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Geek News on the Radio April 14, 2016

CinemaCon: New Spider-Man movie to be called ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

he 2017 Spider-Man reboot now has a title, Spider-Man: Homecoming. The new webslinger Tom Holland announced the title while sharing the stage with Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Picture Entertainment’s Motion Pictures Group, Tuesday night at CinemaCon, the convention for theater owners.

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Ben Affleck confirmed to direct and star in solo Batman movie

Ben Affleck will direct and star in his own Batman movie, Warner Bros chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara has officially confirmed. Affleck is currently starring as the caped crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He has generally been praised for his debut in the role, though Zack Snyder’s superhero epic has received short shrift from critics and looks likely to fall short of the magic $1bn mark at the box office despite a blistering worldwide opening weekend of $422.5m last month.

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The original Star Wars trilogy is returning to theaters this summer

The original trilogy is heading back to theaters this summer. Entertainment Weekly reports that Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi will play back to back in select Alamo Drafthouse theaters in 20 cities this August. The movies will (unfortunately) be shown in the 1997 re-release format, though, so that means Han won’t shoot first here. Still! Tickets will go on sale on on May 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars Day.

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Ash vs. Evil Dead showrunner on Season 2: ‘We’re building out the mythology of his life’

The first season of Ash vs. Evil Dead was a (very) bloody good time, but what is the creative team cooking up for the next Deadite battle royale? Executive producer Craig DiGregorio chatted with Collider about the upcoming second season and what the narrative focus will be once the show returns in September on Starz. According to DiGregorio, the first season was all about catching up with Ash, following the 20+ year gap at the end of Army of Darkness.

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First look at killer new crossover comic Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens

One of the coolest announcements out of last weekend’s Emerald City Comic Con is word that a new 4-partPredator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens comic-book series is prepared to assault our senses later this summer.   In an awesome alliance between Dark Horse Comics, 2000AD and IDW, the three mini-majors have decided to pool their licensed properties and title the terrifying new trinity as Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens. Written by John Layman (Chew) with interior art by Chris Mooneyham (Predator: Fire and Stone), and a menacing cover byPreacher artist Glenn Fabry, it’s scheduled to strike comic shops this July 27.

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We Know the Title of the Men In Black/ 21 Jump Street Crossover

No, for real. A crossover movie joining Men in Black and 21 Jump Street is really happening. Sony put it in its huge CinemaCon 2016 presentation to theater owners and, to make it seem even more real, even gave it a title:MIB 23. MIB 23! MIB 23! It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? It does sort of assume audiences know what “MIB” stands for, and that the “23″ will be an obvious follow up to 21 and 22 Jump Street. If Schmidt and Jenko get to be the next two Men in Black candidates, I’m not sure we could be any more excited.

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Jared Leto Sent Used Condoms and Anal Beads to HisSuicide Squad Co-Stars (Yup, You Read That Right!)

Jared Leto wasn’t fooling around when it came to getting into character as The Joker for the upcoming Suicide Squad. We already know that before filming even began, he sent Joker-inspired gifts to his co-stars, including a live rat to Margot Robbie, a set of bullets to Will Smith and a dead pig to the entire cast.

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