Week in Geek: June 11th, 2014 | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek: June 11th, 2014

Posted by Jeff Penner Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Want to know what happened the past few days in nerd culture? WEEK IN GEEK is your quick fix to catch up with the rest of the fanboys out there.

Nerdy current events in geek culture for this week

MOVIES

Sonic the Hedgehog, the movie star?

My take: SEGA and Sony have created a deal that will bring Sonic to the big screen Roger Rabbit-style (live action/animated hybrid). I sense the movie will be Speed Racer (the movie) on LSD.

Peyton Reed is Ant Man director.

My take: *sigh* Sure, whatever, just make the movie. I'm sure we'll hear all about the drama just before the film is released. Edgar Wright will probably have a project of his own coming out that same month and everybody wins the marketing game.

Dumb and Dumber To Trailer.

My take: I'm a huge fan of the first movie. I love it. "Big Gulps, huh, all right"? Come on, that movie's amazing. I have to admit, I am not a fan of gross-out humor, and this seemed to highlight it. Hopefully they aren't using scenes like the one with the old lady as their base for the comedy range.

TELEVISION

Constantine easter egg.

My take: *spoiler* I guess? If you care about the DC television universe, skip this paragraph…okay…here we go…so, apparently Dr. Fate will be a part of the story. The good news about that is that the show may not just be about Constantine, but more of a Justice League Dark show. Now that would be interesting if they raised the stakes like that.

Vincent D'Onofrio cast as Kingpin for Daredevil.

My take: I've said before and I'll say it again: Marvel knows casting. Every casting announcement I hear from them is like the puzzle piece I've been looking for suddenly locking into place. D'Onofrio is an engaging actor and will definitely bring the layers the Kingpin requires. However, I'll admit I'm not huge on the casting of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, but I'm sure I'll come around.

COMIC BOOKS

Original Sin ups the game.

My take: How the Internet didn't explode last week is beyond me. I read #3 a little bit late, so maybe I missed something. I was looking forward to this crossover changing the status quo again, and it's delivering like crazy. There are several side stories that Marvel could have played out on their own, but tying them all into this series makes it a great one-stop shop. Maybe I'm just happy for anything after the demi-god-awful Fear Itself. I get the trades of all Marvel crossovers, but I'm skipping that one.

Batman #31, Nightwing #30, Batman Eternal

My take: DC, you're killing me slowly and softly. I didn't think I would see a Batman book come out and feel "forced" to pick it up. Just get this over with. Changing Dick Grayson's role in the DCU just after re-booting to attract new fans to your heroes and legacy? Finally, why release a sub-par book to come out weekly? You're scrambling to make money off of the bat-ears, and your fans aren't digging it anymore. If anyone is loving the bat-books, please comment below! I need an argument in the "win" column on these books, please. Convince me!

Aquaman / Swamp Thing Crossover.

My take: For all the slamming I do on DC, the idea of Aquaman battling Swamp Thing is awesome, and I love the cover to #31 with Aquaman tied in swamp roots. The fight between them also plays out as a standalone battle, so I don't have to commit to more if I just want to see these two knock each other around!

GAMES

Star Wars Battlefront 3 "trailer" at E3.

My take: No footage is frustrating but hearing that Battlefront is going to be done slowly but correctly is encouraging. The designer's insistence at how meticulous they're being with creating this game is going to leave little room for error. They better be ready for the Internet commentators if the game isn't absolutely amazing.

Watch out for this segment each and every Wednesday. We'll see you next week!


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