Week in Geek: August 15-21, 2013 | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek: August 15-21, 2013

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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Mark Wahlberg as Iron Man


Mark Wahlberg has stated that he'd like to take over as Iron Man when Robert Downey Jr. steps away from the role.

My take: Wahlberg serves his purpose very well in movies and certainly has star power that could be utilized, but they could go with someone better, I think.

The release date for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been pushed back to August 8, 2014.

My take: If that's what they think will make them more money and it gives them more time to fix problems, go ahead. Better to wait a little while longer and have a better product than to fail. The issue? It starts a week after Guardians of the Galaxy, and if that ends up being a hit, you're fucked TMNT.

Ewan McGregor could return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars sequel trilogy as well as spinoff films.

My take: AWESOME! This was one of the things I was really looking forward to seeing. I think Ewan was fantastic and I'd love to see more from him.

Elizabeth Olsen could be cast as Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

My take: I still don't like the idea of her and Quicksilver being in the movie, but sure, why not go with someone like Elizabeth Olsen? I'd rather her than the other rumors I've seen. If she is appearing in Godzilla opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson and he ends up playing Quicksilver as well, maybe that will help them be comfortable with each other enough to have some good chemistry together on screen as brother and sister.


The PS4 will launch in the US and Canada on November 15th, 2013 and in Europe on November 29th, 2013.

My take: There you go, for everyone who wants to pre-order and set their budget around it..


The Sinister Six will face off against the Masters of Evil in Superior Spider-Man, led by Dock Ock's version of Spidey himself.

My take: Cool idea for a one-shot thing, but this whole "Doc Ock is Spider-Man" stuff is ridiculous. It's equally ridiculous that Peter Parker has been killed off in both 616 and Ultimate universes. DC and Marvel have to stop going to the death well so often. Since when could you not just write interesting stories about Peter Parker and other characters? Considering how they've stood the test of time, that must mean that they're interesting enough for it, right?.


Someone broke into Famke Janssen's home and put a children's book, "The Lonely Doll", on her bed.

My take: Creepy. As. Fuck. Hopefully they catch the person behind it and she's in no danger.


"Everyday Objects Made Unusable by Giuseppe Colarusso" has been going around recently. This artist takes the functionality of objects and completely ruins them or switches them up in his portfolio titled Improbabilita ("Improbability"). Check it out here.

My take: Interesting stuff. Very cool. I particularly like the melting ice cube candle .

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