Week in Geek #125: Jared Leto Returning as Joker and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #125: Jared Leto Returning as Joker and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Sunday, October 25, 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:

Jared Leto Returning as Joker in Zack Snyder's Justice League

He'll be reprising his role in reshoots. This is good. Whatever they have planned will be interesting since this is a "what if" type of scenario.

Maybe Snyder (who has had plenty of error judgment calls in his own right, mind you) will fix the awful tattoos Joker had and pretend like they don't exist while giving Leto some better material to work with. I feel like he had the potential to be a solid portrayal if things had worked out differently.

Early MCU Characters Returning in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

It was said that some characters from the early films of the MCU will make a comeback, but not which characters, specifically.

My running theory is that this is going to help set up Thunderbolts and we're going to see either Abomination or, more likely, The Leader, as one of those characters. Then again, we saw the "I'm not Tony Stark" scientist come back as one of Mysterio's crew, so you never really know which people are going to play a bigger part, surprisingly. Hell, the guy Bruce Banner gives pizza to ends up becoming Peter Parker's teacher and we've got Mandarin returning as part of Shang-Chi. Maybe this is going to be something completely out of left field.

Tim Burton's The Addams Family

Tim Burton is creating a new live-action television series of The Addams Family. This is like the fifth adaptation of the characters, or something along those lines. As far as I'm concerned, nothing tops the Christina Ricci and Raul Julia films, which I've been meaning to rewatch as I haven't seen them in probably 20 years.

But hey...maybe it will work. It may be on Netflix, so that could open up a better realm of storytelling than if it were on a network that would tinker around too much.

No Time to Die vs Streaming Platforms

Bloomberg says there's a chance No Time to Die is being sold to a streaming service. MGM says that the film is not for sale.

Frankly, I've given up keeping track of movie release dates. I'm really thinking nothing comes out at all until 2022 at this point, even, which is just horrendous. That, or everyone gets further along the "fuck it" scale and decides to just open everything up and the world collapses while we all goof off for what little time we have left. 




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