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Or decade. Or half a century. There really is no limit to the hyperbole surrounding the release of Harper Lee’s follow-up to timeless classic and former GCSE curriculum staple (we’re looking at you, Mr. Gove) To Kill a Mockingbird. Set in the Fifties, Go Set a Watchman follows a now adult Scout Finch as she visits her father, Atticus, 20 years after the events in Mockingbird. According to the publisher, the story follows Scout as she grapples with issues both personal and political, as well as her father’s view of society and the town that shaped her. The novel, which was thought to be lost until the manuscript was discovered by Lee’s lawyer in 2014 (amid controversy), will be published as originally written with no revisions.
Out on Tuesday 14 July (William Heinemann)
It’s all well and good slinging webs and gallivanting around town in your own personalised morph suit, but that won’t get you an invitation from The Avengers. If you want to do justice with those guys (and girls) you need to think smaller, think centimetres. That’s approximately how big Paul Rudd is in the latest Marvel offering, Ant-Man. A former conman, Scott Lang (Rudd) is chosen by Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to help protect the Ant-Man shrinking technology from falling into the wrong hands. With the help of Pym’s daughter played by Evangeline Lily (Lost, The Hurt Locker) and an army of, well, ants, Ant-Man bucks the trend of tedious Marvel standalones with a refreshing mixture of action and laughs in line with Guardians of the Galaxy. Watch out for the moment when Rudd makes a mockery of a notable Avenger. We doubt it will scupper any call-up.
Out in cinemas on Friday 17 July