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Geek News on the Radio August 17th

The blame game over Fantastic Four is getting more intense

Things might get even uglier as the fallout over the failure of Fantastic Four continues.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film’s director, Josh Trank, has retained high-powered entertainment lawyer Marty Singer to “advocate on his behalf” in the wake of both the movie’s spectacular flameout at the box office (just $26 million in its opening weekend) as well as Trank’s own disavowal of it. In a since-deleted tweetthat he posted as the movie opened in theaters last Thursday (August 6), Trank wrote that he had made a “fantastic” version of the film that audiences would “probably never see.”

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Footage Debuts at D23 with Avengers Doing Battle

“Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie were on hand at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim to debut the first footage from the hotly anticipated Marvel movie.

The action-packed reel positioned Evans’ Steve Rogers/Captain America and his team of Avengers (including Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Mackie’s Falcon/Sam Wilson and Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff) against Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Don Cheadle’s War Machine, with Avenger pitted against Avenger in a battle near the end of the trailer. “Are we still friends?” Natasha asks Renner’s Clint Barton/Hawkeye at one point during the brawl. “Depends how hard you hit me,” Clint quips.

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Disney is building a massive Star Wars world at Disneyland

Today at Disney’s D23 Expo, CEO Bob Iger made a huge announcement: the company is creating an enormous Star Wars-themed land for its parks. There will be two different parks, one at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and another in Orlando, Florida where Disney World is located. Each will be made up of 14 acres — what Iger described as the largest single themed expansion in the company’s history.

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Toy Story Land To Come To Life At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We have some exciting news to share today. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek just unveiled plans for Toy Story Land, to be built at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. The new land, inspired by the “Toy Story” film franchise, will allow guests to shrink to the size of a toy and explore the world of Andy’s backyard.

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