Week in Geek: October 10-16, 2013 | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek: October 10-16, 2013

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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


There's going to be an Angry Birds movie in 3D.

My take: I like the Star Wars version of the game....but I don't get, whatsoever, why this franchise is so huge and popular that it warrants food and such for merchandise. If it makes money, I can't argue against their decision, but I can't imagine this being good.

Batman Beyond is going to return as a DC Nation short.

My take: I'm not one of the people that thinks Batman Beyond is the true future to go with for the Batman series (I'd prefer Damian Wayne taking over) but it was still a cool concept and I'm sure people are going to get a kick out of this short.

Charlie Hunnam is dropping out of Fifty Shades of Grey.

My take: Supposedly, he's dropping out because he can't handle the huge boost of fame to his career and all the publicity that goes along with it. Maybe that's true, maybe that isn't. Either way, it could be smart, as he gets a boost in his career just by the media coverage he had being announced in this and there's no risk in disappointing people if he isn't actually in the movie.

Looks like we won't be getting that Stretch Armstrong movie starring Taylor Lautner.

My take: Good. Stupid idea.

Brad Dourif claims he was supposed to be The Joker until Jack Nicholson was cast instead.

My take: Dourif could have done a good job, possibly. Who knows?

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released in 48fps...or maybe not, as Fox representatives deny the rumors.

My take: I didn't see The Hobbit in theatres, but 48fps sounds interesting to me. If it does happen, I'll be interested to see what the final result is..

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd might be in Ant-Man.

My take: I like both of these guys, but I can't see either of them being Hank Pym, and I really don't want any other version of Ant-Man to be the protagonist. Scott Lang and Eric O'Grady being the focal point of the movie just makes no sense to me. I really think Ewan McGregor is the way to go if he can't reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the new Star Wars films.


Electrocutioner has been announced for Batman: Arkham Origins.

My take: Cool.

Beenox has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game:

My take: Looks cool to me. I'm looking forward to more info.


ABC has decided to give Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a full season pickup.

My take: You had to see this coming.


DC will be launching a new weekly title called Batman: Eternal, penned by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes and Tim Seeley with art by Jason Fabok.

My take: I don't have the time to read these series, unfortunately. Let me know how it is!


Here's a sneak peak at the Avatar Land theme park that will be in Disney:

My take: I think Avatar is becoming a bit too big for its own value, but this should be interesting.

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