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Geek News on the Radio May 23, 2016

Star Trek Beyond Trailer 2

Paramount released a new look at the third film in the rebooted sci-fi franchise — five months after debuting the first trailer — at a fan event held at the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood on Friday.

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Michael Keaton Closing Deal to Play Villain in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

After initial talks stalled out, Keaton and Marvel Studios are in final negotiations for the Oscar-nominated actor to take on the villain role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. 

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Marvel Studios Confirms Stellar New Cast Members of the Highly Anticipated ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Carol, “Cinderella”) joins Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Jurassic Park”) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (“Creed,” “Selma”) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge.

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U.S. Army Confirms Captain America Would (Probably) Be Owed 66 Years of Back Pay

Steve Rogers may be a proud son of Brooklyn, but even he can’t afford a place in his beloved hometown anymore, as he admits in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Or so he assumes. It turns out the since Captain America was never officially relieved of duty after he went under the ice in 1945, he’d be entitled to several decades’ worth of back pay from the U.S. Army — as confirmed by an actual U.S. Army spokesman. Find out how much our government would (theoretically) owe this (fictional) all-American hero.

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The CW announces four-way crossover with Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl

Now that Supergirl has moved to The CW, the network is gearing up for an epic four-way crossover with Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, andDC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Ahead of its upfront presentation on Thursday, CW chief Mark Pedowitz touted Supergirl’s move from CBS to The CW. “Just imagine what our superhero crossover episode is going to look like come December,” he told reporters, later following up by calling the event “our biggest one ever.”

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The Predator: Director Shane Black Reveals Main Character

Long in the making, the upcoming revival of the Predator film franchise – set to be called The Predator – has finally started to hear its proverbial engines revving in the past few months. Shane Black, who, coincidentally, played the jungle team’s first casualty in the 1987 original film, has taken the reigns as director and screenwriter for the project, with ambitious declarations of franchise reinvention.

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Deadpool 2: Who Should Play Cable?

Another day, another name attempts to campaign for the role of Cable in Deadpool 2. The Marvel Comics character was teased as an addition to the sequel by The Merc with a Mouth himself in a closing credits scene that parodied Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and since then the likes of Stephen Lang and Dolph Lundgren have thrown their hats in the ring. Now one more actor has revealed his desire to play the role, and he’s no stranger to comic book action.

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