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Geek News on the Radio for September 15, 2016

Life-Size R2-D2 Collectible is Every ’80s Kid’s Dream

Measuring in at 48″ high, the little astrodroid is life-size and painted to look like he has spent some time in the rough. The statue also has screen accurate lights and sounds. Sounds are triggered from the included remote control that stores in a hidden compartment next to the speaker.

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The Toxic Avenger Is Getting A Remake, Get The Details

Decades before Marvel teamed its first batch of MCU heroes together in 2012’s The Avengers, the most notorious cinematic “avenger” was the Toxic Avenger, the bizarre-looking protagonist from Troma Entertainment.

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Benicio Del Toro in Talks for New Predator Movie

Deadline brings word that Benicio Del Toro is in talks to star in 20th Century Fox‘s new Predator movie, a reboot of the action franchise. Del Toro is no stranger to starring in sci-fi action fair, having appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII.

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ABC Head: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up For a Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ TV Series Anytime Soon

Just last month, ABC again confirmed they’ve had discussions with Lucasfilm about a live-action Star Wars television series. So far it seems a potential TV show has only been discussed. Nothing is for sure yet. According to the head of ABC, fans should remain patient, because a Star Wars show on ABC isn’t happening in the near-future.

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Fox Buys Stan Lee Life Rights for 1970s-Set Action Adventure Movie

Yes, the iconic creator of many of Marvel Comics’ most beloved characters has made countless appearances in films. But this time, it’s a slice of Lee’s life that is getting the cinematic treatment — though not in the way you might expect.

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