Week in Geek #56: DC Kills Vertigo, Andy Serkis as Penguin, Paul Rudd Joins Ghostbusters 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.

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Here are some of the topics I felt like voicing my opinions about:

DC Consolidating Comics Labels

Rather than having Vertigo Comics and others continue, there will be only 3 labels going forward: "DC Kids", "DC Black Label" and just regular old "DC".

Their goal is to just clean house, essentially. Vertigo had darker themes, but there's no reason that can't just be DC Black Label (a name I'm not fond of, as I think DC Dark would be better)

Basically, what they're doing is just making sure everything has the DC name to it (which is smart), going with an MPAA style age bracket system of sorts by having DC Kids be 8-12, DC be 12+ (rated T for Teen) and Black Label as the R-rating of 17+.

Makes sense. I'm all for it. Now can you please officially call your films Worlds of DC and stop people from using the "DC Extended Universe" name that is abysmal?

Duke Caboom's Cameo in Incredibles 2

Pixar likes to have a character from an upcoming movie make some sort of cameo in another movie, whether it's Nemo showing up in someone's fish tank or whatever. Apparently, Duke Caboom from Toy Story 4 showed up in the background of Incredibles 2 as one of Jack-Jack's toys. Very neat.

Andy Serkis for Penguin?

Rumor mill says that Serkis could have a role in the upcoming Batman film. Obviously, Penguin is the best fit for him, based on the reports of Two-Face, Firefly, Catwoman and Riddler being the other villains. Serkis would be an awesome Penguin, so I really hope that's the case.

Salma Hayek for The Eternals

The Wrap says Hayek has been cast in this film, which is boasting quite the impressive cast so far. No word on who she's playing yet, though. To be honest, even if that was reported, I would have no idea who that character would be, as I'm not familiar with The Eternals. Still, pretty neat that she'll be involved. She's a great actress.

Paul Rudd Joins Cast of Ghostbusters 2020

Disappointed to hear he'll just be a teacher, rather than something more, but at least he's in it. Very cool.

Peter's To-Do List

Apparently, there will be a short film on the Blu-Ray of Spider-Man: Far From Home that tracks Peter gathering his stuff for his trip to Europe, including the scene from the trailers of him taking out the mobsters.

Charlie's Angels Trailer

Nah. It looks as "good" as every other generic action movie. That trailer did nothing to sell me on it, though. Very loud.

Teen Titan's Go! Vs. Teen Titans

Obviously, I'm older than the target audience, so this doesn't play to my strengths quite the same. However, this is still very cool for fans of the franchises, and I'll probably check it out, despite not watching more than a few episodes of both shows.


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.