Week in Geek #17: Trailers and DC News and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #17: Trailers and DC News and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Friday, September 28, 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:

(Note: All my notes for this week got erased through a Blogger glitch, so I'm recreating these from memory. I may have forgotten some of the things I wanted to talk about, or the order in which these stories came out. Very annoying...)

Photos of Joaquin Phoenix as a Clown

More and more, I'm getting the feeling they wanted to do an Elseworlds story and not a Joker film, and that's pissing me off. This isn't good. I'm not liking this at all. If this weren't trying to package itself as a Joker DC story, then sure, it looks interesting, but this is just coming off like they're capitalizing on a brand name they can get attention on and it's not actually anything to do with the comics.

Daredevil Season 3 Teaser

I really hope this isn't a sign the writers want to just recreate the arc from season 1 with Matt aking on the low-rent costume again. Please don't just succumb to "let's go back to what got the most buzz before, because we can't think of anything else." This better be a sign, instead, that he's going to create the black version of the red costume we saw before. Also, more Fisk, the better.

Kingsman 3

Step 1: Undo Roxy's death. Then, maybe I'll be excited. I was so disappointed in Kingsman 2 because I loved the first one so much, and her death pissed me off.

Black Widow Synopsis

Y2K? I'm in. A prequel? Eh...that's taking the easy way out, and I'm not sure how Scarlett will look younger than she did 10 years ago, even 20 years ago. You have to include Winter Soldier if you go with a prequel, too. Also, Hawkeye. But as much as I don't think this will work and I'd rather see a story post-A4, I'm still interested in her being hunted by the KGB and I still trust Marvel.

Creed II Trailers

I was never the biggest Rocky franchise fan, but I've seen all the movies and for some reason, I'm really excited for Creed II. Draaaagoooooooo!

X-Men Dark Phoenix Trailer

Stop. Stop. Just cancel this or put it on the Disney streaming service. This isn't going to be good. Why are you trying to tell the same story you already botched, in an atmosphere that looks like you're unable to juggle all the elements you want to? I hate that they did this whole "each movie is a different decade" idea because it makes no sense. How have Charles and Erik only aged a few years in the span of like 40? Why is Mystique such a big player in this just because she's a major actress? Why is Jean Grey going all Dark Phoenix again when you haven't even had the chance to build the relationship with these characters in the new cast? For that matter, I NEVER understood why the X-Men had so many magical and space elements. I've always hated that. To me, the series should be about the mutants and that's it. No aliens, no crimson gem of Cyttorak. Just mutants.

Black Canary and Huntress Cast in Birds of Prey

I wouldn't have gone with either of these for either role. In particular, I would have swapped them, if anything. This movie just keeps giving me more and more reasons to wish they'd actually reboot everything and start all over, even if it means losing Henry Cavill. Warner Bros and DC don't know what they're doing. Just stop and give up. This movie is going to suck.

Kathleen Kennedy Signs New Contract for 3 Years

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Damn it. Star Wars is never going to get back on track and undo the damage of these past films, is it?


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.