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MovieMash: the week in film at a glance


Evangeline Lilly reveals her Ant-Man and the Wasp suit and the internet loves it

With a year to go until the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, one of its stars, Evangeline Lilly, has unveiled her superhero suit on Twitter and, yes, it’s been given a big thumbs up from Marvel-heads.

Lilly’s character was bequeathed the suit at the end of the first Ant-Man, having inherited the Wasp mantle from her late mother, Janet van Dyne. Lilly revealed the costume on what would have been Wasp co-creator Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday.

What do you think of the suit? Does Evangeline Lilly have what it takes to join the MCU’s superhero roster? Let us know @Cineworld.

Horror genius Tobe Hooper dies

Hollywood was in mourning this week at the news of the death of Tobe Hooper, director of one of the most harrowing and enduring horrors of all time – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Horror dominated Hooper’s career, with the director scoring himself another terror-inducing classic in 1982 when Steven Spielberg picked him to helm Poltergeist.

His last film was 2013’s Djinn, about a couple who return home from a trip and discover that their new apartment has been built on a site that is home to some malevolent beings.

Jodie Whittaker has a very fitting front door in Attack the Block

Our very own Steve O’Brien was watching Joe Cornish’s alien invasion comedy Attack the Block last week and noticed that Jodie Whittaker’s character’s front door has a very TARDIS-like look about it.

Did the new Doctor Who travel back in time to 2011 and do a paint job on it, we wonder…?

Joss Whedon WILL be credited on Justice League

We all know that Avengers and Buffy maestro Joss Whedon was parachuted into Justice League when original director Zack Snyder exited the project to deal with a family tragedy.

Whedon came on board the project earlier this year to oversee reshoots and assist with the post-production, but there’s been a question as to whether he would be credited as co-director alongside Snyder.

Now, it turns out, Whedon will be credited as the movie’s co-writer, alongside Chris Terrio. The situation is similar, it seems, to the backstage problems faced by last year’s Rogue One. The Bourne Legacy’s Tony Gilroy was brought on to oversee that movie’s reshoots and received a co-writer credit for his efforts with Gareth Edwards credited as sole director.

The question is, how Whedon will Justice League feel? Whedon and Snyder’s styles couldn’t be further apart, but we’re hoping the movie will boast the best of the two directors. Well, only two a bit more months to find out…

It's Shazam! time for DC

DC has officially started working on Shazam!, with Annabelle: Creation director David F Sandberg confirming the news in a very cryptic Instagram post.

Shazam may not be one of DC’s top-tier superheroes, but he’s actually one of the oldest. Created in 1939, he used to be called Captain Marvel, until Marvel Comics co-opted the name in the late 1960s. He was so popular in his 1940s heyday that he was even outselling Superman.

Shazam is the alter-ego of a young boy named Billy Batson, who, by speaking the magic word "SHAZAM!" (it stands for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury), can transform himself into a grown-up superhero.

Filming is still some way off, and no casting news has yet been revealed, but it’s exciting to know that DC have finally begun work on the movie. Back in 1941, Shazam was the very first comic book superhero to be adapted into film. Now, 75 years later, he’s back.

First footage lands from TV's Heathers spin-off

A bruise-black comedy that’s one of the great high school movies of the 1980s, Heathers has developed a cult following in the years since its release.

Deliciously funny and dark, it starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater as two school kids who decide to get revenge on the Heathers, a clique of uber-popular, super-bitchy girls whose hobby is to ridicule every student that isn’t them.

Now, as is seemingly happening with every cult movie from the 80s, it’s being turned into a telly series, with Shannen Doherty (who played one of the Heathers in the original) set to guest star, but, alas, no Winona Ryder. It does however feature the original movie’s most famous line...