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Shortcuts: your essential round-up of the week's film news


Welcome to Shortcuts, your need-to-know, info-packed round-up of the week’s biggest blog stories. We’ve taken a look back over the past 7 days and handpicked some of the highlights...

Filmmaker Jack Howard gets ready for Suicide Squad!

We're delighted to welcome YouTube sensation and filmmaker Jack Howard to the Cineworld team as a guest contributor, and in his first blog post he delves into anarchic anti-superhero movie Suicide Squad, exploring why it could be the saviour of the DC Movie Universe... Read Jack's Suicide Squad article here.

Your essential Comic-Con trailer round-up!

A ton – and we mean a ton – of incredible trailers took their bow at this year's star-studded San Diego Comic-Con, including the likes of Justice League, Wonder Woman and Doctor Strange. Watch all the trailers here.

The first trailer for Trainspotting 2 arrives

Get ready to feel that lust for life again as we get our first teaser of Danny Boyle's long overdue Trainspotting sequel. This follow-up to the seminal, groundbreaking 1996 British classic reunites us with Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner and Jonny Lee Miller – and you can spot them in the first teaser trailer. Watch it here.

How Brie Larson landed the role of Captain Marvel

The best piece of news to have emerged out of this year's Comic-Con was the official announcement of Oscar-winner Brie as Captain Marvel. The Room acting sensation will become the first actress to lead a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie – find out how she secured the role.

Cineworld adds 5 new cinemas to its family!

We're delighted to announce Cineworld's acquisition of 5 cinemas from the Empire chain, including Empire Leicester Square! Get all the details here.

What were your favourite news stories over the last seven days? Let us know @Cineworld.