Week in Geek: October 17-23, 2013 | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek: October 17-23, 2013

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, October 23, 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


Ming-Na Wen from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wants in on the new Star Wars films.

My take: Can you blame her? I'd kill for a role in those movies too.

Tom Hanks says he wants to be in a superhero film like The Flash.

My take: Give him a role! Make him the father of a superhero or a villain of some sort. Obviously, don't just give him any role that he wouldn't suit. Tom Hanks should not be Black Panther or Wonder Woman or Aquaman or something. But if he's interested in participating in a comic book movie, I'm sure there's a spot for him somewhere... maybe as Jay Garrick?

The Captain America: The Winter Soldier teaser trailer supposedly will have a run time of 2 minutes and 23 seconds.

My take: Can't wait!

Thor: The Dark World is estimated to open up with $75 million, which would surpass the previous $65.7 million made from the first movie.

My take: Makes sense.

Beetlejuice 2 coming soon?

My take: Is he going Hawaiian?


IGN has a 17-minute walkthrough of Batman: Arkham Origins. Check it out:

My take: I still don't quite get why Killer Croc is an assassin as opposed to, say, Prometheus or Wrath. Clock King would have been cool if Riddler doesn't get much focus.


It looks like Beware the Batman has been cancelled, or "not cancelled but pulled until we decide to cancel it like we did with Young Justice".

My take: I've never seen it, so I have no attachment to it, but it seems like these DC animated shows are being burdened by the network that wants nothing but a super hardcore targeting towards really young kids. Batman: The Animated Series did well when I was a kid, yet that wasn't childish in content. I think this is all a marketing problem and people trying to formulate shows that are predicated on selling toys rather than just being good. Even Beware the Batman seemed like an attempt to put different stuff out there not for the sake of story, but for marketing...such as 'sprucing up' the 'boring' Alfred character by making him more action oriented so kids weren't bored and Katana to appeal to women.


Michael Bay was attacked on the set of Transformers 4 by someone wielding, of all things, an air conditioning unit.

My take: I wonder if it was a Decepticon.

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