The Week in Movie News: First Look at ‘Ocean’s 8,’ ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Spoilers

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


 


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BIG NEWS


Director’s cut of It will be released: The hugely successful adaptation of Stephen King’s It, which debuted on digital on demand to own this week, will receive a Director’s Cut release in a few months. Read more here and check out info on the hit horror movie’s deleted scenes and other Blu-ray features here. 


 



GREAT NEWS


G.I. Joe returns in 2020: Paramount Pictures set release dates for some of its most-anticipated toy-based blockbusters, including the next installment of G.I. Joe, the first Micronauts movie and the latest take on Dungeons and Dragons. Read more here.


 



CONTINUED CONVERSATION


Star Wars: The Last Jedi is up for discussion: After everyone saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi over the weekend, there was a need for spoiler-filled discussions, debates and clarifications. Fortunately, writer-director Rian Johnson shared plenty of explanations. Read more here and find other news on the movie’s box office success and awards contention here and here.


 



COOL CULTURE


Star Wars: The Last Jedi Easter eggs: Speaking of The Last Jedi, more videos inspired by the movie arrived this week, detailing Easter eggs found in the new Star Wars episode (watch below) and offering parodies and other treats based on past installments, which we collected here and here.



 



EXCLUSIVE BUZZ


Paul Thomas Anderson on Daniel Day-Lewis: We talked to Phantom Thread writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson about his new movie and working again with actor Daniel Day-Lewis, whom he says helps him be a better filmmaker. Read the interview to find out how here.


 



MUST-WATCH TRAILERS


Ocean’s 8 introduces the new faces of the Ocean’s 11 franchise: The highly anticipated Ocean’s Eleven spin-off Ocean’s 8 released its first full trailer, which sets up a glamorous heist plot involving an all-women team of criminals. Watch it here:



 



Mortal Instruments teases a steampunk adventure: The first teaser for Mortal Instruments, which is co-scripted and produced by Peter Jackson, presents a visionary post-apocalyptic steampunk world that looks like a cross between Mad Max: Fury Road and Howl’s Moving Castle. Watch it here:



 



Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again presents Lily James as young Meryl Streep: The sequel to the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! is arriving exactly 10 years after the release of the original and involves a backstory plot starring Lily James and more ABBA tunes. Check out the first trailer below: