Week in Geek #148: Adios New Gods and Trench, Hello Earth 2 Batman and More | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek #148: Adios New Gods and Trench, Hello Earth 2 Batman and More

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, April 3, 2021

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:

New Gods and The Trench Shelved

Based on DC's track record and the fact that New Gods and The Trench were spin-offs, I knew there was no chance they were actually going to get made. Lo and behold, I was right.

Sadly, I would have been interested in seeing them. I don't think The Trench makes for a film unless you just want to do a generic monster film that happens to be called a DC property of sorts, but maybe James Wan had a pretty cool idea I'm unaware of. New Gods is something I think works better in theory than in execution, but Ava DuVernay might have done a great job with that, too.

Add it to the list of something like 30 films that have been announced, only to be taken off the schedule. Warner Bros has to stop tossing things out there and then backing down. Make a plan and stick to it where adjustments are the exception, not the rule.

The Batman = Earth 2

More hints that the Snyderverse is coming back is that Warner Bros have said Robert Pattinson's version is definitively on "Earth 2" (which doesn't make a lot of sense, considering Earth 2 is supposed to be a separate thing, but whatever, Marvel keeps having multiple 616 universes, so...)

This means it's a distinct continuity away from everything else, similar to how Joker isn't tied in with the others.

I'm 100% down for this. Warner Bros have shown that they can't pull off the MCU method of having everything planned out and connected, for whatever reason (lack of planning, foresight, etc) so if that's the case, just do separate stories and tie them in together if you can, when you can, but don't put embargos on characters anymore like you used to. Let's have multiple Batman versions at the same time and if audiences are confused, they can Google it and figure it out. It's not THAT complicated.

Olga Kurylenko in Black Widow

Only just now, it's coming out that Olga Kurylenko has a part in Black Widow. Rumor has it, she's playing Natasha's mother. Frankly, I can't see the resemblance, but if that's the case, I'm cool with it regardless. Kurylenko strikes me as someone who would be better off playing a different part in a different movie, though, and this might end up being a bit of a waste when she could do more of an action role.

Space Jam 2 Trailer

Well that...wasn't good. Then again, I wasn't expecting much more. It's not like the original is actually a great film. Take off the nostalgia goggles. It was fun when we were kids, but it's not actually "good" by any means. Hopefully, kids enjoy this. That's what is most important.




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.