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Geek News on the Radio April 20th

Trailer Report: ‘Star Wars’ Soars to 30 Million Views in First 24 Hours

The first ‘The Force Awakens’ trailer holds the record for biggest week ever.  Star Wars fans welcomed Chewie back into their homes in droves.  The second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens received 30.65 million views during its first 24 hours on YouTube, according to technology firm ZEFR, which tracks the numbers.

Star Wars Celebration: Gareth Edwards reveals ‘Rogue One’ plot details

Just days after releasing the new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Lucasfilm pulled back the curtain a little more on the future of the franchise at a Sunday morning panel at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, offering a sneak peek at the first of a series of spinoff films, “Star Wars: Rogue One.”

‘Star Wars’: Lando Calrissian Getting His Own Marvel Comics Series

It’s a big week for Star Wars fans, with the 2015 Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA promising loads of reveals for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. So far we’ve seen new images of characters like villain Kylo Ren, a look at the new Stormtrooper design, and a close and personal encounter with R2-D2 and BB-8 – and then there’s that brand new, spine-tingling teaser trailer.

Star Wars Comics Come To Marvel Unlimited

Marvel Unlimited has arrived in a galaxy far, far away. Over 500 issues of Star Wars Legends comic book series are now available to Marvel Unlimited subscribers, and Marvel is offering a free one-month trial to new and returning customers. Using the Promo Code STAR WARS at Marvel Unlimited Checkout will unlock Star Wars comics starring Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Rogue Squadron, and more for readers on the web and using the Marvel Unlimited app iOS and Android devices.

Marvel Confirms Teenage Peter Parker/Spider Man

It’s been rumored for a couple of months that the next onscreen iteration of Spider-Man will be a teenage version of Peter Parker. That rumor is now confirmed to be 100% true. During an interview with Collider, Marvel President Kevin Feige said that they are looking to cast someone around the age of 15-16 years old and explained that he wants to take advantage of Parker’s high school life to tell some Spider-Man stories that haven’t been told on the big screen yet. Here’s the quote:

‘Wonder Woman’ Finds New Director

After Michelle MacLaren dropped out of the “Wonder Woman” movie as director, sources tell Variety that Patty Jenkins has been tapped to take over the job. MacLaren left the project earlier this week due to creative differences with the studio. Sources say her departure was only a minor speed bump, and production is still set to begin in the fall as originally planned.

The Power Rangers Movie Has Finally Found A Director

The upcoming Power Rangers movie has been slowly moving forward since this time last year. After the announcement of the project’s existence, it landed a pair of screenwriters, and Lionsgate has even carved out a release date. Only now, however, has the studio finally started zeroing in of the filmmaker who would be at the helm of the film – and right now it looks like it will be Project Almanac director Dean Israelite.

12 Years A Slave’s John Ridley is working on a secret Marvel series for ABC

According to Entertainment Weekly, 12 Years A Slave and American Crime producer/writer John Ridley is working with ABC to develop some kind of mysterious new Marvel TV show. All we know is that it “involves reinventing an existing Marvel superhero character or property” which, basically, doesn’t mean anything. Is it existing in the sense that it already exists as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or is it existing in the sense that it exists in the comics? If it’s the former, it could be a spinoff of one of ABC’s Marvel shows—something that we already know is in the works.

BUSAN: Park Chan-wook Shooting Bonus ‘Oldboy’ Footage at Fest

Korean director Park Chan-wook (“Stoker”) will release a new Blu-ray edition of the digitally remastered version of his 2003 cult film, “Oldboy.” The digitally remastered “Oldboy” was re-released last year to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Blu-ray will be released in March. The new Blu-ray edition, to be produced by Plain Archive, will include a documentary featuring interviews with actors Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae and Yoo Yeon-seok who is enjoying a surge in popularity in Korea.

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