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Five ‘Spider-Man’ movies are arriving on Disney+ this week
Spider-Man films, covering all three franchises, are coming to Disney+ UK this week, the streaming service has announced.Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Homecoming – variously starring Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland – will be available to stream from June 17, 2022.Further titles from Sony’s catalogue will join the streaming platform later this year.On Monday (June 13) it was announced that the record-breaking Spider-Man: No Way Home, the latest Peter Parker adventure, is set to be re-released in cinemas as a new extended version.The blockbuster Marvel film was originally released last year, going on to make $1.9billion (£1.5billion) at the global box office and marking the first film to hit the $1billion (£746.4million) mark at the box office since 2019.Following its success, Sony has confirmed No Way Home: The More Fun Stuff Version will hit the big screen on September 2 in the US and Canada, and will have “added and extended scenes”, according to Marvel.The announcement was made with a Twitter video of stars Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire, in which they all jokingly claim to be Spider-Man. The clip ends with a picture of the three recreating the famous meme, with the added words: “Who’s going?”Earlier this year, franchise veterans Garfield and Maguire opened up about meeting Holland for the first time after teaming up for the recent film.“There was just such an open-hearted coming together, embracing each other and supporting each other,” Maguire recalled to Digital Spy.
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‘Lightyear’ reportedly banned in 14 countries over same-sex kiss scene
Pixar’s upcoming Toy Story spin-off movie Lightyear has reportedly been banned in 14 countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, due to a scene that depicts a same-sex kiss.The scene depicting a lesbian space ranger named Alisha and her partner sharing a brief kiss had originally been cut by Disney, but was reinstated after Pixar animators penned an open letter criticising the company for censoring “overtly gay affection” in its films.As a result, the film will not be screened in cinemas across Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia and more, Reuters has reported. Disney has yet to comment.The United Arab Emirates’ National Media Council announced via Twitter on Monday (June 13) that the film will not be licensed for screening in cinemas “due to its violation of the country’s media content standards”.The animated film "LIGHTYEAR" is not licensed to be shown in the cinemas of the #UAE.#UAE_BARQ_EN pic.twitter.com/tyeXxWHFe6— UAE BARQ (@UAE_BARQ_EN) June 13, 2022A Variety report also claims that the film was initially approved for release in the UAE, but had its license revoked after posts on social media accused the film of insulting Muslims and Islam.According to Variety, a source close to Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board had asked for edits to the film.