Week in Geek: August 1-7, 2013 | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek: August 1-7, 2013

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Welcome to the first edition of WEEK IN GEEK, a new segment where we break down the news and events that happened over the course of the past seven days that weren't already made into a full-fledged article for one reason or another.

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Pre-production for Star Wars: Episode VII starts next month under the title Foodles Productions Ltd.

My take: Foodles? Thank God that isn't the title of the movie itself.

Chloe Grace Moretz expressed interest in being in Star Wars: Episode VII, stating "I'd kill to be a part of that franchise, but I don't know. J.J., I'll give you my phone number. You can text me."

My take: I don't want the protagonist to be a female like rumored. I'd prefer it to be Luke's son Ben Skywalker. But if there's a role for Moretz to play in it, I'd love for her to be a part of it. She's perhaps the best young actress out there right now.

On the other hand, Karl Urban does NOT want to be in Star Wars, as he doesn't want any crossover confusion since he is a part of Star Trek.

My take: Smart man. I like him more for this.

Ophelia Lovibond confirmed that she has a role in Guardians of the Galaxy

My take: I have no clue who this actress is and what little I know about the Guardians of the Galaxy series has only hurt my anticipation for the film. Whomever she ends up playing will probably be someone that I have no interest in or perhaps I'm not even familiar with at all, as the majority of the characters announced so far are people that I only vaguely know of through cursory situations.

Sebastian Stan says that if you freeze frame the scene where Captain America rescues Bucky in the first film, there are clues about Winter Soldier's return.

My take: No shit, dude. Anyone who knows anything about Winter Soldier saw this coming a mile away. But hey, for the people that didn't, there you go.

Bryan Singer is filming Quicksilver's scenes 150x slower than normal, at 3600 frames per second for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

My take: WOW. That sounds awesome and I can't wait to see it.

Batman vs. Superman may actually be called World's Finest or Public Enemies

My take: Personally, I'm hoping for it to be called "Superman/Batman: World's Finest".

Batman could be played by an older actor, with rumors suggesting Gerard Butler, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Josh Brolin as possible choices

My take: You have no idea how much I'm hoping this turns out to be false and we get a younger Batman. I want someone like Tyler Hoechlin, not someone who is old enough to play Superman's father. How is an older Batman going to work for a new series when the two have always been around the same age in the comics? Stupid, stupid idea if they do this, no matter who plays the part. Just because you liked The Dark Knight Returns doesn't mean you should adapt it for a reboot. You don't see Marvel using Old Man Logan instead of Days of Future Past, right?

Harrison Ford is in Expendables 3, but not Bruce Willis. Sylvester Stallone also tweeted "GREEDY AND LAZY ...... A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE"

My take: What happened to Bruce Willis to turn him into such a dick lately? His reputation is going downhill.

Harrison Ford expressed interest in returning as Indiana Jones in a 5th entry to the series.

My take: You'll hate me for saying this, but I don't think the last one was that bad, and I'd be interested in seeing another.

Gore Verbinski, Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp are blaming critics for why The Lone Ranger bombed, saying they were too harsh and attacked it from the start. "If you're not as smart as Plato, you're stupid".

My take: How about blaming yourselves for making such a horrible movie, not the critics for pointing out that it sucks? Critics have panned other movies in the past that have gone on to make money. Your film looked bad to most people and they weren't interested in it, and the ones that did see it, like myself, hated it.


Zatanna is the next DLC character for Injustice: Gods Among Us, following Martian Manhunter's recent release.

My take: Zatanna makes sense. She's one of the most popular female characters. I'm incredibly surprised they haven't gone with Supergirl, since DC is freaking obsessed with that character and trying to cram it down everyone's throats.


David Conrad (Ghost Whisperer, CSI: Miami) will have a recurring role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., playing a "brilliant and quirky scientist", most likely

My take: This show has a lot of potential, but I also can see it being something where it's like Firefly and I hate it but lots of other fanboys love it.

Pirates are coming to Arrow's island flashbacks on season 2 of the CW series.

My take: Cool, I guess? I'll have to see where this is going. I would rather you put Tommy back on the show, though.

Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor Who and supposedly, there was a chance that this incarnation would have been played by a black actor, though no names have been confirmed as possibilities.

My take: I'm not a Doctor Who fan, but from what I've seen and heard from reactions, people seem to like this.


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