“Fifty Shades of Grey” has dominated Movie Power Rankings for the last few weeks, and it took nothing less than some major “Star Wars” news to knock it from the top spot. “Episode VII” writer MIchael Arndt (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Toy Story 3”) has officially turned in his draft and is stepping aside so director J.J. Abrams and “Empire Strikes Back” scribe Lawrence Kasdan can polish the script. The film will be in theaters by 2015 no matter what. Meanwhile, rumors continue to swirl about Harrison Ford’s possible return as Han Solo to a galaxy far, far away. Will we see him piloting the Millennium Falcon once again?
As for the rest of this week’s list…
November 1, 2013
1. “Star Wars: Episode VII”
The Final Draft force now rests in the hands of Jedi Master Kasdan and Padawan Abrams.
3. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Marvel fans can finally feast their eyes on some footage in the sequel’s stirring new trailer.
4. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
One last trailer for the sequel gives us more of a look at Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and the deadly Quarter Quell.
5. “The Amazing Spider-Man” sequels
Hobgoblin? Venom? The Sinister 6? Part 2 will be out next year, with parts 3 and 4 set to follow. But will even three sequels be enough room for all these villains?
6. “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
The time-traveling initial trailer is packed with famous mutants like Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michel Fassbender, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, and Patrick Stewart. What does it mean for the future of the franchise? And does anyone still miss Cyclops?
7. “Fast and Furious 7”
8. “Hercules: The Thracian War”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is pulling double-duty again next year, as this new photo collage shows. Which film are you more excited to see?
9. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”
After three weeks at the top of the box office, “Gravity” finally fell to the Johnny Knoxville stunt comedy. Ouch.
10. “Anchorman: The Legend Continues”
Too many laughs for just one movie? Director Adam McKay says fans might get to see two versions of the sequel.
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