Is Benicio Del Toro Thanos, Penelope Cruz in Bond 24, Casting Lex Luthor and Supergirl, The Internship Reviewed

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On this week’s GeekScholars Movie News podcast, the hosts dive into two big headlines making the rounds, starting with more Guardians of the Galaxy casting. With the news that Benicio Del Toro is joining the film, the question on everyone’s mind is whether or not he’ll be playing the villainous Thanos. Listen in to hear what the GeekScholars think about Del Toro and what traits they feel are necessary to bring Thanos to life.

Also, Penelope Cruz is signing on for James Bond 24, so the crew discusses what it means to be a ‘Bond Girl’, and whether or not that title should be relevant or used going forward. For more on this week’s show, hit play or hit the jump! 

After that, it’s time once again for a Casting Competition Challenge! With Man of Steel about to hit theaters, and a sequel already announced, the GeekScholars name their picks for people to play Lex Luthor and Supergirl, if they should pop up in the next installment.

Next, the hosts review and grade the first trailers for Runner Runner, a poker action thriller, and Paranoia, a corporate action thriller and find them remarkably similar.

Finally, Fox and Chris battle over just how bad The Internship is during their weekly spoiler-free movie review, with a more in-depth discussion after the credits.