S2E25: The Weekly Bugle Vol 25 Alfred Molina, Shang-Chi Trailer, & More

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Welcome back to the Geek Girls’ Universe for The Weekly Bugle Vol 25. This week we are talking about Alfred Molina confirming the worst kept secret in the MCU, the Shang-Chi teaser trailer, Bad Batch, and more!

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The Weekly Bugle Vol 25

The Weekly Bugle Vol 25

Alfred Molina In Spider-Man No Way Home

We joke about Spider-Man 3 news constantly. Oh look someone else is confirmed. Isn’t everyone in this movie at this point? Welcome back Happy! In Spider-Man news this week Alfred Molina spills the tea on Doc Ock’s return in No Way Home.

He even calls himself the worst kept secret on the internet, and he isn’t wrong. Maybe that is why Marvel decided it was okay to let him do this interview with Variety. His character’s story will pick up where it left off, you know with his death. But like Molina says, it’s Marvel, no one is ever really dead.

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Shang-Chi Teaser Trailer and Poster

Happy Birthday to Simu (and a belated one to Ashley)! Marvel Studios not only dropped the new poster for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings but also a trailer. In it, we see the real Mandarin, the Ten Rings, Death Dealer, Shang-Chi in action, and more.

We are so hyped for this movie and what it means for the future of the MCU. And the possibility that it could tie in with Falcon and The Winter Soldier is something we haven’t let go of yet.

Related: Shang-Chi Trailer Breakdown

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The Bad Batch

While a Marvel break is coming in May we do have something nerdy to look forward to. The Bad Batch will debut on May 4 on Disney+ with a special 70-minute premiere episode.

We are interviewing Dee Bradley Baker and others involved with the show this week. The Bad Batch is a kick-butt group of Clone soldiers and we cannot wait for you to see the show.

Related: The Bad Batch Trailer Breakdown

Star Wars Podcast Bad Batch

Lord of The Rings

Filming has been underway for Lord of the Rings season one on Amazon but what is shocking is the price tag. We hope you are sitting down for this. The cost for season one ALONE is $465 million. MILLION.

Game of Thrones didn’t even cost that much. Did they buy Middle Earth?

Avengers Assemble

Disneyland in California isn’t the only park to get the Avengers treatment. Disneyland Paris just revealed a look at their Avengers Campus. This will complement the Hotel New York, which already features Marvel artwork but is being upgraded for the Avengers Campus reveal.

Who is ready for a trip to France?

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S2E18: The Weekly Bugle Vol 22 Jeff Goldblum returns to the MCU & more

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Welcome back to the Geek Girls’ Universe for The Weekly Bugle Vol 22. This week we are talking about the latest Marvel Phase 4 news including a fan favorite’s possible return,  a stupid expensive nerd watch, Spidey set leaks, and more.

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The Weekly Bugle Vol 22

The Weekly Bugle Vol 22

It’s another week so that means more Spider-Man No Way Home rumors right? Right! Marvel Studios also released new dates for their upcoming films and shows. Plus someone was spotted with the stars of Love and Thunder. Click here for our Falcon and Winter Soldier Episode 2 Breakdown!

Jeff Goldblum Returning For Thor Love and Thunder?

Now it’s not unusual to take in a Rugby game with your friends, we do find it a little suspicious that he is in Australia right now. And with Taika and Chris Hemsworth who are filming Thor Love and Thunder.

The last time we saw the Grandmaster, he was alive. And unless Marvel shows us someone is dead dead, they can always return.

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Updated Marvel Phase 4 Release Dates

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Black Widow in theaters and Disney+ – July 9

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – September 3

Eternals – Nov 5

Spider-Man No Way Home – December 17

Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness – March 2022

Thor Love and Thunder – May 2022

Black Panther 2 – July 7, 2022

Captain Marvel 2 – Nov 2022

GOTG Holiday Special – Late 2022

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantamonium and Captain Marvel 2 are slated to start filming in May. We are looking forward to both of these. Especially with the introduction of Kang the Conqueror.

Related: Updated Marvel Phase 4 Timeline

Spider-Man No Way Home Set Leaks

Spider-Man No Way Home officially wrapped on filming so we though the leaks might stop. However, two new leaks/rumors have surfaced. The first is more evidence that Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man is in this film. Last week we talked about his stunt double posting a picture allegedly from the set. This week the wrap gifts for the crew supposedly included a shirt with Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man on it. You can see it in the link below.

Also Elizabeth Henstridge aka Simmons from Agents of Shield was spotted leaving Atlanta the day after No Way Home wrapped. Could Simmons have been called in to consult on the multiverse? Maybe Fury decided she needed to come help.

Kross Studios Deathstar Watch

If you have 150,000 you too could own the most ridiculous yet awesome watch on the planet. Kross Studios created a Deathstar watch that is more of an experience than just a watch. You can see it in all its glory here.

The Suicide Squad Trailer

The Suicide Squad dropped its first trailer and we have some thoughts. It actually doesn’t look bad. However, we are afraid they may have shown all the best parts in the trailer. What did you think?

Man From U.N.C.L.E. 2

Henry Cavill is rumored to return, while Armie Hammer needs to be replaced obviously. Some fans think Oliver Jackson Cohen would be perfect for that role. We had another suggestion, which if you know us at all is not a surprise in the least.

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S2E11: The Weekly Bugle Vol 18 Spider-Man No Way Home & More

The Weekly Bugle Vol 18 Spider-Man No Way Home

Welcome back to the Geek Girls’ Universe for The Weekly Bugle Vol 18. This week we are discussing Spider-Man No Way Home, The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4, and more.

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The Weekly Bugle Vol 18

The Weekly Bugle Vol 18

Before you ask, our WandaVision Episode 8 breakdown is going to be in a separate show this week because there is a lot to unlock. This episode is going to focus on some TV news and naturally, Marvel news.

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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4

The Handmaid's Tale Season 4 on Hulu

The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 is set to debut on Hulu April 28. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but the ladies this season are going to kick butt and take names. And if you are a fan, good news! It has also been renewed for a season 5.

“Honor the Legacy” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

In time to soothe our hearts from missing WandaVision, Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere on Disney+ March 19. They just released a new featurette, Honor the Legacy, and we don’t know about you but it really makes us mad to see someone else with the shield other than Sam or Bucky.

In the words of Kuzco… NO TOUCHY.

Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.

Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. on Hulu
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Debuting on Hulu May 21 is an all-new adult cartoon Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. The megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Patton Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground.

Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet! 

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man No Way Home

We finally got a real title for the upcoming Spider-Man 3. It is Spider-Man No Way Home. Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? We think it means he could end up trapped in the multiverse, needing Doctor Strange and Wanda’s help to get home. Or it could be that due to his status as a “killer” he cannot go home. What do you think?


Shrill on Hulu
Photo: Hulu

The final season of “Shrill” premieres on Hulu on May 7. Despite the show coming to an end, Aidy Bryant, who portrays Annie said, “The battle against self-hatred is never over.” Jana has a love-hate with this one while Ashley has never watched.


Snowpiercer on TNT
“Snowpiercer” on TNT. Photo: David Bukach.

Finally someone is almost caught up with all things Snowpiercer. This season has upped the drama and we both hope that Wilford meets his true end. Like for real dead not comic dead. We discuss who should take him out and why.

What is your favorite show? What should we be binging next? Let us know!

Ep. 30 The Weekly Bugle Vol 9 Mandalorian Season 2 Finale, Ahsoka, and more!

The Weekly Bugle Vol 9

Hey friends! Welcome back to The Weekly Bugle Vol 9. 3 words: The Mandalorian FINALE!! Oh and probably some more Spider-Man news because why not. They can’t help themselves from announcing things.

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Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode Eight The Rescue.

The Mandalorian Season 2 The Rescue

The last episode of The Mandalorian was fun, but we knew this one was going to take us on an adventure. Little did we know just how much of a roller coaster it would be, emotionally speaking. Peyton Reed delivered one hell of a ride for this episode. From Luke’s Darth Vader Rogue One-like entrance to the extra dose of girl power, The Rescue had us feeling all sorts of things.

We discuss what we thought of the episode and where we think season 3 will take Mando, the darksaber, and Grogu. PS, Kylo Ren don’t even think about it.

Related: The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale Breakdown

The Book of Boba Fett–mind blown. This was the spin-off we didn’t know we needed until Filoni and crew served it to us. It’ll be interesting to see what role Boba and Fennec will play on Tatooine’s underworld.

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Spider-Man 3 Casting News

It’s been another week and more casting news/rumors have surfaced for Spider-Man 3. Seriously though does someone, anyone have a flow chart we could borrow for this?

This time Hannibal Buress and Martin Starr are set to be back as Peter’s teachers. The former being the gym teacher and the latter his academic decathlon coach. This announcement isn’t so left field at least and was more or less suspected to be true anyway.

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Ahsoka Live-Action Series

We didn’t really get into the Star Wars news too much last week, but this week we decided to talk about the one we are probably the most excited for–Ahsoka flipping Tano.

Ahsoka not only means more Ahsoka it means a live-action Thrawn, Ezra, and Sabine are totally possible and basically guaranteed. With Filoni helming this one, and his love for Ahsoka, we know its going to be great. We have some thoughts though and hopefully he listens.

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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.

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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.

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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: 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.

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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.


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.

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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.


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:


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*

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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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