LEAGUECAST #140 – STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE, R.I.P. Kenny Baker, DOOMED Update, Black Superman Costume in JUSTICE LEAGUE, CABLE Casting, & More

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It’s a loaded LeagueCast this week as Adam takes a vacation and Jeff is joined by the League Of Extraordinary Filll-Ins—Marc Lapierre and John McCarthy—to cover a wide variety of current geek culture topics. The show kicks off with Jeff conducting a brief interview with director Marty Langford, whose documentary Doomed: The Untold Story Of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four is finally getting an official release this fall from Uncork’d Entertainment. (Be sure to visit the official Doomed website to order your DVD or Blu-ray Interview runs from 6:21 – 18:25.)

Following that, the gang remembers Kenny Baker, the actor inside R2-D2, who passed away last week at the age of 81, and Marc shares a story about meeting and chatting with Baker at Dragon Con in 2002. Staying in the Star Wars realm, the League then discusses their feelings about the new Star Wars; Rogue One trailer released during the Olympics. Then it’s on to DC Cinematic Universe news with a conversation about Henry Cavill’s tease of Superman’s black resurrection suit in Justice League, and James Wan’s comments about Aquaman being the “Wolverine of the DC universe.” The show wraps up with some talk about the two names being bandied about to play Cable — Kyle Chandler and Liam Neeson. All this, plus weekly geek TV/movie/comic recommendations, and the usual banter and tangents in the mighty League manner!

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All music used for review purposes. Theme music by Jeremy Simonich. Additional music by Kevin MacLeod.

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Jeff is the defining voice of his generation. Sadly, that generation exists only in an alternate dimension where George Lucas became supreme overlord of the Earth in 1979 and replaced every television broadcast and theatrical film on the planet with Star Wars and Godzilla movies. In this dimension, he’s just a guy from New England who likes writing snarky things about superheroes, monsters, and robots.