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Who could possibly be that swoonsome? Step in One Direction singer [Harry Styles](https://www.empireonline.com/people/harry-styles/){:target=_blank}, who has fans the world over screaming at the very sight of him. Sounds about right.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"According to *[Collider](http://collider.com/harry-styles-little-mermaid-prince-eric/){:target=_blank}*, Styles is in early talks to take the male lead, following his screen debut in [Christopher Nolan](https://www.empireonline.com/people/christopher-nolan/){:target=_blank}’s *[Dunkirk](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/dunkirk-2-review/){:target=_blank}*. This comes just after he missed out on the role of Elvis in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic, where he was said to be in the [final five for the part](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/baz-luhrmann-s-elvis-biopic-is-casting-the-king/){:target=_blank}, which eventually [went to up-and-comer Austin Butler](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/austin-butler-will-be-elvis-presley-for-baz-luhrmann/){:target=_blank}. Like *The Lion King* and *[Aladdin](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/aladdin-2-review/){:target=_blank}*, this new take on the Disney classic will once again be a full-blown musical, with [Alan Menken](https://www.empireonline.com/people/alan-menken/){:target=_blank} rerunning to his original songbook with updates from [Lin-Manuel Miranda](https://www.empireonline.com/people/lin-manuel/){:target=_blank}. If *Dunkirk* proved that Styles could act, we already knew he could sing.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"If Styles does sign on, he’ll be joining a cast that currently seems set to [include Melissa McCarthy as cephalopodic villain Ursula](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/melissa-mccarthy-to-be-the-little-mermaid-ursula/){:target=_blank}, and [Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina as Ariel’s friends Flounder and Scuttle](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/awkwafina-and-jacob-tremblay-in-talks-for-the-little-mermaid/){:target=_blank}. Directing *The Little Mermaid* will be *[Mary Poppins Returns](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/mary-poppins-returns-review/){:target=_blank}* filmmaker [Rob Marshall](https://www.empireonline.com/people/rob-marshall/){:target=_blank}, with shooting expected to begin in the early part of 2020. The film doesn’t yet have a release date.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"In the meantime, Disney’s latest remake is the photo-real new version of *[The Lion King](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/the-lion-king-2019/){:target=_blank}*, which hits cinemas on Friday – and beyond that, the [first trailer for the reimagined song-free *Mulan*](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/first-trailer-for-disney-live-action-mulan-arrives){:target=_blank} debuted online just over a week ago.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"title":"Harry Styles Could Be The Little Mermaid’s Prince Eric","subtitle":"","content":["Following the announcement that [singer Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/singer-halle-bailey-will-be-disney-new-little-mermaid/){:target=_blank} in Disney’s live-action version of *The Little Mermaid*, attention is now turning to who’ll play Prince Eric – the dashing landlubber who is attractive enough to get a genuine mermaid to change her very physical being and give up her literal voice for love. Who could possibly be that swoonsome? Step in One Direction singer [Harry Styles](https://www.empireonline.com/people/harry-styles/){:target=_blank}, who has fans the world over screaming at the very sight of him. Sounds about right.","According to *[Collider](http://collider.com/harry-styles-little-mermaid-prince-eric/){:target=_blank}*, Styles is in early talks to take the male lead, following his screen debut in [Christopher Nolan](https://www.empireonline.com/people/christopher-nolan/){:target=_blank}’s *[Dunkirk](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/dunkirk-2-review/){:target=_blank}*. This comes just after he missed out on the role of Elvis in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic, where he was said to be in the [final five for the part](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/baz-luhrmann-s-elvis-biopic-is-casting-the-king/){:target=_blank}, which eventually [went to up-and-comer Austin Butler](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/austin-butler-will-be-elvis-presley-for-baz-luhrmann/){:target=_blank}. Like *The Lion King* and *[Aladdin](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/aladdin-2-review/){:target=_blank}*, this new take on the Disney classic will once again be a full-blown musical, with [Alan Menken](https://www.empireonline.com/people/alan-menken/){:target=_blank} rerunning to his original songbook with updates from [Lin-Manuel Miranda](https://www.empireonline.com/people/lin-manuel/){:target=_blank}. If *Dunkirk* proved that Styles could act, we already knew he could sing.","If Styles does sign on, he’ll be joining a cast that currently seems set to [include Melissa McCarthy as cephalopodic villain Ursula](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/melissa-mccarthy-to-be-the-little-mermaid-ursula/){:target=_blank}, and [Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina as Ariel’s friends Flounder and Scuttle](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/awkwafina-and-jacob-tremblay-in-talks-for-the-little-mermaid/){:target=_blank}. Directing *The Little Mermaid* will be *[Mary Poppins Returns](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/mary-poppins-returns-review/){:target=_blank}* filmmaker [Rob Marshall](https://www.empireonline.com/people/rob-marshall/){:target=_blank}, with shooting expected to begin in the early part of 2020. 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We repeat, *the beard is back*. Thanos’ snap in *[Avengers: Infinity War](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/avengers-infinity-war-review/){:target=_blank}* may have caused Steve Rogers’ impressive facial hair to fade away to dust, but it’s all present and accounted for in the trailer for *The Red Sea Diving Report* – a political thriller set in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s around the plight of Ethiopian refugees. Beard jokes aside, this one looks like a smart, timely and taut drama, with a starry cast and a [Netflix](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/best-netflix-movies-uk/){:target=_blank} release for the end of this month. 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Get printing those revolutionary pamphlets, because *Thor 4* is happening – and [Taika Waititi](https://www.empireonline.com/people/taika-waititi/){:target=_blank} is coming back to write and direct. The Kiwi filmmaker took the MCU’s Norse God in a funnier, funkier direction with *Ragnarok*, bringing retina-sizzling Flash Gordon-inspired visuals and lashings of his trademark deadpan humour, and according to *[The Hollywood Reporter](https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/taika-waititi-direct-thor-4-1224464){:target=_blank}* he’s been signed up to steer the four-quel.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"It seems, then, that *Thor 4* will play a part in Marvel’s still-unannounced Phase 4 – and could be one of the rare MCU strands to be granted a fourth instalment. Considering how audiences – and star [Chris Hemsworth](https://www.empireonline.com/people/chris-hemsworth/){:target=_blank} – took so positively to Waitiiti’s vision, it’s clear to see why the Thunder God’s adventures will continue beyond the initial trilogy. Presumably Hemsworth will be back in the lead role – though (SPOILER WARNING) *[Avengers: Endgame](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/avengers-endgame-review/){:target=_blank}* saw Thor hand over the keys to the kingdom to [Tessa Thompson](https://www.empireonline.com/people/tessa-thompson/){:target=_blank}’s Valkyrie and head off to space with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Will Thor *and* Valkyrie be back? Will the Guardians feature in *Thor 4*, or will *[Guardians 3](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/guardians-galaxy-vol-3/){:target=_blank}* spin Thor off into his own adventure? If Marvel Studios do, as is rumoured but by no means confirmed, [reveal the full Phase 4 slate](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/best-comic-con-2019/){:target=_blank} at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, it will be interesting to see if *Thor 4* is due for release after James Gunn's *Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3*. Most importantly, will Korg and Miek return? Stay tuned for more information as it comes.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"In the meantime, Waititi has been working on *[Jojo Rabbit](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/jojo-rabbit/){:target=_blank}* – a Nazi satire in which he plays the imaginary friend of a Hitler Youth boy, who takes the form of Hitler himself. That one’s hitting UK cinemas in January 2020, while US cinemagoers can catch it this October. 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The Kiwi filmmaker took the MCU’s Norse God in a funnier, funkier direction with *Ragnarok*, bringing retina-sizzling Flash Gordon-inspired visuals and lashings of his trademark deadpan humour, and according to *[The Hollywood Reporter](https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/taika-waititi-direct-thor-4-1224464){:target=_blank}* he’s been signed up to steer the four-quel.","It seems, then, that *Thor 4* will play a part in Marvel’s still-unannounced Phase 4 – and could be one of the rare MCU strands to be granted a fourth instalment. Considering how audiences – and star [Chris Hemsworth](https://www.empireonline.com/people/chris-hemsworth/){:target=_blank} – took so positively to Waitiiti’s vision, it’s clear to see why the Thunder God’s adventures will continue beyond the initial trilogy. Presumably Hemsworth will be back in the lead role – though (SPOILER WARNING) *[Avengers: Endgame](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/avengers-endgame-review/){:target=_blank}* saw Thor hand over the keys to the kingdom to [Tessa Thompson](https://www.empireonline.com/people/tessa-thompson/){:target=_blank}’s Valkyrie and head off to space with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Will Thor *and* Valkyrie be back? Will the Guardians feature in *Thor 4*, or will *[Guardians 3](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/guardians-galaxy-vol-3/){:target=_blank}* spin Thor off into his own adventure? If Marvel Studios do, as is rumoured but by no means confirmed, [reveal the full Phase 4 slate](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/best-comic-con-2019/){:target=_blank} at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, it will be interesting to see if *Thor 4* is due for release after James Gunn's *Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3*. Most importantly, will Korg and Miek return? Stay tuned for more information as it comes.","In the meantime, Waititi has been working on *[Jojo Rabbit](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/jojo-rabbit/){:target=_blank}* – a Nazi satire in which he plays the imaginary friend of a Hitler Youth boy, who takes the form of Hitler himself. That one’s hitting UK cinemas in January 2020, while US cinemagoers can catch it this October. Lucky gits."],"primarySyndicatePosition":0,"published":{"state":"published","wasPublished":true,"scheduledStart":1563079294,"scheduledEnd":null},"hidePublicationDate":false,"hiddenArticle":false,"author_custom":"Ben Travis","publicationDate":1563355298679,"sourceUrl":"","sourceText":"","pageTemplate":"article","target":"international","toplistFeature":false,"isAdvertorial":false,"campaign_name":"","rating_extras":"","rating":"","verdict":"","nutshell":"","excerptOverride":"","urlOverride":"","canonical":"","metaDescription":"The Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue the story of Thor. 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Iannucci has pulled together a truly incredible cast for this one – [Dev Patel](https://www.empireonline.com/people/dev-patel/){:target=_blank} takes the lead as the titular Copperfield, surrounded by the likes of [Tilda Swinton](https://www.empireonline.com/people/tilda-swinton/){:target=_blank}, [Hugh Laurie](https://www.empireonline.com/people/hugh-laurie/){:target=_blank}, [Peter Capaldi](https://www.empireonline.com/people/peter-capaldi/){:target=_blank}, [Ben Whishaw](https://www.empireonline.com/people/ben-whishaw/){:target=_blank}, [Paul Whitehouse](https://www.empireonline.com/people/paul-whitehouse/){:target=_blank}, and [Gwendoline Christie](https://www.empireonline.com/people/gwendoline-christie/){:target=_blank}. “*The Personal History of David Copperfield* is a film about compassion, humour, generosity and friendship, and I couldn’t have asked for a more welcoming setting in which to premiere it,” says Iannucci. 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Stone, meanwhile, will return as Wichita for [*Zombieland: Double Tap*](https://www.empireonline.com/films/zombieland-2/), headed to the UK on 18 October","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"title":"Brad Pitt And Emma Stone Eyed For Damien Chazelle's New Film","subtitle":"","content":["[Emma Stone](https://www.empireonline.com/people/emma-stone/) won an Oscar starring for director [Damien Chazelle](https://www.empireonline.com/people/damien-chazelle/) in [*La La Land*](https://www.empireonline.com/films/la-la-land/), so it's perhaps not surprising to learn that she's fielded an offer to reunite with him on his next project, *Babylon*. And Chazelle also has another big name circling the film, with word that [Brad Pitt](https://www.empireonline.com/people/brad-pitt/) is also considering one of the lead roles. 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For a film that took place in near total silence, with extended sequences in sign language and alien baddies that attack at the slightest noise, it was ironically worth shouting about. In most cases, the arrival of a sequel would be worrying – but with writer-director [John Krasinksi](https://www.empireonline.com/people/john-krasinski/){:target=_blank} back on board, and [Emily Blunt](https://www.empireonline.com/people/emily-blunt/){:target=_blank} and co returning in the cast, there’s a chance this sequel could really deliver in expanding the story without diluting what made the original so special. 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It’s previously been reported that the likes of [Brian Tyree Henry](https://www.empireonline.com/people/brian-tyree-henry/){:target=_blank} and [Cillian Murphy](https://www.empireonline.com/people/cillian-murphy/){:target=_blank} have joined the cast for this one, and that the plot might [reveal a little more about the origins](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/quiet-place-2-might-reveal-alien-origins/){:target=_blank} of the marauding audio-sensitive aliens. *A Quiet Place: Part II* has a tentative release date of 21 March 2020 – so expect to find out much more in the coming months, as the film approaches its spring release.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"title":"A Quiet Place: Part II Has Started Shooting, John Krasinski Confirms","subtitle":"","content":["With its ultra-high tension, emotional storytelling, and smart filmmaking, *[A Quiet Place](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/quiet-place-review/){:target=_blank}* was one of the best films of 2018 – a gripping original horror-thriller that stood perfectly alone. 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But the end of the trailer connects that new tone with the *Kingsman* we already know, returning to the Savile Row shop that started it all.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"As for that stellar cast, the trailer dishes out no character names but does tease a familiar dynamic – [Ralph Fiennes](https://www.empireonline.com/people/ralph-fiennes/){:target=_blank} takes the lead here, as the distinguished older gentleman who takes a young soldier, played by [Harris Dickinson](https://www.empireonline.com/people/harris-dickinson/){:target=_blank}, under his wing. 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We get a brief glimpse of a gun-toting [Gemma Arterton](https://www.empireonline.com/people/gemma-arterton/){:target=_blank} and a knife fight with [Djimon Hounsou](https://www.empireonline.com/people/djimon-hounsou/){:target=_blank}, while the unseen cast included [Charles Dance](https://www.empireonline.com/people/charles-dance/){:target=_blank}, [Daniel Brühl](https://www.empireonline.com/people/daniel-bruhl/){:target=_blank}, [Tom Hollander](https://www.empireonline.com/people/tom-hollander/){:target=_blank}, [Matthew Goode](https://www.empireonline.com/people/matthew-goode/){:target=_blank}, and more.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"The spin-off is once again helmed by director [Matthew Vaughn](https://www.empireonline.com/people/matthew-vaughn/){:target=_blank} and written by Jane Goldman – and will be followed up by another *Kingsman* film to cap off the Harry-Eggsy trilogy. *The King’s Man* will hit UK cinemas on 14 February 2020.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"title":"The King’s Man Trailer: Ralph Fiennes Leads The World War I Kingsman Prequel","subtitle":"","content":["The *[Kingsman](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/kingsman-secret-service-review/){:target=_blank}* movies are a purposeful mix of classic and contemporary Britain – a mishmash of old and new, [Taron Egerton](https://www.empireonline.com/people/taron-egerton/){:target=_blank}’s unruly modern London kid Eggsy being drawn into a James Bond-esque spy institution, steeped in tradition. 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But the end of the trailer connects that new tone with the *Kingsman* we already know, returning to the Savile Row shop that started it all.","As for that stellar cast, the trailer dishes out no character names but does tease a familiar dynamic – [Ralph Fiennes](https://www.empireonline.com/people/ralph-fiennes/){:target=_blank} takes the lead here, as the distinguished older gentleman who takes a young soldier, played by [Harris Dickinson](https://www.empireonline.com/people/harris-dickinson/){:target=_blank}, under his wing. The up-and-coming British actor is best known for his roles in *[Beach Rats](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/beach-rats-review/){:target=_blank}*, YA sci-fi *[The Darkest Minds](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/darkest-minds-review/){:target=_blank}*, and Danny Boyle-produced John Paul Getty drama *[Trust](https://www.empireonline.com/tv/reviews/trust-2-review-2/){:target=_blank}*. 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Bond is still Bond, but he's been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.\" It's apparently part of [Phoebe Waller-Bridge](https://www.empireonline.com/people/phoebe-waller-bridge/)'s additions to the script. ","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"The paper also mentions that [Daniel Craig](https://www.empireonline.com/people/daniel-craig/)'s Bond tries to hit on her, but she's having none of it. Lynch's agent seems unlikely to hold on to the status, given that Craig has been busy filming now his ankle is recovered, but we're fascinated to see how the character works out. 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So, according to *The Daily Mail* – which isn't always the most reliable source of information, but we're intrigued enough to hope it's real – [Lashana Lynch](https://www.empireonline.com/people/lashana-lynch/)'s character is the person who inherits the 007 designation when Bond decides he's enough of the spy life and retires to Jamaica. \"There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says, 'Come in 007,' and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman,\" according to one of the paper's sources. \"It's a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond, but he's been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.\" It's apparently part of [Phoebe Waller-Bridge](https://www.empireonline.com/people/phoebe-waller-bridge/)'s additions to the script. ","The paper also mentions that [Daniel Craig](https://www.empireonline.com/people/daniel-craig/)'s Bond tries to hit on her, but she's having none of it. 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We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links_","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Once upon a time, [Amazon Prime Day](https://www.amazon.co.uk/amazonprime/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll2&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=5e39da3792852d1171dfdaad8bea343b&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank} was just one day of exclusive deals, but now we’re up to two full days of discounts. 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Reilly’s performances are among the best either has ever given. This film, which pays wonderfully funny tribute to two comic legends, richly deserves them.\"","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/stan-ollie-review/)_[Stan and Ollie](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/stan-ollie-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/stan-ollie-review/).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"## [Green Book on DVD, £6.99 (30% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07N378KB8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=19305e6f5b69f914239bf29343d39829&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"What Empire said: \"A supremely likeable film. Its message might seem obvious and its template overcooked, but it boasts a warm heart, with two astoundingly good lead performances to guide it home.\"","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/green-book-review/)_[Green Book](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/green-book-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/green-book-review/).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"## [Glass on DVD, £6.99 (30% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07LFJXR5D/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=80bdeb701b99aa030c9864228ada0b3e&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"What Empire said: \"Essentially a _Split_ sequel with an _Unbreakable_ topping, this is weaker than either film but still has plenty of entertaining sequences, most of them due to McAvoy’s top-rate performance.\"","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/glass-review/)_[Glass](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/glass-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/glass-review/).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"## [First Man on Blu-ray, £7 (30% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07HXPWYG9/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=958d3e966daae984a7715d8e62d0704f&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"What Empire said: \"Astonishing. The definitive take on a monumental moment in history — without ever losing sight of the man underneath the visor.\"","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/first-man-review/)_[First Man](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/first-man-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/first-man-review/).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"## [Vice on DVD, £7 (30% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07N1F762L/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=1bf53930d4982349cdfa4b509034f7f3&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"What Empire said: \"An acting masterclass that neither pulls its punches nor sacrifices detail to pander to a mass audience, this is smart filmmaking from a director who gets better with every film — and a near career-best from Bale, which is saying something.\"","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/vice-review/)_[Vice](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/vice-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/vice-review/).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"## [The Girl In The Spider's Web on Blu-ray, £5.99 (40% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07K93B4VR/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=b3a63324928222da3760eb4577cc4782&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"What Empire said: \"An often effective reboot, this does everything you’d expect, but that’s a real shame. Lisbeth might be a nomad, but she doesn’t feel at home here.\"","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/girl-spider-web-review/)_[The Girl In The Spider’s Web](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/girl-spider-web-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/girl-spider-web-review/).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"## [Beautiful Boy on DVD, £7 (30% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MXN3S2M/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=ebfe854a911a5233cf6d127abafa9c18&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"What Empire said: \"A based-on-fact family drama whose truths may hit too hard for some, but are worth suffering if only to witness Timothée Chalamet’s performance.\"","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/beautiful-boy-review/)_[Beautiful Boy](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/beautiful-boy-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/beautiful-boy-review/).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"These deals are available to [Prime members](https://www.amazon.co.uk/amazonprime/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll2&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=eb6616cdf6dece42414d8b1cd20f0151&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}; Prime costs £7.99 a month, or £59 a year (reduced from £79 until 23:59 on July 16). You can sign up for a 30-day free trial if you want to find out more without committing.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"title":"Amazon Prime Day Movie Deals","subtitle":"We've scoured the discounts to save you time and money","content":["_Article supported by Amazon. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links_","Once upon a time, [Amazon Prime Day](https://www.amazon.co.uk/amazonprime/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll2&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=5e39da3792852d1171dfdaad8bea343b&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank} was just one day of exclusive deals, but now we’re up to two full days of discounts. We’ve chosen some of the best DVD and Blu-ray movie deals available on July 15th and 16th 2019 to help spend your hard-earned (or not so much) cash.","## [Bohemian Rhapsody on DVD, £6.99 (30% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JGWDZ3S/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=9eaaf48ee6923fe28bcfbd0638e22b91&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","What Empire said: \"Like Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody is three parts good but not terribly exciting, and one part absolute joyful, fabulous entertainment that makes you forget everything else around it.\"","[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/bohemian-rhapsody-review/)_[Bohemian Rhapsody](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/bohemian-rhapsody-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/bohemian-rhapsody-review/).","## [Stan and Ollie on DVD, £6.99 (30% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MQKY4RN/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=f99776e5509e15dcf1e457643ae38e08&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","What Empire said: \"Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly’s performances are among the best either has ever given. This film, which pays wonderfully funny tribute to two comic legends, richly deserves them.\"","[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/stan-ollie-review/)_[Stan and Ollie](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/stan-ollie-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/stan-ollie-review/).","## [Green Book on DVD, £6.99 (30% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07N378KB8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=19305e6f5b69f914239bf29343d39829&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","What Empire said: \"A supremely likeable film. Its message might seem obvious and its template overcooked, but it boasts a warm heart, with two astoundingly good lead performances to guide it home.\"","[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/green-book-review/)_[Green Book](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/green-book-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/green-book-review/).","## [Glass on DVD, £6.99 (30% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07LFJXR5D/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=80bdeb701b99aa030c9864228ada0b3e&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","What Empire said: \"Essentially a _Split_ sequel with an _Unbreakable_ topping, this is weaker than either film but still has plenty of entertaining sequences, most of them due to McAvoy’s top-rate performance.\"","[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/glass-review/)_[Glass](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/glass-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/glass-review/).","## [First Man on Blu-ray, £7 (30% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07HXPWYG9/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=958d3e966daae984a7715d8e62d0704f&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","What Empire said: \"Astonishing. The definitive take on a monumental moment in history — without ever losing sight of the man underneath the visor.\"","[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/first-man-review/)_[First Man](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/first-man-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/first-man-review/).","## [Vice on DVD, £7 (30% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07N1F762L/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=1bf53930d4982349cdfa4b509034f7f3&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","What Empire said: \"An acting masterclass that neither pulls its punches nor sacrifices detail to pander to a mass audience, this is smart filmmaking from a director who gets better with every film — and a near career-best from Bale, which is saying something.\"","[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/vice-review/)_[Vice](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/vice-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/vice-review/).","## [The Girl In The Spider's Web on Blu-ray, £5.99 (40% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07K93B4VR/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=b3a63324928222da3760eb4577cc4782&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","What Empire said: \"An often effective reboot, this does everything you’d expect, but that’s a real shame. Lisbeth might be a nomad, but she doesn’t feel at home here.\"","[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/girl-spider-web-review/)_[The Girl In The Spider’s Web](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/girl-spider-web-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/girl-spider-web-review/).","## [Beautiful Boy on DVD, £7 (30% off)](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MXN3S2M/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=ebfe854a911a5233cf6d127abafa9c18&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","What Empire said: \"A based-on-fact family drama whose truths may hit too hard for some, but are worth suffering if only to witness Timothée Chalamet’s performance.\"","[Read our full review of ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/beautiful-boy-review/)_[Beautiful Boy](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/beautiful-boy-review/)_[ here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/beautiful-boy-review/).","These deals are available to [Prime members](https://www.amazon.co.uk/amazonprime/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll2&tag=emparticle03-21&linkId=eb6616cdf6dece42414d8b1cd20f0151&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}; Prime costs £7.99 a month, or £59 a year (reduced from £79 until 23:59 on July 16). 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We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links_","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"If your DVD collection is looking a bit light on superhero movies, then we’ve found a few deals on [Amazon for Prime Day](https://www.amazon.co.uk/amazonprime/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll2&tag=emparticle02-21&linkId=05338d882ad9aaec7bdb4b6f9ecbc84e&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank} (which is actually two days this year!) that might fit the bill. Whether your preference is for some cutting-edge animation, a nostalgic trip back to the ‘80s with beloved childhood toys, or even the below-par _Venom_, you can save a few quid with today’s deals.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"## [Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse ](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07L3L75Q7/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle02-21&linkId=4fef8d895a117c96ce7a759659aaaf21&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"What Empire said: \"Fresh, funny and frequently bonkers, Into The Spider-Verse is an astonishing shot of cinematic superhero adrenaline. For such an over-familiar character, somehow, this feels original and entirely new.\"","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"[Read the full Empire review of](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/spider-man-spider-verse-review/)_[Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/spider-man-spider-verse-review/)_[here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/spider-man-spider-verse-review/). Sign up for Prime and you can buy the DVD for 20% off (£5.59 down from £6.99).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"## [Bumblebee ](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07LGKXV1N/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle02-21&linkId=0081f634df251160ef5b93665ccd820c&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"What Empire said: \"An impassioned ode to both the toys and their era, this, at last, is the Transformers movie we’ve been waiting for.\"","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Prime’s deal today is to get the DVD or blu-ray for 30% off (£7 and £9.10 respectively). [Read the full ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/bumblebee-review/)_[Bumblebee ](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/bumblebee-review/)_[review here](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/reviews/bumblebee-review/).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"## [Venom ](https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07HPNWYYP/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=emparticle02-21&linkId=af5f7d483b059d953243549439ae9ab5&language=en_GB){:rel=nofollow :target=_blank}","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"What Empire said: \"Venom is neither triumph nor train-wreck. It’s a mediocre origin story, a superhero host that sadly fails to bond with its comedy parasite. Which is a shame, as there is enough here to to suggest it could have been a blast.\"","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Prime’s Deal of the Day means you can get the DVD for £4.98 or the Blu-ray for £7.19. 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You have to head down to third place to find the first of the week's new releases, with alligator horror thriller _[Crawl](https://www.empireonline.com/films/crawl/)_ snapping up $12 million. Worldwide, the film has crossed $16.8 million, and with a thrifty $135. million before marketing costs, looks set to do well.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Action comedy _[Stuber](https://www.empireonline.com/films/stuber/)_ didn't fare quite as well, taking in $8 million in fourth despite appearing on a similar amount of screens to the toothy terror. 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Finally, at 10th we find the underperforming _[Men In Black: International](https://www.empireonline.com/films/men-black-international/)_, which took in $2.2 million and has made just $76.4 million in the States (though international figures have boosted it to $239.4 million).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"One entry not in the top 10 but worth mentioning; emotional drama _The Farewell_ was the indie that could this week, overcoming a New York power outage and earning $351,330. 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[Anthony Mackie](https://www.empireonline.com/people/anthony-mackie/) and [Sebastian Stan](https://www.empireonline.com/people/sebastian-stan/) are reprising their roles from the films, and we already knew that _Empire_ TV producer [Malcolm Spellman](https://www.empireonline.com/people/malcolm-spellman/) was setting up in the writing room. The latest news is that he'll now be joined by _[John Wick](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/john-wick-chapter-3-parabellum/)_ mastermind [Derek Kolstad](https://www.empireonline.com/people/derek-kolstad/).","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"The events of _[Avengers: Endgame](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/avengers-endgame/)_, of course, have significantly altered the stakes for this series. What we might once have perceived as a potential mismatched-buddies knockabout for Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes is now contending with a significant change in circumstances for the former. It'll be fascinating to see how Wilson/Falcon's post-_Endgame_ narrative plays out.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"Interesting too that it'll be playing out on the small screen: the Disney+ shows are apparently far more a part of the MCU than the Netflix _Defenders_ shows were. \"These will be major storylines, set within the MCU, with ramifications that will be felt both through the other Disney+ series we’re producing and our features on the big screen,” Marvel honcho [Kevin Feige](https://www.empireonline.com/people/kevin-feige/) said in April. “A post-‘Endgame’ MCU will be extremely different and extremely focused on Disney+ tying into our future movies.\"","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"While the _John Wick_ films are arguably more about action choreography than anything else, Kolstad has nevertheless proved himself adept at some very quirky worldbuilding across the the three instalments to date. It's intriguing to wonder what he'll contribute to _Falcon & Winter Soldier_, which also features [Daniel Brühl](https://www.empireonline.com/people/daniel-bruhl/) and [Emily VanCamp](https://www.empireonline.com/people/emily-vancamp/) (who respectively played Baron Zemo and Sharon Carter in _[Captain America: Civil War](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/captain-america-civil-war/)_). The series is part of a Disney+ Marvel roster that also includes series revolving around Scarlet Witch and Vision, Loki and Hawkeye.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"},{"content":"The series are expected to be around six to eight episodes each. _Falcon & Winter Soldier_ is getting six, all to be directed by [Kari Skogland](https://www.empireonline.com/people/kari-skogland/) (a prolific TV director and showrunner with credits including _The Punisher_, _The Handmaid's Tale_ and _The Walking Dead_). Back in May, Stan said the plan is to kick off filming _Falcon & Winter Soldier_ this October in Atlanta, one of Marvel's current filming hubs. Disney+ launches in November.","displayName":"Body","free":true,"name":"body","type":"content"}],"title":"John Wick's Derek Kolstad Writing Falcon & Winter Soldier For Marvel Studios And Disney+","subtitle":"","content":["First announced last year, _[Falcon & The Winter Soldier](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/falcon-winter-soldier-series-works/)_ is part of the developing set of limited Marvel series for Disney's new streaming service Disney+. [Anthony Mackie](https://www.empireonline.com/people/anthony-mackie/) and [Sebastian Stan](https://www.empireonline.com/people/sebastian-stan/) are reprising their roles from the films, and we already knew that _Empire_ TV producer [Malcolm Spellman](https://www.empireonline.com/people/malcolm-spellman/) was setting up in the writing room. The latest news is that he'll now be joined by _[John Wick](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/john-wick-chapter-3-parabellum/)_ mastermind [Derek Kolstad](https://www.empireonline.com/people/derek-kolstad/).","The events of _[Avengers: Endgame](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/avengers-endgame/)_, of course, have significantly altered the stakes for this series. What we might once have perceived as a potential mismatched-buddies knockabout for Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes is now contending with a significant change in circumstances for the former. It'll be fascinating to see how Wilson/Falcon's post-_Endgame_ narrative plays out.","Interesting too that it'll be playing out on the small screen: the Disney+ shows are apparently far more a part of the MCU than the Netflix _Defenders_ shows were. \"These will be major storylines, set within the MCU, with ramifications that will be felt both through the other Disney+ series we’re producing and our features on the big screen,” Marvel honcho [Kevin Feige](https://www.empireonline.com/people/kevin-feige/) said in April. “A post-‘Endgame’ MCU will be extremely different and extremely focused on Disney+ tying into our future movies.\"","While the _John Wick_ films are arguably more about action choreography than anything else, Kolstad has nevertheless proved himself adept at some very quirky worldbuilding across the the three instalments to date. It's intriguing to wonder what he'll contribute to _Falcon & Winter Soldier_, which also features [Daniel Brühl](https://www.empireonline.com/people/daniel-bruhl/) and [Emily VanCamp](https://www.empireonline.com/people/emily-vancamp/) (who respectively played Baron Zemo and Sharon Carter in _[Captain America: Civil War](https://www.empireonline.com/movies/captain-america-civil-war/)_). The series is part of a Disney+ Marvel roster that also includes series revolving around Scarlet Witch and Vision, Loki and Hawkeye.","The series are expected to be around six to eight episodes each. _Falcon & Winter Soldier_ is getting six, all to be directed by [Kari Skogland](https://www.empireonline.com/people/kari-skogland/) (a prolific TV director and showrunner with credits including _The Punisher_, _The Handmaid's Tale_ and _The Walking Dead_). Back in May, Stan said the plan is to kick off filming _Falcon & Winter Soldier_ this October in Atlanta, one of Marvel's current filming hubs. 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