Here we have Aggo (Chuku) staring threateningly at the back of Daenery’s head. Game of Thrones, Season 6
Chuku Modu is a cute little something you may have caught a glimpse of on the sixth season of Game of Thrones where he played Aggo, one of Daenerys’s blood riders. To be honest, I didn’t really pay much attention to him on there. Part of that is because some of the importance of the blood riders is lost in the book to screen translation, so Aggo’s really just a background character. Mostly though, it’s because they put a big curly wig and a wild looking beard on him. Some men can pull of the filthy, scruffy, Dothraki look (we’ll get to Jason in another post), but baby-faced Chuku does a whole lot better when they clean him up.
Speaking of which, you can currently catch him on ABC’s, The Good Doctor, where he plays Dr. Jared Kalu; a fine young surgeon making his way through his residency. The first half of the first season has already aired, and it’s really good, so go check that out. And if you like your eye candy a little more seasoned, Nicholas Gonzales and Hill Harper are on there, too.
If y’all catch me in the midst of a medical emergency, this is who you call. The Good Doctor, Season 1
Chuku (short for Chukuma) is only 27 years old, but what he lacks in age, he makes up in height. Standing at a strong six foot three inches, his ancestry has been described as Nigerian, German, English, and Irish. Plus, he was born and raised in London, so he has a nice accent.
Some fun facts are that he plays the guitar, and he’s an avid boxing fan. He began training at age 12, so... muscles.
If you’re looking to follow him on social media, you can find him on Twitter and Instagram @chuksta. He’s not super active, but he’s worth the follow.
From Virginia, loves food, petty, and all things Michael B. Jordan.
So a week before we officially got word that Disney buying 21st Century Fox was a thing, it was a really hot rumor. So hot, that my fellow geeks and I couldn’t wait to talk about what the world would look like if Wolverine was sent on a mission to kill a target, only to find out that target was Hulk. If Mr. Fantastic was consulted by Peter Parker on how to stop his mutation into an actual Man-Spider. If the Shi’ar Empire appeared in a Guardians of the Galaxy film. So many awesome suggestions were thrown out there, and with each new or classic story that was brought up, the enthusiasm grew. And then, out of freakin’ nowhere, one guy says:
“Man… I sure hope that they don’t mess up Deadpool with all this PG stuff!”
Admittedly, I was slightly annoyed. Deadpool is funny character who found real prominence thanks to his 2015 film. A solid film that went on to become the highest grossing X-men film ever, and, with time, also became CRIMINALLY overrated. How overrated? There are people that believe Deadpool is a better choice than Thor for a fight against a group of other super heroes. That’s absolutely absurd, but I digress. I let my annoyance go, and moved on with my day. So later, I’m talking to a separate group of geeks about the then-possible merger, and yet again, someone brings up Deadpool. B, but it was worse this time. This lost soul said:
“I don’t care about any of those other properties, Deadpool is going to suck now because they’re going to try and make it PG!!!”
I’m here to make sure you all understand the gravity of the situation, here. Deadpool is cool, but we had WAY better comic book movies before he came along with crude jokes and body humor. If they don’t make another Deadpool movie, we’ll be fine. I understand your concerns. You want something that’s a hard “R” (gotta be careful with that), has plenty of gore, and will make you laugh. It’s the American way. You know what else is the American way? Sit back because I have a list:
I could really get crazy (Xenomorphs and Predators in Star Wars, The Simpsons appear in a Pixar film) but I don’t think it’s necessary. We live in a world where things look cool and they eventually disappoint, but I’m going to be optimistic about this one. Disney acquiring 21st Century Fox allows what we geeks have been begging for over the course of several years. All we want, all we NEED is all of Marvel’s characters under the same roof so we can get the stories we really want to see on screen. We finally have that. What a time to be alive!!!
And for the sake of all things awesome, please…
Shut the hell up about Deadpool…
From Jackson, MS, and is mostly proud of that. Trash will not be tolerated no matter how old it is. Might be a robot, and in a movie could be played by the Tin Man in "The Whiz"