Week in Geek #79: Black Widow, No Time to Die Teasers and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #79: Black Widow, No Time to Die Teasers and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, December 7, 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:

Black Widow Teaser Trailer

Man, I really...really need to echo my previous thoughts about this, as my opinions haven't changed at all:

1 - It would not surprise me at all if Taskmaster ended up being Rachel Weisz.

2 - This movie makes a lot more sense if it would have come out after Civil War when it takes place, rather than post-Natasha's death.

3 - Yelena is definitely a replacement Black Widow for the future and will join the Thunderbolts.

4 - Red Guardian is totally going to die.

5 - Hawkeye's got to be in this in a flashback.

6 - I'll see this opening night and probably think it's great like damn near everything else in the MCU.

No Time to Die Trailer

- Don't screw me out of the gun barrel by having some twist on it. Give me the opening gun barrel.

- I'm still really disappointed that every Daniel Craig movie has been about him being on the outs of MI6 with 3 of them being about how he's "too old" and past his prime while the first and technically second were "he's not quite Bond yet."

- I'm a big fan of how the whole gang is back. Felix, Moneypenny, Q, Swann (though I'm hoping she dies), Blofeld. Neat.

- I'm still worried they're trying too hard with this female 007 thing. I really, REALLY hope it's just a matter of her having taken over for the 007 codename and then she dies or retires and he takes it back, rather than an attempt at doing movies in the future with her as the lead. I watch these movies for James Bond as 007 just the same as Bruce Wayne as Batman. Even if I like Lashana Lynch's character, she won't be Bond/007, no more than Dick Grayson (who I'm a huge fan of) is not Batman.

- General rule of thumb: if you're a Bond villain, your face must have something wrong with it.

- God I love the Bond theme.

Peter Sarsgaard is Two-Face?

Rumor has it Peter Sarsgaard has been cast as Harvey Dent in the new Batman film. I'm...meh...about this. Sarsgaard is a good actor, for sure. But I don't know if I'd go with him for Two-Face. To me, he'd almost be a better Penguin than Colin Farrell and they should swap. Actually, to be fair, Andy Serkis should be Penguin. Sarsgaard strikes me more as Hugo Strange, even.

No More Star Wars for Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and John Boyega

ROFL they either truly mean it when they say they're done, or it's complete and utter bullshit, and both scenarios are awful. Either they sacrificed the entire future of the Star Wars franchise in a piss poor attempt to get over primarily 2 characters (since Poe was supposed to die anyway) only for them to not win people over and then fuck off, or this is just the actors building up hype for when they inevitably return however many years from now and people go "woaaaah they said they wouldn't come back but they diiiiiid."


Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel and She Hulk Coming "End of Next Year"

According to Kevin Feige, those shows will be ready by then. WTF? Seriously? They're only now filming Falcon & Winter Soldier and WandaVision and whatnot. We haven't even heard any casting for these three shows. I hope that doesn't mean that these programs will be lower budget than expected and that's how they can pump them out so fast. I don't want more Agent Carter CGI.


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.