Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:
One of the panda stars of Born In China.
The Fate of the Furious zoomed past its competitors to #1 at the box office this past weekend with $100.2 million with a new worldwide debut record at $532 million. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Star Wars fans received an early Christmas present when the first official teaser and movie poster for The Last Jedi debuted during Star Wars Celebration. (Entertainment Weekly)
Warner Bros. unveil an exclusive first look at Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s reboot of A Star is Born. (Deadline)
Jude Law will play young Albus Dumbledore in the next installment of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Harry Potter prequel series. (New York Times)
Ryan Reynolds hilariously disagreed about the Josh Brolin casting, but it is official nonetheless as Fox announced the actor will star in Deadpool 2 as Cable. (Variety)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has yet to hit theaters, but director James Gunn already confirms that he will be back for Vol. 3. (Newsweek)
Empire detailed new content, characters and images from Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle with a better glimpse of Eggsy’s next spy mission in the United States.
Meet the charming lovable animals roaming China’s countryside in Disney’s Born in China. (USA Today)
Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover and all our favorite friends at Sesame Street recite iconic movie quotes that are even better than the real thing. (Vanity Fair)
Baby Groot and the Gecko joined forces to save the universe while also selling some car insurance in Geico’s latest campaign and brand tie-in collaboration with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. (Advertising Age – Creativity)
Disney unveiled new character movie posters of the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tells No Tales. (Entertainment Weekly)
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) may have just met his match in both Hela (Cate Blanchett) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in the action-packed first teaser for Thor: Ragnarok. (CNN)
The Academy officially announces the next four Oscar ceremony dates to be telecast live on ABC – 90th Academy Awards: March 4, 2018; 91st Academy Awards: February 24, 2019; 92nd Academy Awards: February 23, 2020 and 93rd Academy Awards: February 28, 2021. (Entertainment Weekly)
Summer movie season is nearly upon us, so get ready for the amazing onslaught of movies hitting theaters this summer with a look at these 10 most anticipated flicks. (USA Today)