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Movie News: Thursday 14th March 2019

Avengers: Endgame (2019) – source: Disney Studios

Marvel Studios drop new poster and trailer for ‘Avengers: Endgame’

After the huge success of Captain Marvel in the past week, Marvel have a lot to celebrate about. Today, they decided to release a brand new trailer for the hugely anticipated film Avengers: Endgame, alongside a brand new poster for the film. Instantly after the release, phrases such as “#AvengersEndgame”, “Thor” and “The Avengers” started to trend on Twitter, with 830 thousand tweets alone for the hashtag. As of right now, the Avengers: Endgame trailer has been on the Marvel Entertainment YouTube account for three hours and has already accumulated 2.8 million views.

Check out the trailer and poster by going to the Marvel Twitter page, found here.

Shazam! (2019) – source: Warner Bros.

‘Shazam!’ box office is looking at a strong $40 million opening weekend

This may not seem much for a comic book movie after the success of Captain Marvel, but Shazam! is looking to make a strong $40 million in the US in its opening weekend. This is a DC film that has been made on a $90 million budget, and is the introduction of a brand new character that many people will not have even heard of. This is a film that will be considered a success if it makes $400-$500 million worldwide, so the predictions of a $40 million opening is a very strong showing for the small comic book flick.

SOURCE: Variety (here)

source: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Netflix to set its own age ratings for film and television programmes

The British Board of Film Certification (BBFC) has given permission for Netflix to age rate their own content and apply a British certification onto their films and television shows. The BBFC’s head of compliance, Craig Lapper, has said that this decision was made down to the sheer amount of content produced and distributed by Netflix, meaning that the traditional method of having the content be viewed by a member of the BBFC committee is simply not comprehensible anymore.

SOURCE: The Guardian (here)

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