Top 20 Stories Of The Week: Batman V Superman, Super Bowl Spots, Deadpool & More

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

Thanks to the Super Bowl, we got sneak peeks of a bunch of this summer's biggest blockbusters, in addition to new trailers for The Huntsman: Winter's War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This week also brought updates on the new Star Trek TV series, the revival of the Saw franchise, the future of Deadpool, and a new villain for Fast 8.

Check out all of the Top 20 Stories of the Week below.

20. The Best & Worst Sketches from Larry David's SNL

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We run through the best and worst sketches from last weekend's Saturday Night Live hosted by Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld creator Larry David. Get the full rundown right here.

19. Johnny Depp is Donal Trump in The Art of the Deal

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Funny or Die filmed a secret 50-minute movie with Johnny Depp playing Donald Trump in the 80s. This could be the coolest thing we see all year. Watch it right now over here.

18. The Saw Franchise Will Be Coming Back with More Crazy Traps

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Just when you thought the Saw franchise was dead, Lionsgate is bringing back more horrific puzzles in the form of Saw Legacy. Find out what we can expect from this franchise's return right here.

17. Fuller House: Everywhere You Look, The Tanners Are Back

The series premieres on Netflix on February 26.

16. Lethal Weapon Gets a TV Series Pilot Order at Fox

Lethal Weapon TV Series

The action thriller franchise is getting a TV pilot at Fox, and Damon Wayans Sr. has been tapped to play the role originated by Danny Glover in the film series. Find out who is executive producing in our full story.

15. High Rise Trailer: Tom Hiddleston Is an Excellent Specimen

High-Rise opens March 18 in the U.K. In the U.S., it hits VOD April 28 before going to theaters May 13.

14. House of Cards Season 4 Trailer: No One Scowls Like Kevin Spacey

The show returns to Netflix on March 4.


13. Zoolander 2 Review: Does Dumb Work As Well the Second Time?

Our own Angie Han thinks Zoolander 2 is really, really, really, ridiculously stupid, but not in the way that made the first movie work. Check out her full review right here and then maybe see the movie for yourself. Plus, check out our interview with writer Justin Theroux right here.

12. 10 Cloverfield Lane Viral Starts to Fill in the Blanks

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New viral marketing begins to link 10 Cloverfield Lane to the 2007 monster movie Cloverfield. Are they really going to be able to pull off this link to a movie that wasn't made to be a Cloverfield sequel? Find out right here.

11. Ready Player One Pushed Back to Avoid Star Wars: Episode VIII

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Ready Player One, from director Steven Spielberg, has been pushed back from its initial December 2017 release date to March of 2018 instead, all to avoid a little movie called Star Wars: Episode VIII. Find out what the new release date is and what we know about the movie so far right here.

10. Star Trek TV Series Lands Bryan Fuller as Showrunner

star trek showrunnerWonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, and Hannibal executive producer has been hired as showrunner for the new Star Trek TV series being set up at CBS. Find out what Fuller had to say about the new job right here.

9. Danny McBride Gets a Seat on Alien: Covenant

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Perhaps adding a bit of comedic flare to the sci-fi thriller, Danny McBride is in early talks to join the cast of Alien: Covenant. It's a surprising role for McBride, and if you want to find out how he landed it, you can find out right here.

8. Independence Day: Resurgence Interviews with Cast & Director

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We visited the set of Independence Day: Resurgence last year, and at the halfway point in production, we sat down with the cast of the blockbuster sequel as well as director Roland Emmerich. Here's each interview for you to check out yourself:

  • Liam Hemsworth
  • Maika Monroe & Jessie Usher
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Bill Pullman & Sela Ward
  • Brent Spiner & Vivica A. Fox
  • Roland Emmerich
  • 7. The Huntsman: Winter's War Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Is Back

    The sequel arrives on April 22.

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    6. Charlize Theron to Make Fast 8 a Little More Furiosa

    Mad Max: Fury Road star Charlize Theron will bring her fury to Fast 8 as the villain of the sequel that will take place in New York City. Find out more about her involvement right here.

    5. Johnny Depp Will Be Universal's New Invisible Man

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    Expanding the roster of Universal's new take on their classic monster movies, Johnny Depp has been cast as the lead in The Invisible Man. Get the new details on the project right here.

    4. Deadpool Sequel Already on the Way, X-Force Movie Next?

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    Even before the big box office receipts came in, Fox announced that a sequel to Deadpool was already in the works. Plus, there are rumblings of an X-Force movie that Ryan Reynolds would love to do.

    3. Transformers Stakes out Three Release Dates in 2017, 2018 & 2019

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    As if getting Star Wars and Marvel movies every year wasn't enough, Paramount Pictures is upping their blockbuster game by setting new Transformers movies in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The first one will be a Bumblebee spin-off.

    2. Check Out All the Blockbuster Super Bowl Spots Right Now

    1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Final Trailer: All the Good Stuff

    The superhero battle arrives on March 25.

    That's all for this week's Top 20 Stories of the Week.