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September 01, 2018

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The Big Bang Theory to end next year

The upcoming season of The Big Bang Theory will be the last one as the hit TV show is set to end next year after 12 series. The programme will end in May 2019 after completing 279 episodes, and will be the longest-running multi-camera series in television history.

Warner Bros Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions have confirmed it will wrap in 2019, following speculation about the future of the show.

“We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory during the past 12 seasons,” they said in a statement. ‘“We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close.”


DC’s Aquaman early screening reactions

Warner Bros. has screened James Wan’s Aquaman movie for early test audiences and the first reactions have begun to surface, indicating the DC Comics film is good — but not great.

Aquaman will be the first DC movie released by Warner Bros. since Justice League, and it joins a franchise that hasn’t always performed well with critics or at the box office. Wonder Woman is the only unequivocal hit of the series, but fans are looking to Aquaman to hopefully repeat the success of Patty Jenkins’ DC film.

Now, the first screening reactions to Aquaman have surfaced and they offer some insight into what fans can expect. The early reactions aren’t overwhelmingly positive, with the good-but-not-great distinction.


Disney’s Maleficent 2 officially wraps production

After approximately three months of filming, Maleficent 2 has wrapped production with its director making the announcement on social media. The original Maleficent movie was released in May 2014, with Angelina Jolie in the starring role.

Taking the unorthodox route of showing a sympathetic side to the dark villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty animated movie, it opened to mixed reviews. However, it went on to become one of the biggest grossing films of that year.

Now free from all the narrative trappings of the original Sleeping Beauty, it will be interesting to see the interactions between the characters and the directions that the story will now take. The current synopsis for Maleficent 2 doesn’t give too much away, but hints that the safety of the magical moors will be integral to the plot.

Published in Dawn, Young World, September 1st, 2018