Week in Geek #151: The Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Revealed 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:

Finn Wittrock as Guy Gardner

The Green Lantern series coming to HBO Max has cast Finn Wittrock as Guy Gardner, describing him as "a hulking mass of masculinity and, as rendered in the comics, an embodiment of 1980s hyper-patriotism, and yet, Guy is somehow likable."

That sounds like they get the character. I don't know Wittrock, so I don't know about his acting capabilities. However, he looks like he could be a solid pick based on just his appearance.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Updates

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever = Good title. I still have NO idea what the hell they're going to do with this plot without, you know, T'challa...the Black Panther.

The Marvels = Uh.....I don't like it.

Some of the footage was neat. The hype trailer in general just saying "movies are coming back, dude" was nice in general, since I miss movies.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Officially No Longer MCU Canon

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways and all those shows that were "part of the MCU" a few years ago are definitely no longer considered canon. They've been moved to the Legacy subcategory on Disney+, meaning Marvel is treating them as being just as extraneous as Ben Affleck's Daredevil film, the Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield Spider-Man films, every version of Fantastic 4 we've seen on film, and so on.

This is a good thing, though. The shows weren't really meshing well with the MCU as it was. You can still enjoy them and try to force the head canon, but you're not beholden to them. That means if they want to bring the Inhumans into the MCU, they can do that without having to keep up the continuity of the terrible show.

Like established before, we can get a Daredevil played by Charlie Cox, but it can just be a "new" Daredevil that hasn't gone through the same stuff as the previous one. Just like J. Jonah Jameson being played by J.K. Simmons again doesn't mean it has to be the same guy from Maguire's films and the worlds merging together.

There were some good things in AOS. There were also a lot of bad things. For instance, I like their design for the Darkhold much better, but I didn't like Ghost Rider. I really liked Fitz-Simmons, Mack, and Melina May. Grant was cool, but once he became a literal octopus alien, nah. I'd like to see Mockingbird brought back, and Madame Hydra, and so on.




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.