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Geek News on the Radio for May 9, 2016

Defending The Main “Problems” With ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Captain America: Civil War has hit theaters, and it’s about damn time! I have written a dozen articles just about this movie and have mentioned it in plenty of others. I have finally seen my most anticipated movie of 2016 two times now, and I was not disappointed one bit. Captain America: Civil War didn’t just come to par with my expectations (which were substantially high), but exceeded them. Avengers: Age of Ultron had a comparable magnitude of hype around itself and while the blockbuster was very good, it just slipped low of its expectations.

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Did the Russo brothers accidentally confirm Captain Marvel for ‘Infinity War’?

Speaking at a Marvel event at the Smithsonian Institute on Friday, the Russo brothers have seemingly confirmed that Captain Marvel will appear in the two-part Avengers: Infinity War.  According to tweets from the Q&A audience, one of the Russos briefly name-checked Captain Marvel, then promptly backtracked after a fan explicitly asked, “Did you just confirm Captain Marvel?” “Um… Captain Barvel. Totally different character,” the director awkwardly responded.

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Adam McKay Signs On To Direct The Adaptation Of Mark Waid’s Comic Book ‘Irredeemable’

Adam McKay contributed to the scripts for Marvel Studios’ ‘Ant-Man’ and its upcoming sequel ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’.  He was in the running to direct the first film, but walked away from the project.  (Peyton Reed ended up making it.)  McKay is said to still be on Marvel’s shortlist when it came to upcoming movies, but so far that hasn’t happened.  But he will be directing a superhero movie, just for a different studio and publisher.

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New ‘Peanuts’ Cartoons: As Good As Classic Peanuts

New adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and other creations by comic-strip artist Charles Schulz begin airing Monday, on the Boomerang and Cartoon Network channels, and they’re as good as any of the 1960s CBS specials that have been endlessly rerun. The new Peanuts are based on the original comic strips by Schulz and feature a beautifully faithful rendering of the characters. The results are familiar and funny, as well as being tart and distinctive.

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American Gods: Sean Harris departs project for personal reasons

Starz’ American Gods TV series – which seeks to adapt Neil Gaiman’s much-loved fantasy novel to the small screen, under the stewardship of Hannibal‘s Bryan Fuller – has landed itself with a bit of a casting issue. Sean Harris (PrometheusMission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) previously signed up to play Mad Sweeney, “a down on his luck leprechaun, who is having a hard time understanding how he lost his charm and way.” But now Mr Harris has had to drop out of the series due to personal reasons.

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Workaholics guys to team up with the Russo brothers for graphic novel adaptation

As reported by Deadline, Workaholics director Kyle Newacheck has signed on to direct an adaptation of Kyle Starks’ graphic novel Sexcastle for Fox. Despite the name, Sexcastle isn’t really about a sex castle, it’s about a guy named Sexcastle who used to be an assassin but has since retired to a small town. Eventually, just like every other assassin who tries to retire, he gets “pulled back in” and has to assassinate people again. Deadline adds that it’s “a throwback to ‘80s action movies.”

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