Week in Geek #65: D23 Marvel Cinematic Universe News, Mortal Kombat Casting and More | Fanboys Anonymous
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This week in geek culture Fanboys Anonymous nerd recap

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

Lady and the Tramp Trailer

I was never the biggest fan of this, but this looks fine. Some people seem to be making a fuss over it. I don't see the big deal.

The Mandalorian Trailer

Man, I would be so much more into this if they hadn't fucked up everything with the series in the past bunch of years.

D23 MCU News

Ms. Marvel TV Series for Disney+ = Not a fan of the character, but also not NOT a fan. I just have no connection to her. I've never seen her in anything and I'm worried she's more of a diversity gimmick than anything with actual substance. If people can sell me on the show without mentioning that she's a Muslim girl, that will be the difference maker. If that's the only selling point, then this is doomed to be lousy.

Moon Knight TV Series for Disney+ = Is this what Keanu Reeves has been in talks for? That is crazy if that's the thing. I'm interested in the character, but admittedly have only a cursory knowledge about Moon Knight and can't point to any specific story arcs I'd like to see.

She Hulk TV Series for Disney+ = Interesting way to get around Hulk with the rights issues. When it comes to Jennifer Walters, I'm not a big fan. I think that character is very much a product of "idk, let's do that person, but make them (a man/woman/child) instead!" syndrome. I'll watch the series, for sure, but this does nothing for me.

Wyatt Russell is John Walker = Not who I would have cast for the part, but he's been good in other things, so sure, I'll go with it.

Kit Harington is Black Knight = I know literally nothing about Black Knight and I've never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones, so I'm at a loss here.

Darcy Lewis and Jimmy Woo Returning to WandaVision = Uh...I'm starting to get the idea that I'm not going to like this show, because it's going to be "weird for the sake of weird"....

Black Panther II = Kind of bland to just call it "2", but I'm so glad this is official. Hopefully, it's as great as the first one. I love the idea of Namor or Doctor Doom being involved, but none of that is anything but fan fiction scuttlebutt, so we'll see what it actually ends up being.

Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

I've never heard of this in my life. Maybe I'll check out the animated series, but it's not meant for me, I'm sure, so I'll try to keep that in mind, too.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker D23 Special Look

All sizzle. No steak. Don't remind me of the better movies and try to pass off this new set as being on par.

I've learned my lesson from the past about a big buzz moment leading to not much. Rey with a red lightsaber and all is getting everyone yapping about how she's turned heel, and I have ZERO faith that's the case. You're not fooling me, unless it's in how bad The Last Jedi would turn out to be, which is still surprising to me.

Mortal Kombat Casting

Chin Han for Shang Tsung and Hiroyuki Sanada for Scorpion. Nice. I can definitely see them both pulling off those characters.

Jessica McNamee for Sonya is a total unknown for me, as is Josh Lawson for Kano.

Lewis Tan's character hasn't been announced yet. Maybe he's Kung Lao? A younger Raiden?


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