and Godzilla. Just what does Legendary Pictures have in store for these two iconic movie monsters? Find out more in our original story.

#1. Michael B. Jordan Came to Fight in New Trailer for Creed

The spin-off/sequel arrives on November 25th.

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