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Geek News on the Radio for September 22, 2016

There WILL be a new Star Wars movie in 2020

We’ve known for quite some time that we’re getting Episode VIII in December 2017 andEpisode IX in May 2019, with standalone spinoff Rogue One and a Young Han Solo movie filling in gaps this year and in May 2018 respectively.

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Time Warner Chief Jeff Bewkes on DC Comics Movies: ‘There’s a Little Room for Improvement’

Time Warner chairman-CEO Jeff Bewkes told investors Wednesday that there is “a little room for improvement” in the creative execution of Warner Bros.’ DC Comics movie slate. But he stressed that the two titles released to date have been financially successful and have achieved the larger strategic goal of reinvigorating classic DC characters for a new generation of moviegoers.

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New Star Wars merchandise won’t overlook the female hero this time

Disney and Lucasfilm are gearing up for the December premiere of Star Wars: Rogue One, the spin-off movie that centers on a daring raid led by Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) that Ben Mendelssohn and his fly-ass cape will attempt to thwart. So naturally, there will be another Force Friday, the bloated marketing push that puts everything from Chewbacca SpaghettiOs to Finn toys on the shelves of big-box stores, the better to prompt you to take a sick day with. The event is scheduled for September 30, though it won’t necessarily be called Force Friday (although, that’s obviously the best way to refer to the thing).

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Writers Behind ‘GI Joe’ and ‘Transformers’ Comic on How Hasbro’s Movie Plans Informed Their Universe

In IDW’s new comic book series Revolution, which debuts in comic stores Wednesday, there is — to borrow a phrase — much more than meets the eye going on. Not only does the first issue pit the Transformers and G.I. Joe team against each other, but there are appearances by characters from Hasbro’s M.A.S.K.,Rom and Action Man properties as well, setting up a shared universe of Hasbro franchises that will also include Micronautsdown the road.

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‘Toy Wars’ Drama From Josh Gad, Josh Schwartz & Seth Gordon Set at Amazon

Actor-writer Josh Gad (Angry Birds) is set to star and co-write, Josh Schwartz is attached to co-write and showrun and Seth Gordon is expected to direct Toy Wars, a limited drama series in development at Amazon, which follows the real-life battle between American toy giants Hasbro, the company behind GI Joe, Transformer and My Little Pony toys, and Barbie maker Mattel in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Netflix ‘Lost in Space’ Series Casts its First Robinson

Netflix’s Lost in Space TV series has been buried by an avalanche of premieres and a long time in development, but it seems Lost has found its first Robinson. Falling Skies star Taylor Russell becomes the first to join the cast, with other Robinsons sure to follow.

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