Week in Geek #52: Rey's Father is Han Solo, Zoe Saldana as Lois Lane 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:

Zoe Saldana Was Almost Cast as Lois Lane in Man of Steel

I've always thought Amy Adams wasn't a good choice for the part, and I feel like Zoe Saldana might have been better. However, if she did that, she might not have done Guardians of the Galaxy, so we got the better end of that deal. Who knows who would have been Gamora in this other universe?

Rey's Father is Han Solo...Maybe...No?

A rumor going around is that it will be revealed that Han Solo had Rey with another woman, not Leia, during a short time when they were separated, and that's why Ben is so pissed at him. Not only would this be a pointless change, it's also a stupid means of doing something that doesn't solve the real problem. The issue many have with Rey is that she's absurdly powerful for no reason other than "bad writing, fuck you if you disagree, that must mean you hate women." If she were a Skywalker, that would explain why she's so powerful, because it's in her blood. But in order for that to happen, she needs to be the offspring of Luke or Leia, NOT Han Solo.

At this point, I'm hoping if they aren't going to say that she's Ben's sister as a byproduct of Han and Leia, that they make her Ben's lover and she ends up having Ben's kid and THAT kid is the subject of the future of protecting The Force, and they use "Skywalker" as a new name instead of "Jedi" or something. But to be honest, I have no faith in any of the Star Wars movies anymore.

However, it's supposedly already been debunked by Pablo Hidalgo by the math of it all, which, of course, we knew (but only through books, because these movies can't explain anything anymore and require tons of books and comics to explain what everything is).

Matthew Vaughn's Idea for Superman Trilogy

The entire first film being Krypton and Superman growing up there as an adult before coming to Earth? Bad idea. That flies directly in opposition of one of the absolute core aspects of his character, and whenever people do that, it makes me wonder why they think they should be making these stories. If your intent is to do something different for the sake of different, but you're presenting it as anything other than "What if..." or whatever, then you're just wrong. That's why you'll never hear me pitch the idea of a Spider-Man series where Peter Parker grew up with Uncle Ben being perfectly alive, or a Batman pitch where Alfred is some car mechanic named Big Al....stupid...

Idris Elba's Rumored Suicide Squad Character

There had been talk before that he was taking over the Deadshot role, which went away. Then, rumors of Deathstroke or Sportsmaster. But now, what I believe to be the most credible, is that he could be Bronze Tiger.

That makes SO much more sense to me, and I say bring it on.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Leaks

The Manfredi mob? Silvio Manfredi? Very cool!


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.