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Geek News on the Radio August 8th, 2016

 Suicide Squad Sets Box Office Record Because We Don’t Deserve Better Movies

Suicide Squad, a very bad movie, set an August box office record on its opening weekend, raking in a hot $135.1 million in North American ticket sales, which is more than Guardians of the Galaxy, an actually good movie, brought in on its opening weekend in 2014.

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What The Surprise Justice League Cameo Of ‘Suicide Squad’ Means For The DCEU (And It’s Not Batman)

And so it goes: Suicide Squad is finally here after being dragged through the dirt by critics prior to release, and you know what? It’s not all that bad.

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Supergirl has found Lex Luthor’s sister Lena for Season 2

TV Line reports actress Katie McGrath (Merlin) has joined the series as Lena Luthor, who will be running Luthor Corp. in the s-verse. It seems Lex is already a famous supervillain, so Lena has been tasked with re-branding the billion-dollar Luthor Corp. empire as “a force for good.” She’ll come into play this season once Kara is roped into Lena’s world, and Supergirl must determine whether she can be trusted.

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‘Arrow’ season 5 premiere spoilers: Green Arrow gets a new outfit; Ragman coming to Star City

The previous season of The CW’s original comic book series was undeniably shaky, as fans grew steadily disappointed with story arcs like Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) relationship, Damien Darhk’s (Neal McDonough) campaign to control Star City, and Laurel Lance’s (Katie Cassidy) shocking death. But it seems the show has learned from it and is set to do go back to what made it popular in the first place.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Tales From the Crypt’ Will Combine Standalone, Serialized, and Crowdsourced Stories

TNT is also developing a new Tales from the Crypt series with M. Night Shyamalan so we asked Reilly for an update. Based on the EC horror comic, Tales from the Crypt was a long-running HBO half-hour series. Reilly’s plan is to more than double that running time.

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Writers Are Currently Working on Third Draft of the Marvel Epic

As much as there is tremendous fiscal reward and fan love to be reaped from penning a superhero movie the size of Avengers: Infinity War, it’s also got to be something of a nightmare. The amount of story that you’re responsible for and all those nods to characters and events that have happened or will happen soon enough that must be wrangled into a borderline coherent assemblage alone would make most people weep.

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