Week in Geek #61: Roger Stevens at Peggy Carter's Funeral and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #61: Roger Stevens at Peggy Carter's Funeral and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, August 3, 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:

It Chapter Two Run Time

This is the first I've heard of the film being 2 hours and 45 minutes, and that's great. The book apparently has a TON of stuff that they wouldn't have been able to get into if it weren't a longer movie, and I'm always of the philosophy that a movie can be longer if it's got the right content. If they watched this cut and they liked it, and it doesn't drag or anything, awesome.

Roger Stevens

So apparently, there's an old man at the funeral for Peggy Carter, and that's supposed to be Old Captain America. DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE.

If they actually went out of their way to add that in there, and it isn't a retcon in the sense of Peter Parker being the kid in Iron Man 2, or Rex being the bearded dude at the Battle of Endor in Return of the Jedi, then that's awesome that they thought of that so far in advance.

John David Washington for Harvey Dent in The Batman?

Rumor has it, he may be looked at for the role of Two-Face. I haven't seen any films he's been in, so I don't know how I feel about him as an actor, but as far as looks go, I could see him pulling it off, provided he shaves. Two-Face shouldn't have a beard. Get rid of that and I'm sold as far as him being a handsome guy who could be a politician/lawyer/DA with a dark side.

"As far as I'm concerned, that's America's ass."

They almost cut that line. Crazy. That was one of the biggest laughs of Endgame.

Some other random things...

So these aren't news stories or anything going on this week, but they've been on my mind, and I figured this would be the best spot to put them, rather than random short articles.

1) Can we all PLEASE stop saying "DCEU" and "DC Extended Universe"? That term has never been official and it never made any sense, either. It shouldn't have ever caught on to begin with, and once it was ruled invalid, it should have been stopped. Granted, DC hasn't done anything to make a different term to replace it, like the Worlds of DC should have been, but still. Let's just all collectively stop.

2) I rewatched Endgame. I cried again. The MCU is so good, despite some flaws here and there. It's like 90% genius.

3) I stopped watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at episode 2 for this season, figuring I would catch up. I just realized how I haven't missed watching it at all, and I don't feel like I missed anything. Did I? Or am I right in thinking it's like Legends of Tomorrow, where they're just doing random things because they think it's quirky or interesting, and it has no bearing on anything that happens in the MCU, and nothing important or good is going on, and it would be a waste of my time to watch 13 hours of this?

Slow news week.


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.