Week in Geek: November 7-13, 2013 | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek: November 7-13, 2013

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, November 13, 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


Rumors say Nightwing (Dick Grayson) will appear in Batman vs. Superman. Possible casting suggestions that have been thrown out there are Adam Driver, Penn Badgley and Ezra Miller.

My take: I don't believe it one bit, nor do I think any of these guys would fit the role, so I hope it isn't true. This is one of those instances where I'd honestly be fine with someone like Taylor Lautner, if they even have the part in there at all, but Nightwing shouldn't be in the movie. I'm okay with having a Bat Family in the new franchise and starting right off with Nightwing instead of needing to do Robin, but none of these guys should play the part.

Similarly, rumors suggest that not only is Wonder Woman going to appear in the film, but she may be played by Olga Kurylenko.

My take: I'd love for Wonder Woman to make a cameo, but I don't think Kurylenko is the right woman for the part.

Terry O'Quinn could be playing Lex Luthor in Batman vs Superman.

My take: I still think they should have someone younger, around early to mid-30s. Lex Luthor never strikes me as being that much older than Superman in the comics and I don't know why they feel the need to always make him older in the movies.

Jonah Hill and Emma Stone may be cast in Ghostbusters 3.

My take: I think both of them could be great in it, particularly if Emma Stone plays the daughter of Walter Peck and is a love interest to Peter Venkman's son Oscar (who I would really hope wouldn't be Jonah Hill).

Terminator 5 casting rumors include Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson, and Margot Robbie as potentials for Sarah Connor, and Tom Hardy, Boyd Holbrook and Garrett Hedlund for John Connor.

My take: I don't know anything about any of these except Hedlund and Hardy, and even though I like Hedlund, I don't think he's necessarily right for John, but he could potentially pull it off. That's not a shot at him as much as it is just a thought that someone else might be better and bring a darker edge to it. Hardy is absolutely not the person for the role.

The sequel to Sin City is no longer subtitled A Dame to Kill For, but rather, A Dame to Die For.

My take: Was that necessary?


Three more Pokemon were found in X and Y? A hacker has come across coding for Diancie, Volcanion and Hoopa, which are all unavailable to players right now but could possibly be "event Pokemon" released in the future.

My take: Pretty interesting. If these turn out to not be fake, then I wonder why they weren't releasing that information beforehand.


Uatu the Watcher, dead? Some promotional material shows a chalk outline of Uatu, as if he were murdered.

My take: If they killed off the Living Tribunal and also kill off Uatu, I wonder what they're planning...could be big.

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