Week in Geek #100: Becky Lynch in the MCU, SPUMC and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #100: Becky Lynch in the MCU, SPUMC and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Sunday, May 3, 2020
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:

Spy vs. Spy Movie in the Works

I've always said this property makes so much sense for a film. All you need to do is cast the right two leads and it is an easy pitch. Originally, I had thought they'd make one with Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller. Now, maybe it's Kevin Hart and The Rock?

No More Universal Films in AMC Theaters

AMC Theaters is so upset about how Universal decided to release Trolls 2 on VOD instead of in theaters that they're claiming it's not an empty threat that they will NO LONGER run ANY Universal films in ANY of their theaters.

C'mon. Of course you will. You're not going to lose out on all the money to be made from Fast and Furious, Jurassic World, and so on.


Sony's ability to use Spider-Man characters is apparently being referred to as a universe called Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters.

SPUMC. That's not catchy at all.

The Flash Recasting Iris West

Kiersey Clemons was Iris West in the original DC films continuity and should have been in the movie that has been pushed back like 20 times. Now, I guess they're looking to replace her.

That's a shame. She struck me as someone who had some serious potential to break out, as well as to be a good Iris. Hopefully, she'll be something else even better along the line.

The Man in the MCU

Becky Lynch from WWE is supposedly in the running to be cast in an upcoming MCU film. As you probably know, my other site Smark Out Moment revolves entirely around pro wrestling, so I spend more time talking about Becky than I do even the MCU (despite the latter being something I'm even more fond of...but hey, if you want to change that, donate to the Patreon and I'll do more Fanboys content as I'll have more time to dedicate to it!). Anyway, no indication of what role in what movie she'd be cast in, if that does come to pass, but I'm a fan of The Man and I'm up for seeing her try her hand in some acting if that's on the table. I can't imagine her being a headliner by any means, like how I couldn't see her being She-Hulk, but maybe there's a role in something like The Eternals where she could pop in for a scene or so.

100 Week in Geek Posts

This is the 100th edition of this segment on the site. It's worked okay, overall, fulfilling my original intention of just getting some quick content up here so that there's more regular posting, but I'll fully admit this is nowhere near anything what I wanted it to be. In my ideal version of the site, not only would there be a full staff of people writing articles round the clock and doing tons of podcasts of all sorts of varieties (news reports, Group Meeting once a week, tons of FanTracks and stuff like fan casting and a whole lineup of segments I haven't even debuted as well as ones I want to bring back) but Week in Geek would be a weekly roundup of news in podcast form like the Hot Tags on Smark Out Moment Smack Talk. Just keep in mind that while this has happened 100 times so far in this format, it's not even 1/10th of what I want it to be. Hopefully, things change to get more in that direction, but I wanted to thank everyone who does check this out on a weekly basis and shows their support even when its very generic. Thank you!


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.