Geek News on the Radio – May 11, 2015

Wolverine 3 will be Hugh Jackman’s last time as Wolverine, says Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine in seven movies now. Jackman’s role in the original X-Men trilogy led to mainstream stardom, and in the near-decade since X-Men: The Last Stand, the actor has oscillated between carrying his own solo spinoff series and appearing in the period-piece prequel series. A third Wolverine film will arrive in 2017—and according to Jackman, it will mark the end of his time playing the clawed Canadian badass with a healing factor that can cure everything. (Except his broken heart. Only time travel can cure a broken heart.)

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Steven Spielberg Adapting ‘Brave New World’ for SyFy Series

Steven Spielberg is adapting Aldous Huxley’s classic sci-fi novel Brave New World via his Amblin Television production company for the SyFy channel. This futuristic book, published in 1932, has the distinction of being ranked fifth on Modern Library’s list of the 20th Century’s 100 best English language novels. Despite the fact that it was written long ago, this cautionary tale is viewed by many as more relevant now than ever.

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TV Series Based on Classic PC Game Myst Heads to Hulu

Should the project pan out, the TV series based on classic PC adventure game Myst will air on Hulu.

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Captain America: Civil War’s massive cast rivals Age of Ultron

Marvel has revealed the cast list for the third Captain America movie, and it’s shaping up to be more of an Avengers 2.5 than a straight follow-up for the (surprisingly likeable) super soldier. The start of shoot notice for Captain America: Civil War unveiled by the publisher reveals that leading man Chris Evans will be joined by… basically everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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‘Powers’ Renewed For Season 2 On PlayStation Network

With SVoD services more popular than ever, it only made sense that PlayStation would decide to get in on the action and stream some of their own content. Their first original series is Powers, the Sci-Fi/Drama co-created by Brian Michael Bendis (the writer behind the source comic of the same name) that follows homicide detectives Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley)—a former super who had his powers taken from him—and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Hayward) as they investigate superhuman-related crimes.

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Agent Carter gets renewed for a second season

Along with all the other comic book-based shows lining up for fall, Deadline reports that Marvel’s Agent Carter has just been renewed for a second season on ABC. Agents of SHIELD is also heading to a third season, which makes for a strong showing for the comics company’s network TV outings.

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Breaking News: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, a New Arrow and Flash Spinoff Series, is Coming to The CW

Oliver Queen and Barry Allen will soon have some new friends. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, a third show set within the world of Arrow and The Flash, has just been greenlit by The CW.

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Lili Taylor Joins ‘Texas Chainsaw’ Prequel ‘Leatherface’

Taylor is replacing Angela Bettis, who dropped out due to a scheduling conflict.

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