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Avatar reclaims title as highest-grossing film (2021)


Sigourney Weaver and James Cameron with Avatar ad. -- IMAGE COPYRIGHT GETTY IMAGES



Blockbuster movie Avatar has retaken the highest-grossing film of all time spot thanks to its re-release in China.

The sci-fi epic debuted in 2009 and held the global box office title for a decade until it was overtaken by Marvel's Avengers: Endgame in 2019.

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Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther star dies of cancer aged 43 (2020)

Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis


US actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhero franchise, has died of cancer aged 43.

He died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side, a statement posted on social media said.

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Stan Lee: Marvel Comics legend dies aged 95


Lee, the brains behind Spider-Man, Black Panther and X-Men, has died in California, his family says

 

American writer and former president of Marvel Comics Stan Lee has died at the age of 95.

In 1961, Lee created The Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics, and went on to create titles including Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk.

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James Gunn: Guardians of the Galaxy director fired over offensive tweets

James Gunn has worked on the Guardians of the Galaxy films and the Avengers franchise

 

Disney has removed James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a number of offensive social media posts resurfaced online.

The American filmmaker apologised after old tweets in which he appeared to joke about paedophilia and rape were unearthed and widely shared.

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