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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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