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Geek News for October 8. 2015

Rick Moranis Admits He Turned Down ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Cameo

While the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot is a complete overhaul on the beloved comedy franchise, most of the main actors involved in the original series – Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver and Ernie Hudson – will appear in new cameo roles. Noticeably absent from that list, however, is Rick Moranis, who played Louis Tully in the original film and its sequel. After it was revealed that Moranis wouldn’t appear in the reboot, the uproar over his absence was so vocal that Moranis granted a rare interview to admit that the new Ghostbusters production reached out to him, but the actor turned them down.

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Terminator Producer: Franchise Is ‘Re-Adjusting’, Not On Hold

The Terminator franchise is in something of a precarious situation, following the release of Terminator Genisys back in summer 2015. Genisys served as a “soft reboot” of the Terminator film series – setting the stage for additional installments in the process – and has brought in $440 million worldwide against a $155 million budget. However, the film only made some $90 million stateside and earned a middling-to-poor critical reception – and the general public wasn’t that much kinder to the movie, either.

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Studio 8 Picks Up Latest Comic From ‘Kingsman: Secret Service’ Creator Mark Millar

Studio 8 has picked up the rights to Huck, the latest comic from prolific comics author and Kingsman: The Secret Service co-creator Mark Millar. The comic tells the story of Huck, a superhuman but of simple intelligence, who tries to anonymously perform one good deed per day, from the mundane to the fantastic. When he is revealed to the world by a reporter, Huck finds himself in the crosshairs of villains — from whom, unbeknownst, he was hidden his entire life.

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Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer joinsPowers season 2

Utilizing the little-known one-in, one-out rule that keeps low-budget genre series supplied with a healthy flow of former Battlestar Galactica performers (the better to draw sci-fi-loving audiences in and keep the streets of Vancouver clear of stray Tahmohs Penikett), Tricia Helfer has been added to the cast of the Playstation Network superhero series Powers. The retired Cylon will play FBI Special Agent Lange, a foil and possible love interest for Sharlto Copley’s former superhero-turned-detective Christian Walker. (She’ll be partially replacing her old BSG co-star Michelle Forbes.)

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Will Smith Reveals Just How Intense Jared Leto’s Suicide Squad Transformation Was

For his Oscar-winning role in Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto lost 30 pounds, shaved his entire body, and refused to break character while filming the drama. And for his follow-up role in the upcoming Suicide Squad, Leto reportedly took his transformation into the iconic super-villain The Joker just as seriously. In a new interview, Leto’s co-star Will Smith, who plays Deadshot, reveals that Leto completely disappeared into his character so much so that Smith still doesn’t know what Leto, the actor, is like in real life. “[Suicide Squad] is insane,” Smith said in a Beats 1 interview Monday (via Complex). “I’ve never actually met Jared Leto. We worked together for six months and we’ve never exchanged a word outside of ‘Action!’ and ‘Cut!’ I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be ‘Hey, Jared. What’s up?’ He was all in on the Joker.”

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Pepsi goes ‘Back to the Future’ with Pepsi Perfect collectible

Pepsi is going ‘Back to the Future’ with a new promotion. Fans of the iconic film trilogy will no doubt rememberMarty McFly walking into a diner to purchase a Pepsi in ‘Back to the Future Part II’ and walking out with aPepsi Perfect. While Pepsi isn’t launching a new brand, it is releasing a new limited edition bottle Oct. 21 to let fans have their own Pepsi Perfect bottle. “Fans have always been a little crazy about it,” says Lou Arbetter, PepsiCo’s senior director of marketing, about the scene in the film where a Pepsi Perfect is delivered to Michael J. Fox’s character through a futuristic pneumatic tube, “and so we wanted to take advantage of the fact that Marty travelled to the future, to this month, and wanted to actually come out with the product.”

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