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Controversy as new Spider Man: No Way Home trailer is released

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If your spidey senses are tingling, here’s why – the new No Way Home trailer was just released with a fair share of debate following.

Spider Man: No Way Home promo

A public service announcement to all Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans out there, the official Spider Man: No Way Home trailer has just dropped.

But it doesn’t come without controversy after a trailer with unfinished CGI was doing the rounds across social media prior to the big release.

The much-anticipated trailer was leaked late Sunday night, American time, and was labelled as one of the most significant disclosures in the MCU.

Unlike previous leaks where fans cut, paste and put together segments of already available MCU films, this leak appeared to be the real-deal featuring real Sony and Marvel footage. 

No time for spoiler alerts

Fans who came across the unofficial trailer spoiled some of the teaser’s surprises ahead of time, with Twitter and YouTube both in serious need of a spoiler tag for those who hadn’t viewed the trailer yet. 

And while many fans weren’t phased about the sudden release, the unofficial teaser lacked visual effects components. 

In fact, fans were urged by film and entertainment platform gamesradar to “start putting up filters and stop doomscrolling on Twitter” ahead of the trailer’s official release. 

Alex Zalben, Managing Director of Decider, took to Twitter to warn fans that the real deal was more than worth it.

“Sorry I’m only going to watch the Spider Man: No Way Home trailer the way Marvel intends me to,” Zalben writes, before summarising the thoughts many other fans had on the trailer.

Usually, Sony is quick to put an end to unverified leaks in order to quash spoilers, but this time the official trailer followed shortly after it’s unofficial counterpart and it came without warning.

“You’ve waited long enough… I told you, you weren’t ready,” Tom Holland posted to Instagram alongside the trailer. 

The film is expected to be released in theatres on December 17 this year.

Written by Rebecca Borg

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Singing legend Meat Loaf dies

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Legendary singer, Meat Loaf has died aged 74

The American singer was famous for his songs “I’d Do Anything for Love” and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”.

Born Marvin Lee Aday, the Grammy Winner passed away on Thursday night.

The cause of his death has not been disclosed.

A post on his official Facebook page read: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight”

His wife Deborah was by his side, and his daughters Pearl and Amanda were with him in the hours leading to his death.

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Alec Baldwin hit with massive $25M defamation lawsuit

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Movie star Alec Baldwin is being sued by the family of a U.S. Marine who was killed in Afghanistan

A widow and two sisters of a U.S. Marine officer killed in Afghanistan are suing Alec Baldwin.

The women are alleging the actor exposed them to a flood of social media hatred by claiming on Instagram that one sister was an “insurrectionist” for attending former President Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C. rally on January 6 of last year.

According to NBC, the sister by the name of Roice McCollum, protested peacefully and legally.

According to the lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne, she was not among those who stormed the U.S. Capitol that day and after being interviewed by the FBI, “was never detained, arrested, accused of or charged with any crime”

The lawsuit comes as Baldwin is immersed in an ongoing investigation into the death of a cinematographer and the wounding of a director on the set of the movie, Rust.

The finer details:

NBC is reporting that last year, Alec Baldwin sent Roice McCollum a $5,000 payment to help the widow of her brother, Marine Lance Cpl Rylee McCollum.

He was among 13 U.S. soldiers killed in a suicide bombing August 26 at the Kabul airport, according to the lawsuit.

On January 3 of this year, the lawsuit claims that the actor privately messaged Roice McCollum on Instagram soon after she posted an almost year-old photo of the Trump rally. The claim states that Baldwin was asking if she was the same woman who’d taken his donation.

The suit says McCollum confirmed she was at the protest and told Baldwin, “Protesting is perfectly legal.”

The suit says Baldwin responded by remarking that “her activities resulted in the unlawful destruction of government property, the death of a law enforcement officer, an assault on the certification of the presidential election,” and told McCollum that he’d reposted the photo to his 2.4 million Instagram followers.

After Baldwin shared the photo of the January 6 protest on social media. Roice McCollum got “hundreds upon hundreds of hateful messages,” including one telling her to “get raped and die” and that her brother “got what he deserved,” according to the lawsuit.

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Marvel actor killed in skiing accident

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French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who is set to appear in Marvel’s forthcoming TV series Moon Knight, has died at the age of 37

He was killed during skiing accident in the Alps when he collided with another person.

He suffered severe brain trauma and was airlifted to a hospital in Grenoble, where he died the next day. 

Ulliel is one of France’s best-known actors and has appeared in It’s Only the End of the World and Saint Laurent, the biopic of the French fashion designer.

The news of his death came just a day after the trailer for Moon Knight, in which he stars as Midnight Man, was released online.

‘Considerable magnetism’

“French cinema is losing a huge talent, full of charm and energy,” tweeted French finance minister Bruno Le Maire.

Writer and critic Caspar Salmon also paid tribute, describing Ulliel as “an actor of considerable magnetism, talent and beauty, who had already carved out an impressive and varied career”.

He won the best actor Cesar – the French equivalent of an Oscar – in 2017 for his performance opposite Marion Cotillard and Lea Seydoux in It’s Only the End of the World.

In 2005, he won most promising actor for his performance in the World War One drama A Very Long Engagement, which also starred Audrey Tautou.

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