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Geek News on the Radio June 4th

“STAR WARS” COMIC EXPANDS UNIVERSE WITH MAJOR SURPRISE

For those of you that have not been keeping up with Marvel Comics’ new “Star Wars” ongoing, today might be the time to jump on board. Both Marvel and Lucasfilm have been very clear that these new comics take place in the franchise’s all-new canon, and today’s “Star Wars” #6 contains a status quo shake-up that is as big as a Death Star. Spoilers lie ahead for those of you that aren’t caught up with the series, so look away now.

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Godzilla Is Now an ‘Official’ Citizen of Japan

A special residency certificate for Godzilla has been trending on Facebook after the fictional movie monster was recognized as a citizen of the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, Japan, in April. Copies of the papers were reportedly handed out to fans in the city late last month.

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Disney to Adapt Iconic ‘Fantasia’ Sequence Into Live-Action Movie

Disney is conjuring up a live-action movie based on the “Night on Bald Mountain” sequence from the studio’s animated classicFantasia. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless will write the script for the project — which is in early development at the studio — based on the 1940’s animated film. The hot writing duo is also executive producing the film.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Is Unleashing Magical Eateries at Universal Studios Hollywood

West coast Harry Potter nerds rejoice! Universal Studios Hollywood announced today that a Wizard World of Harry Potter will open in the Los Angeles-based theme park in 2016. According to a press release, there will be a number of themed restaurants.

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‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2′ Has Fewer Characters, One New

For all of its success at the box office around the world ($1.3 billion and counting), Avengers: Age of Ultron couldn’t escape criticisms for overloading on characters and lacking some focus as it attempted to setup many facets of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Making this massive ensemble epic was a grueling experience for writer and director Joss Whedon, so much so that he couldn’t hide his issues over creative control with Marvel HQ while promoting the film which made it clear why he said he wouldn’t be back to direct Avengers 3 & 4.

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