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More movie magic to daz­zle your eyes over the next 12 months

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Ja­son Reit­man prom­ises a ‘re­turn to form’ come­back with TULLY (17 May), re-team­ing with his Juno/ Young Adult part­ner-in-snark Di­ablo Cody for a “com­edy about moth­er­hood” star­ring Char­l­ize Theron... Once a James Cameron movie, now a Robert Ro­driguez joint (pro­duced by James Cameron), sci-fi manga adap­ta­tion ALITA: BAT­TLE AN­GEL (19 July) will fea­ture cut­ting-edge cy­borg an­tics… There’s no stop­ping Tom Cruise, it seems — not even a bro­ken leg — as MIS­SION: IM­POS­SI­BLE 6 (2 Aug) proves. Yep, Ethan Hunt is back for more rub­ber-mask, stunt-heavy an­tics, along with pretty much ev­ery­one else, plus se­ries new­bie Vanessa Kirby (aka Princess Mar­garet from The Crown)... Shane Black’s gone from be­ing killed by a Preda­tor (in the 1987 orig­i­nal) to di­rect­ing one in THE PREDA­TOR

(2 Aug) — his at­tempt, he says, to “event-ise” the dread­locked mon­ster... An iconic Spi­der­man 3 vil­lain is get­ting his own spin-off in VENOM

(4 Oct), with Tom Hardy get­ting mon­strous for the role of alien-in­fected Ed­die Brock, op­po­site Michelle Wil­liams… Speak­ing of mon­sters, pale-faced slasher-stalker Michael My­ers is back (again) in HAL­LOWEEN (18 Oct), with Jamie Lee Cur­tis back too as Lau­rie Strode, and David Gor­don Green, in­ter­est­ingly, call­ing the shocks… Andy Serkis’ long-de­layed MOWGLI (18 Oct) lands at last — Chris­tian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch join Serkis on an­i­mal du­ties for an adap­ta­tion that’s all dark­ness, no Dis­ney… From El­iz­a­beth to Lis­beth, Claire ‘The Crown’ Foy will get all goth-punky as hacker

Sa­lan­der in the lat­est Stieg Lars­son cy­berthriller THE GIRL IN THE SPI­DER’S WEB (18 Oct)… Poor dizzy Sher­lock gets sub­jected to an­other spin in HOLMES AND WAT­SON

(8 Nov), but this time it’s a funny one, with Will Fer­rell and John C. Reilly bring­ing their dou­ble-act hi­jinks to Vic­to­rian Lon­don… A Rocky IV re­union is set for CREED 2 (22 Nov) as Rocky (Sylvester Stal­lone) and Ivan Drago (Dolph Lun­gren) over­see Ado­nis Creed (Michael B. Jor­dan) go up against Drago Jr. (boxer Flo­rian Mun­teanu). Is there life be­yond Jus­tice League? To­tally, if Ja­son Mo­moa has any­thing to do with it: AQUAMAN (26 Dec) goes solo in a movie that prom­ises to be a Ro­manc­ing The Stone-a-like trea­sure hunt...

Alita: Bat­tle An­gel

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