Week in Geek #67: Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, RIP Movie Pass and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #67: Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, RIP Movie Pass and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, September 14, 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:

Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop?

Rumor has it the new Hawkeye will be played by Hailee Steinfeld. I'm not really familiar with the Kate Bishop character to say anything about the personality or anything like that, but in theory, this seems like a good pick. Steinfeld is a talented actress, popular enough to bring attention to the role, and young enough to be worth investing in.

Face/Off Reboot

For some reason, they think it's a good idea to reboot Face/Off. I hate producers who get paid to say such simplistic ideas and not actually use their brains. Just because a movie has value to it doesn't mean you can copy and paste and make a billion dollars!

Face/Off is a cult classic because it's ridiculous. It can't work with two random other people than Nicolas Cage and John Travolta. It can't work in 2019. All this is going to be is like the Total Recall reboot, where nobody enjoys it and it doesn't work out well.

Young Avengers / Champions Coming to Disney+

Kate Bishop. Stature. Ms. Marvel. Yup, they're definitely gearing up for Young Avengers, and I'm curious who else they would put in the mix. They can't use Spider-Man. Maybe Shuri? Amadeus Cho? Could they pull something weird out of WandaVision by having Wiccan, Speed and Viv? Will what's his face from Iron Man 3 become Iron Lad or will they have Ironheart come into play here? Patriot could be someone who is inspired by Falcon/Cap. Hulkling probably wouldn't work.

Hayley Atwell Will Be Female Lead in Mission: Impossible 7 and 8

Rebecca Ferguson will be returning, I'm sure, so now I'm left to assume Atwell is actually playing the villain of the next two movies. That could be neat to see her play opposite of how we've seen her as Peggy Carter.

Movie Pass

After dying what seems to be nine different deaths or more, it seems as though Movie Pass is finally done. CEO Mitch Lowe gave what was essentially the "we'd like to continue, but we can't, so don't count us out entirely if you want to be part of this in the future, but yeah, we're suspending everything and going under" speech.

I guess the Director of Barketing didn't work out. Bad dog.


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.