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Geek News on the Radio June 20th, 2016

AMC threatens to sue Walking Dead fansite if it correctly guesses who was killed in cliffhanger

Season six of The Walking Dead ended in April with a cliffhanger based on who new villain Negan killed with a baseball bat. The secret is so closely guarded that showrunners filmed 11 separate death scenes to keep the identity of the victim a secret.
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CBS Scraps ‘MacGyver’ Pilot, Sets James Wan to Direct New Version

Before filmmaker James Wan ventures to the high seas, he’ll be putting his talents to use on a project of a very different sort. Fresh off the box office success of The Conjuring 2, Wan has signed on to direct a rebooted pilot for the CBS seriesMacGyver, which picked up a series order last month. CBS greenlit the show based on a pilot that will now be completely scrapped, with THR reporting that star Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse) and CSI alum George Eads serving as the only two castmembers that remain. With Wan at the helm, a new version of the show’s first episode will be conceived and shot before the series debuts on CBS this fall.

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Supergirl’ Finds Its Superman: Tyler Hoechlin Cast In CW Series

As Supergirl prepares to fly faster than a speeding bullet from CBS to the CW, the network has announced that Everybody Wants Some! star Tyler Hoechlin has been cast as Superman/Clark Kent, the first live-action television incarnation of the Man of Steel since Smallville starring Tom Welling went off the air in 2011. As previously announced, Superman will make his debut on the DC Television universe, which also includes The Flash, Arrow, and Legends Of Tomorrow, at the start of Supergirl‘s second season when he visits Kara in National City.

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Common to Star in ‘Black Samurai’ TV Series

Common is set to star in a television adaptation of “Black Samurai,” Variety has learned exclusively. The TV project, currently in development, is based on Marc Olden’s 1974 book series, which inspired the 1977 film of the same name. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is attached as an exec producer.

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The Joker’s Tattoos Are ‘Suicide Squad’ Easter Eggs

When the “Suicide Squad” characters were first introduced, there was some controversy over Jared Leto’s heavily-tattooed version of The Joker. But according to director David Ayer, there’s a very specific inspiration behind Leto’s Joker look — and those tattoos actually reveal a lot about the character and film.

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Nine Lives’ Clip: Christopher Walken is Your Friendly Neighborhood Cat Whisperer

Barry Sonnenfeld has made some fine entertainment over the course of his career. In the 1990s, Sonnenfeld had a terrific run, directing Get Shorty, Men in Black, and The Addams Family movies. Before turning towards directing, as a cinematographer, he shot Raising Arizona, Miller’s Crossing, Big, Misery, and Throw Momma from the Train. Since working on all of those memorable films, he’s directed some pictures–Wild Wild West, Men in Black II, and Big Trouble–that sorely missed the mark. Sonnenfeld’s next film, Nine Lives, about a man (Kevin Spacey) that gets turned into a cat, doesn’t look as appealing as his earlier efforts, but at the very least, it has Christopher Walken playing a cat whisper.

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