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Geek News on the Radio for August 10th, 2017

Cowboy, Ninja, Viking

Universal announced on Tuesday that Chris Pratt will be starring in the new movie “Cowboy, Ninja, Viking” based on a graphic novel created by A.J. Lieberman and illustrated by Riley Rossmo. The film is an adaptation of the graphic novel revolving around assassin who manifests the toughest skills of three different personas: a cowboy, a ninja, and a viking.

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Hellboy and The Rise of the Blood Queen

The project was first announced back in May, with comics creator Mike Mingola co-writing the script for director Neil Marshall(The Descent) alongside Andrew Cosby and Christopher Golden. The film has Stranger Things standout David Harbour playing the titular comics character, recently we learned that Ian McShane will be playing Professor Broom, and now the movie is zeroing in on its villain. Milla Jovovich is in final talks to play the Big Bad in Hellboy, which will be an R-rated take on the comics character. Jovovich has been the lead of the Resident Evil franchise for years, but that recently came to a close with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Now it appears she’ll be switching “good vs. evil” allegiances and taking on the bad side to inhabit the role of the Blood Queen.


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Netflix will be turning Gerard Way’s comic book into a series

Netflix is not only unleashing The Kraken but also The Rumor, The Horror and The White Violin. The streaming service has ordered a live-action adaptation of writer Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá’s acclaimed The Umbrella Academy comic book, which follows the exploits of a dysfunctional family of estranged superheroes.

Umbrella Academy

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Princess Leia has a PHD?

This week, the internet discovered a new fact about Star Wars’ Princess Leia and their minds were blown (just like Alderaan). As with many things on the internet, it all started with a tweet when Twitter user BeccaEHarrison did a little background digging into the Star Wars universe and realized that everyone’s favorite princess was actually an incredible scholar who earned a PhD at 19. Harrison was shocked, not just by Leia’s academic aaccomplishment, but by the fact that while she had earned the academic title of “doctor” everyone called her “princess” (or in the case of Han Solo, “ Your Worshipfullness”).

Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

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Donald Glover to play young Lando Calrissian

Lucasfilm has announced that Glover, an acclaimed actor, award-winning writer, and Grammy-nominated artist, will be playing the part of Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Glover will join Alden Ehrenreich — previously cast as Han Solo — in bringing two iconic Star Wars characters back to the big screen, but at a time in their lives previously unexplored.

Donald Glover

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