The Week in Movie News: Jake Gyllenhaal Is a Spider-Man Villain, the Boba Fett Movie Is Back On and More


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


 



BIG NEWS


Jake Gyllenhaal joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, who once was considered to play Spider-Man, has been cast as the villain Mysterio in the Spider-Man: Homecoming follow-up. Read more here.


 


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GREAT NEWS


Deadpool 2 is getting a director’s cut: Despite its enormous success in its present length, Deadpool 2 will be re-released in some form in the future with an extended director’s cut featuring about 12 minutes of deleted material added back in. Read more on that here and read about Deadpool 2‘s box office achievements here.


 



SURPRISING NEWS


Boba Fett is getting a movie (again): While a Boba Fett Star Wars Story has always been inevitable, we weren’t sure when we’d see the idea return following the cancellation of Josh Trank’s attempt a few years back. Now James Mangold is at the helm. Find out more here.


 


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EXCLUSIVE BUZZ


Paul Schrader and Ethan Hawke on First Reformed: We talked to First Reformed writer/director Paul Schrader and star Ethan Hawke about their new movie and its similarities to the Schrader-scripted classic Taxi Driver. Read the whole interview here.


 



COOL CULTURE


Lando’s Star War Story: While Star Wars fans and Donald Glover fans alike dream of Lando Calrissian getting his own solo movie, here’s a sketch of the idea featuring parodies of three of Glover’s Childish Gambino songs:



 



MUST-WATCH TRAILERS


Mowgli offers a darker take on The Jungle Book: The first trailer arrived for the other performance-capture-based Jungle Book movie, Andy Serkis’s Mowgli, and it looks dark and menacing. Watch it below.



 



Skyscraper promises peak Dwayne Johnson ridiculousness: The second trailer for Skyscraper offers an even more intense but also much sillier look at the next Dwayne Johnson blockbuster. Watch it below.



 



The Sisters Brothers looks like a rootin’ tootin’ good time: The first trailer for Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers teases a Western full of laughs starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and John C. Reilly as the titular trio. Watch it here:


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