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.

If there’s anyone who should be allowed to complain about uses of symbols from their works, it’s George R. R. Martin (GRRM). Specifically, the use of the wrong sigil for House Targaryen in HBO’s “House of the Dragon.” Here we have the Targaryen house sigil from “Game of Thrones” on the left, and the “House of the Dragon” version on the right. If you look closely, the left has one distinct curl in it’s tail, while the right has two. Likewise, the left side has two legs, but the right has four. This was enough of a difference to make…

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This morning Marvel Studios released the first official teaser for their upcoming film, “Captain America: Brave New World.” Anthony Mackie is back as Cap, and this time he’s joined by new and returning characters from the MCU. Harrison Ford is taking on the role of General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, who was originally played by the late William Hurt. Liv Tyler, who played Betty Ross (the General’s daughter), will be joining the film, making the character’s official MCU debut. Mackie‘s Sam Wilson has become Captain America. We are very pleased to report Carl Lumbly will be back as Isaiah Bradley, the original super soldier. We…

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“You’re on pace to end the world in about 48 hours.” The fourth and final season of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” is coming, and with it, the end of the world. Based on the popular graphic novels by Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, the show first hit the streaming service back in February of 2019. The final season will consist of 6 episodes, which Netflix was kind enough to give titles and short descriptions for. The logline for each episode was written by series creator Steve Blackman, who was recently accused of some serious misconduct.…

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STARZ has revealed four images from their upcoming “Outlander” spinoff series, “Blood of My Blood.” The series will tell the tale of the parents of Jaime (Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe), with their own epic love stories and adventures.Harriet Slater will play Ellen Mackenzie, sister of Colum and Dougal Mackenzie of the Leoch clan. Jaime Roy will play Black Brian Fraser, son of Lord Lovat, and keeper of Lallybroch. (From Ellen and Brian come Jamie and Jenny!) Their story will take place in 18th century Scotland, and we honestly can’t wait to see the ‘kidnapping’ Hermione Corfield (“We Hunt Together“) will play…

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Co-head of DC Studios James Gunn has been hard at work filming his next big film, “Superman.” This adaptation aims to relaunch the franchise, and to introduce new members of the DC Universe. David Corensweat leads the cast as the Last Son of Krypton.The film is actually one year from hitting theaters, something Gunn reminded us of this morning. He also shared the official logo we’ll see his Superman use. Gunn wrote and is directing the film, which is currently filming in Cleveland, Ohio. It stars  Corenswet as Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicolas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Terence Rosemore as Otis, Skyler Gisondo as…

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Ah yes, “Shrek.” The cultural touchstone that won’t sink quietly back into the swamp. If you love it, more power to you. Maybe I’ve seen it far too many times to care about it. But, I can’t ignore how many people will be excited to know that a 5th film is on the way.DreamWorks Animation just released an official poster and release date for “Shrek 5.” DreamWorks also announced that the original cast of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz will return. It hits theaters July 1st, 2026. We’ll let you know what we hear about this and other…

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We still can’t believe this film is happening. A sequel to Ridley Scott’s incredible historic epic, “Gladiator.” True, there’s no Russell Crowe or Joaquin Phoenix this time around, but there *is* Connie Nielsen! The sequel stars Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington, Nielsen, Joseph Quinn, and Fred Hechinger. If you didn’t see the incredible first-look photos, you can check those out here. “Gladiator II” hits theaters November 22nd. Check out the trailer now:

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Seems like Marvel Studios is at long last releasing the Agatha Harkness spinoff series. The character was first introduced to the MCU during “WandaVision,” brought to life by the scenery-chewing amazing performance of Kathryn Hahn. This morning, Disney+ and Marvel Studios confirmed the spinoff series “Agatha All Along” will indeed release this fall, and also shared a poster: Hahn returns as Agatha. Broadway great Patti LuPone, Aubrey Plaza, Sasheer Zamata, Ali Ahn, and Debra Jo Rupp also star.It hits Disney+ September 18th. Check out the teaser now:

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This just in-it looks like yet another anticipated series isn’t going forward. A series based in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” universe covering Arkham Asylum is reportedly dead at MAX. (HOWEVER, additional claims have said it was simply going to be “set in the DCU,” not specifically Reeves’ universe.)Originally announced in 2022, Antonio Campos was going to serve as showrunner and head writer for the project, which was being developed for HBO’s streaming service, MAX. As of today, according to Variety, the series is no longer happening with Campos. Now, this could very well mean it gets shopped elsewhere, or that…

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“You’re gonna need a bigger LEGO boat.” “Jaws.” One of the greatest movies ever made (fight me). Aside from being an annual 3rd of July tradition in my household, it’s also getting the LEGO Ideas treatment, again! Feast your eyes on the new official set, due out August 1st- It’s got Quint, Chief Brody, and Hooper! Looks like it’s priced at $159.99, and is not currently available yet. We’ll let you know when orders are live.

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