Week in Geek #158: Transformers Beast Wars, Smallville Animated Series 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:

Beast Wars

The next Transformers has been revealed to be titled "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts". I'm not in the slightest bit shocked. After this series has been run through the ringer, this was the absolute easiest and best way for them to do something that would excite the fan base and try to breathe new life into it.

I'd have gone with a different title than Rise of the Beasts, though. That's pretty generic and lame. Hell, they should have just called it "Transformers: Beast Wars"

Smallville Animated Series

Tom Welling has said that they're working on a continuation of the Smallville series in an animated format.

I'm 100% down for this. While Smallville had more than its fair share of problems, there were some things I really enjoyed about it. For the most part, his Clark Kent was something I enjoyed. Michael Rosenbaum was a great Lex Luthor. Erica Durance was a fantastic Lois Lane. Kristin Kreuk completely changed my perception of Lana Lang, too, and I always want that character to be Asian in some fashion nowadays.

The problem was always the CW aspect of it. The budget, the inability to do certain storylines and use certain characters (how do you have a Justice League with "Not Superman", Green Arrow who uses a crossbow, Cyborg in a hoodie, Impulse instead of Flash, and Aquaman? C'mon). Maybe an animated version will allow them to go full-force with it.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Trailer

The last trailer wasn't super duper impressive to me. It was mostly appealing to a pure action audience that would want to see it after Fast 9 or something. This one, while it does still focus on action more than pure plot, did more to get me invested in it.

As I said before, I'm seeing it opening night no matter what, cause it's an MCU film. But now, I'm a little more into it specifically.

Also, was that Fin Fang Foom? Also also, was that Abomination?!

Loki Episode 3

Are they officially going with a merge between Enchantress/Sylvie Lushton and "Variant Loki"? If so, I'm 100% down for it. However, if their flirtation keeps going, it's going to lend itself to lots of discussion about whether or not a parallel reality version of yourself is technically masturbation or not haha.

I dig the show quite a bit. I do admit I felt a little empty at the end of this one, wishing there was more of a resolution for this particular story (obviously not the full show yet). But they got me interested in how they're going to get out of this. My guess is Mobius will have tracked them down and deciphered they're in this apocalypse and will interfere, since he knows it's not going to change anything.

Olivia Wilde's Spider-Woman Film

In one of those "secrets that everyone knew, so why did they even bother trying to act like it wasn't the reality of the situation", Olivia Wilde's Spider-Man offshoot film is going to focus on Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman.


Now can we just probably not do this, along with all the other movies Sony wants to do? Then, can we let the people over at the proper MCU use these down the line before you ruin them?




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