Author: Mary Anne Butler

Mary Anne Butler (Mab) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), Bleeding Cool (where she was News Editor), and now Nerdbot as Editor-In-Chief. Over the past 10 years, she’s built a reputation at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. Though she be but little, she is fierce.

Today marks the season finale of Disney+’s “Star Wars” series, “Obi Wan Kenobi.” While reception has been decidedly mixed across the internet, everyone agreed on the big thing- seeing Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen together again is freaking awesome. A major question has arisen with the finale, though. Would either actor want to return for more? Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor, “Obi Wan Kenobi” premiere Photo by StillMoving.net for Disney Of COURSE they would! “[Obi-Wan Kenobi] was definitely conceived as a standalone story. But I would love to continue with this character,” Christensen said, semi-pitching a Darth Vader spinoff. “You…

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A new “Star Wars” record has been set. Just a few minutes ago, an X-Wing miniature, Red Leader to be precise, sold at auction for $1.9 million. With buyer’s premium included, the final price tag is actually $2.3 million! It was originally expected to sell for $500,000-$1,000,000. This is a screen matched piece, used in “Star Wars Episode IV- A New Hope” in 1977. You can see the listing from Propstore here. It now holds the record for the highest-value piece of memorabilia sold from the films.

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Yesterday, we brought your attention to an aspect ratio problem during Fathom Events’ special “The Thing” 40th anniversary screening. Specifically, horror icon Mick Garris’ detailed account of how bad the John Carpenter film was presented. We hoped Fathom would catch wind of this, and they have, issuing a statement about the entire thing.No mention of refunds for those who experienced the butchered film, though. You can read the full statement below: Dear Fathom Fans,Your patronage and trust are of utmost importance to us. We know you come to theaters expecting the very best experience possible and we pride ourselves on…

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This just in-sounds like Léa Seydoux is heading to Arrakis for “Dune Part Two.” She will theoretically be playing Margot Lady Fenring, wife of Count Hasimir Fenring. (Count Fenring hasn’t been cast yet) Lady Margot is a Bene Gesserit, and a very important player in the House Harkonnen / Atreides drama.Seydoux joins new cast members Florence Pugh (Princess Irulan), Christopher Walken (Emperor Shaddam IV), and Austin Butler (Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen). THR indicates Jon Voight has been added to the cast as well, but there hasn’t been a single confirmation of this yet.”Dune Part Two” will again be directed by Denis Villeneuve, from a…

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We can all agree “Stranger Things” season 4 volume 1 was a return to form for the Netflix series, right? A balance of mystery, science fiction, horror, and period piece really rang true. (Ok, minus this example of why a consultant’s job is very important for a production set in a certain time period.) But season 4 started strong, and the halfway point was even more so.This morning, the streaming giant released a new trailer to tease what’s to come in season 4 volume 2. The series stars Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), David Harbour (Jim Hopper), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven),…

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This just in-take a look at our first glimpse of the Orcs from the upcoming “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power!” “Well, I love Orcs. I love creature design, so I’m very happy to talk about this stuff,”  Jamie Wilson, head of The Rings of Power’s prosthetic department, said. “JD and Patrick — the showrunners — the very first page of their bible was about Orcs. They have a real passion for them, they love practical prosthetics and design, and they felt that they needed exploration given that this is the Second Age and thousands of years…

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We want to start off by saying this next piece is deep in rumor territory. Think Tatooine vs Coruscant in terms of trustworthy source. That said, yet another outlet is claiming “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown might be headed to a galaxy far, far away.According to UK tabloid The Mirror, Brown may be featured in an upcoming “Star Wars” project. The outlet claims the 18 year old is “on Disney’s radar for the new Star Wars projects.” They go on to claim “she’s had contact with Kathleen [Kennedy], who is aware of her desire to feature in a movie…

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Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is once again teasing what’s to come. The MCU has been planned in blocks, with the current saga just getting to the end of Phase 4. Everyone has a theory about what’s next following the current slate of titles. Feige, while speaking to Total Film, promised answers are coming.“As we’re nearing the end of Phase Four, I think people will start to see where this next saga is going. I think there have been many clues already, that are at least apparent to me, of where this whole saga is going. But we’ll be a…

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While we still have over a year before “Indiana Jones 5” rolls into theaters, we’re thinking about it a lot. During Star Wars Celebration 2022, official key art was revealed during the Lucasfilm showcase. Star Harrison Ford himself came out to wave and joke. The true Maestro of the Movies John Williams led the orchestra in a suite of familiar tunes, including Indy’s theme. But it also left us wondering- what the heck will this film be about? Seemingly the sendoff of the iconic archeologist adventurer, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” released in theaters in 2008.…

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This is absolutely one of those times internet fan-casting results in some fun possibilities. Like Bruce Campbell as Hades in Disney’s upcoming live-action “Hercules” adaptation. Considering how…problematic…the animated film’s Hades voice actor is, we can totally get behind someone else. In the 1997 animated “Hercules,” James Woods voices Hades, brother of Zeus, and lord of the underworld. As we know, this version of Hades has his own agenda, and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Woods, while a decorated actor, is not exactly what we’d call child-friendly. There have been numerous instances of complaints from fellow actors…

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