Week in Geek #2: E3, DC Films News, Comcast Bids on Fox and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #2: E3, DC Films News, Comcast Bids on Fox and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Friday, June 15, 2018
Welcome to another edition of WEEK IN GEEK here at Fanboys Anonymous—a rundown of some of the events, news and stories that went down over the past few days in the geek culture spectrum.

This week in geek culture Fanboys Anonymous nerd recap

Here are some of the topics I felt like voicing my opinions about:

Marvel TV Shows Will Ignore Avengers: Infinity War

Of course they will. I mean, it's not like they're in the same connected universe or anything, right? So stupid. I hate how the TV division can't figure out ways to follow the movies.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

I hate to be so cynical, but The Last Jedi really ruined things for me, and when you tell me a video game is going to follow the events of a Padawan that survived Order 66, my first thoughts are "Neat, but it doesn't matter cause it will only lead to The Empire coming back when Luke fails to reestablish the Jedi Order and this will be a character that never pops up anywhere and serves no functional purpose."


Admittedly, I'm not a gamer. Every time there was some kind of big news, I had no idea what any of that meant, or it was something I didn't care about. Still, that Spider-Man game looks good, and I'm glad all of the Smash Bros characters are available to pick from. That's how things should progress in 2018 (and should have been years ago). People want the most bang for their buck. They like crossovers and options. Credit to Nintendo for pulling off what people always want. It's the same for how everyone is constantly talking about wanting a Pokemon game that allows you to catch all of them and go through every town from every game. Virtually impossible, but you get the idea.

Deathstroke in Suicide Squad 2

DC doesn't seem to be able to get past rumors and announcements for any of their projects, so I'm taking this and all other ones with a grain of salt, but the current report says Deathstroke will either fight the Suicide Squad or join them against the villains. I'd rather see both. I'd like Deathstroke to challenge for leadership and have in-fighting, and then join up with them against whatever the other menace is.

Hal Jordan and John Stewart for Green Lantern Corps

Well, last week, I had said I liked the idea of Jessica Cruz, but despite how that works out for an angle of diversity, I do think Jordan and Stewart are the two most prominent Green Lantern members. Very glad it isn't Guy Gardner, as that character sucks. Kyle Rayner, meh, he's someone I think serves no real functional purpose and could be merged with the other ones. That's my issue with the Green Lantern series. If you had one or two GLs with the combined stories and character traits as the other members, it would be much better than splitting everyone. Jordan is cocky, Gardner is an asshole but you can just merge that with Jordan's cockiness, Stewart is a hard-ass so he's different, Rayner is a boy scout from my POV but that's a bit unnecessary, I know nothing about Baz and Cruz, but from what I gather, Baz is a bit more violent, right? Maybe make him a Red Lantern. Cruz, maybe combine her with Rayner and make her the younger recruit and an idealist or something? I'm rambling. Jordan/Stewart as a buddy cop film works for me.

AT&T Merger with Time Warner Approved

Fuck. I hate this, and I knew it would happen right after this net neutrality ordeal. I hate how much this country is run by corporations. This better not lead to Comcast getting Fox's assets. Disney needs them instead. At least when it comes to Disney, we get an upgrade to Marvel. We get nothing positive with Comcast—a company I absolutely hate. I can't wait for 2020...

Dumbo Teaser Trailer

I never liked Dumbo as a kid. I'm not going to like this. I'm not even going to watch it.

George Lucas Reveals Original Plans for Episode VII

They were "going to get into a microbiotic world" and deal with the Whills, who "actually control the universe. They feed off the Force." Well, at least he acknowledges that "a lot of the fans would have hated it, just like they did Phantom Menace and everything, but at least the whole story from beginning to end would be told."

Now, I absolutely hate the direction the films have gone, but I hate this, too. At the very least, I would be interested to know just what Lucas had in mind, cause despite the whole midichlorians thing being stupid, maybe the actual story would have been better than "idk, how about we just have The Empire come back and another Rebellion, but change their names and shit, and make everything Luke and company did completely pointless as we're just resetting everything back to A New Hope with a new cast?"

Comcast Bids $65 Billion for 21st Century Fox

What did I just fucking say?

Cheetah's Arc in Wonder Woman 1984

Apparently, she'll be Diana's friend, who gets cheetah powers and goes berserk. Meh. I don't know if I really want to see that. I'll be okay with it if Circe is the person who gives her her powers, and she's the real villain of it, but that doesn't seem to necessarily be the case. Also, setting the movie in 84 just seems like a weird decision to me. Until I see something that proves otherwise, I'm getting the feeling it was done just for the sake of "wouldn't it be interesting? I love the 80s!" and nothing more.

Aquaman Set Photos and Magazine Cover

Neat. Still not sold that this is going to be a good movie, but I'll obviously be checking it out. Realistically, it will probably be the best Aquaman film we'll ever get, but is that really saying much?


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.