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Your weekend movie news roundup!


Weekend blues? Then stave them off with our instalment of the hottest movie news.

Gwyneth Paltrow wins Halloween with her brilliant costume

What did you dress up as this past weekend? Pennywise from IT, maybe? Or perhaps you went down the non-horror route with a classic DC character from Justice League?

Let's face it, your costume surely pales next to A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow's gloriously gruesome Halloween outfit, which you can see below. It's a mocking parody of her ill-fated character from classic serial killer thriller Se7en, who ended up lacking a crucial feature: her head, which was ultimately delivered in a box to on-screen husband Brad Pitt in one of the most shocking movie endings of all time.

What celebrity Halloween costumes caught your eye this year? Let us know @Cineworld.

Taika Waititi wants to make a Black Widow movie – as a comedy

The New Zealand director is currently gathering plaudits for his bonkers and brilliant Thor: Ragnarok, and now he wants to turn his humour-gun on another important Marvel character.

Frankly it's ridiculous that we haven't yet had a Scarlett Johansson-fronted Black Widow movie, and Waititi wants to right that wrong. However, if you thought he was going to play the material straight, think again.

"In all honesty, I reckon I could probably bring something pretty unique to any of the franchises," he tells iO9. "[I’d like to see] Black Widow as something crazy and a bit funnier than we expect it to be. Because we know her story and it’s very sullen and very dark and her history is very dark. But! What’s the funny version of that? What’s the more entertaining version of that?"

Waititi adds: "I really go for the underdog. [And] I think there’s a way in with any of the characters. You just have to find it and find what honours what’s already there with the source material but also brings it into a more entertaining form for the audience."

Black Widow will next be seen in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War.

Christoph Waltz won't be back as Blofeld in Bond 25

The Austrian Oscar-winner adopted the role of 007's greatest nemesis in SPECTRE, where he tormented Daniel Craig's Bond with some laser dental work and then by kidnapping love interest Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux). But it seems the Django Unchained actor won't be back for the 25th Bond blockbuster, one currently lacking a director, script and distributor. (Craig has already confirmed his involvement.)

"No, I'm sorry. I'm really sad, but that's the tradition, that there is a new… name,” Waltz revealed whilst at a recent Italian red carpet event.

Given that SPECTRE culminated in Blofeld's capture as Bond and Madeleine drove off into the distance, can we assume that a new supervillain will take over? Or will they simply recast the role?

Either way Bond 25 is poised to be Craig's final Bond movie, due for release on 8th November 2019 with Blade Runner 2049's Denis Villeneuve, Sherlock's Paul McGuigan and '71's Yann Demange the rumoured candidates to direct.