All the biggest movie news of the week

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From Digital Spy

A lot can happen in a week in the movies. So for your convenience we have rounded up the best bits from the last seven days. Have a little scan for just the top line facts, or click through for a bit more detail. Enjoy!

A reboot of The Matrix is actually happening

Warner Bros – the studio behind the original sci-fi series which began with 1999's iconic The Matrix – apparently wants to relaunch the movies, although it's all very early days at the moment.

The Wachowski siblings wrote and directed the original plus its two less-well-received sequels (2003's The Matrix Reloaded and, later that year, The Matrix Revolutions). But according to The Hollywood Reporter, they're not involved at this point.

Creed actor Michael B Jordan is also being linked to star – we're guessing as Keanu Reeves's replacement.

If they're going to do it, here's how to make it work.

Spider-Man villain Venom is getting his own movie and it's coming next year

Remember that solo movie for Spider-Man baddie Venom we told you about a while ago? Yeah, it's hurtling towards you at a rapid pace right now.

Despite the fact there have been no big announcements about the project in over a year, Sony has just given Venom a release date of October 5, 2018 (via The Hollywood Reporter).

As of now, there's no cast and there's not even a director attached to Sony's latest attempt to bring Spidey's nemesis to the big screen.

What the Venom project does have is a script from Con Air's Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who contributed to the screenplay for the much-maligned Amazing Spider-Man 2.

A new Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie is on the way

Great news for fans of the Millennium series, bad news for fans of Rooney Mara: a Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel is finally coming, but so is a new Lisbeth Salander.

On its way to the big screen is The Girl in the Spider's Web, the fourth book of the Millennium series, and the first written by David Lagercrantz after Stieg Larsson's untimely death in 2004.

Taking a seat in the director's chair is Don't Breathe's Fede Alvarez, who'll be working with a Stephen Knight-penned screenplay.

The new film, which is scheduled for release on October 5, 2018, is on the hunt for an entirely new cast before it begins production later this year – including someone to take on the role of the series' protagonist, Lisbeth Salander.

The Fly is to be remade again

If you've not been able to get Jeff Goldblum metamorphosing into a hideous fly out of your head since it came out in 1986, you won't be pleased to hear The Fly is being remade. Again.

According to Deadline, JD Dillard (Sleight) is in talks to direct a remake of The Fly for 20th Century Fox. As well as directing, Dillard will pen the screenplay with his writing partner Alex Theurer.

The Fly was originally made into a film in 1958 by Kurt Neumann and starred Vincent Price, David Hedison and Patricia Owens. It was followed by sequels Return of the Fly (1959) and Curse of the Fly (1965).

Is Chris Evans actually quitting as Captain America?

There's once again confusion hanging over Captain America star Chris Evans's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Chris is currently busy filming Avengers: Infinity War alongside the other major heroes of the Marvel blockbusters, and is also confirmed to return for that movie's 2019 sequel.

At that point, he will have fulfilled his Marvel contract. In the past, Chris has downplayed the likelihood that he'll switch away from Cap once his Marvel deal expires… but now there's uncertainty again.

A new Esquire profile on the actor mentions that he's "hurting all over" as he begins his gruelling workouts for Infinity War, adding: "He just started his workout routine the day before to get in shape for the next two Captain America films.

"The movies will be shot back to back beginning in April. After that, no more red-white-and-blue costume for the 35-year-old. He will have fulfilled his contract."

It's all still up in the air.

You need some Baby Groot in your life in this new TV spot

Or perhaps a little Gru in this new trailer

This Despicable Me 3 trailer reveals Gru's long-lost twin brother

Reviews of the week

Out this week:

Ace political comedy horror Get Out. In short: scary, funny, one of the best horrors this year.

And the rather magical Beauty and the Beast. In short: swoon. Swoony McSwoonerson.

Photo credit: Disney

Also, Logan's out. If you haven't seen it yet – go to it!

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