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Hulk smasH bromance!
In the immortal words of Tony Stark, we’ve got a Hulk. Yes, the third Thor movie is about to receive an injection of mean, green, gamma ray-riddled charisma. Mark Ruffalo has signed to play Bruce Banner – and his shirt-shredding, scene-stealing alter ego – alongside Chris Hemsworth’s storm-wielding Norse god, bringing a classic Marvel team-up vibe to the next slice of Asgardian adventure. We’re told to expect a cosmic road movie in the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby tradition – if Bob Hope hurled an ancient mystical hammer and Bing Crosby smashed tanks. The title promises the end of days so the choice of director is unexpected: New Zealander Taika Waititi is best known for his work on Flight Of The Conchords, and recently starred in and helmed the hilarious vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows. So expect a light touch among all the Viking apocalypse. Filming begins in Australia next summer.
THe laTesT buzz!
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
Cue the tip montage! It’s official – Marvel’s microscopic crusader will return for a further bout of arthropodic action. And as the title tells us Evangeline Lilly will step up to share top billing as Hank Pym’s partner-in-shrinkage Hope Van Dyne, finally winning a chance to wear the prototype Wasp suit teased in the final moments of the first film. What chance a sub-atomic dance