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Geek News on the Radio November 6th, 2014

DC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES MAJOR PUBLISHING EVENT: CONVERGENCE

Comic book fans have a lot to be excited about! Today, DC Entertainment and USA TODAY announced the next major DC Comics event: CONVERGENCE.

Comprising a weekly comic book series with veteran TV writer Jeff King (Executive Producer of White Collar and Continuum) making his comic book debut as the lead writer on the 9-part series and 40 brand-new 2-part miniseries written and drawn by an exciting and diverse array of star talent, whose teams and titles will be announced in the coming weeks, CONVERGENCE is one of the most epic and inclusive events DC Comics has ever constructed—touching upon every facet of DC Comics’ rich publishing history.

If you’ve been reading THE NEW 52: FUTURES END and EARTH 2: WORLD’S END, now is the moment you’ve been waiting for. All things converge as readers get to experience the DC multiverse like never before—hundreds of heroes, hundreds of villains, numerous worlds, and universe altering events all in one place, one time. (Read Story)

Additional SUPERGIRL Character Casting Descriptions Include ‘James Olsen’ & ‘Hank Henshaw’

Four more character casting descriptions for series regular roles in CBS’ upcoming Supergirl have been revealed, featuring a pair of potential villains as well as a pair of potential allies. The descriptions also hint at further deviations that the show may take. Come check it out! (Read Story)

 ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Becomes 2nd Biggest Movie of 2014 Worldwide

In hindsight it seems like such an obvious project for Marvel Studios to invest in but when they began development on Guardians of the Galaxy, it really wasn’t. Even after spending an estimated $170 million on its production budget and who knows how much on marketing, there was still some justifiable uncertainty from Marvel on how successful Guardians could be. That’s why, despite early positive buzz and the general need for a sequel for Marvel’s long-form storytelling purposes (see: Infinity War), that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was initially scheduled for July 2017. (Read Story)

Marvel’s Daredevil: Iconic villain Bullseye will not appear

Marvel’s Daredevil executive producer Steven S DeKnight has confirmed that Bullseye will not be featured in the Netflix series. Bullseye emerged as one of Daredevil’s most iconic foes following his Marvel Comics debut in 1976, with Colin Farrell playing the marksman in a 2003 film. (Read Story)

‘Star Wars’ cast celebrates with (early) wrap party for ‘Episode VII’

There may not have been any dancing Ewoks, but the cast and crew of Star Wars: Episode VII threw down at a massive gala this weekend to celebrate the end of principal photography.But … it’s a little premature. Sources close to the film tell EW there are still a few more days of shooting, but the party was held a little early while most of the cast and crew was still together. (Read Story)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface has found its directors

We learned a few months back that the next TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE film would be a prequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic and would be called LEATHERFACE. Seth M. Sherwood is writing the upcoming movie which has now landed itself two directors. Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, the duo behind INSIDE and LIVID will helm the horror tale. I checked those titles out on IMDb and they certainly give me faith that they will have a lot of fun with this one. (Read Story)

‘Ant-Man’: Hayley Atwell Confirmed to Appear as Peggy Carter

Back in August, we reported a rumor that Marvel’s Ant-Man may include certain characters from Captain America: The First Avenger, including Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter, Dominic Cooper’s Howard Stark, Toby Jones’ Armin Zola, and a younger version of Alexander Pierce, a character played by Robert Redford in this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. While the other characters have not been confirmed yet, a new casting notice reveals that Hayley Atwell has joined the Ant-Man cast. (Read Story)

Christopher Nolan Denies Making ‘Real Movie’ Jab at Marvel Studios

The Internet was aflutter Tuesday over what was widely perceived as Christopher Nolan’s terse dismissal of Marvel Studios’ signature post-credit scenes. However, the filmmaker behind the Dark Knight trilogy and Interstellar insists he never said, “A real movie wouldn’t do that.” (Read Story)


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