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Geek News on the Radio for August 18, 2016

Arrival Trailer

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

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Hulu cozies up to Marvel, starts working on a ‘Runaways’ series

Netflix has been milking its relationship with Marvel with great success, churning out critically acclaimed — and badass — series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Now Hulu’s getting in on the action, too. As first reported by Deadline, the streaming service inked a deal to turn Marvel’s Runaways into a series co-written by (gulp) the folks who adapted Gossip Girl for television.

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If you could spend an evening anywhere in the Star Wars universe, I’m guessing many of you would choose to drop by the Mos Eisley Cantina. Sure, it’s full of bounty hunters, music that gets stuck in your head, and rude bar patrons, but who could resist the allure of stopping in for a beverage and the local gossip?

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‘Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four’ Lands Distribution Deal

A decade before Tim Story’s Fantastic Four hit theaters Roger Corman, the legendary producer and King of the B’s, produced a movie about the Marvel superheroes. This film, titled The Fantastic Four, was directed by Oley Sassone but it was never released and that was the plan all along. Doomed!

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‘Jack Ryan’ Series Greenlit at Amazon

A new “Jack Ryan” series, starring John Krasinski, has landed a series greenlight at Amazon with a 10-episode order, Variety has learned. Based on Tom Clancy’s iconic CIA character, the modernized series, described as a reinvention of the classic story, hails from Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland who shepherded the adaptation.

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DC to revamp Batman and Superman for new graphic novel series

In what looks to be an attempt to court the increasingly lucrative bookstore market, DC Comics has announced a new series of original graphic novels, beginning in 2010, featuring the company’s two biggest characters, Batman and Superman. Batman: Earth One will be written by the ubiquitous Geoff Johns, with art by Gary Frank, while Superman: Earth One will be written by J. Michael Straczynski, with art by Shane Davis. Both series will take place in an entirely new continuity, and will tell the heroes’ stories from the beginning, in ongoing adventures.

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