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The Cricket’s Daily 3: Capaldi’s last spin as The Doctor

First Published      Last Updated Feb 01 2017 10:27 am

Here's what's being talked about in pop culture:

• Peter Capaldi will be leaving the role of The Doctor on the venerable BBC series "Doctor Who" at the end of the year. The new season starts April 15. [BBC News]

• Ben Affleck says he won't direct "The Batman," the standalone movie set to star Affleck as the Dark Knight. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Two deaths in rock music: John Wetton, a prog-rock veteran best known as the lead singer of the '80s supergroup Asia, has died of cancer at 67; and Geoff Nichols, longtime keyboardist for Black Sabbath, has died of lung cancer at 68. [Consequence of Sound, Rolling Stone]