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Geek News on the Radio November 10th, 2014

Box Office: ‘Big Hero 6’ Wins With $56.2M; ‘Interstellar’ No. 2 With $50M

Conquering one of Hollywood’s most revered directors, Disney’s original animated tentpole Big Hero 6 blasted past Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar to win the domestic box office race with an estimated $56.2 million from 3,761 theaters. (Read Story)

Mark Wahlberg to star and Peter Berg to direct The Six Billion Dollar Man

The Six Billion Dollar Man is still on its bionic track, with Mark Wahlberg set to star in the upcoming reboot and Peter Berg to sit in the director’s chair. Rumors of Wahlberg starring in the film have been swirling for a couple of months now, but now it looks like it’s almost a done deal. (Read Story)

Report: Marvel’s Agent Carter just added a major Iron Man 2 connection

Along with the first clip from Marvel’s period-set Agent Carter series charting the genesis of S.H.I.E.L.D., it sounds like the ABC midseason project has now added a character with a major connection to Iron Man 2. (Read Story)

All-powerful Marvel subpoenas Google over trailer leak

If you thought Iron Man and Captain America were powerful, just check out Marvel’s feats of strength. Deadline reports that a federal judge has allowed the company’s request for a subpoena against Google.

Marvel is seeking out the person responsible for a leak not of a script or of a movie, but of a trailer. Yes, Marvel’s executives are taking matters to the courts because people were able to watch about two minutes of footage that looked like every other Marvel trailer — fireballs and terrified citizens, heroes with far-off gazes and narration by an evil nemesis — before the company was ready for people to see it. Marvel’s request was granted just two weeks after the teaser for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” ended up online. The court has ordered Google to produce identifying information for a user named (or pseudonymed) John Gazelle, including the IP addresses associated with that person’s YouTube, Google+ and Google Drive accounts. (Read Story)

FOX’s ‘Gotham’ To Introduce a Young Scarecrow, Because Sure, Why Not?

FOX Batman prequel ‘Gotham’ has introduced us to pint-size incarnations of DC lore from the likes of a plant-tending Poison Ivy to a young upstart Harvey Dent, so what’s one more for the pile? Prepare to meet the li’l-est Scarecrow, as FOX’s ‘Gotham’ readies to introduce a pre-Batman version of the fear-intoxicating villain! (Read Story)

Eva Longoria Producing NBC Supernatural Anthology Drama With Hispanic Twist

NBC has put in development an anthology series from Chicago Fire co-executive producer Andrea Newman, Eva Longoria’s UnbelieEVAble Entertainment and evalongoria1Universal TV. The project is denewmanscribed as a supernatural thriller in a realistic tone. Inspired by the rich world of Hispanic folklore and myth, each season will explore a different legend and be set in the present-day Southwest. (Read Story)


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