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It's official! Marvel sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp is happening with a summer 2018 release date

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Marvel is getting back into the shrinking business, announcing a sequel to this summer's blockbuster Ant-Man.

Ant-Man and the Wasp will see Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return as the McU shakes up its Phase 3 plans.

The film has been given a release date of July 6, 2018, resulting in Black Panther moving forward to February 16, 2018 and Captain Marvel arriving on March 8, 2019.

Additionally, three untitled Marvel Studios releases have been dated for May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and November 6, 2020.

The Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne-led Ant-Man and the Wasp is the first Marvel Studios film to be named after its heroine.

As yet it's unclear if Ant-Man supporting stars Michael Douglas and Michael Peña will be back for the sequel.

Douglas told Digital Spy that he's keen to see his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones take on the role of original Wasp Hope Van Dyne.

7 big spoilers about Ant-Man's place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe »

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Apple's design chief Jony Ive is "ever so sad" about Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs film

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Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs has received some great reviews, but Apple's design chief Jony Ive has described its existence as "heartbreaking".

Ive said of the movie, starring Michael Fassbender in the titular role, that it creators are 'hijacking' Jobs's legacy.

Watch this on The Scene.Michael Fassbender jokes he "studied Ashton Kutcher" to play Steve Jobs

Speaking at a Vanity Fair event yesterday (October 7), Ive clarified that he had not seen the film but had spoken to people who had.

"This is a primal fear of mine," he explained, "how you are defined... can be hijacked by people with agendas that are very different from your close family and your friends."

He went on: "We are celebrating Steve's life, and at the same time, we are [seeing] the incredibly choreographed release of a film about him, and I don't recognise this person at all. It's heartbreaking. I'm sorry to sound grumpy, »

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Spectre star Daniel Craig faces backlash after 'suicide' Bond remarks

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Spectre star Daniel Craig faced a backlash on social media after making controversial 'suicide' comments.

Craig said he'd "rather break this glass and slash [his] wrists" than make another James Bond film after Spectre, leading many to call the actor out for insensitivity about mental health issues.

Twitter users took to the site to criticise Craig's comments.

Mental Health Awareness Week and Daniel Craig says he would rather 'slash his own wrists' than play Bond again, helpful stuff

Ella Griffiths (@ellagriffiths1) October 8, 2015

Daniel Craig is out of order for his disrespectful comments. It's these kind of throwaway comments that stigmatise mental health.

— allie davies (@allie_davies) October 8, 2015

What a nob saying you'd slash your wrists, how insensitive 2 people with mental health issues. Joke or no joke not funny #DanielCraig #Bond

— Sarah pethers (@SDarbon) October 8, 2015

Great Bond... But poor choice of words especially with the history of mental illness in the arts »

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Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's 'See You Again' hits 1 billion views on YouTube

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Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's hit 'See You Again' has reached 1 billion views on YouTube.

Puth celebrated the milestone of the Furious 7 track by thanking his followers on Twitter yesterday (October 7).

"See You Again is not only the first rap video to hit a billion views but is also the fastest video to hit a billion on YouTube. Wow. Thank u," the singer wrote.

The music video is also the tenth most-viewed YouTube upload of all time. 'Gangnam Style' remains at the top with more than 2.4 billion plays since July 2012.

See You Again is not only the first rap video to hit a billion views but is also the fastest video to hit a billion on YouTube. Wow. Thank u

Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) October 7, 2015

Furious 7 itself has made more than $1.5bn worldwide, and is the fifth highest grossing movie ever.

Franchise star Vin Diesel recently confirmed that »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega's mentor is... Robert Downey Jr?

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John Boyega is one of the new young leads of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and preparing him for all the inevitable fame is... Robert Downey Jr.

Speaking to V Man, Boyega explains that "he's helped me prepare for how my life is going to change and that has been inspiring".

"I'm talking to someone who understands the power of choices, both positive and negative," he added.

Boyega's biggest role before The Force Awakens was in Joe Cornish's British sci-fi Attack the Block, a movie Jj Abrams very much enjoyed.

"There was already contact between me and Jj. He was a big fan of Attack the Block and we were waiting for a project where we could collaborate.

"They wanted to make sure they got the right person for the job," he continued. "I learned that I got the part over a nice breakfast in Mayfair.

"Jj said, »

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What if Alien's Ripley was a man? 6 great female roles that were written as male

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Unless you're Meryl Streep or Jennifer Lawrence, there aren't a lot of great roles for women in Hollywood. This isn't brand new information, and lately a number of actresses have spoken out about the problem.

As if that wasn't enough, many of cinema's most iconic heroines - the roles that we hold up as evidence to the contrary - were actually written with men in mind, before an enterprising actress or director stepped in to flip the script. And so, in honour of our favourite leading lady Sigourney Weaver turning 66, here are six times that approach paid off...

Evelyn Salt (Salt, 2008)

Catchily titled The Far-Reaching Philosophy of Edwin A Salt, Kurt Wimmer's initial draft of the spy thriller featured a male lead whom Tom Cruise almost played, until he passed because it felt too close to his Mission: Impossible role. The script was then rewritten after studio exec Amy Pascal »

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How Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 gave Marvel legal woes over a naughty Icelandic word

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James Gunn has revealed how his innocuous use of the word "sneeper" caused a few legal qualms for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.

The director wanted to use the term as the name of an alien species in the sequel - until he was informed that it is apparently similar to the word meaning "clitoris" in Icelandic.

Sneeper update. A couple weeks back I told you how the Marvel legal department advised against using Sneeper as an alien...

Posted by James Gunn on Wednesday, 7 October 2015

However, in a Facebook post the director explained that the matter has been resolved, and the Marvel legal department are now fine with the idea.

Gunn wrote: "Sneeper update. A couple weeks back I told you how the Marvel legal department advised against using Sneeper as an alien species in Guardians of the Galaxy because the word is 'similar to the word meaning 'clitoris' in Icelandic'. »

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Inside Out deleted scene shows Bing Bong as a 'radical non-conformist'

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Despite making us bawl our eyes out as Riley's imaginary childhood friend in Inside Out, Bing Bong originally had a more revolutionary streak.

A deleted scene from the Pixar film has emerged, which reveals the lovable character as a "radical non-conformist" in earlier development of the film.

Bing Bong is viewed as the kind but washed-up childhood friend in the final version of Inside Out.

In this deleted scene, Joy and Bing Bong visit an area where characters are "expanding Riley's mind", the latter showing his anger at what they are doing.

"They won't be smiling when the revolution comes," he declares, before trying to hurl a brick.

Co-director Pete Docter explains in the video that as well as being a non-conformist, he is "an even more extreme version of Joy".

Inside Out has had huge commercial success, and will be followed by another Pixar film this year, »

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Spectre's Aston Martin DB10 is the fastest Bond Car ever: Watch the side-by-side digital simulation drag race

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If you've never wondered what the fastest Bond car ever is, you haven't lived. Or maybe you have. Whatever the weather, Spectre's Aston Martin DB10 is the fastest Bond car ever.

Armed with official engine statistics, JustPark have created a digital simulator that puts Bond's rides up against each other in a quarter mile drag race.

Click image to open interactive version (via JustPark.com).

It's like The Fast And The Furious, only classier, and with fewer nitro boosts (and just one underwater car).

The 4.7 litre V8 engine Aston Martin DB10, incidentally, is a bespoke two-door coupé created specifically for Spectre by Aston Martin.

Astonishingly, Bond producers Eon spent a whopping £24 million blowing up high-priced cars over the course of the movie.

If you're interested in all the data behind the digital drag race, JustPark have put all the numbers up in a handy spreadsheet, which you can check out at your leisure. »

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Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds not intimidated by Batman v Superman, Captain America: Civil War or X-Men: Apocalypse

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Ryan Reynolds's Deadpool is powered by a regenerative healing power, expert agility and a righteous anger. But will that help him against next year's big blockbuster hitters, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War or X-Men: Apocalypse?

Reynolds isn't too scared. Speaking to Total Film, the actor said that Deadpool's other superpower will see him through.

"I mean, Deadpool's greatest superpower is annoying the shit out of people," says Reynolds. "So I imagine that he would spark a heavy wave of ire from any one of those groups."

The road to cinemas has been a long and torturous one for Deadpool, but Reynolds has been behind the project all the way.

The film only got greenlit by studio Fox - with a tiny budget - after a special effects showreel was leaked online and the internet went bananas over it.

"There's been a lot »

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Harry Potter is finally available on iBooks with new enhanced editions and Jk Rowling annotations

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Until now if you wanted to buy the Harry Potter novels for your Kindle, iPad or phone you had to go to Pottermore (or at least the Pottermore section of the Kindle Store) - but not anymore.

From today, brand new enhanced editions of all seven books are available exclusively on iBooks for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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"I'm thrilled to see the Harry Potter books so beautifully realised on iBooks for the digital world," said author Jk Rowling.

"The artwork and animations in these enhanced editions bring the stories alive in a delightful new way."

The Harry Potter Enhanced Editions are available in English for £6.99 each in 32 countries.

Pre-orders also begin today for French, German and Spanish versions, and will be available on November 9 in 18 additional countries.

Individual books can be downloaded featuring the full original text, interactive animations and elaborate artwork. »

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Danny Boyle is thinking about directing 28 Months Later, but it would have to be after Trainspotting 2

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First there was 28 Days Later (2002), then there was 28 Weeks Later (2007), so when are we getting 28 Months Later? Director Danny Boyle says never say never.

Speaking to IndieWire during his press rounds for Steve Jobs, Boyle said that he's just waiting for the right script to come along.

"I've got no problem [with 28 Months Later]," he explained. "It's not about whether people think it's a good idea that you're directing. It's whether you respond to the script or not.

"It's just like on [Steve Jobs]. I got the script and I went, 'That was amazing. I hope I can add to that somehow and it be even better than just the experience of reading it.'"

If the right 28 Months Later script does come along any time soon, the movie could only happen after Trainspotting 2, Boyle's oft-mooted next project.

The writer behind the franchise, Alex Garland, talked earlier this year about giving an idea for 28 Months Later to producer Andrew Macdonald. »

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Zoe Saldana reveals that Benicio del Toro's The Collector will return for Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2

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Don't worry, Benicio del Toro fans - his take on The Collector will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2.

Zoe Saldana let slip the news of his return during a Facebook video on her husband's official page during a discussion of Sicario.

Zoe SaldanaBenicia Del Toro

Posted by Marco Perego Saldana on Thursday, 1 October 2015

Needless to say, Saldana loved the movie. But - and this is key - she said that she'd see him on Guardians.

Other confirmed returning cast members - outside of the five key players - include Michael Rooker's Yondu and Karen Gillan's Nebula.

Quite how Taneleer Tivan (The Collector's real name) will fit in with the sequel remains to be seen, especially as it seemed as if his job was done in the first Guardians.

Perhaps director James Gunn wants to have more Howard the Duck-based fun with the Oscar-winning actor, after »

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Geena Davis wants to star in Beetlejuice 2 but no-one's talked to her about it

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Geena Davis has said that she would love to star in a Beetlejuice sequel - if it ever actually happens.

The actress played ghost Barbara Maitland opposite Alec Baldwin in Tim Burton's classic 1988 horror comedy, with Michael Keaton in the title role.

"I did hear that it's really happening," Davis told ETonline of the rumoured sequel.

"No-one's talked to me about it. I would love to! That was one of my favourite movies, too."

She quipped: "But ghosts probably don't age, and it's going to be 30 years now.

"Of course, I haven't aged, but I think Alec Baldwin maybe has aged, perhaps."

Winona Ryder, who played Lydia Deetz in the film, relit rumours of a follow-up back in August with an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

"I think I can confirm it," she said. "It was very hush hush, top secret... and then [Tim Burton] was doing some »

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People actually think Matt Damon's The Martian is based on a true story

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Matt Damon's Red Planet epic The Martian is proving to be so authentic, some viewers believe it's based on a true story.

Drew Goddard's script for the sci-fi blockbuster (based on Andy Weir's tech-heavy novel of the same name) is so packed with well-researched scientific jargon and Nasa logos it's making people believe Mark Watney's survival story is true.

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As spotted by BuzzFeed, here are a selection of the most amusing tweets on the subject...

"Is this a true story?" - The woman next to me said to her date at The Martian last night.

— Cookie Lyon (@pizzanachos69) October 4, 2015

kelley o'hara, a stanford graduate, thought the martian movie was based off of a true story

— renee (@laurenhoIiday) October 4, 2015

Sitting in the theater watching The Martian and some girl behind me asks if this is a true story. »

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Daniel Craig would rather 'slash his wrists' than do another Bond film now: "It would only be for the money"

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Daniel Craig is contracted for one more James Bond film, but don't expect him to shoot it any time soon: "Now? I'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists."

Speaking to Time Out, the current embodiment of agent 007 added that if he did another Bond movie, "it would only be for the money".

In a frank and fascinating interview, Craig explained that, basically, he needs a break from Bond.

"For at least a year or two, I just don't want to think about it," he says.

"I don't know what the next step is. I've no idea. Not because I'm trying to be cagey. Who the f**k knows?

"At the moment, we've done it. I'm not in discussion with anybody about anything."

But what is it about making a Bond film that makes it so challenging? It's not the stunts, as it turns out.

"The best acting is »

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Rick Moranis turned down Ghostbusters reboot: 'It didn't appeal to me'

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All your original Ghostbusters favourites will be appearing in Paul Feig's forthcoming reboot - with one notable exception.

Rick Moranis, who played Louis Tully in the '80s classics, has revealed that he turned down the chance to cameo in the comedy blockbuster.

Yes, Feig was able to snag the elusive Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts but not Moranis.

"I hope it's terrific," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?"

The Honey, I Shrunk the Kids star added that, despite an 18-year absence from the screen, he hasn't retired from acting. Instead, he took a break from Hollywood to raise his two children after his wife passed away in 1991.

"I'm interested in anything that I would find interesting," he said when asked about a comeback. »

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New Star Wars Bb-8 toy from Hasbro reveals surprising Force Awakens dark side

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The cute sphero "ball droid" seen in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has already stolen our hearts, but it may have a dark side that none of us predicted.

A new Hero-scale Hasbro Bb-8 action figure showcased at New York Comic Con revealed two weapons that had not been seen until now.

The droid has already been associated with heroes Rey and pilot Poe Dameron.

However, the new toy shows the droid equipped with a saw on one arm and an electric shocker on the other, which may suggest a more sinister purpose in the film.

On the other hand, R2-D2 came equipped with both of these too - and he wasn't exactly a baddie.

We will just have to wait and find out (and really, we can't wait), when The Force Awakens is released in UK cinemas on December 17. Watch the trailer below: »

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Goosebumps: The Game is coming soon to PS4, Xbox One, 3Ds and more

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A video game adaptation of Goosebumps will soon find its way to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3Ds, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Developed by Shantae studio WayForward, Goosebumps: The Game will be available across all the aforementioned platforms on October 13.

Although its debut falls in line with the release schedule of the upcoming Goosebumps movie, the point-and-click adventure game 'won't be a retread' of the film.

"We really tried to make the game feel like its own standalone story, rather than just a retread of the film — this way Goosebumps fans can enjoy both of them individually," WayForward director Tom Hulett said on the PlayStation Blog.

"I listed out every Goosebumps monster ever, along with some traits I thought would be interesting in a game, or powers they might have, or how they might pose a compelling threat to the player."

The developer has also released the game's debut trailer (above), which »

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It's Morphin time! The Martian's Naomi Scott is the Pink Ranger in the Power Rangers reboot movie

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The Power Rangers reboot is about to 'shift into turbo' now that The Martian's Naomi Scott has joined the cast.

Scott was officially confirmed to be playing the Pink Ranger earlier today (October 7) on the Power Rangers Instagram account.

Big #PowerRangers movie news - @naomiscottmusic is playing the #PinkRanger! Follow @powerrangersmovie for more info!

A photo posted by Power Rangers (@powerrangerspics) on Oct 7, 2015 at 1:13pm Pdt

This modern update of the classic kids series will inject a whole new generation of teens with mystical powers.

In order to save the world, these young Power Rangers will have to master their powers in the face of an unspeakable evil.

Attached to direct is Project Almanac's Dean Israelite, following last year's departure of original mastermind Roberto Orci.

Also apparently on board for the reboot is Jason David Frank, the actor who played the Green Ranger in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers »

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