From "Captain Marvel" to Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" - Weekend news roundup

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Captain Marvel releases to huge acclaim and even bigger box office numbers

Marvel's latest addition to their MCU, Captain Marvel, hit cinema screens on Friday to the delight of audiences worldwide. 

Not only has the film scored well with critics but the film's box office numbers make it the highest-earning film of 2019 so far. 

On its opening weekend, Captain Marvel made a staggering $153 million in the US alone and a further $302 million worldwide, meaning that Captain Marvel has earned Disney an eye-watering $455 million in its first weekend.

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Amazon confirm their new Lord of the Rings TV show will be a distant prequel

In the last few weeks, the social media accounts for Amazon's new Lord of the Rings TV show have erupted into life. Slowly but surely, we've been teased new details about the show through the unveiling of Middle-Earth's map, but not as we know it in Peter Jackson's Oscar-winning trilogy.

However, at the end of last week, it was confirmed that the show will be set in the second age of Middle-Earth history, thousands of years before the Lord of the Rings we know and love is set.

Matt Smith claims that he's not in Star Wars: Episode IX

The 11th Doctor made the claim over the weekend that he is not going to be appearing in Star Wars: Episode IX despite earlier reports to the contrary. 

Could it be a way of misleading audiences or do you think Smith is truthful in his claims?

Actor Matt Smith attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_011

Formula 1 fans rejoice as new documentary series hits Netflix

F1 fans will surely be happy with the new Netflix series, Formula 1: Drive to Survive. The 10 episode series gives a behind the scenes look at the 2018 season, filled with drama, controversy and some hefty crashes to boot.

Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster to team up in Mouse Guard adaptation

Motion capture legend Andy Serkis will be joined by Game of Thrones' Thomas Brodie-Sangster in an animated adaptation of David Petersen's Mouse Guard graphic novels according to Empire.

The original novels tell of a band of medieval mice who are sworn to protect their realm from the attack of Eagles, Foxes and other rodents. As Empire put it: "Think Stuart Little meets Game of Thrones."

Andy Serkis attends the Nespresso British Academy Film Awards nominees party at Kensington Palace on February 9, 2019 in London, England.

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent dies, aged 73

The actor, who was most active during the 70s, 80s and 90s has died at the age of 73.

Vincent was best known for his roles in Big Wednesday and The Winds of War.

Jan-Michael Vincent in a scene from a film, Circa 1982.

 

 

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