Week in Geek: November 16th, 2014 | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek: November 16th, 2014

Posted by Jeff Penner Sunday, November 16, 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

Suicide Squad Brings A-List Characters.

My take: Joker (Jared Leto, maybe) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) may appear in the upcoming film, a definite change from the B and C list characters the series depends on. Though they may be part of the story and not the team, it still adds the film into the new DC Cinematic Universe and, thus, Joker and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). A strange way to tease them for an upcoming Batman film, perhaps?

Batman v Superman Films "death of the Waynes" Sequence.

My take: Ugh. We can't get a Star Trek movie without an original cast member involved and we can't get a Batman movie without a "Thomas and Martha Wayne" flashback. I expect there to also be a shot of Krypton exploding and Clark jumping up in bed screaming, covered in super-sweat.

Doctor Doom is a Blogger Named "Doom".

My take: Not wanting to judge a film before seeing a single frame of footage, I'm still disappointed to hear any and all tidbits on the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. The supposed "down to earth" version doesn't work with the word "fantastic", or fans expectations. Actor Toby Kebbell recently revealed he will be playing the role of Victor Domashev, who blogs online as "Doom". He is an anti-social computer programmer and, eventually, becomes Dr. Doom. Who knows what this means for the origins of The Fantastic Four themselves.

TELEVISION

Dr Leslie Thompkins Added to "Gotham".

My take: …as a love interest for Jim Gordon. What? She's an obvious character to have on the series, and should have been since episode one. To have her as a love interest is certainly a twist, but an unnecessary one. She will also be a large excuse to have Bruce in the story more, which I'm not a huge fan of (sorry, kid).

The Flash Wins Best Show Thus Far.

My take: About half a dozen episodes in for the somewhat disappointing Gotham, the impressive Constantine and The Flash, the latter wins top honours in my opinion. The episodes are fun and the effects are great to watch, albeit the current "freak of the week" is growing tired.

Katie Cassidy Revealed in Black Canary Costume.

My take: Since I'm only in season 2 and this got spoiled for me, now it's spoiled for you, too! You're welcome!

COMIC BOOKS

Joker Returns in Batman.

My take: His return may feel a long time in the waiting but after getting a year long flashback story, didn't they technically just deal with him a couple weeks ago? In any case, he's back with a new face (as was inevitable) and another sales boost for DC.

Spider-Verse Finally Moving Along.

My take: After trudging through Edge of Spider-Verse, we're finally on our way. I'm curious what makes 616 Peter Parker so special and if it has any connection to 2015's Secret Wars. As long as Spider-Ham survives, I don't care who else they kill.

DC's Convergence Details.

My take: As excited as I want to be for this Crisis On Infinite Earths anniversary story, I can't help but feel underwhelmed. I'm a Pre-New-52 fan and hope some elements return from that era. Many of the teased characters (Donna Troy, Wally West) reek of "cannon fodder", considering DC's attempt at updating their roster.

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