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.

We never thought it would actually happen. Every October, rumors swirl that Tim Burton was actively working on a sequel to his beloved 1988 film, “Beetlejuice.” It ALWAYS turned out to be just that- rumors. That all changed in early 2022 when Brad Pitt’s production company quietly announced the project was actually happening. Burton returned, Danny Elfman returned, and most importantly- Michael Keaton, Winona Rider, Catherine O’Hara, and more returned! Also Jenny Ortega (“Wednesday”)! “Beetlejuice” Warner Bros. Pictures The project started filming in a small town in Vermont, the exact same location from the first film. (Stories differ as to…

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Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Studios is still really trying to make “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”….something. The film, which has experienced its fair share of delays and pushbacks, is still releasing later this year. This morning, a new teaser for the project released, announcing the arrival of a full trailer later this week. Jason Momoa “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Studios The sequel is directed by James Wan, and stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman.  Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren, and Temuera Morrison. It’s currently scheduled to hit theaters December 20th, 2023.We’ll let…

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Remember when Netflix was JUST physical media? Yeah, we know, “let’s get you to bed, Grandma.” BUT IT REALLY WAS! There was a time you’d have to wait to get DVDs in the MAIL; those neat red and white envelopes promising an evening in front of the tv. While the streaming giant does, on occasion, release things on physical media, it’s a rare occurrence. Which is why we’re pretty excited to share the news “The Sandman” series is getting a 4K, Blu-ray release! Based on the beloved award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman (“American Gods,” “Coraline”), “The Sandman”…

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This just in-D23, the official Disney fanclub event, is returning to Anaheim in August of 2024. This announcement came this morning, along with a placeholder website re-launch. You can already book your hotel, as well as sign up for updates on when passes go on sale. The event will take place August 9th-11th, 2024 at the Anaheim Convention Center, next to Disneyland. https://twitter.com/DisneyD23/status/1700524876082434146 UPDATE- It ACTUALLY looks like D23 will be even LONGER in 2024, expanding to an entire week, running August 4th-11th. (At least, according to Collider.)

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One of the shows we’re most looking forward to on Apple TV+ is the upcoming “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters.” Built in the modern Legendary Pictures’ “Godzilla” and “King Kong” universe, this series aims to show more of the mysterious Monarch organization. Wyatt Russell “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” Apple TV+ Kurt Russell “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” Apple TV+ We know that Kurt and Wyatt Russell will be playing the same character, Army Officer Lee Shaw, in different phases of his life. Chris Black (“Star Trek: Enterprise“) and Matt Fraction (“Hawkeye“) co-developed the series. Matt Shakman (“Wandavision“) directs the first two episodes. Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari…

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Robert Rodriguez’s long-running “Spy Kids” franchise is getting a new entry! Rodriguez directed “Spy Kids: Armageddon,” and co-wrote it with Racer Max. It stars Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Everly Carganilla, Connor Esterson, Billy Magnussen, and D.J. Cotrona. Patty and Tony discover their parents are secret agents, and become kid spies-in-training to save their parents, beat the bad guys, and save the world. You know, your typical story. Spy Kids: Armageddon. (L-R) Gina Rodriguez as Nora Torrez, Everly Carganilla as Patty Torrez, Connor Esterson as Tony Torrez and Zachary Levi as Terrence Torrez in Spy Kids: Armageddon. Cr. Robert Rodriguez/Netflix ©2023…

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Yes, it really does seem like there’s a Monopoly for every fandom. Some are better than others- the most recent “Star Wars” version wasn’t great, not gonna lie. But THIS ONE, we’re pretty damn excited for. As you may know, we’re HUGE fans of “Dune” here at Nerdbot. So, of COURSE we’re going to be excited about a new “Dune” Monopoly! Here’s your chance to be the first to own the extraordinary Dune MONOPOLY® game, available for preorder only at the official Legendary shop! Experience life’s mysteries through one of the greatest tales of contemporary sci-fi with the ultimate game for Dune fans. MONOPOLY®: Dune lets…

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Scott Lang. Convict, close-up magician, father, and Avenger. But now, he can add published author to that list as well. As revealed by Disney Books, fans of Ant-Man can purchase his book, “Look Out for the Little Guy” now. [Also, let’s just take a minute to appreciate PEOPLE’s 2021 Sexiest Man Alive, Paul Rudd!] Per the official description: This is the incredible story of an ex-con turned world-saving Super Hero. In Look Out for the Little Guy, Scott Lang shares with the world a bracingly honest account of his struggles and triumphs, from serving time to being a divorced dad to…

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Season 2 of Marvel Studios’ “Loki” is coming next month, so of course we’re going to be getting a few more teasers. Like this short- VERY short- 45 second one. Yes, of course it’s got lots of Tom Hiddleston and Ownen Wilson, as well as Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, and Jonathan Majors.But the person we’re the most excited about seeing in season is Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan! “Loki” Season 2 Disney+, Marvel Studios “Loki” Season 2 Disney+, Marvel Studios We’re getting time travel, new costumes and locations, as well as more mischief and magic from our…

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Another day, another slew of headlines from ‘outlets’ that make zero sense. DC Studios co-head James Gunn seems to be a constant source of ire, no matter what he does. Certain websites made claims over the weekend that Gunn’s deactivated Facebook account was due to “controversial comments made about Batman.”No really- that’s what some places are claiming. Leave it to Gunn himself to clear things up. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cwxt7a-Rlk_/ We now return you to your regularly scheduled Labor Day.

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