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Geek News on the Radio May 26, 2016

‘Captain America’ twist stuns comic book world

Captain America has been a symbol of American heroism since 1941, and that all appears to be a lie. “Steve Rogers: Captain America #1” hit shelves on Wednesday along with a twist that seemingly changes the entire history of the character. The final page of the issue has Rogers saying two words: “Hail Hydra.” The reboot issue, which is the first to have Rogers share the Captain America mantle with superhero Falcon, details how Rogers was recruited as a boy by the evil Nazi-esque organization Hydra and apparently has been a covert agent all these years. The move sent shock waves through the comic book world with fans horrified that the honorable character is now a member of the organization he’s fought for 75 years.

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Force awakens soundtrack vinyl (gizmodo)

Given the resurgence in the popularity of records, Disney didn’t really have to do much to sell copies of The Force Awakens soundtrack now that it’s finally available on vinyl, months after the film’s release. But if you still need a reason to drop $50 on another copy, the records feature 3D holograms etched right onto them. As with most 2D holograms, you’ll need to find just the right angle, with the perfect amount of light (its creators suggest using your smartphone’s LED flash) for the wireframe versions of a TIE Fighter and the Millennium Falcon to leap off the vinyl.

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Netflix To Begin Exclusive Streaming Of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars And Pixar In September

In a blog post on its official site, Netflix NFLX +2.43% revealed the seeds it planted back in 2012 will finally come to fruition later this year. Starting in September, the contract between the streaming platform and Disney will go into effect, with Netflix holding the exclusive U.S. rights to Disney’s films. This includes not just films under the Disney brand, but also its Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar subsidiaries. The deal kicking in means that other platforms like Amazon Prime and Starz, which currently licenses multiple Disney titles, will no longer carry Disney’s new releases.

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Why The Guardians Of The Galaxy Are Destined To Join Marvel’s Infinity War

Now that Captain America: Civil War has finally hit theaters, the next big Marvel Cinematic Universe team-up will be the biggest one to date: Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1. This conflict will see Earth’s mightiest heroes take on Josh Brolin’s Mad Titan, Thanos – who has finally gotten his hands on his beloved Infinity Gauntlet. However, The Avengers won’t be the only heroes to square off against Thanos when he finally arrives on our home world. The creative forces behind Infinity War have recently come out and explained that it only makes sense for Star-Lord and his band of Guardians of the Galaxy to show up and lend a hand.

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John Carpenter to executive produce new Halloween movie

Legendary Master of Horror John Carpenter will executive produce a new movie in the Halloween series. Carpenter began the franchise with his classic, Jamie Lee Curtis-starring 1978 slasher film Halloween, about a masked killer named Michael Myers. Miramax and Blumhouse Productions are co-financing development and production of the project. Longtime series producer Malek Akkad – whose father Moustapha produced the original film – will oversee the project under his Trancas International Films banner. The new movie will be the first Halloween film since 2009’s Halloween II, director Rob Zombie’s sequel to his 2007 remake.

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