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Geek News on the Radio March 26th

It’s Official: The X-Files Is Coming Back for a Six-Episode Limited Series

The best science-fiction series of the ’90s is coming back. After weeks of wanting to believe, fans can finally take off their tin-foil hats and rest assured that The X-Files really is returning to Fox for a six-episode continuation of its original nine-season run. Fox made the announcement on Tuesday, and it also confirmed that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, with creator Chris Carter also on board. The show will start production this summer, but an air date is still to be determined.

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Russo brothers to direct ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Parts 1 and 2

Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and will return for “Captain America: Civil War,” are cementing themselves as Marvel’s main movie executors. The brothers will direct both parts of the studio’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” taking over the billion-dollar franchise from Joss Whedon, who directed the first two Avengers films. (The second one, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” opens May 1.) They’ll film “Infinity War” in one long shoot beginning sometime in 2016, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

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Marvel Auditioned 16 Year Old Mateus Ward For Spider-Man

If Spider-Man is going to turn up in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel needs to cast him ASAP – the movie shoots in two weeks. Even if the part is basically a cameo (which I suspect it is), they’re going to want to have their player in place, and with a multi-film, ironclad contract.

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We’re Getting A New Friday The 13th Movie Designed To Answer One Question

Great news for fans of horror icon Jason Voorhees! Word around the campfire is we are going to see another installment of the Friday the 13th franchise by the middle of next year… and to top things off, the upcoming sequel will try to answer the burning question of why Voorhees cannot be killed.

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Idris Elba Eyed for Villain Role in ‘Star Trek 3′

Idris Elba is in early talks to play the villain in “Star Trek 3,” sources tell Variety. Justin Lin is directing the pic, with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin all on board to return. J.J. Abrams will produce along with his producing partner Bryan Burke and Skydance’s David Ellison. Production is set to start in June.

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‘Preacher’ Casts Joseph Gilgun As Cassidy

EXCLUSIVE: AMC’s Preacher has cast another co-lead. British actor Joseph Gilgun (This Is England) has joined the drama pilot based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult 1990s comic. The project, from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Sony TV and AMC Studios, is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God.

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NICK FROST BACK FOR THE HUNTSMAN, 3 MORE DWARFS CAST

Three new actors will join Nick Frost as dwarfs in the cast of the Snow White and the Huntsman prequel, The Huntsman. Despite earlier claims that Frost would sit the prequel out along with Toby Jones and Eddie Marsan, THR reports that Frost will reprise his role as the dwarf Nion. British actors Rob Brydon, Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady), and Sheridan Smith will join him as dwarves.

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5 Reasons To Be Excited For Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Fraggle Rock’ Film

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in the live-action “Fraggle Rock” movie for New Regency, The Henson Co. and Lisa Henson. The big-screen adaptation of the musical puppet series created by the late Jim Henson has been in the works for nearly a decade, but the attachment of Gordon-Levitt constitutes a major boost. “Fraggle Rock” debuted on TV in 1983 as a co-production by British TV company Television South, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., HBO and Henson Associates. It centered on the adventures of cave-dwelling creatures called Fraggles who have to deal with the industrious Doozers and furry giants called Gorgs.

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