Week in Geek #138: Godzilla vs Kong Trailer, Release Dates Shift Again 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:

Batman: The Animated Series Sequel?

Rumor has it HBO Max is looking to host a sequel to Bruce Timm's Batman: The Animated Series.

GIVE. IT. TO. ME. The Timmverse has a few flaws, but it's few and far between (like how they screwed up Dick Grayson's future and had the whole Batgirl/Batman romance and skipped over Jason Todd). I'm ALL for this to happen if the right people are involved. Obviously, you need Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill and as many of the old cast as you can get. Sadly, not all of them are alive anymore, but they should try to go for as much of a replication as possible.

Movies Abandon Ship Again

Got excited that a movie was maybe finally coming out? Well, everything's leaving their 15th rescheduled dates and getting pushed back further to the fall.

Another year of nothing, basically. No Time to Die is in October now, Morbius goes from October to January, A Quiet Place Part II goes from April to September, Ghostbusters moves, The King's Man moves. Basically, if it hasn't come out yet, it's not coming out for a while unless it's an HBO Max thing.

I'm not risking going to theaters right now, but this is so disheartening to see. Just don't bother announcing a release date anymore. We know it's not going to stick.

Xbox Gold Subscriptions Price Increase

I'm not a gamer. I've established this much on this site. But when I hear that the price of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions has gone from $10 a month to $25, that's a MASSIVE spike.

Their reasoning? "Periodically, we assess the value and pricing of our services to reflect changes in regional marketplaces and to continue to invest in the Xbox community; we’ll be making price adjustments for Xbox Live Gold in select markets. In many markets, the price of Xbox Live Gold has not changed for years and in some markets, it hasn’t changed for over 10 years."

Translation: "We figured we want more money and we just assumed we could get away with it right now. Corporate speak corporate speak. But we haven't done this before, and we could have, so you should be happy we weren't greedier beforehand, rather than mad at us now."

Well, it seems like people complained enough that they've reversed this policy. They even started it with "We messed up today and you were right to let us know" as if they didn't know people would be upset.

Companies are insane. People are insane. Greed is just the worst and everyone acts like they don't understand how the game works. Everyone wants to get the most amount of money for the least amount of work/effort/output. EVERYONE. And in turn, everyone wants to spend the least amount of money for the most amount of return. EVERYONE. The end. Now can we all stop bullshitting each other and just be direct with the way we speak about things?

Godzilla vs Kong Trailer

They finally released a first look at Godzilla vs Kong and it looks just like I thought it would, which is great. This is dumb "monster vs monster with a thin plot" popcorn nonsense. I don't need it to be anything else. They're turning into the skid, it seems. Thumbs up. It's not as awe-inspiring as the King of the Monsters trailer was, but it hits the mark in a different way as an action commercial.




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.