Week in Geek #62: Home Alone Reboot, Mutant Moira MacTaggert and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #62: Home Alone Reboot, Mutant Moira MacTaggert and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Sunday, August 11, 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:

Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill to Play "Future Bruce Wayne / Joker" in Crisis on Infinite Earths

VERY cool. I haven't been interested in watching any of the shows and cut Flash off mid-way through the last season, but I'll watch the Crisis episodes, if not just for this. As far as I'm concerned, Conroy's voice is how I picture Batman, so this is neat to see him finally get to play a live action version of the character.

And Mark Hamill finally getting to play a live action version of The Joker? SIGN. ME. UP.

"Mostly New" Female Superhero Coming to ABC

Marvel is making a show for ABC that will feature a "mostly new" female lead. Uh....what does that mean? Either it's a new character or it isn't. Does this mean they're taking a character and IP name and then redoing everything with it to the point where it basically isn't the character at all, like having a She-Hulk thing where she's not Jennifer Walters, isn't green or strong, etc?

I keep hearing all this stuff about Ms. Marvel, and I wonder if maybe that's what this is about. Maybe they consider her "mostly new" because she's not had 40 years of being in the comics with this current version?

In any fashion, I don't have a lot of faith in this. It's ABC. The television side of Marvel has been problematic on all fronts, including even the Netflix shows, which were arguably the best. This is the same group of people who were involved in Marvel's Most Wanted, couldn't get Damage Control off the ground, Inhumans was a wreck, Agent Carter wasn't great, AOS has its problems, etc.

New Garfield / U.S. Acres Series in the Works

I loved that cartoon as a kid. Very cool that there might be some sort of spiritual successor of that series coming for today's kids. Here's hoping it's written as well and isn't some obnoxious thing wrapped in a name that people would know.

Bundle Pricing for Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu

$12.99 per month. Now that's a smart deal. All the more reason and proof that Disney is as big as it is because they're making smart decisions, rather than overpricing themselves out of the market.

This is how you get people to drop other services and sign up for your product to the point where they become used to the idea of spending that money, and not signing up for the Apple streaming service or other competitors.

Home Alone, Cheaper by the Dozen, Night at the Museum and Diary of a Wimpy Kid Reboots Coming

Damn it, Disney. I JUST called you smart in the previous paragraph. Why are you trying to reboot Home Alone when you know every film but the first two didn't work? I LOVE the first two. I watch them every Christmas. The only way you'll get people interested is if you have Culkin be the father of the kid, and even then, people will call it a lame cash grab. Why are you doing another Night at the Museum, which seems like it's already done what it can say? I wasn't the absolute biggest fan of those movies, but they were good enough that they stood on their own, and if you don't do a sequel, but a reboot, it will be another pointless thing that people will scoff at.

The other two, I haven't seen, but I have to imagine they're just as lame of an idea to try to reboot, rather than do a follow-up or just something brand new. What the hell? Stop being lazy.

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Trailer

This just comes off as the Gal Gadot movie redone with a few extra villains tossed in for another action sequence or two. I'm not digging it from the trailer, but I'll check it out, per usual.

Moira MacTaggert is a Mutant

Now, it's been revealed in the comics that Moira has been a mutant all along, with the ability to reincarnate herself in utero after her death and retain her memories.

I like the concept, but I don't think Moira was the right choice for this. I don't necessarily know offhand who I would have chosen instead, as that would take time to look into the catalog of characters, but I always liked the idea of Moira being a non-mutant representative in the story.

Neat concept, though.


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.