Merge 104.8 | 05 April 2021
Marvel has shared a new trailer for its upcoming Black Widow film. The standalone prequel is due to finally be released this summer after numerous delays related to the pandemic. Disney say that Black Widow will be released on July 9th on Disney+ and in cinemas, along with the 101 Dalmatians prequel Cruella. The movie, starring Scarlett Johansson is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War.
Paul Simon is the latest artist to sell his entire back catalogue of music. Sony Music has acquired the archives from his time in Simon & Garfunkel to his solo career. The deal means Sony will take on complete control of his music and future earning. Paul Simon gets one lump sum – details of which haven’t been released, but is expected to be nine figures.
An unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. from 1986 and then forgotten about for over three decades has been sold at an auction for $660,000. The video game was bought as a Christmas present but ended up being placed in a drawer, where it remained still sealed until now. It was expected to sell for $114,000 but a mystery buyer stumped up more than five times that amount.
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