Week in Geek #45: Rise of Skywalker Teaser, Disney + Details and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #45: Rise of Skywalker Teaser, Disney + Details and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, April 13, 2019
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:

Addams Family Animated Film Teaser Trailer

Yeaaaaah.....nooo......I still wretchedly hate the animation style and this didn't make me laugh.

Mark Hamill's Idea for Original Trilogy Reunion

Apparently, Hamill pitched the idea that Leia would go to Starkiller Base after failing to telepathically contact Luke, and two Stormtroopers would approach her. One of them would turn to the other, blast him, pull off his helmet and it would be Luke, who would say "Hi sis, I'm here to rescue you."

I would have fucking loooooooooooooooooooooooved that!! And I agree with Hamill, the place would have erupted.

Hamill continues to prove that he had the right idea of what fans wanted more so than Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson and JJ Abrams and that team.

Iain Glen Cast as Bruce Wayne for Titans Season 2 + Jason Todd Upgraded to Series Regular

Very cool that we'll get to see not only more Jason Todd, but Bruce Wayne, too.

I'm not super familiar with Glen. I've seen him in Kick-Ass 2 and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (although that one, I can't remember at all). He looks like he's a little older than what I would picture Bruce being, so I hope they fix the hair situation at least. But he looks gruff, so that's good.

Finally Some Tangible News on Disney+ Details

It will be launched November 12, 2019. = No real thoughts.

It will cost $6.99 a month = BIG fan of that. That's how you create competition. You start off cheaper than Netflix, hook people into becoming comfortable, and then you raise the price in maybe 2-3 years to $9.99 and you'll have people seemingly forever. That's going to be half the price of Netflix and people are going to see that and say "Screw Netflix for a while."

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier = They had mentioned this before. I'm down. I really, really, really hope it doesn't mean Steve Rogers is dead. I don't want any of the Avengers to die, but if any of them have to, I'd rather it be Hulk, not Cap or Tony or Thor at least.

WandaVision = Not the biggest fan of the name, but I'd like a series of those two.

Marvel's What If? = Big, big, big fan of this idea. Apparently, the first episode will be "What If Peggy Carter was Captain America?" and that's neat.

Making Frozen 2 = A documentary on, well, making Frozen 2. Not my favorite movie, so I won't bother looking it up, but that's still neat for the people who are fans.

Forky Asks a Question = A short series based on the new Toy Story character. I already like Forky, so yay.

Lamp Life = A short film about Bo Peep. No idea if that's worth getting into, either, but sure.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum = Seriously? Awesome.

And so on and so forth like the Star Wars project The Mandalorian, a new season of Clone Wars, Monsters at Work, a Lady and the Tramp live-action film. Still not sure what "Marvel's 616" and "Marvel's Hero Project" are, but I'm up for more Marvel.

All 30 seasons of The Simpsons will be on Disney+, so if you want to watch some absolutely amazing television, watch the first 10 seasons and that's it.

What's great is that they still have room to grow, too. With all the FOX films and Miramax and everything, they can have so, so, so much.

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker Teaser

First off, I can't judge the title until I know how this all plays out.

Second, the trailer did nothing for me. The message was "Rey is important and powerful." No shit.


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.