Top 20 Stories Of The Week: Captain America: Civil War, Alien: Covenant, Tremors & More

The Top 20 Stories of the Week are the stories we think you should check out on /Film from the previous week.

This week we've got an update on another Riddick sequel and a spin-off TV series, Kevin Bacon returning to the world of Tremors, bad news for anyone anticipating Fantastic Four 2 and a major Game of Thrones teaser for the sixth season. Plus, we've got a bunch of new Star Wars and Marvel Studios updates, along with new The Force Awakens TV spots and the Captain America: Civil War trailer.

Hit the jump for all of the Top 20 Stories of the Week.

#20. The Best & Worst Sketches from Matthew McConaughey's Saturday Night Live

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We run through all the sketches from Matthew McConaughey's return to SNL for the first time in 14 years. Find out what the best sketches of the night were right here.

#19. The Big Short Trailer Takes the Fight to the Banks

The film gets a limited release December 11th and rolls out nationwide December 23rd.

#18. Akiva Goldsman to Lead G.I. Joe and Micronauts Writers Rooms

GI Joe Writers Room

After leading a writers room to plan the future of the Transformers franchise at Paramount Pictures, Akiva Goldsman has been set to do the same thing for G.I. Joe and Micronauts at the studio with some of the Transformers writers coming on board. Get all the details in our full story.

#17. Zootopia Trailer: Things Slow Down at the DMV

The animated comedy arrives on March 4, 2016.

#16. Martin Scorsese Back with The Departed Writer for Evel Knievel Movie

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Director Martin Scorsese is thinking about reteaming with The Departed screenwriter William Monahan for a movie about the life of Evel Knievel. This isn't the project that has Channing Tatum attached to play the daredevil though, so find out about this competing project right here.

#15. Riddick Getting Another Sequel and a TV Series Spin-Off

Riddick SequelVin Diesel announced last weekend that there will be another Riddick sequel called Furya, and there's also a spin-off TV series in development, though it won't focus on Diesel's character. Find out more about both projects right here.Tremors TV Series

#14. Kevin Bacon Returning to Tremors with New TV Series in Development

Kevin Bacon is heading back to the desert for a new TV series that will continue the story of Tremors, the cult classic sci-fi horror. The actor will executive producer and star in the show which you can read more about right here.

#13. DC's Legends of Tomorrow Trailer: The Team of Superheroes Hits The CW

The series hits The CW next year on January 21st, 2016.

#12. First Wonder Woman Photo and Supporting Cast Confirmed

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A new photo of Gal Gadot suited up on the set of Wonder Woman was revealed last weekend with the announcement of production beginning in London and new cast members. Find out who else will star in the movie right here.

#11. How Does the Alias Comic Compare to the Jessica Jones TV Series?

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Our own Jacob Hall dives into the differences between Marvel and Netflix's Jessica Jones series and the Alias comic book that inspired the show. Check out his extensive rundown right here.

#10. Marvel Round-Up: Guardians of the Galaxy Rumors, Thor: Ragnarok Humor and More

#9. Fantastic Four 2 Pulled from 20th Century Fox's 2017 Calendar

Fantastic Four Honest Trailer

After Fantastic Four bombed hard at the box office and got skewered by critics, 20th Century Fox has pulled the previously scheduled sequel off the 2017 release calendar for the studio. Find out more right here.

#8. Here's 28 Movies You Can See Thanksgiving Weekend 2015

2015 Thanksgiving Weekend Movies

We've got a whole slew of movie you can still watch with your family this holiday weekend, both in theaters and from the comfort of your living room. Check out the full list right here.


#7. Game of Thrones Season Six Poster Hints at Character's Return

The first Game of Thrones teaser poster for the sixth season gave a big tease of the return of a character who is supposed to be dead. Is HBO just messing with fans though? Get the full story right here.

#6. Star Wars Round-Up: TV Spots, Rating, Lens Flares and More

#5. Here's 15 Movies We're Thankful For in 2015

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Our own Angie Han counts down 15 movies that we're thankful for in 2015, from Ex Machina to Furious 7 and more. Check out the full list of movies right here.

#4. What Did You Miss in the Captain America: Civil War Trailer?


We breakdown the Captain America: Civil War trailer, pointing out some of the things you may have missed and discussing what we learned about the sequel from the first footage. Check out the whole breakdown right here.

#3. Tom Cruise May Star in Universal's Reboot of The Mummy

Tom Cruise in Jack ReacherTom Cruise may be wanted as the star for Universal's reboot of The Mummy, but it doesn't sound like the studio is in negotiations with the actor yet to make it happen. Find out all the details right here.

#2. Alien: Covenant is the Beginning of a New Prequel Trilogy

Alien Prequel Trilogy

Director Ridley Scott has revealed that Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus, is just the beginning of a new prequel trilogy that will lead up to the original 1979 film that started it all. Find out what he had to say right here.

#1. Superheroes Clash Big Time in Captain America: Civil War Trailer

The sequel arrives on May 6th, 2016.

Read the previous weekly round-up of the biggest stories right here.