Geek News

Geek News on the Radio February 25, 2016


It was only a matter of time before the success of R-rated superhero movie Deadpool began shifting the plans of other studios with comic-book movie projects in the works. And now, the first film to follow the mouthy mercenary’s lead now appears to hail from the franchise that originally introduced Wade Wilson to the big screen. A new, unconfirmed report suggests that 20th Century Fox is planning to embrace an R rating for the next installment of the Wolverine franchise.

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‘Batman v Superman’ Will Have an R-rated “Ultimate Edition” For Some Reason

Superhero stories have been violent since their inception. Even when they mean well, they’re power fantasies at their core – someone with the power to make a change fights against a broken system to bring the bad guys to justice. The golden age comics of Batman and Superman may be sillier than their modern counterparts, but they still ultimately came down to tough good guys kicking villains in the pants. A superhero tale without fisticuffs is the exception, not the rule.

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‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Described as ‘Daredevil vs. Punisher’

Daredevil does not kill people. Punisher kills a lot of people. They are on opposite ends of the Marvel hero spectrum which will put them at odds next year on Netflix when season 2 of Daredevil launches with a few new key characters, including none other thank Frank Castle.

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Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ Actor Has Been Cast, But Who Is It?

Yesterday, it was widely reported that Scott Reynolds has joined the writing staff for Netflix’s upcoming Marvel series Iron Fist. Though, this information has not been confirmed by anyone associated with the actual show itself. Now we have word that the lead actor playing Marvel’s Iron Fist has actually been cast, but is begin kept away from the spotlight for now. So, who is this mystery man?

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Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk Join Powerless, NBC’s DC Comics Superhero Comedy

NBC’s Powerless is gaining some serious geek cred. Community‘s Danny Pudi and Firefly‘s Alan Tudyk have joined the DC Comics-infused sitcom pilot as series regulars, TVLine has learned. Christina Kirk (A to Z, Manhattan) has also been added to the cast, which — as reported earlier this week — will be led by High School Musical grad Vanessa Hudgens.

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‘Spartacus’ Creator Steven S. DeKnight To Direct ‘Pacific Rim 2’

Legendary Pictures has set Steven S. DeKnight to direct Pacific Rim 2, the follow-up to Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham’s epic 2013 action-adventure film. The current script was written by Jon Spaihts based on characters created by Beacham and del Toro. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Mary Parent are producing and Jillian Share will be executive producer.

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The Wonder Woman Movie Adds Etta Candy, Diana’s Best Friend and a Total Badass

New set pictures of Wonder Woman filming have revealed that British actress Lucy Davis is seemingly playing one of the most prominent—and hilariously great—supporting characters in Wonder Woman’s comic book history: Etta Candy. And this doesn’t appear to be the New 52 version of the character, but the amazing classic iteration from WW’s debut in the ‘40s.

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