Top 20 Stories Of The Week: Doctor Strange, Suicide Squad, Fantastic Beasts & 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 a whole slew of Marvel updates concerning The Defenders, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and more. Plus, there's casting updates for Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle, coverage from CinemaCon, more exclusive sneak peeks from behind the scenes of Finding Dory, and news of yet another Avatar sequel.

In addition, we've got new trailers for the sixth season of Game of Thrones, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows, Suicide Squad, Doctor Strange and a couple more.

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

20. The Best & Worst Sketches from Russell Crowe's Saturday Night Live


Russell Crowe only ended up in about four of the sketches from this episode of Saturday Night Live, but he put himself into every single character 100%. We run through the best and worth sketches right here.

19. Green Room Interview: Director Jeremy Saulnier on His Bloody Thriller

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We sat down with Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier to discuss his bloody new thriller, working with Patrick Stewart and all the hardcore gore that the movie brings. Check out the full interview right here.

18. Neon Demon Trailer: Dakota Fanning Gets Dark for Nicolas Winding Refn

The thriller premieres in Cannes next month but has no US release date yet.

17. Birth of a Nation Teaser Trailer: Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion Begins

The hopeful awards contender arrives on October 7.

16. Kingsman 2 Casting: Channing Tatum and Maybe Elton John

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Channing Tatum announced that he joined the cast of the spy sequel with a little teaser poster you can check out right here. In addition, Elton John is wanted for a role in the film, but he hasn't finalized a deal just yet. Find out more in our original story.

15. Ghost in the Shell First Look: Anime Comes to Life

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Get a first look at Scarlett Johansson in the live-action big screen adaptation of the popular anime. The film is in production in New Zealand and the first photo from the movie has been revealed right here.

14. The Real Life Inspiration Behind Finding Dory, New Tech & More

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Check out our stories that take a look at the real-life animals that inspired the animation in Finding Dory, why new technology has made the sequel harder to produce and how Dory almost didn't end up in Finding Nemo.

AMC Theatres Allowing Texting in Movie Theaters

13. AMC Theatres Considered Allowing Texting Until The Internet Spoke Up

The head of AMC Entertainment said that allowing texting in some theaters was being considered for AMC Theatres. But once the internet heard about just the possibility of this happening, they expressed their rage, and the company backed down on the idea very quickly.

12. CinemaCon: Updates from the Movie Theater Exhibition in Vegas

11. Marvel Round-Up: Defenders, Thor: Ragnarok & More

10. The Jungle Book Review; Sequel Already in the Works

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Angie Han had plenty of kind words to say about Jon Favreau's live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, and it sounds like the studio is sweet on the movie as well since a sequel is already in development.

9. James Cameron Adds One More Avatar Sequel to the Line-Up


While at CinemaCon, director James Cameron reavealed that the number of sequels in the works to follow the 2009 sci-fi adventure Avatar is now up to four, and they'll all be released between now and 2023.

8. Game of Thrones May Have Two Shorter Seasons to Wrap Up

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The final two seasons of Game of Thrones may be shorter than the previous seasons. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed they're heading into the final episodes after this season, and by their count, there may only be 13 episodes left.

7. Star Wars Trilogy Returning to Theaters This Summer

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The Alamo Drafthouse is bringing back the original Star Wars trilogy to select theaters this summer. Sadly, it's the 1997 Special Edition versions of the movies and not the original cuts. Get more details right here.

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6. Spider-Man: Homecoming: Title Confirmed, Casting Continues

Spider-Man: Homecoming has been confirmed to be the title of the latest reboot from Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. In addition, Michael Keaton is being eyed to play the villain in the movie, which may or may not be Vulture. Plus Robert Downey Jr. hinted that he might be appearing in the movie.

5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Trailer: More Nonsense in a Half-Shell

The sequel arrives on June 3.

4. Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer and Breakdown

The fantasy series returns to HBO on April 24, and we break down the above trailer right here.

3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magic Comes to America

The Harry Potter spin-off arrives on November 18 and we break down the trailer right here.

2. Suicide Squad Trailer: The Bad Guys Just Might Do Some Good

The villain showcase arrives on August 5, and we break down the trailer right here.

1. Doctor Strange Trailer: Get Mystical with Stephen Strange

The comic book flick arrives on and we run through the trailer in-depth right here.

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