Ep. 25 The Weekly Bugle Vol 5 | The Mandalorian Chapter 12, Loki, The Snyder Cut, & More!

the weekly bugle vol 5

Hey friends! Welcome to this week’s The Weekly Bugle Vol 5. We have a lot to discuss including The Mandalorian Chapter 12 ending, Loki rumors, the Snyder Cut, and more!

The Weekly Bugle Vol 5

The Weekly Bugle Vol. 5

Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode Four The Siege.

The Mandalorian Season 2 The Siege

Just when you thought Baby Yoda couldn’t be any cuter, he goes to school. We have never felt more seen than when he used The Force to get cookies. Now if only that would work while waiting in line at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge…

The big reveal for this week came at the end when we saw just what Moff Gideon has been up to. Those are DARK TROOPERS. Most likely these are based on the 2014 mobile game Star Wars: Commander characters of the same name. They even look the part. It will be interesting to see if they are a type of droid, clone, or super clone with dark force abilities.

Either way, Dino The Child, and all their friends are in for a big fight.

Related: The Mandalorian Season 2 The Siege Easter Eggs and Breakdown

Dark Troopers

Next week Chapter 13 is supposedly titled “The Jedi.” With Dave Filoni directing, that could mean Ahsoka flipping Tano. Finally!

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Sebastian Stan shared a behind-the-scenes picture of him relaxing in a chair. You can’t see much except that clearly he and Mackie are going to have that great banter they had in Civil War. It looks like Bucky isn’t over Sam not moving his seat.

Loki

Rumors are going around that more than one version of Loki will feature in the upcoming  Disney+ series. And no, Tom Hiddleston will not be playing them all. Reportedly Richard E. Grant has been cast to play “classic Loki”, while kid Loki has been mentioned before, as well. But the real question is will Lady Loki show up too?

Lady Loki

Jamie Alexander, Lady Sif, shared on Instagram that she was headed to Atlanta for work. Loki is currently filming in Atlanta which makes it likely Lady Sif will make her MCU return. Finally! In our opinion, she has been gone way too long.

Wonder Woman 1984 to HBO Max

WW84 will debut on HBO Max the same day as it hits theaters. This is an interesting strategy for DC. Depending on the success it may point to what other studios will do in the future.

In case you were wondering, we still want to see Black Widow in IMAX.

Justice League The Snyder Cut

For YEARS DC fans have begged, campaigned, and cried for The Snyder Cut. That wish is coming true. The Snyder Cut is coming to HBO Max in 2021. HBO released the trailer and well, we have some thoughts.

Hallelujah was overdone in the trailer. And it was hard to see but is Henry’s lip fixed for real this time? There are a lot of other thoughts but you’ll have to listen to the show to hear them. Leave your comments below and let us know if you agree.

Henry Cavill snyder cut

But seriously, after the massive letdown of Justice League are you looking forward to this?

Scream 5 is Scream

Filming has wrapped on Scream 5 aka Scream. It is an interesting name choice (the original is named Scream) but at least the OG cast is back together. Now let’s see what dummy runs upstairs or loudly goes “who’s there?!” 

In my best Titus voice, “What white nonsense is this?”

We Can Be Heroes

This is a follow up to Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Nope, Taylor Lautner is not in it. And the story follows the daughter of the two original heroes.

TBH never watched the first one but are you excited about it?

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion  

Last week the trailer dropped, this week we saw the reunion. I’m just happy the OG Aunt Viv and Will made nice after all these years. She did not hold back either.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion is available on HBO Max.

Animaniacs

The Animaniacs are back and as funny as ever. The cyclops bit had me in tears! Plus Pinky and The Brain trying to go viral?! We could relate.

Animaniacs is available to stream on Hulu.

animaniacs reboot

American Housewife

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means lots of fun holiday-themed episodes. One we are both excited about is American Housewife. Katy starts a vlog and goes viral for having a meltdown while trying to homeschool Anna-Kat and Franklin. I think we can all relate because distance learning SUCKS!!!

Related: American Housewife Interview With Katy Mixon

American Housewife airs on ABC Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 8:30 pm EST.

American Housewife Thanksgiving

Ep. 24: Interview With Disney Cast Member Ashlee Santmyers

Interview With Disney Cast Member Ashlee Santmyers

We are back with another meeting the Magic Makers episode. These episodes are dedicated to showcasing the amazing talents of Disney Cast Members. This time we chatted with Ashlee Santmyers, a cast member from Walt Disney World. 

Interview With Disney Cast Member Ashlee Santmyers

Ashlee is a pastry chef in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. She enjoys being able to create the various treats you can find throughout the park. Cakes are her favorite thing to make!

She is also a geek just like us! So you know we had to ask her to pick her favorites and yes we know that can be as hard as picking a favorite child. Ashlee told us how she and her husband are a house divided: Batman vs. Superman and Sailor Moon vs. Dragonball Z. We had to share our own picks out of those two!

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Ashlee owns Storybook Delights, where she makes sweet treats for various fandoms and occasions. Every order is custom, Ashlee will work with you to figure out the perfect flavor and decoration combinations to make your next special event shine.

Getting custom made cakes or cupcakes would be a perfect way to have some Disney Magic at home. Going into the winter months, we definitely recommend an extra dose of magic.

Some of our favorites from Storybook Delights are:

This Batman Wedding Cake is phenomenal! We know a few Batman fans who would love this at their wedding.

Interview With Disney Cast Member Ashlee Santmyers

Do you even like Disney if you don’t have a Mickey-themed birthday party at least once? Look at this adorable Mickey Mouse cake complete with the ears on top!

Mickey Cake

Obviously, we love Star Wars around here so this cake is a definite favorite. And we bet she can put one together themed after The Mandalorian too if you ask! Just saying!!

Interview With Disney Cast Member Ashlee Santmyers

Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles! These Wizard House Cookies look amazing. You need them for your next Yule Ball.

Interview With Disney Cast Member Ashlee Santmyers

Order your custom pastries, cakes, cupcakes, and more from Storybook Delights today!

Ep. 23 The Weekly Bugle Vol 4 | The Mandalorian Chapter 11, Tobey Maguire MCU News, & more!

The Weekly Bugle Vol 4

Hey friends! Welcome to this weeks The Weekly Bugle Vol 4. We have a lot to discuss including The Mandalorian Chapter 11 bombshell, Tobey Maguire in the MCU, the Fresh Prince, and more!

The Weekly Bugle Vol 4

Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode Three The Heiress.

The Mandalorian Season 2 The Heiress

So much happened in Chapter 11 of The Mandalorian from Bo-Katan to Ahsoka Tano, this episode was packed Star Wars lore. Sasha Banks made her debut and not as who we all thought she might be. We also learned why exactly our Mando doesn’t take his helmet off when our other Mandalorian friends do. This is the way.

The Weekly Bugle Vol 4

Related: The Mandalorian Season 2 The Heiress Easter Eggs and Breakdown

Karma came round for Baby Yoda this week when he was swallowed whole by the ironically named Mamacore. So maybe now that he’s survived being eaten and has played with the baby of the Frog Lady people will uncancel him?

To be honest, we didn’t see any harm in it but maybe that’s because we are the same broken people who didn’t have an issue with a certain character being offed on Helstrom. What do you think?

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WandaVision Release Date

WandaVision is coming to Disney+ on January 15, 2021. Unfortunately, this means no new MCU, Marvel Studios offerings in 2020. It’s been a sad year but at least it will be a bright Marvel New Year.

The new stills didn’t reveal much but they did show an I Love Lucy looking set. It will also cover at least 6 decades of television.

Paul Bettany as Vision and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3

The Umbrella Academy was officially renewed for season 3, duh. This show is one of our favorites. We cannot wait to see what aspects of Hotel Oblivion are adapted for the show.

umbrella academy season 3

The Sparrow Academy showed up at the end of Season 2 and with a not dead anymore Ben at the lead, fans are wondering who exactly are these people/things? Our theory is they aren’t doppelgängers but adaptations of characters from the comic book, which could make for some interesting interactions amongst all these Hargreeves misfits.

Related: Umbrella Academy Season 2 Ending Explained

Moon Knight Filming Announced

Moon Knight will begin filming in early 2021. Gregory Middleton (Watchmen) will be the cinematographer and Stefanie Cella (Morbius) will be the production designer.

Thor 4: Chris Pratt Confirmed

Chris Pratt is confirmed for Thor Love and Thunder. The film will most likely open with Thor and The Guardians in space before they part ways.

Star-Lord is fine and all but we are excited to see Rocket and Groot continue their bromance with Thor. So here’s hoping for more official announcements.

Tobey Maguire MCU News

Rumors are floating around that Tobey Maguire may have signed on for more than just Spider-Man 3. This could mean he will also show up in Doctor Strange 2.  With all the multiverse happenings he could show up anywhere or anytime.

Mads Mikkelsen in Fantastic Beasts

Mads is in early talks to replace Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. He certainly has the look and the acting capabilities again, we wonder is it needed?

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion

90s kids! The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion trailer dropped and it had us feeling all kinds of things. Happy, sad, and excited about the special. Watch it here.

Ep: 22 The Weekly Bugle Vol 3 | The Mandalorian, Black Widow, & more!

The Weekly Bugle Vol 3

Hey friends! Welcome to this weeks The Weekly Bugle Vol 3. We have a lot to discuss including the nightmare inducing Mandalorian episode, Black Widow, 007, and more!

The Weekly Bugle Vol 3

The Weekly Bugle Vol 3

Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode Two The Passenger.

The Mandalorian Season 2 The Passenger

I think we can all agree two things have united the Star Wars fandom–Baby Yoda and the fact that Chapter 10 is one we never need to watch again. Those Krykna Spiders were nightmare inducing. We blame Peyton and Dave for that one, too many space bugs!!

Speaking of Dave Filoni he cameoed in this episode reprising his role of Trapper Wolf alongside mega Star Wars fan and actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee of Kim’s Convenience.

related: The Mandalorian Season 3 The Passenger Easter Eggs and Cameos

One of our favorite easter eggs was actually the aliens in the beginning. They are from a planet in Hutt Territory. Like the Krayt Dragon pearl, nothing is for nothing in these episodes. With everything decided on deliberately does this mean we can expect a run-in with Jabba in the future?

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The New 007 Lashana Lynch

Haters gonna hate! Lashana Lynch is the new 007! After months of speculation, Lashana has confirmed she will be the new 007. We know she is going to do an amazing job.

Solo 2

#MakeSolo2Happen has been circulating around Twitter for awhile. Ron Howard recently gave an interview about the possibility of the film or a Disney+ series happening.

Howard said: “I think there is interest in those characters. I think there’s interest in [the] gangster world… somewhere down the line.”

He added: “One great thing is that there’s been a lot of affection shown for Solo kind of in its afterlife, and so of course that keeps boding well for them to eventually turn it around.”

Meanwhile the screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan tweeted:

“Beyond grateful & galvanized by the #MakeSolo2Happen energy on Twitter today,” he wrote back in 2019. “Means so much to everyone involved and ur enthusiasm makes it possible for us to keep advocating for it! ‘Cause, the Maker knows, there’s a WAR story set in a Galaxy Far Far Away that’s yet to be told…”

We both enjoyed Solo and hope to see more stories told about that part of the Star Wars lore.

Make Solo 2 Happen
Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.’ (Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm Ltd)

Brandon Routh as Superman in Flash

Brandon Routh played Superman before Henry Cavill, and recently reprised the role in Crisis of Infinite Earths. He has stated it’s absolutely a possibility that his Superman could appear in the Flash film.

Is this going to be a Spider-Man 3 situation or do you think it’s time he hung up his cape?

Tom Holland Spider-Man 3 Set Photo

Tom Holland recently shared an image from the set of Spider-Man 3. He is seen wearing his Far From Home suit with a blue screen backdrop. But that isn’t what has us talking. It’s the arm/hand combo of the person seen behind him.

Who is that costumed friend? Talos? Fury? Ned? We have some thoughts.

Johnny Depp Exits Fantastic Beasts

Some were shocked others not so much, Johnny Depp has officially exited the Fantastic Beasts franchise after Warner Bros reportedly asked him to. Real talk for a minute–is Johnny more problematic than JK Rowling? And where do you stand on them making more of these films? Should they just cut their losses and run? We have some opinions.

related: Unpopular Opinions Fandom Edition

What Happen in Budapest? Black Widow has answers!

FINALLY. After what felt like forever, we are finally going to get an answer to what happened between Black Widow and Hawkeye in Budapest in the upcoming Black Widow film!

Scarlett confirmed the news saying it would be a jumping off point. This means Jeremy Renner will cameo in the movie and we get to see whose theories about Budapest are right.

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Ep. 21: Interview with Disney Cast Member Felicia Wisniewski

Interview with Disney Cast Member Felicia Wisniewski

It is no secret we are big Disney fans. When the news of the furloughs and lay-offs came down our hearts broke. We wanted to help in any way we could. Part of our plan is to showcase the amazing Magic Makers, the people who are behind all the magic you experience when heading to the park. From PhotoPass photographers and character attendants to chefs and artists, it takes a lot of special people to make Disney what it is.

Interview with Disney Cast Member Felicia Wisniewski

We got a chance to talk with Felicia Wisniewski, a magic-making cast member from Walt Disney World. Felicia works in costuming primarily at Magic Kingdom. One of her favorite events to work is Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire stage show. The colors, the seasonal changes, it is all so fun.

She is also a geek just like us! So you know we had to ask her to pick her favorites and yes we know that can be as hard as picking a favorite child. Felicia loves Tiana, Daisy, and Star Wars. You know we had to talk some Star Wars with her because we Geek Girls are all about it.

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As a big fan of Star Wars, she tells us what it was like to be one of the first CM’s to see what The Rise of the Resistance costumes would look like. We aren’t jealous at all…not at all…

Felicia owns Fandom Sophisticates, an Etsy shop where she makes and sells items for various fandoms, including hard to find pieces for Disney favorites! Lucky for us, and you, Felicia’s shop is also open for CUSTOM orders. So if you’re prepping for a runDisney event, a day at the parks, or just feel like showing off your fandom loving side, she is your girl.

Some of our favorites from Fandom Sophisticates are:

Move it! Shake it! MousekeDance it! Street Party inspired 3D Printed Ears

You can’t help but love the Move it! Shake it! MousekeDance it! Street Party! The costumes are colorful, the music is lively, and it is a great time to interact with some of your favorite characters. These ears bring that joy to life and are sure to get you a ton of compliments at the park.

Interview with Disney Cast Member Felicia Wisniewski

Ben Solo Live Vinyl

This one is available in English or Aurebesh. It would look great on your laptop, car window, water bottle, basically wherever you can stick a sticker.

Frozen Icon Poodle Skirt

Who said Frozen is only for kids? Warm-up your vocal cords and get ready to go Into The Unknown with this poodle skirt. Elsa not your girl? No worries, Felicia can make one custom for your favorite Disney Princess.

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Ep: 20 The Weekly Bugle Vol 2 | The Mandalorian, Helstrom, & More

The Weekly Bugle Vol 2

Hey friends! Welcome to this weeks The Weekly Bugle Vol 2. We have a lot to discuss including the premiere of Baby Yoda Season 2… I mean The Mandalorian Season 2, Helstrom, Ant-Man 3, and more!

weekly bugle vol 2

The Weekly Bugle Vol 2

Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Season 2 Episode One The Marshal or Helstrom.

The Mandalorian Season 2 The Marshal

There were a lot of Easter eggs hiding in this episode and it ends with a pretty big surprise–Boba Fett! Earlier in the episode we see Cobb Vanth wearing Boba Fett’s armor which had fans anticipating some information on the original Star Wars Mandalorian.

We didn’t have to wait long. At the very end of the episode, a man is seen watching from a sand dune. It is revealed to be Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in Star Wars Attack of the Clones. He has also voiced Boba Fett in the past. Boba is a clone of Jango… Boba survived the Sarlacc Pit.

One of our second favorite Easter Eggs was actually a pearl, a Krayt Dragon pearl to be exact. Not only are the pearls highly valuable some can also contain Kyber Crystals, which as you know are needed to power lightsabers.

The Weekly Bugle Vol 2

For a complete list of The Marshal Easter eggs read: The Mandalorian Season Two Premiere Easter eggs

And as always, Baby Yoda is as cute as ever. Sorry Baby Groot, but we would use you for a toothpick if it meant saving Baby Yoda’s life.

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Helstrom

Helstrom, a Marvel TV show on Hulu, is about Daimon and Ana Helstrom, two half-demon half-human reluctant superheroes who are trying to save the world from their father and his kind. Their father isn’t your run-of-the-mill demon either, he just so happens to be Satan himself.

The show has quickly become a favorite of ours with its witty dialogue and great action scenes. It’s the kind of rare show that gets the point without sacrificing plot points or character development. It is dark and rated MA so definitely not one for the kids.

Speaking of dark, we’ve been called cold-blooded for our assessment of how a certain thing was treated in the show, but hey, it’s a demon, and you gotta do what you gotta do.

With Daimon’s comic book ties to Ghost Rider, Blade, The Winter Soldier, and more, we are hoping Ana and Daimon come to the MCU and bring their fiery personalities (pun intended) with them.

Helstrom TV Show Review

Ghost Rider

Speaking of Ghost Rider, talks have resumed in the fandom world about who should play him. Some say Nicolas Cage, others Gabriel Luna who played him in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, and then there is Keanu Reeves.

Whether it is Ghost Rider or Deacon Frost, or someone else yet to be named, we hope to see Keanu join the MCU.

ghost rider agents of shield

Ant-Man 3

According to the official Marvel website, Scott Lang’s stint in the Quantum Realm is a story for another time. This could mean a flashback scene either at the beginning of Ant-Man 3, or as a post-credit in Black Widow, The Multiverse of Madness, or some other upcoming Marvel Phase 4 offering.

With Kang the Conqueror being the baddie for this one and time travel his thing, this could be how they show Kang has been lurking in the QR for a while now, just waiting to strike.

Scott Lang Quantum Realm

James Gunn

In other fandom news, James Gunn in a recent interview said that a Superman movie was on the table before he went with Suicide Squad. We don’t know about you but Henry deserves his own movie or the be released to come to the MCU.

He even shared that Kevin Feige knows who the villain is for Suicide Squad. We know that man can keep a secret!

Also, Amy Adams’ Lois Lane joins the Natalie Portman Jane Foster list for us.

read more: Friend, Marry, Kill Marvel Edition

The 90s Are Coming

It’s been a week of 90s news. From Animaniacs and Tiny Toons, to The Power Rangers and Saved By The Bell, a lot of our favorites are coming back to TV.

TBH we only care about Saved By The Bell because they have the original cast- smart move! We also can’t even say the word Animaniacs without singing the theme song.

Maybe the 90s will save us from 2020?

Saved by the bell Zack Attack

Songbird

Or maybe the 90s can at least save us from this mess.

Songbird is a big fat N-O. No. Negative. Nope. Michael Bay needs to read the room, nay the universe. No one, I repeat NO ONE wants a flipping film about dealing with Covid. NO. ONE.

Thank you for tuning into this episode of the Geek Girls Universe Podcast. Join us next week as we share all the breaking and exciting fandom news. As always if you see anything you want to share with us tag us on Twitter @WhiskynSunshine and @ThatAshleyErin. Until next time geeks! 

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Ep: 19 Interview with Julie Frost and Mike Dombrow

Interview with Julie Frost and Mike Dombrow

We had the opportunity to interview Julie Frost and Mike Dombrow, two veteran Disney performers and creators. These two have created an empowering musical adventure podcast for kids called The Super Secret Hive. 

Interview with Julie Frost and Mike Dombrow

Interview with Julie Frost and Mike Dombrow

The Super Secret Hive follows the adventures of a cast of quirky characters (all voiced by Julie and Mike) as they navigate a host of challenges to help kids save the world. It covers topics like honey bees and pollinators, plastic in the oceans, germs and our immune system, inclusion and kindness vs. bullying (as expressed by a T-Rex!), loneliness, and taking care of ourselves, each other, and the world we live in.

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Season one features six full-length episodes, 14 original songs, and FREE online activities. Their goal is to engage, entertain, and inspire kids while also providing parents and educators with much-needed content during this challenging time of distance learning.

Where did the idea for The Super Secret Hive come from?

Julie– “We have been building projects together for a number of years. All of the projects revolve around helping kids become happier and healthier.”

But as with everything in the entertainment business, 2020 hit and they had to pivot from their live musical formats to something new.

Julie– “We realized how impactful audio could be and how engaging it could be when it is done well. So we thought how cool would it be to do a podcast for kids? We wanted it to be extremely interactive and engaging.”

Mike– “So many of us have been sequestered to the same location for many of these last months, this opens a new world they can imagine in their mind.”

We love that this is a fun, entertaining podcast for kids. After all with distance learning happening children and even adults are getting burned out on screen time. With The Super Secret Hive you can listen in and use your imagination all without staring at a screen.

There are a lot of fun characters in this podcast, all voiced by you both. Tell us a little bit about how you decided on how each one would sound and their names? 

Julie– “We had a lot of fun creating these characters. From a young age I had the ‘Disney sound.’ I never had to manipulate that sound, so this was a big stretch for me. This was the first time I had to put on a ‘character voice.’ That was a fun learning process.

Mike on the other hand is just awesome at coming up with these characters. He is very funny and very creative with how he uses his instrument.”

Mike– “A lot of it is kind of the tone and how you deliver the different words.”

Their goal was to make this podcast enjoyable for the whole family, because you know that a lot, A LOT of kid stuff is grating on our nerves and our ears. Thanks Julie and Mike for thinking about us too!

You both have worked for Disney for so many years. How did your roles as Cast Members inspire and prepare you for what you’re doing now?

Julie– “My background has been solely in entertainment. All of those roles were very much in my wheelhouse. For Disney Junior Live On Stage there was a lot of improv that happened. Because you never know how the audience is going to react to you.

That is really great for what we have to do now, improving the different voices and characters. The beauty of Mike and I wearing all the hats is that if we wanted to go off script we could do that. Disney prepared me for this [because] I was able to explore improvising and interacting with the audience.”

Mike– “My education background is what brought me to Disney. In the Disney Youth Programs I got to teach workshops to visiting choirs. We hosted a lot of events and competitions and all sorts of things to get kids excited about creating.

That is really the endgame fo us. [Teaching kids that] helping each other, being kind, and doing all these wonderful things is just the thing that you do. Performers know about collaboration and you can’t get anything done unless you work together. And all of that is hopefully it is echoed in our work.”

For the complete interview with Julie and Mike and to learn what is next for The Super Secret hive listen to the full recording below!

Interview with Julie Frost and Mike Dombrow

Be sure to check out The Super Secret Hive, available now on your favorite podcast apps and on the website HereAtTheHive.com.

Ep: 18 The Weekly Bugle Vol 1

The Weekly Bugle Vol 1

Hey friends! For several years now we have hosted a weekly Twitter Chat called #MarvelMondays. We decided to take all the awesome news we share there and bring it here to the podcast.

The Weekly Bugle Vol 1

Unlike Marvel Mondays, The Weekly Bugle will feature the latest and greatest in all fandom news, not just Marvel. Without further ado, here is The Weekly Bugle Vol 1.

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Thor’s Phase 4 Arc

According to an opinion piece from Screenrant and chatter online, fans have been debating what Thor’s phase 4 arc should be. Some argue that Thor should become the leader of The Avengers while others are leaning towards Captain Marvel.

Thor Phase 4

There are pros and cons to Thor taking the lead and while it makes sense in his story, it also doesn’t. The man, er God, has spent a lot of time and dialogue not being a ruler. But as long as it doesn’t mean Natalie Portman’s Jane takes over we are okay with whatever direction Taika and the MCU is taking Thor.

related: Friend, Marry, Kill Marvel Edition

Shang-Chi Filming Wrapped 

Shang-Chi and The Eternals are two films we heard announced, got little tidbits for, and then thanks to 2020 it has been radio silence ever since. However, Shang-Chi has wrapped on filming which has everyone speculating when we could see Simu make his debut in costume.

Our theory:

Shang-Chi Teaser in January with a full trailer to come with Black Widow. That of course is if everything stays the course and we have no further derailments to our precious timeline.

WandaVision

Although we have been wandering the desert of no Marvel, there is an oasis on the horizon. WandaVision is coming this December and the trailer offered so many clues as to what maybe coming down the line for Phase 4.

Including a possible hint at the future of a character in Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

WandaVision House of M
Photo from WithAshleyandCo WandaVision Breakdown

Falcon and The Winter Soldier: US Agent will be called Captain America 

Minor spoiler for those who have no read the comics or watched any interviews, US Agent will be using the title Captain America at the start of Falcon and The Winter Soldier. In the comics Wyatt takes the mantle when the government deemed Fury to old and Sam Wilson not the right color. Wyatt was already a government agent and begrudgingly took over as Cap for awhile.

US Agent Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Photo from: Marvel Disney Plus Trailer Breakdown

US Agent eventually joins up with other superhero teams including the Thunderbolts and the Dark Avengers. Which is interesting due to the Dark Avengers Easter egg in the WandaVision trailer.

“LITTLE BABY JUNE’S FIRST WORD TICKLES MOTHER”

This is the headline on the newspaper Vision is holding. In the comic books  June Covington is a part of the Dark Avengers, using the alias Scarlet Witch. 

If you’re curious to see more of Ashley’s trailer breakdown go here:

Uncharted

Finally, the Uncharted film is being made and Tom Holland shared a photo of him as Drake on set. We haven’t played the game before but all video game adaptations make us nervous.

The problem with video game adaptations is they are either excellent or garbage. We are hoping for the former for Tom. One thing that is never garbage? Tom Holland.

Tom Holland Uncharted

Speaking of our favorite Spider-Man, Tom Holland has been spotted in Georgia and posted that he has received the script for Spider-Man 3. He says he won’t spill anything because he has learned his lesson but it’s Tom so we think we will get a little something.

Breaking News: Moon Knight

Rumor has it that Oscar Issac is in talks to play Marc Spector in Moon Knight! Major outlets are reporting this news and although he will most likely deny it, we know how those denials usually go. *cough* Paul Rudd *cough*

Moon Knight Oscar Issac

Thank you for tuning into this episode of the Geek Girls Universe Podcast. Join us next week as we share all the breaking and exciting fandom news. As always if you see anything you want to share with us tag us on Twitter @WhiskynSunshine and @ThatAshleyErin. Until next time geeks! 

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Ep. 17: Exclusive Interview with Julia Jones

Julia Jones Think Like A Dog

Hey there geeks! We had the opportunity to interview the talented and super fun Julia Jones. If you don’t know, Julia starred as Leah Clearwater in Twilight, Omera in “The Mandalorian”, and most recently as Agent Munoz in Think Like A Dog. You know we could not let the opportunity pass by to geek out about “The Mandalorian” and other nerdy things, because Julia is also a geek.

interview with Julia Jones

Exclusive Interview with Julia Jones

Sometimes 15 minutes doesn’t feel like a lot; sometimes it’s enough to enjoy a few good laughs and feel like you’ve chatted with someone and known them for a long time. This was one of those times.

I was a little worried about having to do this interview via phone instead of in person but it was great. Julia was funny, engaging, and it didn’t feel awkward at all!

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We started off by asking her about her role as Agent Munoz in Think Like A Dog. Funny moments on set and what it was like filming in New Orleans.

Jones: “I really responded to the script. It’s about a little boy whose science project goes awry and he forms a telepathic connection with his dog, and I had a dog growing up that I was really close to and I think felt in some way that I was connected to her, maybe telepathically, why not? And that was just very sort of sweet and personal to me.”

“I love working with the dogs. For me, there is an element of spontaneity that comes when working with dogs. I feel calm and relaxed working with them, especially big dogs like the Henry dog. These dogs are extremely professional and really well behaved. Everybody just wanted to be around the dogs. I definitely was hanging out with the dogs offset.” (laughs)

I think we all agree we would want to hang out with the dogs!

Jones: “One of the neighbors let us use their house for makeup because the trailers were too far away so we would go and do makeup touch-ups in her house. “Sure, just come on in.”

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The people of New Orleans didn’t just offer up their houses for touch-ups, they also came out to watch the filming. Like a Community Theatre production.

Jones: “People would get beach chairs and at 9 am in the morning you would get out of the car to start filming and there would be all these people with their beach chairs and bottles of wine. They set up their chairs and watched us film. It was like a community theatre production.” (Laughs)

Julia Jones Think Like A Dog

Julia is a self-proclaimed nerd. Being a big Book Worm, we asked her about how reading informs her acting choices.

Jones: “I think that reading books impact the way that I see the world to begin with. You try to understand things that you haven’t experienced or you try to understand what it’s like to live in a place that you’ve never been, different things that are going on that are outside of your little world that you inhabit.

Twilight, I definitely read before we filmed…I mean, because you’d pick those books up and you can’t put them down, first of all, but, you also want to be as much on the page of your audience as you can.”

Read more: Interview With Julia Jones | Talking Dogs, Nerd Life, and The Mandalorian

If you started doing puzzles during quarantine you are in good company!

Jones: “Oh my gosh, I’ve been doing puzzles in quarantine. These like 1,000 piece puzzles that I’ve been extremely obsessed with!”

She has been involved in some incredible projects with really large fanbases, like “The Mandalorian,” “ER,” “Westworld,” and The Twilight Saga. We asked her what it was like to be a part of them.

Jones: “You always sort of feel like you have a family when you’re working on a film, but (with those franchises) it’s like you’re joining a family, a huge family. Cause it’s not just about getting together and telling the story that’s very beloved by millions of people. But you’re kind of in it together and you have to navigate the reception of it as well. And it is nice to do that with your colleagues as opposed to just off on your own.”

Read more: Exclusive Interview with Julia Jones

Julia Jones The Mandalorian

And then we gushed a bit about “The Mandalorian” and our hopes for Omera and the future. You’ll have to listen to find out what she said!

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THINK LIKE A DOG IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL, ON DEMAND,  BLU-RAY, AND DVD ON JUNE 9!

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Ep. 16: Friend, Marry, Kill Star Wars Edition

Friend Marry Kill Star Wars Edition

Welcome back! Just in time for May the 4th be with you, we are back with friend, marry, kill, Star Wars edition! The Marvel episode was so much fun we had to do it again. Funny enough, one person makes both lists in the same spot! We will give you 3 guesses who that is and the first 2 don’t count.

Friend Marry Kill Star Wars Edition

Friend, Marry, Kill Star Wars Edition

The rules are simple. Friend means you are meh on the character or the storyline. Marry they are perfection and should be treasured forever. Kill they are the worst, the absolute worst. You got the idea, so let’s introduce our special guests.

Meghan Cooper is the creative force behind JaMonkey and DisneyWishful. She is a good friend of ours and fellow geek. From Disney to Star Wars, Harry Potter to Marvel, she loves her fandoms! You can find her on social @JaMonkey.

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We all had our lists ready to go but Meghan can out the gate with some shockers! I was glad I was sitting down because I felt some disturbances in the Force.

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Shockers aside, we all felt that The Clone Wars (not including the latest season and Ahsoka, The Clone Troopers, and Maul) are okay. Sometimes the back and forth of the storyline and heavy focus on disliked characters from the prequels detract from the overall greatness.

Don’t hate us too much, we like them we just don’t love them enough to marry, unless we could tweak a bit.

Star Wars Resistance also made the list. Kaz is whiney like Iron Fist and you know how we feel about Danny Rand. And following the greatness that is Star Wars Rebels in the animated Star Wars world, it just felt like a so-so show.

About Meghan’s list though… I don’t want to spoil anything, but you might want to say a certain compound word that starts with m and ends with -er when you hear it.

Star Wars Marry

This category was just a lovefest. The original trilogy, Rogue One, Baby Yoda, Star Wars Rebels, what is not to love? Carrie Fisher is a Queen, and we will hurt anyone that comes for Baby Yoda.

Also, are we all agreed that even when we find out The Child’s name, we are still calling him Baby Yoda?

We would love to know where you stand on the Ahsoka rumors for The Mandalorian. The three of us are opinionated about this character and the casting, after all, this is Ahsoka freaking Tano, arguably the best character to come out the prequels.

Star Wars Kill

Ah, the meat of this game. And like I mentioned before, I bet you can guess who made it on the list.

Padme and Anakin. Shocker right? Where to start on this one? The poor acting, storylines, the weird romance between a teen and a third grader? However you want to look at it, it was a hot, hot mess.

Friend Marry Kill Star Wars Padme

To be fair, to the character of Anakin, I liked him a lot better in The Clone Wars when he was voiced by Matt Lanter. Padme is also slightly, better in The Clone Wars, but legit only in small doses.

Jar Jar… there is nothing to say here that you don’t already also think. No offense to the actor, it wasn’t his fault. The Gungan haunts us, specifically Jana (and me) whenever I happen to also be on Star Tours with her.

It wasn’t just hate on the prequels day though, you might be surprised who else got the axe from Meghan.

And even more opinions.

After cleansing the galaxy of our least favorite characters, casting options, and weak storylines, we discussed the future of Star Wars. From the upcoming Disney Plus shows to things we dream of seeing, the future of the universe is bright. At the end of that, day it includes more Baby Yoda so how bad can it be?

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