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Geek News on the Radio for September 29, 2016

‘He will be turning in his grave’: Winston Churchill’s home being used as Hitler HQ in Transformers 5

As a film franchise, Transformers has never been much interested in pleasing critics, but it looks like it’s now even upsetting the dead. More specifically, Winston Churchill, whose former home, Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, is being used as the set of Adolf Hitler’s headquarters for the upcoming Transformers movie, The Last Knight, with swastikas aplenty.

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Hot Wheels Movie Scores Fast & Furious Director Justin Lin

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the long-gestating Hot Wheels movie has just gotten a jump start with the hiring of filmmaker Justin Lin (the Fast & Furious franchise, Star Trek Beyond), who is slated to both direct and produce via his Perfect Storm Entertainment.

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Amazon picks up three of its pilots for series, including The Tick

If you missed it, The Tick pilot is around 30 minutes of darkly humorous superhero satire and tribute. There was a sense of trepidation when it was announced–especially coming on the heels of the excellent 2001 series starring Patrick Warburton, which only lasted one season.

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Bill Hader to voice Alpha 5 in Power Rangers movie

The cast for Paramount Pictures’ upcoming Power Rangers movie continues to grow withSaturday Night Live veteran and comedic actor Bill Hader joining the film to voice the robot Alpha 5.

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Stan Lee to create Chinese movie superhero Monkey Master

According to Variety, Lee will work on the project with Liquid Comics’ Sharad Devarajan, with whom he created Indian superhero Chakra: The Invincible. While Chakra emerged as a 65-minute animated film on Cartoon Network India, Monkey Master is aiming higher: with backing from China’s Shinework Pictures and Graphic India, Lee and Devarajan are planning an international English-language blockbuster.

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