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Sean P. Means
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FILE - This file image released by Jeffrey Richards Associates shows Bryan Cranston portraying President Lyndon B. Johnson during a performance of "All the Way." HBO Films has acquired rights to the Tony Award-winning play, which opened earlier this year to critical and popular success while also winning Cranston the Tony as Best Actor. Robert Schenkkan will adapt his play for HBO, the company announced Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Evgenia Eliseeva, file)
The Cricket’s Daily 3: Shaking up the Avengers

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

• Marvel Comics is talking up some big changes to its "Avengers" title, including a black Captain America (psst! — it’s The Falcon) and a woman Thor. Predictably, that last one has made the fanboys irate. [Entertainment Weekly, Time]

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• Bryan Cranston will reprise his Tony-winning performance as Lyndon Johnson in an HBO adaptation of the play "All the Way." [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Legendary blues guitarist/singer Johnny Winter died Wednesday in a hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland, after performing there. [USA Today]

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