Week in Geek is The Companion‘s weekly digest of all the latest trailers, announcements, controversies, spicy memes, and more. Not everyone has the time or inclination to sit on social media all day staying on top of this… but we do.
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What We’re Talking About
Loki director Kate Herron has been fanning the already-raging flames of Alligator Loki/Crocoloki/Florida Loki fandom. Our precious swamp baby even got a character poster.
Happy Episode Five “Journey into Mystery” @LokiOfficial day! Here is one the biggest divas and the most demanding actor I’ve ever had to work with, taking a break from his reign of terror to relax in his chair #alligatorloki #loki pic.twitter.com/3WH57yt0Bz— Kate Herron (@iamkateherron) July 7, 2021
New show Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will excite “old school fans” according to lead Anson Mount. Imagine that…. a show about Captain Pike, Number One, and young Spock will excite “old school fans.” What a scoop!
Last ep of Season 1 starts shooting today. Old school fans are going to VERY excited to see what we’re trying to pull off with this one. Getting to do many things I’ve never attempted as an actor. So much fun! #StarTrek #StarTrekSNW— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) July 7, 2021
What We’re Watching
Scar Jo’s MCU mic-drop, Black Widow, opened this weekend. Aside from the blackly comic David Harbour as Red Guardian and overwrought generic climax, it could have been Bourne.
The MCU has well and truly uncorked the multiverse in its first trailer for animated anthology What If…?, containing a Captain Britain-style Peggy Carter, Marvel Zombies, and more. Come on August 11.
What We’re Buying*
*These aren’t sponsored, we don’t get a cut, and nobody sends us freebies. It’s just some cool stuff we’re lusting over hard.