Geek Bets


Every once in a while the Gabbing Geek podcasters like to bet each other over geeky things.  Here’s where we can record the bets, the stakes, and the winners.

Pending Bets:

Bet: Black Panther to make $98m in its opening weekend.  (Watson says yes.  Ryan say No.) Stakes: Coffee.

Bet: Over/under for Black Panther RT is set at 88.5% (Watson says over.  Ryan says under.)  Stakes: Coffee.

Bet: The first MCU film to open with a rotten (sub 60%) RT score will make over $200M (Ryan says yes. Watson says no.) Stakes: Lunch.

Bet: That Steven Spielberg will actually direct Ready Player One.  Ryan says yes, Watson says no.  Stakes: Lunch.

Bet: That Hugh Jackman will return as Wolverine in a principle role after the third standalone Wolverine film.  Ryan says yes, Watson says no.  Watson wins if Hugh Jackman dies. (Watson: That makes me sad.  Ryan: It should.)  Stakes: Coffee.

123 Bet:  Game of Thrones will debut a new episode (including a sneak preview episode…but not a leak) before the end of 2018.  Watson says yes.  Jenny says no. Stakes: Coffee.

123 Bet: Marvel or Star Wars will officially replace a director from a film before the end of 2021.  Ryan says yes.  Watson says no.  (Clarifying: This is after Trevorrow was canned.)  Stakes: Coffee.

123 Bet: By the end of 2021, will a wide release movie (opening on more than 650 screens) also have a day and date streaming debut.  (Watson says yes.  Ryan says no.)  Stakes: Coffee.

123 Bet: Captain Marvel movie grosses (US) more than $250 million.  (Jenny says no.  Ryan says yes.)  Stakes: Coffee.

123 Bet: Ryan wins the 2017 Box Office game with Watson but if we didn’t double Wonder Woman and Pitch Perfect 3, Watson would have won.  (Watson says no.  Ryan says yes.)  Stakes: Coffee.

Bet: Now You See Me 3 will be released before the end of 2021?  (Ryan says yes.  Watson says no.)  Stakes: Coffee.

Bet: Three geek bet to predict which MCU character will appear in Black Panther.  Does NOT include post-credit scenes.  Does not count mere references.  The character must physically appear.  Jenny predicts Falcon.  Ryan predicts Captain America.  Watson predicts Nick Fury.  Stakes: Coffee.  If your character appears, the other two buy you a coffee.  If more than one appears, all winners earn their coffees.  The coffee owed shall double if your prediction goes into Space during the film.

Bet: Episode 8 of Star Wars will have a higher opening weekend ($220m) than Episode 9. Watson says yes, Ryan says no.  Stakes: Coffee.

Bet: The song Ocean Man by Ween will feature in either the film, trailers, or teaser for Aquaman.  (Ryan says no.  Watson in a bold call says yes because he was clearly drinking at the time) Stakes: Coffee if Ryan wins.  Lunch if Watson wins.

Bet: Ryan and Watson did a draft of Best Picture contenders for 2017.  Winner of the bet is the one that has Best Picture film on your “team” (Ryan:  Dunkirk, The Post, Lady Bird, Florida Project, Logan.  Watson: Get Out, Shape of Water, 3 Billboards, Call Me By Your Name, Big Sick.  Any other winner is a push.)  Stakes: Coffee.

Bet: Rian Johnson will direct all three of his announced Star Wars trilogy. (Ryan says yes. Watson says no). Stakes:Coffee

Jenny is lazy & hasn’t updated her bets from the Geek Bets Podcast (Episode 123)!

Completed Bets:

123 Bet:  Star Wars Episode 8 will make more in its fourth weekend than My Little Pony the Movie will make in its entire theatrical run.  Ryan says Yes.  Watson says no.   Stakes: Coffee.   Winner: Ryan

Bet: Over/under for Star Wars: Last Jedi RT is set at 90.5% (Ryan says over.  Watson says under.)  Stakes: Coffee. Winner:  Ryan

123 Bet: That Carrie Fisher’s final spoken line in Episode VIII will reference The Force. (Jenny says yes.  Ryan says no.)  Stakes: Coffee. Winner: Ryan

Bet: Over/under for Justice League RT is set at 54.5% (Ryan says under.  Watson says over.)  Stakes: Coffee. Winner:  Ryan

Bet: Justice League to make $145m in its opening weekend.  (Watson says yes.  Ryan say No.) Stakes: Coffee. Winner:  Ryan

123 Bet:   WB will announce, prior to the end of the 2017, that Wonder Woman will move out of its 12/13/2019 release date after Star Wars episode 9 moved to a week behind it.  Jenny says no.  Watson say yes.  Stakes: Coffee. Winner: Watson.

Bet: Thor will score over 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. Watson says yes, Ryan says no.  (85% is a push).   Stakes: Coffee. Winner: Watson.

Bet: Blade Runner 2049 will score over 73% on Rotten Tomatoes. Watson says No, Ryan says Yes.  Stakes: Coffee.  Winner:  Ryan

Bet: Colin Trevorrow will not actually direct Episode IX.  Ryan says he’ll have something come up, Watson says he’ll direct it.  Stakes: Coffee.  Winner:  Ryan

Bet: That the standalone Spider-Man movie will be part of the MCU by referencing MCU facts/events or including a character from the MCU.  Watson says yes.  Stakes: Lunch.  Winner: Watson.

Bet: That in the new Fantastic Four movie, the foursome get their powers without going to space.  Ryan says no to space, Jenny says they still go to space.  Stakes: Coffee.  Winner: Ryan, because nobody got any powers in space and that was the bet.  Sheesh.

Bet: That Age of Ultron will make $10 million the weekend Ant-Man comes out (Ryan says yes, Watson says no).Stakes: Coffee.  Winner: Watson.

Bet: That Jenny would see Interstellar at least twice before Ryan saw it once.  Stakes: Coffee.  Winner: Ryan.

Bet: That Les Mis would make more than Moulin Rouge.  Ryan said yes.  Stakes: Lunch.  Winner: Ryan.

Bet: That Guardians of the Galaxy would score over 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Ryan said yes.  Watson said no. It scored 91%.  Stakes: Coffee.  Winner: Ryan.

Bet: That Furious 7 will score lower than 82% on Rotten Tomatoes (Watson).  Ryan has the over.  Stakes: Coffee.  Winner: Ryan.

Bet: That Paul Blart 2 will score lower than 30% on Rotten Tomatoes (Watson).  Ryan has the over.  Stakes: Coffee. Winner: Watson.

Bet: That Avengers Age of Ultron will make less than $210M on opening weekend (Ryan). Watson has the over.  Stakes: Coffee.  Winner: Ryan.

Bet: That Avengers Age of Ultron will score higher than 90% on Rotten Tomatoes (Watson).  Ryan has the under.  Stakes: Coffee. Winner: Ryan.

Bet: That the individual holding the red lightsaber from the teaser trailer is Adam Driver (Watson & Jenny) or anyone else (Ryan).  Stakes: Coffee.  Winner: Everyone in the bet whose name was not Ryan.

Bet: The second weekend of Jurassic World will decline more than 59% for domestic box office take.  Ryan says yes, Watson says no.  Stakes: Coffee.  Winner: Watson.

Bet: That Luke Skywalker dies in Episode VII.  Ryan says he bites it, Watson says he lives.  Stakes: Coffee. Winner: Watson.

Bet: That Jurassic World will not be in the top 10 films, US domestic gross, for 2015. Ryan says no, Watson says yes. Stakes: Lunch.  Winner: Watson.

Bet: That at least 4 episodes of Lucifer will actually be shown on air.  Ryan says yes, Watson says no. Stakes: Coffee.  Winner: Ryan.

Bet: The Martian will make over $290M at the domestic box office.  Ryan says yes, Watson says no.  Stakes: Lunch.  (Second bet: Martian outgrosses Gravity.  Ryan says yes, Watson says no.  Coffee bet)  Winner: Watson, twice.

Bet: Lego Ninjago will gross $100m or more? (Ryan says yes.  Watson says no.)  Stakes: Coffee.  Winner: Watson.

Bet: That Happy Death Day has more than 80% on Rotten Tomatoes one week after opening.  Ryan says yes, Jenny says no.  Stakes: Coffee. Winner: Jenny

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