Best Stories Of The Week: Zoolander 2, Now You See Me 2, Alien: Covenant And More

Best Stories of the Week is a round-up of the week's best and biggest stories, from news to editorials to trailers.

This week we had plenty of Star Wars updates that we've rounded up, a director for the reboot of Tomb Raider, director Ridley Scott revealing the opening of Blade Runner 2, rumors of another X-Men movie shooting in 2017, Peter Jackson explaining why The Hobbit wasn't up to snuff, a review of the forthcoming Rocky spin-off Creed and much more.

A plethora of trailers was also unleashed including Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in Central Intelligence, Melissa McCarthy in The Boss, a new look at A Very Murray Christmas, and the first trailers for sequels such as Zoolander 2, Snow White and the Huntsman 2 and Now You See Me 2. There's also a first look at the second seasons of Daredevil and Agent Carter.

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

#29. Liam Neeson is a Tree in First A Monster Calls Trailer

The film arrives on October 14th, 2016

#28. James Franco Must Travel Through Time in 11.22.63 Teaser

The series hits Hulu of February 15th, 2016.

#27. Edgar Wright Sets Up His First Animated Movie at DreamWorks Animation

Edgar Wright Animated MovieShaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright has set up his first animated film at DreamWorks Animation, and it seems to be loosely inspired by a previous project set up at the studio about shadows. Get the details right here.

#26. The Best & Worst Sketches from Elizabeth Banks' Saturday Night Live

Elizabeth Banks Saturday Night Live

We run through the best and worst sketches from the Elizabeth Banks hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. It was one of the better episodes of the season so far, so check out the full recap right here.

#25. Melissa McCarthy Teams Up with Girl Scouts in The Boss Trailer

The comedy arrives on April 8th, 2016.

#24. Matthew McConaughey May Star in The Dark Tower Adaptation

The Dark Tower

The Dallas Buyers Club star is circling a role in the long gestating adaptation of Stephen King's beloved book series. But who will the Oscar winner play if a deal is closed? Find out in our full story right here.

#23. Dwayne Johnson & Kevin Hart Team Up in Central Intelligence Trailer

The comedy arrives on June 17th, 2016.

#22. Interview: The Night Before Director Jonathan Levine

The Night Before

The comedy's director talks extensively about his well-thought out soundtracks to all of his films over the years and much more in our interview which you can read in full right here.

#21. Tomb Raider Reboot Finally Finds a Director

Tomb Raider

The video game franchise reboot has finally landed a director, but it's likely not a name you're going to recognize. Find out who it is and what the director has done previously in our full story right here.

#20. Gods of Egypt Trailer: Alex Proyas' Epic Looks Absolutely Bonkers

The epic arrives February 26th, 2016

Val Kilmer joining Top Gun 2

#19. Val Kilmer Will Be Back as Iceman for Top Gun 2

In a post on Facebook, the actor revealed that he has been offered the chance to reprise his role as Iceman in Top Gun 2, and he immediately accepted. Find out what we know about the sequel so far right here.

#18. Set Visit: Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea - Chris Hemsworth

We visit the set of Ron Howard's nautical drama In the Heart of the Sea, starring Thor franchise lead Chris Hemsworth, Ben Whishaw and more. Get our full set report right here.

#17. Get Drunk on the New A Very Murray Christmas Trailer

The special hits Netflix on December 4th.

#16. Ridley Scott Details the Opening of Blade Runner 2

new Blade Runner trailer

Director Ridley Scott recently opened up about what fans can expect to see from the opening of Blade Runner 2, and it involves some replicant killing. Read Scott's description of the beginning of the sequel right here.

#15. Cardboard Cinema: Reservoir Dogs, The Princess Bride and Thing, Oh My!

cardboard cinema

Jacob Hall returns with another installment of Cardboard Cinema, this time looking at games inspired by films such as Reservoir Dogs, The Princess Bride, The Thing, Source Code and more. Check out the full story right here.

#14. Michael Shannon's Son Has Powers in Midnight Special Trailer

The sci-fi film arrives on March 18th, 2016.

#13. Peter Jackson Explains Why The Hobbit Trilogy Was a Mess

Peter Jackson in The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Production Diary 14

The director finally explains why The Hobbit trilogy didn't turn out to be nearly as good as Lord of the Rings, and it's actually a little sad to hear him lament the mess that he inherited and couldn't take the time to fix. Read the full story right here.

#12. Chris Hemsworth is Back in The Huntsman: Winter's War Trailer

The sequel arrives on April 22nd, 2016.

#11. DC Round-Up: Justice League Dark, Immortal and Wonder Woman

Megan Gale as Wonder Woman

We got a first look at Chris Pine as Steve Trevor on the set of Wonder Woman, followed by a glimpse of the Wonder Woman that could have been in George Miller's abandoned Justice League Immortal. Plus, there's some rumors on the cast of Justice League Dark as well as a shortlist of potential directors in the running. Check out the respective links for more details on all that.

#10. Agent Carter Season 2 Teaser Takes Peggy to Los Angeles

The series returns to ABC on January 5th, 2016.

Mission Impossible 6 director

#9. Christopher McQuarrie Returning to Direct Mission: Impossible 6

After directing Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, it sounds like Christopher McQuarrie will be back at the helm for Mission: Impossible 6. At the very least he'll be writing the script. Find out when production may start on the sequel right here.

#8. Another X-Men Sequel Rumored to Be Shooting in 2017

Bryan Singer

A rumor is swirling about soundstages already being booked for an unknown X-Men sequel to shoot in 2017 that Bryan Singer may direct. Get the details on the rumor and how likely it is to happen right here.

#7. Creed Makes Up for All the Bad Rocky Sequels Over the Years

Creed trailer

The Rocky spin-off starring Michael B. Jordan is getting stellar reviews and our own Jacob Hall has chimed in with his reaction to the film. It sounds like this is the best follow-up to Rocky yet. Check out the full review of Creed right here.

#6. Daniel Radcliffe Joins the Team in Now You See Me 2 Trailer

The sequel arrives on June 10th, 2016.

#5. Prometheus 2 Gets a New Title and Official Synopsis

alienRidley Scott revealed another new title for Prometheus 2, and it was officially announced by the studio along with the first synopsis of the movie. Find out what we know about Alien: Covenant so far right here.

#4. Fast and Furious Will Get a Marvel-Style Shared Universe

Furious 7 Honest Trailer

Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley talked about the future of the Fast and Furious franchise, saying that we'll start to focus on individual characters in future movies as opposed to having the entire ensemble all the time. Basically it will turn the Fast and Furious franchise into a Marvel Studios style film series. Find out what all this means right here.

#3. Zoolander 2 Trailer: Ben Stiller is Still Ridiculously Good Looking

The comedy sequel arrives on February 12th, 2016.

#2 Star Wars Round-Up: TV Spots, Honest Trailer, Stephen Colbert and More

#1. Christopher Nolan's Memento is Getting a Remake for Some Reason


This isn't exactly the "Best" story of the week, but for some reason Christopher Nolan's revered film Memento is in the process of getting a remake. No one seems to be too happy about this. Find out who is behind this uproarious development right here.

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