Week in Geek #54: Geena Davis on GLOW, Avengers Video Games and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #54: Geena Davis on GLOW, Avengers Video Games and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Sunday, June 16, 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:

Why Dark Phoenix's Release Date was Delayed

Supposedly, James Cameron wanted to make sure Alita wasn't around Aquaman, Bumblebee and Mary Poppins Returns, so when he pushed Alita to February, they moved Dark Phoenix to allocate more room for it.

It didn't work for either movie. Alita didn't make much of a splash and Dark Phoenix isn't doing well.

I don't think a different release date would have helped these movies drastically, as if a movie is good enough, word of mouth will spread. It's 2019. It's not like it was 30 years ago.

Geena Davis Joins GLOW

In season 3, she'll be a "former showgirl turned entertainment director of the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino" which sounds like it's right up her alley. She's got the look for that, 100%, and could play well into the comedic, yet serious nature of the show. Definitely looking forward to it!

DLC for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

The most recent news to come out of The Black Order game is that there will be more characters available as DLC from Fantastic 4, Marvel Knights and X-Men, but no specification on who those might be.

Obviously, I'm assuming the F4 will be...you know...the F4. Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben. But maybe, if they have any more in the mix, Doom and hell, even She-Hulk? She was a member for a bit.

X-Men characters that haven't been confirmed already, but would make sense, could be Cyclops, Colossus, Gambit, Rogue..maybe Cable?

Marvel Knights, I'm thinking Moon Knight, Punisher, Shang-Chi (gotta build to that movie and get people more familiar with the character). Maybe Ronin?

Marvel's Avengers E3 Announcement

Ooof. I was really excited about this, and this just didn't land well. It seems I'm not the only one who felt that the story seemed lacking, the character models looked poor, and the selling points were weak. I'm not a gamer, but this seemed like something from PS3, rather than something I'd expect to get in 2019, and it just doesn't come off as something must-see or must-get. I'm sure I'll watch someone's let's play of it, but I went from thinking "FINALLY there's a console Avengers game, which makes no sense after all this mobile-only crap the past decade" to "....well...that's disappointing.."

Natalie Gumede Cast as Mercy Graves for Titans

Not feeling it. She doesn't strike me in the slightest bit as a good choice for Mercy, and with the way DC has done their films and their TV service and this Titans show, too, even, I'm just assuming it's another bad decision, as there are more things that point in that direction than evidence that would back up "give it a chance!"

Phantasm Coming to DC Comics Continuity

It's taken all this time? Hey, better late than never. While I don't think they could do a full-on translation of Andrea Beaumont and everything that happened in Mask of the Phantasm, I like the idea that she could potentially be an ex-lover of Batman who is a primary Catwoman villain. Here's hoping that's the direction they go down.


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.