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Geek News on the Radio January 15th

Game of Thrones in IMAX: Participating Theatres

Due to high levels of consumer demand, Game of Thrones in IMAX will now launch one week later on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 10 p.m. and extending through February 5. The date change allows for an expanded roll-out of screens to upwards of 200 IMAX theatres. This will be the first-ever presentation of a television program in IMAX theatres, featuring two episodes from season four of Game of Thrones followed by the worldwide debut of the series’ season five sneak-peek preview created exclusively for IMAX. (Read Story)

John Carpenter’s Escape From New York Getting Rebooted by Fox

Snake Plissken will ride again — hopefully. Dust off your eye patch, find your machete and get ready to Escape From New York again. Fox has just landed the rights to reboot John Carpenter’s cult classic film and transform it into a new franchise for the dystopia-hungry masses. (Read Story)

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Spoilers: What’s Next for Skye and Her Father?

The Season 2 mid-season finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ended with, seemingly, Skye’s transformation into an Inhuman. But what effect will this have going forward? The “Ask Ausiello” column at TVLine has some information. (Read Story)

CBS reveals ‘Supergirl’ details: The costume is ‘awesome’

CBS has yet to cast its Supergirl, but the network gave some tantalizing details about what the network’s entry into the super-hero genre will be like.

Appearing at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour in Pasadena on Monday, CBS entertainment chairman Nina Tassler was pressed for details about the project — which marks the network’s first entry into the genre since 1990’s short-lived version of The Flash — while critics also wondered why the network swooped in and grabbed the show rather than putting the series on its sister network, the super-hero-stuffed The CW. (Read Story)

Sarah Silverman In Deadpool Tells Roxxon To Get Out Of Her… What???

Roxxon are the big bad guys in Marvel now. In Agent Carter, they are dangerous weapon developers and smugglers, and in the comics, big bad oil company, polluters run by a secret minotaur, lacking in morals, the epitome of the 1%, capitalist scum, the first against the wall when the revolution comes. They can’t even escape the killer tag in the Ultimate Universe, such as in today’s final Ultimate Avengers issue. (Read Story)

Billy Dee Williams will play Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Rebels

Hello, what have we here? According to Entertainment Weekly, Billy Dee Williams himself will reprise his role as the classy conman Lando Calrissian in Disney’s Star Wars Rebels. And he’s as cool as ever in the part. (Read Story)

Dexter star Michael C. Hall Joins Pete’s Dragon Remake

Dexter himself, Michael C. Hall, has reportedly been cast in Disney’s remake of Pete’s Dragon. Variety reports that Hall will join stars Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, and newcomer Oakes Fegley. David Lowery co-wrote and will direct the movie. Unlike the 1977 original, this version of Pete’s Dragon won’t be a musical and will be a CGI/live-action hybrid. (Read Story)

James Cameron Says ‘Avatar’ Sequel Delayed Until Late 2017

Director James Cameron said Wednesday that writing three “Avatar” sequels is such a complex job he’s delaying the first new film a year and it will now be released in late 2017. (Read Story)


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