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Geek News on the Radio Dec. 8th

Who Judy Greer Is Playing In Ant-Man

Aside from the occasional plot detail and set image, Marvel has been keeping details on Ant-Man on the down low, especially concerning the roles its actors are playing. Sure, it’s great that we know who all the main players are, like Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, but c’mon, Marvel! Throw us a bone on some of the supporting cast! Fortunately, we can scratch one of those mystery roles off the list. After months of staying quiet, Arrested Development actress Judy Greer has spilled the beans on who she’ll be playing in the 2015 blockbuster. (Read Story)

Roberto Orci Will No Longer Direct ‘Star Trek 3′

Roberto Orci is giving up the helm of the USS Enterprise, and will no longer direct the third installment of Paramount Pictures’ “Star Trek” franchise, sources confirmed to Variety.

Orci wrote the first two films in the series. The reason for his departure was unclear.

Orci got the helming job after J.J. Abrams had to exit the sequel due to his commitment to direct Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” (Read Story)

10 CONTENDERS REMAIN IN VFX OSCAR® RACE

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars®. (See Candidates)

Syfy Orders ‘The Magicians’ Pilot Based On Lev Grossman Fantasy Books

EXCLUSIVE: Syfy has greenlighted a pilot for The Magicians, an adaptation of Lev Grossman’s best-selling fantasy book trilogy. The pilot for the potential one-hour drama, from Universal Cable Productions, was written by John McNamara (Prime Suspect) and Sera Gamble (Supernatural). Michael London and Janice Williams are producing. (Read Story)

The two DC-related words Flash and Arrow are still banned from ever using

The CW’s superhero tag team of the Flash and Arrow have already dug deep into the DC mythos, with tons of villains and classic storylines in the works — but a few corners of the comic lore still remain off limits.

Though both shows have proven solid hits for the network, the folks at Warner Bros. and DC still want to make sure there’s a certain level of separation between the small-screen properties and Zack Snyder’s Justice League films. That line is never more evident than when it comes to areas the shows would like to explore — but the studio won’t let them do it. (Read Story)

 

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  • 6am - 10am Co-Host of Radio From Hell | Kerry Jackson has worked nearly every position in radio at over a dozen different stations in his 30+ year career, all throughout the state of Utah. His first job began in 1982, spending most his life on the air near an open microphone. Along with his Radio From Hell hosting duties, he also hosts GeekshowPodcast.com since 2008. Jackson currently lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Suzanne. They have no children and have chosen to never have them, “Child-Free,” as he calls it. They have a dog, Ripley (whose full name is Lt. Ellen Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo ).

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