Geek News on the Radio for December 15, 2016

Star Trek: Discovery casts Walking Dead actress as star

Huge news, Star Trek fans: The first new Trek series in a decade has found its star. Sonequa Martin-Green, well known to genre fans for her role on AMC’s mega-hit The Walking Dead, has been cast as the lead of Star Trek: Discovery, sources tell EW.

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‘Gotham City Sirens’: The Choice for Catwoman Is Obvious

As soon as news broke that David Ayer and Margot Robbie will be reteaming for Gotham City Sirens, the internet started doing what the internet does: throwing out casting suggestions for who could play Harley Quinn’s fellow Sirens (Catwoman and Poison Ivy). While this could be considered a fun pastime, it misses one important fact: We already have a perfectly good Catwoman who’s been waiting for a reappearance for far too long, thank you very much.

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Patrick Wilson Cast as ‘Aquaman’ Villain Opposite Jason Momoa

Patrick Wilson has been tapped to play Orm, the evil half-brother of Aquaman, in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the popular DC comic staring Jason Momoa. Amber Heard also stars as Mera, Aquaman’s love interest. James Wan is directing the superhero film with Peter Safran producing. Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, and Rob Cowan are executive producing. Warner Bros. declined to comment on the casting.

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