Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:
Black Panther broke its first box office records: Marvel has another huge hit on their hands, as Black Panther opens this weekend and already kicked things off with the MCU’s second-best preview screenings gross ever. Read more here.
Another Willy Wonka movie is in the works: Normally remakes of classics aren’t immediately labeled “great news,” but a new take on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming from Paddington and Paddington 2 director Paul King, and that’s pretty promising. Read more here.
Solo revealed another cast member: With only a few more months before the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, director Ron Howard confirmed that Jon Favreau is voicing an “important” character. Read more here, see Favreau’s later confirmation of which character he’s playing and check out the first look at new Solo toys here and find out which movies influenced the script here.
Get Out and Call Me By Your Name won more awards: With the Oscars still weeks away, Get Out and Call Me By Your Name upped their awards season game with Writers Guild Awards wins. Read more here and find out how to see Get Out for free in theaters this weekend here.
How to prepare for Black Panther: This week saw many primers for moviegoers heading out to see Black Panther in need of some background and set up. Below is a history of the character from comics to the new Marvel Cinematic Universe installment. We also shared more Black Panther-related culture here and here.
Incredibles 2 shares a peek: The first teaser with a lot of footage from Incredibles 2 arrived in the form of an Olympics sneak peek, and the Pixar sequel looks as good as the original. Watch it below.
Rampage shows animal experimentation gone wrong: The second trailer for the arcade game adaptation Rampage features Dwayne Johnson and a number of giant animals created through experiments gone wrong. Watch it here:
Ready Player One focuses on friendly competition: The new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One shows more of its main characters in love and war, in true reality and virtual reality. Check it out here: