Top 20 Stories Of The Week: Ghostbusters, Venom, Academy Awards & 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 brought confirmation of when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits Blu-Ray, some new details on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, word from Disney about whether Marvel Studios will ever tackled R-rated comic book movies, good news for The Dark Tower fans, a couple features on the animated animal characters of Disney and cinema's presidents, and of course, the first trailer for Ghostbusters and all that came with it.

Get all of the Top 20 Stories of the Week after the jump.

20. Death Wish Remake Lands a Pair of Promising Directors

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Israeli filmmaking duo Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado has been tapped to be at the helm of the Death Wish remake that's supposed to star Bruce Willis. Find out why this is good news in our full story.

19. Legends of the Hidden Temple Getting Rebooted as a TV Movie

Legends of the Hidden Temple Reboot

The 90s favorite game show from Nickelodeon is getting rebooted in the form of a TV movie that will incorporate elements of the show into the project. Find out what we know about it so far right here.

18. Angry Birds Trailer: The War Between Fowls and Pigs Finally Begins

The animated comedy arrives on May 20.

17. Power Rangers First Look: The New Heroes, Out of Their Power Suits

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Meet the new Power Rangers, but you'll have to check them out in a first look photo that looks like a JC Penney advertisement since they're not wearing their power suits just yet. See the photo right here.

16. 23 Jump Street Crossover with Men in Black Still in the Works

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That 23 Jump Street sequel that will cross over with Men in Black is still in the works, and it sounds like The Muppets and Alice Through the Looking Glass director James Bobin might be directing it. Get the details right here.

15. The Conjuring 2 Set Visit: Watching a Master of Horror at Work

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We visited the set of The Conjuring 2, and Jack Giroux got to see master horror filmmaker James Wan at work. Find out what he saw and what you can expect from the horror sequel right here.

14. J.J. Abrams Says Star Wars Will See Gay Characters on Screen

Gay Characters in Star Wars

Whether you like it or not, we'll start seeing gay characters in the Star Wars universe, according to J.J. Abrams. It's all part of the much needed diversification of the Star Wars universe. Find out more right here.

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13. Looking at the Impossible Decisions of Cinematic Presidents

Jacob Hall takes a look at the impossible decisions that the cinematic Presidents of the United States of America have had to make on the big screen, and he grades them. Check out the full list right here.

12. Exclusive: 10 Cloverfield Lane Poster from Ape Meets Girl

Ape Meets World 10 Cloverfield Lane Poster

Ape Meets Girl created an awesome new poster for 10 Cloverfield Lane, and we exclusively debuted it online for you to check out. Do you see any easter eggs in the poster? Take a closer look right here.

11. How Zootopia Developed Not from Politics, But Character and Story

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We talked to the directors of Zootopia and found out how the film developed from an idea to parody James Bond. Plus, they discuss how the important message of the movie came from the natural development of the characters and story instead of being politically motivated.

10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-Ray Release Date Confirmed

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The Blu-Ray for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has finally been given an official release date, and we have details on the special features and exclusive editions that will be available at certain stores. Get all the details right here.

9. Counting Down Disney's Best Talking Animal Characters on Film

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Our own Jacob Hall runs through the greatest talking animal characters from Disney's long history of anthropomorphic creatures on the big screen. Which ones made the top of the list? Find out right here.

8. The Dark Tower Confirms Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba

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Idris Elba has been confirmed in the lead role of The Dark Tower as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey will be playing the Man in Black. Find out what Stephen King and Nikolaj Acel had to say about the production right here.

7. Disney Says They Have No Plans to Make R-Rated Movies at Marvel

Marvel Movies Forever

Disney revealed that despite the success of Deadpool, they have no plans to have Marvel Studios to create any R-rated comic book movies in the future. Find out what the studio had to say on the matter right here.

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6. Batman v Superman Round-Up: Early Buzz, TV Spots and More

5. Finding Dory Trailer: Dead Fish, Whale Talk and a New Adventure

The animated sequel arrives on June 17.

4. Suicide Squad 2 May Already Be in Development

Suicide Squad Trailer Breakdown

Even though the first film doesn't arrive until August, it sounds like Warner Bros. Pictures is already working on a Suicide Squad 2. Does this mean that they've confident in the film's quality? Get the details right here.

3. Venom Still Alive at Sony, Hires a New Writer


The long-developing Venom spin-off is alive again with a new writer. But will it have ties to the new Spider-Man universe that brings the wallcrawler into the Marvel cinematic universe? Find out right here.

2. The 88th Academy Awards: Who Ended Up Taking Home the Oscars?

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The Oscars were handed out last weekend, and we've got a full list of winners right here. Plus, you can check out Chris Rock's controversial monologue over here, and also find out about the surprises and snubs among the winners right here.

1. Ghostbusters Trailer: Who Are You Going to Call?

Slimer in Ghostbusters Reboot

The first trailer for Ghostbusters arrived last week, and you can check it out right here, along with a secret featurette that was revealed shortly thereafter. In addition, we took a much closer look at the first footage in a trailer breakdown, not to mention making the case for why the movie needs to exist in the original Ghostbusters universe, even though it won't. Plus, we have some words from director Paul Feig and writer Katie Dippold about their approach to the highly scrutinized project right here.

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