Top 20 Stories Of The Week: Star Trek Beyond, Fantastic Beasts, The Force Awakens

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

This past week brought information on the 70mm release of The Hateful Eight, details on the fate of Will Smith's character in Independence Day: Resurgence as well as the first trailer for the sequel, a new photo and posters for the Ghostbusters reboot, and the first trailers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Star Trek Beyond.

Check out the Top 20 Stories of the Week below!

#20. Terminator 2 Getting a 3D Re-Release in 2016

Terminator 2 3DJames Cameron's action sequel will be getting converted to 3D and re-released in theaters in 2016. Find out what Cameron has to say about the 25th anniversary re-release in our original story.

#19. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Biggest Crowd-Funded TV Project

Mystery Science Theater 3000 KickstarterMystery Science Theater 3000 hit their Kickstarter goal and is now the biggest TV/film project to get funded. In fact, they actually exceeded their goal, which means more good news for fans. Get the full story right here.

#18. Best & Worst Sketches from Chris Hemsworth's Saturday Night Live


We run through the best and worst sketches from Chris Hemsworth's return to Saturday Night Live as host. How did the Thor star fare in his sophomore turn at Studio 8H? Find out in our full review.

#17. Taron Egerton is Terrible at Skiing in Eddie the Eagle Trailer

The true story hits theaters on February 26th, 2016.

#16. How Did This Get Made?: Steel

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Our companion feature takes a look at the most recent episode of How Did This Get Made?, and this time it's the Shaquille O'Neal superhero movie Steel, which also starred Judd Nelson. Read the full piece right here.

#15. G.I. Joe Getting a Shared Universe with M.A.S.K. and More

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The G.I. Joe film franchise is about to get a bunch of other toylines added into the mix as brands such as M.A.S.K., The Visionaries and more will be part of a shared universe that Hasbro is creating with Paramount Pictures. Get all the details right here.

#14. John Wick 2 Will Be a Mini Matrix Reunion


It looks like John Wick 2 will have a little bit of a reunion for a couple of The Matrix stars as one of Keanu Reeves fellow heroes from the sci-fi trilogy was recently spotted on set. Get the full story right here.

The Force Awakens TV Spots

#13. Star Wars Round-Up: AFI Awards, BB-8, Rian Johnson and More

#12. The Hateful Eight 70mm Roadshow Tickets Now on Sale

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Tickets are finally on sale for The Hateful Eight 70mm roadshow that will be playing in select cities beginning on December 25th. Find out where the closest location is right here.

#11. Will Smith's Status in Independence Day: Resurgence Revealed

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A new viral website for Independence Day: Resurgence explains what happened to Will Smith since the first Independence Day 20 years ago. Find out why we won't see his character in the sequel right here.

#10. Countdown to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

#9. Katherine Waterston and Old Aliens Will Be in Alien: Covenant

Alien Prequel TrilogyInherent Vice star Katherine Waterston has landed a lead role in Alien: Covenant and she'll be joined by some of your favorite xenomorphs from the original films as well. Check out the respective links for more.

#8. Ghostbusters Reveals a New Photo and Character Posters

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A new photo of the lady Ghostbusters has been revealed along with a batch of character posters showcasing the new gear that they'll be using to take down some spirits.

#7. Star Trek Beyond Interview: Justin Lin Reassures Fans

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Justin Lin responds to some of the criticism over the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond, which you'll find a little higher on the list. Find out what he had to say about the gripes right here.

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#6. The Force Awakens Interviews: Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams

Peter Sciretta sat down to talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens with director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams talks about how The Force Awakens was planned with regard for the future of the new trilogy, how he considers the prequels and more. Meanwhile, Kennedy talks about how she and her team are planning out the future of the Star Wars franchise, how George Lucas' treatments evolved into Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more.

#5. Kurt Russell Could Be Star-Lord's Dad in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Furious-7-Kurt-RussellKurt Russell is being lined up to play Star-Lord's father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but we still don't know who his father will be. Find out more about this potential casting in our original story.

#4. The Force Awakens Reviews: Peter Sciretta and David Chen Chime In

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Find out what Peter Sciretta thought about Star Wars: The Force Awakens in his spoiler-free review. Plus, check out David Chen's video review of the movie as well right here.

#3. Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer Brings the Aliens Back

The sequel arrives on June 24th, 2016.

#2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Teaser: American Magic

The magic returns on November 18th, 2016.

#1. Star Trek Beyond: Beastie Boys and Space Exploration

Go back to the final frontier on July 22nd, 2016.

Read the previous Top 20 Stories of the Week right here.