Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:

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BIG NEWS

DC tapped new directors for Flashpoint: Warner Bros. is moving forward on its Justice League spin-off focused on The Flash (Ezra Miller) and has just hired Vacation directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to helm the DC superhero feature, which is called Flashpoint. Read more here and find additional DC Expanded Universe news here, here and here.

GREAT NEWS

Leonardo DiCaprio will reunite with Quentin Tarantino: After playing a villainous supporting role in Django Unchained, Leonardo DiCaprio will re-team with Quentin Tarantino playing an aging actor in the filmmaker’s next project, set in 1969 amidst the Manson Family murders. Al Pacino also might join the cast. Read more here.

SURPRISING NEWS

Lucasfilm had just one reason to dismiss the Star Wars Expanded Universe: Lucasfilm’s Leland Chee finally revealed why the Star Wars Expanded Universe novels, comics and other materials were made non-canon ahead of production on the new movies, and it all has to do with Chewbacca. Read more here and check out a new Star Wars rumor here.

EXCLUSIVE BUZZ

Sundance 2018 Preview: We’re at the Sundance Film Festival starting this week, so we picked out some of the movies we’re excited about. Read the list of titles, including Reed Morano’s I Think We’re Alone Now (pictured above), here.

COOL CULTURE

The movies that inspired Phantom Thread: Similar to the list of influences Paul Thomas Anderson shared with us recently, there’s a new video highlighting classic movies that inspired Phantom Thread. Watch it below and see another video showcasing the career of star Daniel Day-Lewis here.

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

Tomb Raider focuses on family: The Tomb Raider reboot starring Alicia Vikander has a new trailer, which highlights the title character’s search for what became of her missing father. Watch here:

Black Panther has an entourage: The highly anticipated next Marvel movie has a new TV spot focused on Black Panther’s extended family and friends and features some spectacular action. Watch it here:

Red Sparrow is packed with action: The upcoming Jennifer Lawrence-led spy thriller Red Sparrow also promises a lot of action in a new TV spot. Check it out here:

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