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#NowTrending: what's hot in the Twittersphere


Welcome to our roundup of what's been making your social media headlines this week. Scroll down for all the latest...


It's time for that annual American tradition that leaves us Brits confused, as it's not quite Christmas but involves all kinds of turkey and pre-festive trimmings.

Of course we really want to know what qualifies as a classic Thanksgiving movie, and those on Twitter haven't disappointed. Here's Jorge with a strong selection.

Mejores películas de #Thanksgiving #ThanksgivingMovies Remember the Titans, The Family Stone,The Blind Side, Hannah and Her Sisters.

— Jorge Partidas (@jorgepartidas) November 23, 2017

Meanwhile I am the Cheese has stumped for a John Hughes classic that isn't Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Got some Thanksgiving classics of your own? Tweet us your choices @Cineworld and don't forget to check out our essential guide right here.


He's currently in the headlines for having steered Justice League to the finish line when Zack Snyder stepped aside, and it seems Whedon isn't done with the DC Extended Universe yet.

Despite the mixed reviews that have greeted Justice League (of which "15 to 20%" was reshot by Whedon), reports indicate that Whedon is still attached to the solo Batgirl movie. This is contrary to rumours that Warner Bros were looking to replace him as director. 

Entertainment Weekly cites sources who claim that Whedon is currently at work on the Batgirl script and is still signed as director, although this could well change. The movie, as-yet-untitled, looks to fall within Whedon's wheelhouse: his seminal TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer unleashed one of the defining 1990s TV heroines onto our screens.

The movie is said to be based on 1967 DC Comics story 'The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl!', the first to unveil Barbara Gordon (daughter of Commissioner Jim Gordon) as the character. Producer Geoff Johns indicated at Comic-Con that shooting would start next year:

"We haven't gone out there and said what our slate is, because we'll do it when we're ready and have the films we're excited for, but for Batman, what I will say is that Batman is more than just Batman and it's been way too long since we've seen, you know, an expansion of that universe, and Batgirl, we are doing Batgirl with Joss Whedon, and it's going to be super exciting. He's going to start that next year."

Will Joss Whedon make the perfect Batgirl director? And who do you think should play the title character? Let us know @Cineworld and check out our post-credits breakdown of Justice League.


As if the climax of Jurassic World didn't make it clear enough, those dinosaurs ain't done yet. The world-conquering Jurassic Park sequel culminated with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard's characters walking off into the distance, just as the T-Rex reclaimed her rightful place at the top of the food chain.

Next year's sequel Fallen Kingdom promises more epic dino-on-human action with Pratt and Howard reprising their roles as Owen and Claire, respectively. It's directed by J.A. Bayona, himself a dab hand at distilling Steven Spielberg levels of wonder in the likes of A Monster Calls, with a script co-written by World helmer Colin Trevorrow.

The story is currently encased in mystery like the proverbial mosquito in amber, but we do have our first tantalising bit of teaser footage tweeted by Trevorrow himself. In it we see Owen making friends with an adorably sweet baby velociraptor – but as we've learned, what's initially cute and cuddly inevitably results in running and screaming.

Is this a flashback to the birth of hero raptor Blue from Jurassic World? Or a sign that far from being put off by his close encounter, Owen has now immersed himself in training Blue's own offspring? With the movie out on 8th June 2018 there's plenty of time to get your questions in.

And don't forget: Jeff Goldblum is back as Ian Malcolm. Yes, you can celebrate now.