Week in Geek #110: Marvel's Alien & Predator, GCPD TV Show, Janelle Monae as Storm and More | Fanboys Anonymous
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:

Marvel Acquires Alien and Predator Franchises

This is pretty cool! I've never been the absolute biggest fans of these franchises or anything, but they're properties who have value and name recognition, along with cool creature designs. While this doesn't mean it will necessarily happen, at least it's now an option for them to possibly bring them into the Marvel Universe in at least the comics with some crossovers.

Imagine the symbiotes like Venom fighting the aliens. Punisher vs. Predator? Pretty sweet!

Janelle Monáe Wants to be Storm in Black Panther 2

You know what? I wouldn't hate it.

I do hope they go a little younger with Storm than Monáe, just so we get enough time with her as a character (as I feel she's super underutilized and shouldn't even be an X-Men character—a case I argued here—but she's a good actress and could pull off the part.

What about Nakia, though?

Tron 3 with Jared Leto

Rumor has it they're finally starting work on Tron 3, but Jared Leto will star. Why not Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde to carry on that storyline from Legacy, which was the infinitely better film compared to the original? Why not also keep Cillian Murphy and keep that thread going?

Maybe Leto is just a recasting of that character and will be the main villain, or will be a different villain like how Clu was the primary antagonist in the last film, and since he's the biggest name, he'd "star" in the film.

New Batwoman Cast

Javicia Leslie will be the new Batwoman character Ryan Wilder. We've talked about this before. I think Batwoman as a concept is uninteresting, I think the CW shows lost most of their quality and I've stopped watching them long before Batwoman premiered, and I think making a brand new character to take up the mantle is going to be lame. I know nothing about Leslie. She looks like she's exactly who CW would try to cast in the part, for what it's worth. Good for her. I hope she does well. I don't expect this show to get another season, though, and I know I won't bother watching it, as I don't even watch The Flash anymore and that was the best one of the bunch for a while.

Spin-off of The Batman Planned for HBO Max

There's going to be a show centered around the Gotham Central series, focused on the Gotham City Police Department, tying into Matt Reeves' Batman film?

SIGN. ME. UP. Assuming, of course, that Reeves has a good universe he's building and all, naturally. If it's awful, I don't want any more of it.

One of my gripes with Gotham was that it was supposed to be this type of show, but they decided to turn it into something completely different. I think there's a lot of potential for a serious GCPD cop drama where Batman is just a background character or myth or something.

Give me Commissioner Gordon (eventually; gotta have some other people above him that he can take down and all), Renee Montoya (and Maggie Sawyer?), Harvey Bullock, Crispus Allen, Jim Corrigan, Sarah Essen, Gillian Loeb, Ellen Yin (better than Yindel IMO and allows more diversity), Ethan Bennett, Angel Rojas, etc. Even a quick Wikipedia search brings up dozens of characters I've never heard of that they could pull from to create the cast.


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.