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. 14: Friend, Marry, Kill Marvel Edition

Friend Marry Kill Marvel Edition

Welcome back! In this episode we are talking Friend, Marry, Kill Marvel Edition with a special guest. Listen as we decide the fate of MCU characters!

That’s right on this special edition of that popular game, friend stands for a character, actor/actress we like but we are also okay never seeing again. Marry means the casting and everything was perfection. And kill, well you guessed it. Kill represents everyone and everything we think doesn’t belong in the MCU. From characters to casting and storylines…looking at you Fantastic Four.

Friend Marry Kill Marvel Edition

Friend, Marry, Kill Marvel Edition

This Podcast recording happened because during one of our #MarvelMondays discussions, our good friend and Marvel Brother Mike pointed out just how savage we can be when it comes to our opinions. I won’t say who he pointed out specifically, ahem, I’ll just say we all can be savages when you think about it. But not in a gross, toxic fanboy kind of way.

Marvel Mondays: Every Monday on Twitter 9 am PST/12 pm EST #MarvelMondays

Mike Yuan is not just a cool Marvel fan. Mike also hosts two podcasts one! Check out his Kim’s Convenience: What You Talking Podcast and Room Escape Divas- Escape Room Podcast. You can also find Mike on Twitter and Instagram @MikeYuan82.

Are you thinking to yourself this Mike guy sounds familiar? You might remember us mentioning a Mike who had a VERY unpopular opinion for our Unpopular Opinions Fandom Edition episode. He doesn’t think Simu should show his abs in Shang-Chi. And yes, that is THIS Mike.

We let Mike defend himself though because all is fair in nerd and war. Just wait until you hear why he thinks it would be okay if Simu keeps his shirt on. And for the record, we still find this extremely unpopular!

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Marvel Friends

Pepper Potts, Janet Van Dyne, and even Hawkeye and Drax were among those that made the list of eh okay. Nothing against any of them but at this point are they needed?

However, we all agree more Talos is a necessity and some others deserve better storylines.

Friend Marry Kill Marvel Edition Talos

Marvel Marry

This category was just a lovefest. Aside from the few casting choices and/or storylines we discuss in the kill section, Marvel Studios has been pretty spot on for all their rolls. I know the joke is old about the Marvel farm they grow these people on but it has to be true. Have you ever met a more perfect Captain America? Tony Stark? Ant-Man??

Despite a lot of the villains being secondary and not anyone’s favorites, we all can agree that Hela, Loki, and Thanos were well done.

Marvel Kill

Here is where Mike would say #SavageAshley is about to come out. Yes, I just outed myself, I am the reason we decided to do this episode. But I maintain we ALL can be a bit savage when it comes to our fandoms and favorite characters. Just saying!

Naturally, we spent A LOT of time on this one. It is no secret I’m not a fan of Natalie Portman from Star Wars to Thor- not a fan. I shared about my issues with X-Men and Fantastic Four (Sansa Stark really?!) and another super popular rated R Marvel movie that I just couldn’t get behind.

We thought Mike only had deep-rooted disdain for X-Men and Fantastic Four, Dr. Doom’s portrayal specifically but man does he have some things to say about Danny Rand. Finn Jones, you might want to walk the other way if you see Mike on the street!

And even more opinions.


After cleansing the MCU of our least favorite characters, casting options, and weak storylines we discussed how to fix it all. At the end of the day, we trust Kevin Feige and that going forward, Phase 4 and beyond will be even more amazing that 1-3.

Plus you have got to hear us get into a would you rather with our least favorite characters/films. Star Wars Prequels were brought into this one, yikes is right!

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Ep. 12: Unpopular Opinions – Fandom Edition

unpopular opinions

Have you ever been told you have unpopular opinions? If the answer is “no,” you either never speak out in the public domain, or maybe you misunderstood the question. Let us rephrase, have you ever been harassed online for your opinion on something?

There it is. We have ALL been judged for our opinions, no matter how innocuous they may be. We get flack for things all the time. Ashley’s personal favorite was being told she only liked Solo: A Star Wars Story because she’s a female. The movie is predominately male and one of the strong female characters dies while the other joins the dark side. Sounds like a total feminine movie? *Scratches head*

Unpopular Opinions: Fandom Edition

On this episode of the Geek Girls Universe Podcast, we decided to dive into all those “unpopular opinions” we have about fandoms. We asked you, our friends and fans, what your unpopular opinions are and we got some good ones!

Thank you to all who were brave enough to share their opinions, even when facing the trolls of certain fandoms *cough* star wars *cough* 

Honestly, it is the toxicity of the Star Wars fandom that inspired this episode. So let’s get this out of the way…it’s okay to be a Reylo, and it’s okay not to be a Reylo. What is not cool is bashing people on one side of that fence or the other.

unpopular opinions

We are joined this episode by our friend Sarah Gilliland of Sarah in the Suburbs. Sarah is a mom of 3 and has been a geek for a long time, but only recently fully embraced her geekiness. She runs the Facebook group The Wizarding World Moms, which is a non-judgmental place for all Potterheads raising their own Potterheads.

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Unpopular Star Wars Opinions

Pull up a chair and let’s get comfy. We ripped the bandaid off by discussing Star Wars first and foremost. Turns out someone is a Reylo, someone else didn’t love The Rise of Skywalker‘s ending, and we all agree that Baby Yoda is the best thing since Ewoks.

Unpopular Marvel Opinions

Anyone who knows us well, knows that the Geek Girls love Marvel. I mean, we host a weekly Marvel Twitter chat, so it’s definitely not a secret. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have some opinions about one of our top franchises. And apparently you all do, too.

One fan mentioned how they disliked the lack of Hulk in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. Their complaint centered around Hulk being underpowered, do you agree? Another friend (though Mike we might have to talk about that after these Simu comments) suggested Simu should keep his shirt on in Shang-Chi.

Officially, the Geek Girls do not support this statement. Simu has worked hard and should be allowed to show that off. What’s wrong with that?

Unpopular Opinions Team Cap

Unpopular Harry Potter Opinions

Sarah shared her favorite book is the “Prisoner of Azkaban,” but the movie was a letdown. Others agreed the movies were not all that great, the books being, as usual, a million times better.

Oh and yeah, we actually kinda liked the Crimes of Grindelwald but before you cast us out of Hogwarts, we all had some beef with it too! You’ll have to listen to find out.

Unpopular Disney Opinions

From Avatar (seriously just watch Pocahontas and Fern Gully) to the live-action Lion King and Maleficent, we do not hold back on what we think about these and other Disney projects.

Miscellaneous Opinions Because We Have A Lot

And then there are the opinions that don’t fit into any of the above categories, Ross & Rachel, Wonder Woman, Ghostbusters, and more. Someone had issues with “FRIENDS”? Say it ain’t so! But she did and we talked about it. In fact, I’m curious where you, our awesome listeners, stand on these topics. Leave us a comment or tweet with us!

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Ep: 11 Black Widow and Morbius – The Latest Marvel News!

Black Widow and Morbius

Marvel Studios and Sony have given us new looks at both Black Widow and Morbius. The Black Widow was a special look while Morbius was the anticipated teaser. When it comes to anything Marvel, you know we had to deep dive and get to work breaking down what we saw.

Black Widow Special Look

The Black Widow special look gave fans a few new seconds of awesomeness from the upcoming Phase 4 film. Specifically, we see the World of Widows, Red Guardian, and Taskmaster in action.

Black Widow Trailer Breakdown

It’s exciting to think Natasha and her family will have to face Widows, fighters with their skillset. But more terrifying for her will be Taskmaster. For those curious as to why his fighting styles seem so familiar…we love you, but read a comic book!

Black Widow Comics to Read Before The Movie

The short answer is Taskmaster can ahem master, any physical skillset of his opponents. To fully appreciate what Black Widow is up against, see the comics listed in the above post. This baddie has some serious potential and we hope Marvel won’t kill him off at the end of this movie.

Yeah, we are still a bit salty about Hela. But can she really die? I mean she is the mistress of Hel, so…

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Black Widow and Morbius

Morbius

A little background on Morbius. Dr. Michael Morbius creates a cure for his rare blood disease that turns him into a living vampire, with superhuman powers and bloodlust. Like a real vampire, Morbius needs to drink blood to survive. Unlike a real one, once he regains his senses and transforms back into his human state he feels guilt and remorse.

Morbius is a classic complicated Marvel villain. You want to hate him but part of you can’t.

Black Widow and Morbius

We got a glimpse of Hunger, another living vampire but without the guilt or shame. He is like the other side of a coin when it comes to Morbius. Ultimately, he will end up being the big bad of the film.

At the end Vulture appears, rocking his prison garb we last saw him in in Spider-Man Homecoming. With Vulture, rumored J. Jonah Jameson, and the mention of Spider-Man being a murder, this could be Sony’s way of tying their films into the MCU. Something we as fans would love to see.

All of these bread crumbs are fueling our speculation that the Sinister Six could be coming int he future. They already have several players in the game, it just makes sense. Trust us Sony, we drink and we know things.

Marvel Movie News

Black Widow is in theaters May 1, 2020

Morbius is in theaters July 31, 2020

Hawkeye, the Disney+ show is on hold as of right now due to scheduling conflicts.

Doctor Strange’s director is out over creative differences, hopefully Into the Multiverse of Madness will be on schedule for its debut in May 2021.

For the latest Marvel News, be sure to follow us on Twitter @WhiskynSunshine & @ThatAshleyErin and join us on Mondays for #MarvelMondays

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Ep. 1: D23 Expo Marvel News!

Join Jana and Ashley for the first full episode of the Geek Girls Universe. In this week’s episode, we’ll talk about the Marvel news coming out of the D23 Expo in Anaheim.

From the new Black Widow trailer that previewed during the Walt Disney Studios panel to theories about Black Panther 2, and details about the new Marvel “What If” series on Disney + and lamenting over the latest Spiderman news, learn what’s new with Marvel.

Next time on Geek Girls Universe Podcast we are discussing all the newest info from a galaxy far, far away: Star Wars!

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Ep. 0 – Welcome to the Podcast

Welcome to the Geek Girls Universe Podcast, hosted by Jana Seitzer and Ashley Saunders. 

This podcast is for geeks, nerds, fan girls and boys to come together and celebrate all things geek. Whether you’re into comic books, movies, tv shows, video games, etc we’ve got you covered.

In this episode of the Geek Girls Universe Podcast, we introduce ourselves and share about the geeky things we enjoy.

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