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Geek News On the Radio for October 17, 2016

Doctor Strange Opening Weekend Box Office Projections Arrive

2016 has certainly been a lucrative year for the comic book-based superhero movie genre in general; what with 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice andSuicide Squad, and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War all bringing in hefty U.S. and international box office hauls alike. Similarly, even though Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse arguably performed below its expectations financially-speaking, the film nevertheless grossed more than half a billion dollars around the world. This leads us to the question of how the year will close out for superheroes on the big screen, with the arrival of Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

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Adventure Time is going to end in 2018

Cartoon Network’s popular animated series about a boy and his best canine friend,Adventure Time, is officially set to end after 148 episodes in 2018. New episodes will continue to air regularly through 2018, with more information about the show’s final season going to be made available closer to its debut.

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Teen Wolf Ending After Season 6

It’s the end of the road for Scott, Stiles and the rest of the Teen Wolf gang — the MTV drama’s upcoming sixth season will be its last. The announcement was made Thursday during the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, much to the audible dismay of the thousands of fans in attendance. (No, really, there was so much angry screaming.)

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5 more films in Harry Potter’s world will benefit Time Warner

The world will get a deeper look at the North American wizarding world of Harry Potter on Nov. 18, when “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” hits theaters. And writer J.K. Rowling in London on Thursday said the franchise, which was scheduled to be three films, will instead be five.

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William Shatner to Voice Two-Face in ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ Sequel

Next week will bring a revival of the 1966 Batman TV series to theaters in the form of the animated feature film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The film features Adam West and Burt Ward back as the voices of Batman and Robin, not to mention Julie Newmar as their adversary Catwoman. Since the original stars who played The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin have since passed away, other voice talent has taken up those roles, but a big name has been cast to take on a different villain in the sequel.

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A Lightsaber Academy is Forcing Its Way Into the US

LudoSport, a competitive lightsaber training academy, is opening up its first studio in the United States. Hopefully losing a hand isn’t required for admission.

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