Week in Geek #22: Avatar Sequel Titles, Simpsons Dropping Apu and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #22: Avatar Sequel Titles, Simpsons Dropping Apu and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, November 3, 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:

The Simpsons Will Drop Apu

Apparently, having an accent is offensive now. Absolutely ridiculous. The first 10 seasons of The Simpsons as a whole are my favorite television series ever, and the show has been varying degrees of awful ever since, but stuff like this is one more nail in the coffin. I hate how everyone is offended about everything nowadays. Should they just get rid of Flanders because someone's going to complain that he's "pushing religion" to viewers? Should they get rid of Homer because he's offensive to fat people? Should they get rid of Chief Wiggum because he's not providing a great example for the best and brightest of the police force? Give me a goddamn break.

Birds of Prey to Get a Different Title? / Be Rated R

Sure. Cause it's not like it's Birds of Prey or anything, right? Then again, you are missing Batgirl, so...

And for the record, aiming for Rated R doesn't mean it'll be good by default. It just means you're focused on trying to be edgy, probably, and how the marketing side LOOKS to people. Maybe focus on making a good movie first and then see if it lands as R or PG-13.

Falcon & Winter Soldier Team-Up Series for Disney Play

I'm down. Hopefully, this doesn't mean Cap dies, though.

Rehire James Gunn Billboard

Over $4,000 have been spent so far in a digital billboard with this message. I don't disagree with it. I think Gunn's "jokes" were horrible, but I think they were supposed to be jokes, and at the end of the day, having poor taste in humor a few times in the past and trying to move past it shouldn't kill your career forever.

Vision in Scarlet Witch Show

The report claims Vision will be in the Disney Play series for Scarlet Witch. Of course, it's a rumor, but it's something that's wildly believable because of how much it makes sense. They set up the idea of a backup copy of Vision with Shuri and I'm sure that wasn't just a red herring for the hell of it. They can make him the white version of Vision and explore the relationship between the two in this series and where they go post-Avengers 4. Totally down for it.

Jesse Martin Takes Medical Leave of Absence from The Flash

This makes sense. Every episode, he was sitting down or leaning against a wall.

Legends of Tomorrow

I just want to say that I watched the first two episodes of this season and I think I'm done with this show. I stopped watching Arrow because of the Felicity stuff. I couldn't get past the first episode of Supergirl because of how much it's a "girl power anthem / PC-oriented / let's talk about these important social issues" driven show, and I've been struggling with LOT because of how incredibly campy it is. I don't like Doctor Who. This became Doctor Who. Beebo was the straw that broke the camel's back and I figured I'd give them a chance to course-correct, but it seems like they doubled down on whacky instead, and I don't want to watch a season of unicorns.

Avatar Titles

Rumor has it, the films are Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar: The Seed Bearer, Avatar: The Tulkn Rider, and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa. They sound stupid to me.


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.