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Geek News on the Radio for September 26, 2016

Marvel delayed Doctor Strange release for Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch almost missed out on the chance to play Doctor Strange, but the actor recently revealed Marvel wanted him for the role so bad that the powers that be pushed back the film’s release to accommodate his busy schedule.

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Doctor Who Spin-Off ‘Class’ Cast is Revealed

Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah have entered the Whoniverse as BBC America introduces the cast of Doctor Who’s spin-off series, Class, a YA series set in contemporary London. They will be joined by Katherine Kelly, as she takes the role of a teacher and powerful new presence at Coal Hill School.

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The Dark Tower TV series will adapt Stephen King’sWizard and Glass

The movie — starring Idris Elba as the gunslinger Roland Deschain, and Matthew McConaughey as the menacing Man in Black — opens on Feb. 17 and explores the hero and villain’s opposing quests to reach an otherworldly tower that connects their apocalyptic realm with ours.

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Hulu Developing ‘Postal’ Series Based On Comics From Matt Tolmach & Legendary

The project, now in development, is being written byThe Walking Dead co-executive producer Seth Hoffman. Based on the Postal comic series by Matt Hawkins (Think Tank) and Bryan Hill (Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box), it centers on Eden, a unique town populated and run by fugitive criminals. In Eden, everyone has a secret past, but they come here for a second chance, redemption and the opportunity to be someone new…until their pasts come back to haunt them.

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The Fruit Ninja game is going to be a movie

New Line Cinemas has snapped up the rights to turn the mobile game — which lets its users slice fruit in half with a swipe of the finger — into a film. J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani will write the script, which The Hollywood Reporter says will “revolve around a team of misfits who are recruited to become Fruit Ninjas in order to save the world.”

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