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Geek News on the Radio for June 7th, 2018

We Can’t Trust Hollywood to Fix Toxic Fandom

There’s a scene Alan Moore wrote into the graphic novel Watchmenthat I think about a lot these days. Nebbishy Nite Owl and nihilist the Comedian are attempting to quell an anti-superhero riot, and the former finds himself in despair. “What’s happened to America? What’s happened to the American Dream?” he asks. Presumably, he sees this as a rhetorical question, but he receives an answer, anyway. “It came true,” the Comedian replies. “You’re lookin’ at it.” I gaze at the endless wildfire of hatred and entitlement that is consuming more and more geek constituencies, and I fear what we’re looking at is the Fandom Dream coming true. Have mercy upon our souls. I wish I could quote a more highbrow text than Watchmen to make my point. But, dear reader, I’m part of the problem. The number of prose books I’ve read is dwarfed by the corresponding number of superhero comics. I go to comic-cons at least twice a year and haven’t been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in more than five.

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Jared Leto’s Joker is apparently getting his own movie, too

In 2017, Warner Bros. and DC revealed that they were developing a Joker origin-story moviethat would be entirely separate from Jared Leto’s portrayal of the character in 2016’s little-loved Suicide Squad. It appears that approach wasn’t confusing enough, because Variety reports that the studio is now pursuing another standalone Joker film — only this one will star Leto in the title role. According to the report, the actor will star in and executive produce the film, which is said to be “paving the way” for additional Suicide Squad spinoffs. Warner Bros. had a film focused on Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in development before Suicide Squad even landed in theaters, but the Joker news suggests that the studio’s efforts to turn Squad into its own mini-cinematic universe are solidifying.The new plan isn’t going to make things any clearer for the average moviegoer. Originally, DC and Warner Bros. attempted to mimic the strategy Marvel Studios has used building its cinematic universe, by introducing characters in individual films, then building to a big crossover story.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s new trailer looks incredible

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Mortal Engines Trailer

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Transformers:Bumblebee Trailer

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Wreck It Ralph 2

Lego Movie 2

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Last time we saw Misty Knight and Colleen Wing together was in a hospital room after Misty lost her arm in The Defenders. Now, they are slaying some prick at a bar in the new Luke Cage Season 2 clip. Check it out.

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