Week in Geek #49: Spider-Man Far From Home Trailer, Disney Film Slate 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:

Avengers: Endgame Surpasses Titanic

The movie is now the #2 highest grossing film of all time worldwide and is approaching Avatar's record super fast.

Oddly, it still has a long way to go before it surpasses The Force Awakens for the domestic total, and we could see it become the worldwide top before it beats out the USA one. Strange.

I sincerely hope Endgame beats literally every possible record. Avatar doesn't deserve that top spot, nor does The Force Awakens, and the MCU really is the king of all franchises and should be the benchmark.

Who Was Katherine Langford in Avengers: Endgame?

Apparently, not Kate Bishop, but the older version of Morgan Stark, who would have appeared to Tony in a soul world vision (similar to how Gamora popped up and talked to Thanos). Morgan would have given Tony his blessing for sacrificing himself and it would have served as a means to tell him that everything will be okay.

I wish they would have included this! That would have been such a good parallel to compare his goal and that of Thanos, and their relationships with their daughters. That's a shame we didn't get to see it. But just because we didn't see it on screen doesn't mean it isn't still canon, as that could have been what Tony saw in a momentary flash before he had passed away.

Headcanon, quite literally in his head.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer

VERY cool. I'll be honest, I still absolutely hate some things about this version of Spider-Man, like Michelle "MJ" Jones and Flash Thompson, and how they're missing Harry Osborn, and how...you know what, another rant for another time. This is about the positives.

Carrying on after Iron Man's death is a great story. Bringing Nick Fury and Maria Hill in is great. Having Mysterio be masquerading, I think, as someone from another world is a good idea, cause when he reveals that he's actually just a con artist, then that's even cooler.

Did I spot a Crusher Hogan poster? Very cool detail!

The overall feel of this and everything about it, for the most part, I really dig. Sign me up. Wait, I already bought my ticket, so I guess I'm already signed up.

Possible Role for Palpatine in The Rise of Skywalker

Rumor has it they'll reveal that Snoke was possessed by Palpatine and Matt Smith's character will be the next vessel, before eventually going into Kylo Ren, who will convert to the light and reject Palpatine and restore himself as Ben Solo.

If they go this route, that's at least a method of TRYING to fix some of the problems, but it doesn't fix everything. It still means Anakin and Luke were failures. It still means they couldn't do a trilogy without just repeating the original trilogy. It doesn't help fix Rey's character. So on and so forth. But it's at least a start.

Disney's Film Slate Dates

There are a lot of interesting things to take away from this information of the upcoming 2020-2027 release schedule.

New Mutants has been moved AGAIN. I don't know why they don't just rename this to "Mutants" and put it on Hulu.

Avatar's sequels are being pushed back AGAIN too. I'm wondering if this means James Cameron is perpetually waiting for a new type of technology to be what sells these movies, just like how the first film only made as much money as it did because of the 3D gimmick. But if that's the case and these movies can't stand on their own and need some 4D or whatever type bonus thing to entice people to see them, then that's awful and they shouldn't make the movies, but do something new and different.

Gambit is RIP. Saw that one coming. That's a shame, though. Channing Tatum had a lot of potential for that.

Star Wars is taking some time off. Maybe that's to recalibrate what their plans are and actually, I don't know, plan something in advance? They should have done that from the beginning and didn't and now they're paying the price.

They're still advertising this March 27, 2020 Mulan movie, but I'm not seeing much in the headway of that. Curious.

Also curious how Jungle Cruise is going to be different from just being a combination of Jumanji and San Andreas or something.

Cruella is going to be stupid, I bet. December 23, 2020 is a good release date for it, though.

"Untitled Indiana Jones" for July 9, 2021. Interesting.

It: Chapter 2 Trailer

Creepy. Great casting. I'm curious what they've changed this time around.

Michael Rooker for King Shark?

Yes please!!! That would be awesome!

Lethal Weapon Cancelled

Why didn't they just cancel it after season 2 with the whole switch from Clayne Crawford? You can't have Lethal Weapon without Martin Riggs. He IS the Lethal Weapon. Stupid. If they had tried to recast him with Sean William Scott, it would have still been a problem, but maybe it would have worked. Replacing the character itself is a different story.


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.