Week in Geek #3: MTV Movie TV Awards, Creed II Trailer, Star Wars Spinoffs and More | Fanboys Anonymous
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:

Hartley Sawyer to be a Series Regular for The Flash Season 5

I'm guessing this is partially because Kid Flash isn't returning and because the writers have no idea what to do with the main core cast, so they needed to introduce a fresh person just so there could be more episodes of "well, we haven't done X with THIS person yet." I did like Ralph Dibny, don't get me wrong, but I kind of can't really imagine too much of an arc for him this next season, outside of maybe finding Sue. Then again, what's the next season even going to focus on? It better not be a full 20-something episodes about one single elongated (lol) plot like the last few. I'd rather have 3 mini-seasons with shorter arcs than one giant one that gets dragged out and is annoying to sit through.

Netflix Picks up Lucifer for Season 4

FUCK YES!!!! This was one of the only shows on television that I genuinely loved, and I was really disappointed to see it get cancelled. After the support from people out there, it's so refreshing to see that it will be brought back. I know 10 episodes isn't the same as a full season of a normal network season, but that's one hell (lol) of a lot better than I was expecting, and I'm certainly not going to complain. As I just said above about The Flash having too many episodes and not enough story, I assume this means Lucifer will be able to do an even better, tighter, more concise job of telling me the same stories that I dig, and will be able to have all the fun without needing to stretch things out, so this is a great thing all around. I hope it continues past this next season, too. This is awesome! Oh, and this means they can get even more risque. Without a leash, that's even better!

Jessica Parker Kennedy to be a Series Regular for The Flash Season 5

Again, not surprised. However, at least with this one, it makes more sense to me, since that was the cliffhanger of the last season and she's literal family.

MTV Movie and TV Awards

Black Panther won Best Movie, Best Performance (Chadwick Boseman), Best Hero, Best Villain. Nice. Super glad nobody else won Best Hero, in particular.

I wouldn't have voted for Wonder Woman for Best Fight.

Disappointed Thanos didn't win Best Villain.

Big fan of Stranger Things getting some love. That show is so good. Also a big fan of Star Wars not winning anything. 

Rogue and Gambit Get Married

I haven't followed comics in a long, long time, because it's just impossible to jump in and not waste money on events that will be rebooted and such, but sure, thumbs up. I tend to like teenager Rogue more than southern belle adult Rogue, despite growing up with the animated series, but I'm not going to complain.

Disney Bids $71.3 Billion for 21st Century Fox

FOR GOD'S SAKE, JUST TAKE IT!!! JUST TAKE IT!!! We need the Fantastic Four and X-Men characters in the MCU, and Comcast can't get more powerful!!!

Creed II Trailer

I mean, they had to go with Drago's kid, right? That had to be the next direction. I'm really glad to see that's the case. It's weird that the Rocky films might not necessarily be all amazing, but I do think they tend to have some of the best transitional elements. The plot tends to make a lot of sense from film to film without rehashing too much, but still remaining cyclical. I'll be seeing this opening night for sure.

Star Wars Spinoffs Put on Hold

The problem isn't that they're doing spinoff movies. The problem is everything else! The Last Jedi really divided fans and soured them on Star Wars in general, so of course there was less of a turnout to Solo. Then, you're doing a spinoff film with a brand new person playing an iconic character, so some people are already put off about that. Then, you had virtually no advertising campaign for it. And you put it only a few months after the previous film, instead of waiting until December. And Kathleen Kennedy and everyone in charge has the wrong direction for this franchise. And maybe you shouldn't have directors who are also just as desperate to "change things up" and "put a new spin on things" just for the sake of it, even if they don't necessarily have a great idea of how to execute that. And maybe it would help if you didn't keep losing your directors and could let them finish a movie without hacking their films to pieces and replacing them?

Why would you put the films on hold before the ONE spinoff that people are actually clamoring for, with Obi-Wan Kenobi?! Why are you continually making stupid decisions?!!


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.