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Geek News On the Radio for October 10, 2016

Marvel’s The Defenders: Sigourney Weaver cast as villain in Netflix series

Although the Comic Con panel was advertised as focusing on fellow Marvel series Iron Fist, Jon Bernthal and Deborah Ann Woll came out during the hour to tease their own show, The Punisher. Afterwards, the four titular Defenders — Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Finn Jones (Iron Fist) — came out to announce Weaver’s role with the help of moderator and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb. Weaver herself also joined the rest of the cast onstage.

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Hayley Atwell to return as Agent Carter in Avengers: Secret Wars

Fans were left gutted when Marvel’s Agent Carter got the ax after Season 2 ended on a major cliffhanger earlier this year. Despite a loyal fan base, the ratings just weren’t strong enough for the critically acclaimed show.

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Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Adds Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, and Florence Kasumba

Forest Whitaker is making the leap from one massive Disney franchise to another. The Rogue One star has just signed on for Black Panther, Marvel’s upcoming superhero pic starring Chadwick Boseman as the Wakandan prince T’Challa. Also just added are Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War).

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‘Archer’ Creator Says Show Will End After Season 10

Adam Reed, the man behind the FX animated show “Archer” got frank about his plans for the rest of the series when he appeared on an episode of the “Murmur” podcast from the Modern School of Film.

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Black Mirror season 3 trailer

Above is your first look at the Netflix-produced new season of the acclaimed sci-fi anthology drama, which delivers six new mind-bending morality plays starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Mackenzie Davis, Jerome Flynn, Kelly McDonald, and others.

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Duffer Brothers Promise Barb’s Story Will Continue In ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2, But Not How You’d Expect

Poor Barb. Appearing in only two episodes (not counting the one in which her corpse turns up), Barb’s presence in Stranger Things was clearly to give Nancy — the teen female lead — a reason to get involved in the main plot. Characters like Barb are common in the thriller genre. They give scope to the story beyond the protagonists, and build tension when something bad inevitably happens to them. They exist to show us that anyone can die, and usually they’re not particularly missed by the viewers.

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Darth Vader Actor Dave Prowse Retires From International Fan Conventions

Dave Prowse, the man behind the Darth Vader mask in the original Star Wars trilogy, has announced he will no longer be traveling abroad to attend international conventions.

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