Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things From the Week of May 20

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 4 months ago

IMDb Editors highlight their favorite things from the week.

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Morena Baccarin at an event for Deadpool 2 (2018)

Trending Superhero Fiancée of the Week

Morena Baccarin is no stranger to the top of STARmeter, having reached the No. 1 spot twice in her career: Once in late 2009, when she starred in ABC sci-fi reboot "V," and again in 2016, for the R-rated juggernaut Deadpool. So, it should come as no surprise that we see the IMDb fan favorite at No. 5 this week, shortly after the debut Deadpool 2, where she returns as Vanessa, the love interest of the Merc With the Mouth. The movie has been a success with diehards and critics, and has packed in plenty of surprises (the likes of which we won't disclose here).

Watch our interview with the stars of Deadpool 2

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Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Droid of the Week

There's plenty in Solo: A Star Wars Story to surprise and delight, including a charming turn by Donald Glover as a younger, less sure Lando Calrissian. But the movie's real scene-stealer is a droid unlike any we've seen in the Star Wars universe. L3-37, played with relish by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The talented actress and writer herself says the character has a bit of a "bad attitude." But we don't mind, and we're sure you won't either. L3 is the sort of forward-thinking, take-no-s--- female droid we've been looking for.

Watch the Solo stars describe what they love about their characters

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Idris Elba at an event for Les Misérables (2012)

Hunchback of the Week

Idris Elba is set to direct, star in, and produce a new version of Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" for Netflix. No word yet on which role he'll be assuming, but we can't help but wonder if he'll be joining Lon Chaney, Charles Laughton, Anthony Quinn, Mandy Patinkin, and Tom Hulce (among others) in portraying the lovelorn Quasimodo.

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Jake Gyllenhaal

Super Casting Rumor of the Week

After Michael Keaton elevated the villainous role of Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, fellow Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal looks to take on the webslinger in the upcoming sequel. Gyllenhaal is rumored to be circling the role of Quentin Beck, aka Mysterio, a special-effects wizard and stuntman in Hollywood who uses his expertise to villainous ends. It would mark the first comic-book role for the Nightcrawler star, who also played Detective Loki in Prisoners. With credits like those, it sounds like Marvel finally took the hint.

Meet Mysterio: what you need to know about the Spider-Man villain

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Rohan Chand in Mowgli (2019)

Wild Trailer of the Week

We've finally been given our first look at Mowgli, an edgier take on "The Jungle Book," directed by motion-capture master Andy Serkis. In the first trailer, we hear Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch as Bagheera and Shere Khan respectively, and see how their faces have been morphed with that of the iconic panther and tiger. Serkis, famous for his roles as Gollum and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes movies, takes on Baloo. But rather than singing the "Bare Necessities," Serkis tells us the bear is more like a military drill sergeant who is extremely hard on Mowgli to help him survive in the jungle. We may have to wait until the movie's October release to find out more.

Watch the trailer with commentary from Andy Serkis

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Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce, and Hugo Weaving in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

We-Should-Be-So-Lucky Moment of the Week

The Australian comedy Swinging Safari (aka Flammable Children) had a swinging time on the Riviera this year, with Cannes hookups with the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Scandinavia, the Middle East, and Russia. Directed by Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), the film stars Guy Pierce and Kylie Minogue as the swinging parents of a teenager navigating life in a 1970s beach town in Australia with his crush. Here's hoping we're lucky enough to get to see it!

Read the article | Check out more of IMDb's coverage of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

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Cas Anvar and Wes Chatham in The Expanse (2015)

Series Renewal of the Week

It's been a rollercoaster of emotions this week for fans of the beloved Syfy series "The Expanse" as we were keeping our fingers crossed for a happy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"-style ending. After Syfy decided not to renew "The Expanse" for a fourth season, a wave of fan-driven campaigns to save the show followed including a plane with a banner reading #SAVETHEEXPANSE flying over the Amazon Studios offices. The campaign seems to have gained some traction: It was announced that the series will be heading to Amazon for Season 4. Read on to learn the fates of your favorite shows

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Wedding We Are Still Not Over of the Week

We were completely swept up in the royal wedding fever this weekend and loved every moment of it! We got up early and enjoyed the 5+ hours of network commentary, celebrity spotting, incredible hat and dress admiring, and may or may not have cried a little during the newlywed couple's first kiss on the stairs of St. George’s Chapel. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Check out some of our favorite photos from the royal wedding

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Jodie Foster and Dave Bautista in Hotel Artemis (2018)

Poster of the Week

The publicity machine behind Hotel Artemis released a fantastic series of Los Angeles music & literary homage posters this week, including this tribute to Morrison Hotel, a back-to-basics record for the rock group after Jim Morrison's behavior began to sour popular opinion of the band.

See our Latest Posters gallery

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Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, and Bobby Berk in Queer Eye (2018)

Speedy TV Return of the Week

While we're still not sure if "food and wine expert" Antoni Porowski knows how to do much more than make grilled cheese sandwiches and budget margaritas, we were pleasantly surprised to hear this week that "Queer Eye" will return to Netflix for its second season on June 15. Really we love any and every opportunity to spend time with the fabulously engaging breakout star Jonathan Van Ness.

See our renewed and canceled TV list