Geek News on the Radio February 19th

Cecily Strong Up For Major Role in New ‘Ghostbusters’

While Paul Feig‘s new Ghostbusters will have four funny actors fighting ghosts in New York City, that’s where the similarities to the original film end. Of course, we know this time all the leads will be played by women (Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon) and that their roles aren’t going to line up with the roles in the original film. We have an idea of what those roles are and now we have an idea of a fifth, key role in the film. A role that might be played by Saturday Night Live actress Cecily Strong. Read the latest Ghostbusters casting rumor below.

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Kodi Smit-McPhee Is Nightcrawler in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Nightcrawler is joining X-Men: Apocalypse and this time, he’s a bit younger. Director Bryan Singer announced Tuesday that Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road, Let Me In) has been cast in the film as the agile mutant. He was previously seen in X2: X-Men United as played by Alan Cumming. Read more about Nightcrawler being in X-Men Apocalypse below.

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Thor’s Jaimie Alexander Starring In NBC Pilot “Blindspot”

Warner Bros. Television and Greg Berlanti Productions have tapped Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif in the Thor films) to star in their NBC pilot, Blindspot.

According to Deadline, Alexander will star as Jane Doe, “a beautiful woman who finds herself at the center of an investigation after climbing out of a duffel bag in the middle of Times Square in New York City with her memory wiped and no clue as to what the extensive tattoos on her body mean.” As the FBI begin to trace the road map on Jane’s body, they uncover a “larger conspiracy,” while discovering the secrets behind Jane’s identity.

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Morena Baccarin Nabs Female Lead in ‘Deadpool’

Homeland star Morena Baccarin has nabbed the female lead in Deadpool, Fox’s action movie based on the Marvel character. How Marvel Became the Envy (and Scourge) of Hollywood ‘Justice League Detroit’: The Failed Comic Behind the CW’s Superhero Future Tim Miller is directing the action-adventure project, which stars Ryan Reynolds as an assassin who undergoes a procedure to cure his cancer that ends up leaving him twisted and scarred but also imbued with superpowers.

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District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp Is Making an Alien Sequel

Sci-fi fans rejoice: Neill Blomkamp — lauded director of District 9 and the upcoming Chappie — is set to helm a sequel to Alien.

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