Entertainment Roundup: Avengers directors having difficulty editing down Endgame from 3 hours; Disney hit by petition to ban ‘Hakuna Matata’ in Lion King | Other top stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment over the weekend and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today.

Genevieve Nnaji’s “Lionheart” now in Nigerian cinemas

Lionheart

This comes after a brief quarrel with Film One.


Funke Akindele, JJC Skillz welcome twins

The couple got married on August 23, 2016.

This is how the internet reacted.


‘Aquaman’ leads box office

…debuts at no. 1 with $72 million.

Jason Momoa’s “Aquaman” is the King of the Seven Seas — and now the box office. “Aquaman” generated $67 million from 4,125 locations during its first three days of release.


Avengers directors having difficulty editing down Endgame from epic three hours

Tony-Stark-Avengers-Endgame

In an interview with Empire Magazine, Anthony and Joe Russo said, “There’s a high probability that this movie will clock in at around three hours. It’s a big movie with a lot of story.”


Disney hit by petition to ban ‘Hakuna Matata’ in Lion King

Disney is under pressure to reconsider its trademark on Lion King phrase Hakuna Matata.

Zimbabwean activist Shelton Mpala started an online petition calling on Disney to renounced its trademark of the expression, which is often used in eastern and southern Africa and loosely translates to ‘no worries.’

“While we respect Disney as an entertainment institution responsible for creating many of our childhood memories, the decision to trademark “Hakuna Matata” is predicated purely on greed and is an insult not only the spirit of the Swahili people but also, Africa as a whole,’ Mpala writes in the Change.org petition, which has more than 130,000 signatures.

Disney applied for the trademark in 1994, at the same time of The Lion King’s release, to protect their use of the phrase on Disney merchandise.

The company said in a statement to CBR, “Disney’s registration for “Hakuna Matata,” which was filed in 1994, has never and will not prevent individuals from using that phrase.”

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