Top 20 Stories Of The Week: Midnight Special, Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, Star Wars: Episode VIII

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

This week brought a slew of new trailers for Illumination Entertainment's Sing, Jeff Nichols' sci-fi thriller Midnight Special, Netflix's comedy revival Pee-Wee's Big Holiday, and next month's 10 Cloverfield Lane. In addition, we have updates on the future of Wolverine 3, as well as the start of production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Check out all of the Top 20 Stories of the Week after the jump.

20. The Best & Worst Sketches from Melissa McCarthy's SNL

Melissa McCarthy Saturday Night Live

Last weekend Melissa McCarthy hosted Saturday Night Live and proved why she's one of the top comedy actresses working today. Find out the best and worst sketches from the episode right here.

19. Salt Is Getting the TV Series Treatment at Sony

Salt - Angelina Jolie

The action thriller that starred Angelina Jolie is heading to the small screen with a TV series adaptation being shopped around by Sony Pictures right now. Get the details right here.

18. Hunt for the Wilderpeople Trailer: The Hit Sundance Comedy

The comedy hits New Zealand in March but has no US release date yet.

17. Sing Trailer: Illumination Puts Animals in a Singing Competition

The animated comedy arrives on December 21.

16. Midnight Special Trailer: An Amblin-esque Sci-Fi Thriller

The sci-fi thriller arrives on March 18.

15. Homer Simpson Will Answer Questions Live on The Simpsons


Thanks to the magic of motion capture, Homer Simpson answer fan questions live on television. To find out when you'll be able to see this wonder of television, check out our full story right here.

14. Bastille Day Trailer: Idris Elba Getes His Own Action Thriller to Lead

The action thriller arrives on April 22.


13. Julianne Moore Will Be the Villain in Kingsman: The Secret Service 2

Since playing the villain in The Seventh Son didn't work out, Julianne Moore will get the chance to play a villain again in Kingsman: The Secret Service 2. Get the details right here.

12. Pee-Wee's Big Holiday Trailer: Paul Reubens Is Back in the Bowtie

Pee-Wee returns in a new movie on March 18.

11. Sequel Round-Up: John Wick 2, San Andreas 2, Blade Runner 2

10. Deadpool Round-Up: Saturday Night Live, Deadpool 2 and More

9. Director Robert Eggers Runs Through His Influences of The Witch

the witch influences

The Witch director Robert Eggers runs through the films that influenced his indie horror, and you can find out what he had to say about those movies in this three-part feature:

  • The Witch Influences: Part One
  • The Witch Influences: Part Two
  • The Witch Influences: Part Three
  • 8. Game of Thrones Teaser: Who Will Be Next to Die in Westeros?

    The show returns to HBO on April 24.

    7. Predator Reboot Teaser Poster: You'll Never See Him Coming

    predator reboot poster

    A new teaser poster for the reboot of Predator has arrived, and it's not messing around at all. Check out the teaser poster right here.

    Ghostbusters Trailer Teaser

    6. Ghostbusters Round-Up: Ecto Cooler, Teaser Footage and New Villain

    5.  10 Cloverfield Lane Trailer: Everybody Out There Is Dead

    The Cloverfield follow-up arrives March 11.

    4. Daredevil Trailer: The Punisher Is Coming to Hell's Kitchen

    Daredevil returns to Netflix on March 18.

    3. After Deadpool's Success, Wolverine 3 May Be an R-Rated Sequel

    Wolverine 3 development

    Fox is considering making Wolverine 3 with an eye towards getting an R-rating after Deadpool found a lot of success at the box office without appealing towards the younger demographic. Find out more right here.

    2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Begins Production, Reveals First Still

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 header

    The first image from Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has been unveiled as production on the sequel has officially begun. Check out tiny Groot on the shoulder of Drax the Destroyer right here.

    1. Star Wars: Episode VIII Begins Production, Shows First Footage

    Star Wars Episode VIII Working Title

    Production on Star Wars: Episode VIII has begun, and we've actually just gotten a look at some footage from the sequel straight from a set that should look familiar to anyone who saw The Force Awakens. Watch the announcement right here.

    Check out the previous Top 20 Stories of the Week right here.