Week in Geek #153: Injustice Gods Among Us Film, Amazon Buying MGM 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.

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Here are some of the topics I felt like voicing my opinions about:

Amazon Buying MGM

It's supposedly becoming more and more likely Amazon will be the ones to buy MGM and acquire the rights to the James Bond franchise as well as Rocky, RoboCop and some other IPs.

I was thinking Paramount would be the ones to win the bid, but Amazon surely has the money to spend $9 billion on this to bulk out Amazon Prime's list.

Ultimately, what I want is for these IPs to go to a good home that will support their best growth (rather than a studio that would get in the way and ruin the franchises) and for this streaming bubble to pop in a way that is beneficial to the subscribers and people can stop needing to sub to a million things. We need there to not be a monopoly, because competition breeds benefits for the consumers, but we also need to stop having a million of these where almost none of them are worth the monthly price.

Of course, there's this whole thing with AT&T and WarnerMedia and Discovery+ that is going to factor into the streaming wars, too, but I can't even wrap my mind around what's going on with that, to be honest. That whole situation is very clunky and confusing to me, for whatever reason. But if Amazon buys MGM, they might not be in the market to purchase WB assets, so we might see something like Comcast pick that up instead and the merger of the streaming wars could be hitting a big tipping point.

Snake Eyes Trailer

This is the most basic stuff imaginable. It very easily could have been a fan trailer. I might watch the film regardless, but the trailer did NOTHING to make me hyped.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Animated Film in the Works

At this point, you can't deny that Injustice: Gods Among Us hasn't been one of the most influential things in modern DC. I'm not even as huge of a fan of it as most people, but I'm still excited about the prospect of watching this story unfold in an animated film. Very cool!

Give me Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill and the regular folk for this, by the way.

New Animated Superman and Batman Shows Coming to HBO Max

Jack Quaid (from The Boys) is going to be a young Clark Kent in an upcoming Superman animated series, and J.J. Abram, Matt Reeves and Bruce Timm are helming a Batman animated series (Batman: Caped Crusader), both coming to HBO Max.

Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic No Longer in Development

The spin-off from The Mandalorian that was originally going to focus on Cara Dune has seemingly been shelved and is no longer in development. I'd imagine this is because, you know, the main character isn't going to be in the mix anymore. There were rumors they could replace her with Hera from Rebels, which would have been very cool. I've still maintained the idea that if you have no issues with the character of Cara Dune, but the actress, then you should just recast her. It's not as though that's never happened in the history of films and television shows. Frankly, I think it should/could happen more often than it does. Don Cheadle worked better than Terrence Howard for War Machine, right? We've had multiple James Bond actors. I doubt Cara Dune is above recasting.




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