The Week in Movie News: Sundance Buzz, 'The Batman' and 'Suicide Squad 2' Updates and More

The Week in Movie News: Sundance Buzz, 'The Batman' and 'Suicide Squad 2' Updates and More

Feb 01, 2019

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



DC's The Batman and Suicide Squad 2 get release dates: Ben Affleck was confirmed to be exiting the role of Batman and James Gunn was confirmed as the director of Suicide Squad 2 as DC updated their release calendar to include The Batman and the Suicide Squad sequel both arriving in 2021. Read all about what DC has in store the next few years here



Sundance hits are coming to a theater near you: With Amazon and Warner Bros. spending big at this year's Sundance Film Festival, a number of popular premieres are heading your way soon, including Blinded by the Light and The Report. Read about the major deals and find out how you'll see these movies here



Grant Sputore and Michael Lloyd Green on I Am MotherAt Sundance, we talked to director Grant Sputore and writer Michael Lloyd Green about their excellent sci-fi feature I Am Mother, the creation of its titular robot and the long road to the festival. Read our whole interview here.



How Dumbo is grounded yet also fantastical: We visited the set of Disney's live-action reimagining of Dumbo and learned about Tim Burton's goal to make a grounded movie about a flying elephant while also hearing from Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito and Joseph Gatt about their characters. Read our two reports from the set here and here.



The Girl in the Spider's Web VFX breakdown: The Girl in the Spider's Web, starring Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, is now available on digital home video, and this week we got to see how some of the movie's visual effects were achieved in a new breakdown reel. Watch it here:



Hobbs & Shaw looks super awesome: The first trailer arrived for the upcoming spinoff Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw, and not only do Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham look like a lot of fun together again but now we've got Idris Elba as a literal supervillain. Read everything we know about the movie here and watch the trailer below.



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