Week in Geek #43: Zack Snyder's Justice League Plans, Eternals Angelina Jolie 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:

The New X-Men Logo

Ehh...it's okay, but it's lacking something. It seems more like a logo of something else trying to go with the whole modern minimalist thing than a dynamic superhero logo. They could have done better.

Thoughts on the movie "Us"

Totally forgot to add this into my breakdown for last week, but I saw Us the night it came out and I thought it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it, and I'm not a horror fan. My girlfriend liked it a lot, too, so it has our stamps of approval and I recommend checking it out.

Zack Snyder Explains His Plans for Justice League and More

So at a Q&A, Snyder basically broke down a lot of his plans for what Batman v Superman was leading to, and now I'm even more convinced that this whole thing was doomed from the start. I reiterate that I like about 75% of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, and the 25% I don't like are things I don't just dislike, I vehemently HAAATE, and it seems like what would have happened in the future is some stuff I wouldn't have been a fan of.

For instance, the Anti-Life Equation would have been used to turn Superman evil, and the whole Knightmare sequence basically would have played out as Injustice in a sense (Lois being killed, Superman going evil) mixed with Avengers: Endgame of using The Flash to go back in time to stop it all from happening.

But it bugs me to hear things like how Snyder wasn't working much with David Ayer and wanted to keep his film as separate from Suicide Squad as possible. You can't do that in a shared universe, and that mentality is exactly why these films are failing.

Star Wars Leaked Movie Poster

So we see about as much of The Knights of Ren as we did before they just abandoned them, and some other characters we know nothing about. Neat? Pass.

Angelina Jolie Cast in The Eternals

I know damn near nothing about The Eternals, but I trust the MCU and if they were able to get a big name like Jolie to sign on, then by all means, go ahead.

Pennyworth Teaser

I still don't think this show should be made. Alfred's backstory is something best left for a one-shot comic, a special episode of a TV series (one episode) or just bits and pieces of information mentioned here and there throughout other stories, not something that can make a great television show on its own.

You know they're going to do nonsense like have Martha in a love triangle with Alfred and Thomas just to be all "ooooh I wonder how their relationship can sustain this" type drama and it's just ridiculous.

Charlie's Angels Moves Release Date

The reboot for Charlies Angels is shifting its release date to get out of the way of Terminator: Dark Fate.

Smart move. Even though the Terminator franchise is not the MCU in terms of public opinion and support right now, it doesn't serve any use to have two movies go head to head if they can get a better spot with less competition.

Jai Courtney Returning as Captain Boomerang in The Suicide Squad

Typical DC where this movie has the same title (minus "The") as the previous one, is considered a reboot, but has two returning cast members. It makes no sense.

But whatever. Courtney's version of Boomerang was super flawed and I hope they change him around and don't make him have a fetish for plush toys.

First Look at Brec Bassinger as Stargirl

Well...she looks like Stargirl. That's a good thing. I think it's a mistake to do a series based on her, but whatever, we'll just have to see how it pans out.


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