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Geek News on the Radio May 5, 2016

Captain America: Civil War is a satisfying clash of ideas and fists

Most of Captain America: Civil War breaks down into two storytelling modes. In one, heroes have quiet, sincere talks about their personal beliefs and intentions. They explore the principles they operate on, and sincerely try to communicate them to each other. In the other mode, they get pissed because communications have broken down, and they find creative, involved, and very immediate ways to beat the ever-living crap out of each other.

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Cast, News & Update: Film To Focus On The Characters In The Movie Side, Will Not Include Marvel TV Superheroes

According to Morning Ledgers, “Avengers: Infinity War” will include 68 unique Marvel characters. This number is quite big, which triggers many to believe that the Marvel superheroes in the small screens will join the “Infinity War.” “We have to tell a story and that story has to be built around the characters’ emotional arcs,” Joe Russo said. “And we can only have so many of those.”

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Even Melissa McCarthy didn’t like the first ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer

The first trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie was not well received, and it wasn’t just because a bunch of nerdy 30-something man-children couldn’t stand the thought of women playing their childhood heroes. No, the trailer was poorly received because it just looked bad. So bad, in fact, that it’s become the most disliked video in the history of YouTube, with a whopping 684,000 “thumbs down” votes as of this writing.

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Olivia Munn Chose Kicking Ass as Psylocke Over Being the ‘Girlfriend’ in Deadpool

Olivia Munn will be Psylocke when X-Men: Apocalypse comes out later this month, but she was nearly a completely different character in Fox’s comic-based movie universe: Deadpool’s girlfriend Vanessa. The role was eventually played by Morena Baccarin—because Munn basically said hell no. In an interview with American Way Magazine (which is, I swear to god, the magazine for American Airlines), Munn goes through her entire acting career, including her brush with Deadpool.

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CBS’s Star Trek Could Change the TV Broadcast Model

What’s the easiest way to tell that we’re in the midst of a television programming revolution? Just look at what the networks, the dinosaurs of the industry, are doing to keep up. On Tuesday, CBS detailed its plans for its prospective Netflix competitor “CBS All Access,” a monthly subscription-based online service that will use a new Star Trek show to try and reel in viewers. But where Netflix’s strategy is to become a vast repository of original content, dumping whole seasons of original shows at a time for people to sample at their leisure, CBS is trying to hold onto the weekly model that has defined broadcast strategy for decades. That compromise is currently untested, but it could be the future of the medium.

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Space Jam 2: NBA Players Most Likely To Join LeBron James In Movie Sequel

After years of rumors surrounding a Space Jam sequel, it finally looks as though a LeBron James-led cast will be bringing the movie to life. Director Justin Lin, best known for his work on the Fast & Furious franchise, has begun co-writing a Space Jam 2 script with the intention of directing and producing the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Who Shot First, According To The Guy Who Played Greedo

It may be the single most controversial change to a piece of fiction in the history of time. Seriously, this one still gets people upset. In 1996 George Lucas added blaster fire to the cantina scene of the original Star Wars: A New Hope  with Han Solo and Greedo… and the world went crazy. George Lucas has said before that Greedoalways shot first, but that it simply wasn’t clear. One guy from the set says that’s not true, and Han Solo fired the only shot. And this guy would know, as he’s the one who got hit.

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