Week in Geek #77: Carmine Falcone, Jormungard, JSA and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #77: Carmine Falcone, Jormungard, JSA and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, November 23, 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:

John Turturro Cast as Carmine Falcone

Add another villain to the next Batman film as Carmine Falcone will be played by John Turturro.

I don't know about this. Turturro is great in certain roles, but he also likes to play very silly. I don't want a silly Falcone, if they go that route. I also just don't picture him being intimidating in the way that I think Falcone should be. For that matter, I didn't think Tom Wilkinson's version was the right call, either. The dude from Gotham...I'm blanking on the name...he was intimidating and I bought him as a mob boss.


In a previous version of Avengers: Infinity War, Thor would have had to retrieve Stormbreaker from inside Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent. It seems like in this version, Jormungard would have been the name of a planet and Thor, Groot and Rocket would have fought the "World Serpent" there, rather than doing the whole Ragnarok thing. Since, you know, Ragnarok was already adapted in a different form, this would have been a weird way to do it and an odd means for him to get Stormbreaker. I think the version in the film works better and they can save the Midgard Serpent for a future Thor film, like Love and Thunder.

JSA Coming to Black Adam Film

Apparently, the Justice Society of America will feature in some capacity in the Black Adam film.

More and more, I think this is a bad idea. I don't think Black Adam should get his own film to begin with and I've never liked the JSA. Some of the characters inside that group are okay, but the overall "old timey Justice League" thing doesn't do it for me, and if Black Adam is just fighting Hawkman and whatnot, I don't really care to see it.

Tim Miller Doesn't Want to Work with James Cameron Again After Terminator: Dark Fate

LOL! Funny enough, leading up to the movie, it's nothing but talk about how great this movie is and how this is the right direction for the franchise and all that nonsense babble bullshit that we heard with every other film so far after T2. Then, the movie flops, people hate it (or, at best, say "it's not as bad as T3 and Genisys") and lo and behold, now, Tim Miller doesn't want to ever work with James Cameron again because they butted heads throughout the filmmaking process.

I'd be very, very curious what arguments those two had. Which one of the two made some of the stupid mistakes that happened throughout this crappy thing?


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.