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    Let's Unpack All Of The Movie News That Happened This Week

    New horror movies! My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3! Chris Hemsworth's butt!

    Kickin' things off with all of the new teasers and trailers we received this week:

    1. First up, we got a new minute-long teaser for Thor: Love and Thunder, which was chock-full of new footage, and also shined a light on Christian Bale's terrifying villain, Gorr the God Butcher.

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    In this film, we see Thor seeking to retire from his superhero antics and hang up his hammer — however, all of that goes right out of the window when Gorr shows up, dead-set on destroying every single one of the Gods.

    A man in black and white face paint stands atop a clip

    Also, semi-related, but — according to writer/director Taika Waititi — we see Thor's butt in this movie, so there's that. In his words: "You get the full Hem's worth."

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    Thor: Love and Thunder is slated to hit theaters on July 8!

    2. Next, we received a teaser for Peacock and Blumhouse's new horror film, They/Them.

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    The films follows a group of LGBTQ+ teens who are sent away to a "conversion camp."

    A man stands before a crowd of people at a camp

    As the teens bump heads more and more with the camp leaders — for good reason — they discover the evil of the camp may be even worse than they'd already known, given the arrival of a masked killer.

    A man in a mask holds up a single finger to shush someone

    They/Them is slated to hit Peacock on August 5!

    3. Speaking of horror movies, we got our first trailer for Smile, which...y'all, I don't even know anymore. This trailer was a lot for me on a weekday.

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    As the title suggests, a woman is haunted (and hunted) by smiling people. Anyone who sees these smilers(?) is given roughly a week to live. So, it's like The Ring, but with really happy people. I know it sounds like I'm disinterested, but I promise you, I will be first in line to see this movie — I'm already obsessed with it.

    A woman passes a hospital room with a man inside smiling

    Admittedly, I was first watching this trailer like "This looks silly..." but then I also fully yelled at the jump scare at the end, so WHO'S SILLY NOW, HUH?! (It's me, I'm silly.)

    A woman is terrified in bed as a woman approaches from behind in the shadows

    Smile is slated to hit theaters on September 30!

    4. We also got our first full-length trailer for Hulu's upcoming dark comedy, Not Okay.

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    Following a woman who is dead set on fame and internet popularity, she gets way more than she bargained for when she fakes a trip to Paris during a terrible world event.

    A woman in a beret takes a selfie

    Though, pretty much all you need to know about the tone of this film is at the very beginning of the trailer, which includes a title card warning the audience that this film contains an "Unlikeable Female Protagonist."

    A warning title card with the text "Warning: This film contains an unlikeable female protagonist"

    Not Okay is slated to hit Hulu on July 29!

    5. Lastly, we received our first trailer for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile which is, in fact, a children's film about a "house-dwelling crocodile."

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    But I grew up in Florida, so this is actually a horror movie for me.

    According to the film's synopsis, Lyle — who is voiced by Shawn Mendes (no, really) — finds his life is turned upside-down when a nasty neighbor has him relocated to a zoo.

    A Crocodile in clothing stands proudly beside a boy

    On voicing a singing crocodile, Shawn told People: "What was really amazing was that Lyle as a character only sings, so I felt really comfortable playing his character. I was able to do what I do best, plus I relate to his story and his character so much it felt natural. When I was approached to help make the music for the adaptation of such a classic book, it was a no brainer and just such a fun departure from what I am used to."

    A Crocodile stans in a bathtub

    Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is slated to hit Hulu on November 18!

    That's it for trailers! Next up, let's look at some fun and ~interesting~ little pre-production announcements, interviews, and behind-the-scenes moments:

    6. First, we got a cool little featurette for Jordan Peele's upcoming horror movie, Nope, which showed some awesome behind-the-scenes footage!

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    In the clips, we see that it truly "took a village" to make the film, and just how much hard work and love went into bringing this vision to life.

    Two men and a woman stand in the middle of a desert

    And, semi-related: When I finished watching the featurette, the "final trailer" — which came out a couple of weeks ago — automatically started playing, and I got sucked into watching it. In fact, I got so sucked in, my partner walked up behind me to ask me a question, and I didn't hear them, so I jumped about 12 feet in the air because I fully thought they were an alien coming to get me! It was unpleasant! 0/10 would not recommend. (But 10/10, would recommend the trailer.)

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    Also, this post is making me sound very jumpy, so I do want to make one thing clear: I am. I'm a very jumpy person. Jump scares get me every single time.

    7. Brad Pitt revealed that he's "on his last leg" when it comes to acting, and will likely retire in the coming years.

    Brad Pitt poses in the press room during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards, holding his Oscar

    The icon told GQ this week: "I consider myself on my last leg. This last semester or trimester. What is this section gonna be? And how do I wanna design that?"

    Brad Pitt poses in the press room during the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

    But fret not, my friends! Brad does have an awesome-looking action movie coming out a little later this year, Bullet Train, so be sure to check him out in that!

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    8. And Halsey talked about their biopic, which then sparked some backlash about their biopic.

    Halsey attends the 53nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena

    While on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Halsey and Jimmy both discussed their casting dreams for the film. Millie Bobby Brown was the top pick, and Millie even responded on Instagram to Jimmy and Halsey's conversation. However, this also led people to question why Halsey was getting a biopic in the first place.

    Halsey during their Jimmy Fallon interview

    Halsey then took to Twitter to explain things, stating that "a studio bought the rights to make it ONE DAY" and that it's the "best thing that ever happened to me bc the guy hired to write it became my baby daddy!"

    I just wanna say RE: “why would Halsey have a biopic”, I didn’t show up somewhere and ask someone to make a movie about me. a studio bought the rights to make it ONE DAY & I said “ok! cool.” Best thing that ever happened to me bc the guy hired to write it became my baby daddy! ☺️

    Halsey / Twitter

    9. Rachel Zegler shared her adorable reaction to being cast as Snow White in Disney's upcoming live-action remake.

    one year ago today i got cast as snow white ❤️💛💙✨🍎

    Rachel Zegler / Twitter / Via Twitter: @rachelzegler

    A year ago (on June 22), Deadline reported that Rachel was officially set to take on the role of the fairest of them all.

    (There's honestly not much more to this one...I just thought it was cute. Just look at her!)

    Rachel Zegler yells excitedly

    10. Finishing off this section with a couple of pieces of incoming threequel(?) news! My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is officially in the works!

    A man and a woman, just married, sit in a limo

    Writer and actor Nia Vardalos took to Twitter to announce the news in a quick video, as well as to reveal that she'll be taking up the mantle of director!

    Thank you to Playtone, Gold Circle, HBO and Focus. #mybigfatgreekwedding3 … in Greece! 🇬🇷🎥🇬🇷

    Nia Vardalos / Twitter / Via Twitter: @NiaVardalos

    She also revealed that the third installment will be filming IN Greece, and — as a Greek woman who felt personally attacked by installments one and two — I can't wait to see what the Portokalos family is up to this time around!

    John Corbett and Nia Vardalos during The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards

    11. Also, Kristen Bell officially stated that she's more than down to do Frozen 3 even going so far as to "announce" the third installment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

    Two women, a man, and a reindeer stare off into the distance

    "I would like to officially announce, with zero authority, Frozen 3," Kristen joked. "I know Idina recently said she would do it. And I feel like if we're all in, what are we waiting for?! We want it, let's do it!"

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    And finally, let's end on all of the new films coming to theaters (and on streaming!) this week:

    12. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    A small shell wearing shoes cries a single tear

    Marcel the shell (their government name) is back and searching for their family in this heartfelt new adventure from A24. I love Marcel! Just look at their lil' shoes!

    You can watch the trailer for the film here:

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    13. The Black Phone

    A man with a devil mask stands in a dark room by a staircase

    This horror movie follows a 13-year-old who is kidnapped and held in a soundproof basement by a sadistic serial killer. However, in a supernatural twist, the teenager realizes that they can commune with the murderer's previous victims.

    You can watch the trailer for the film here:

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    14. Flux Gourmet

    A woman is covered in brown food

    In what's described as a "British-American black comedy horror film," we see a group of performance artists who specialize in "extracting sound from various foods" as they put on their shows in increasingly disturbing and weird manners.

    You can watch the trailer for the film here:

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    15. Last, but certainly not least: Elvis

    Elvis has left the building (literally it's Elvis leaving the building)

    Chronicling the king's rise to fame and his unique relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, this Baz Luhrmann spectacle is sure to deliver on music, madness, and mighty cool costumes! Also, according to the director, a four-hour-long cut of this film exists somewhere. That's A LOT of gyrating.

    You can watch the trailer for the film here:

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    What movie news excited you the most this week? Share in the comments below!

    Oh, and if you missed last week's installment of movie news, it's never too late to catch up here!