A Mighty Morphin Reunion / Disney Lorcana Release Date — FNR

Howdy Ho There, Fandom Fans! Is it us, or does it feel like January 37th? When will this month end?! As we find ourselves contemplating time and space, we are also keeping our eyes open for the hottest news from the World of Fandom.  We know how to multitask. We have some fun stories to share with you this week but before we do let’s get into the…RAPIDFIRE!
Visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan’s latest release, Knock at the Cabin, lands on the big screen next month and anticipation for the home invasion/apocalyptic horror continues to grow. Numerous trailers have already given us a look at the director’s next nightmare, but a brand new featurette goes one step further, offering an inside look at the film from the perspective of its cast and crew.

Paramount has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming Dungeons & Dragons live-action release Honor Among Thieves.

Do you have a sweet tooth? Then satisfy your dessert cravings with this all-new Fever experience coming to the Metro Detroit area. Choco Town: An Immersive Journey Into a Sweet Town will provide a magical journey through the ins and outs of chocolate and candy!

Cobra Kai struck first, struck hard, and showed no mercy to fans on Friday with the official announcement that the hit series will end after season 6. The news included the release of a teaser trailer announcement stating “coming soon” for the final run and promises to be “the biggest and baddest” season of all.

Crunchyroll is one of the leading streaming sites for anime, and after its merger with Funimation last year, it has grown even bigger. Every year, Crunchyroll hosts an Anime Awards show, and as of today, voting for the best anime from 2022 is LIVE!

A brand new possession horror movie called The Reading is on the way, and we now have our first look at the BET+ original with the release of an official trailer.

WEBTOON will adapt popular titles from Aethon Books and Moonquill, as well as WEBTOON’s Wattpad and YONDER platforms.

Official confirmation that M3GAN will return with M3GAN 2.0 announced for a slated release of January 17th, 2025.

With less than two months to go before the sixth installment of the Scream franchise hits the big screen, marketing and promotion for the film continue to grow. A short teaser trailer has already given us our first look at the film, but there’s more to come.

A24 announced that MaXXXine would arrive in theatres sometime in 2023.

Kevin Williamson, the writer of the original Scream movie, recently spoke with SYFY Wire and claimed that Scream VI is a “fresh reinvention” of the saga.

A horror film set on Valentine’s Day is nothing new, but today’s announcement of a VR slasher film from horror maestro Eli Roth will give fans a viewing experience quite unlike anything we’ve seen before. The announcement came from Crypt TV, who described the project as an “exciting and gut-wrenching horror VR experience.”

Avatar Studios made their first huge announcement of 2023: Zuko, the franchise’s beloved antagonist-turned-ally, is getting a solo film in 2026.

After a lengthy wait, Disney has finally released the official trailer for Season 3 of The Mandalorian.

Attack on Titan is Getting Closer to the End

A trailer for the final part of Season 4 of Shingeki no Kyojin aka Attack on Titan was released this week. The series ending was broken into 3 parts causing fans to wait for the conclusion of the epic anime. Relief will soon arrive on March 3, 2023, when Season 4 Part 3 premieres.

Something Goes Bump in the Night 

Inspired by the comic book series by Mike Mignola, Richard Pace, and Troy Nixey, BATMAN: THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM is a 1920s-based tale that finds explorer Bruce Wayne accidentally unleashing an ancient evil, expediting his return to Gotham City after a two-decade hiatus. The logic/science-driven Batman must battle Lovecraftian supernatural forces threatening the sheer existence of Gotham, along the way being aided and confronted by reimagined versions of his well-known allies and enemies, including Green Arrow, Ra’s al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Two-Face, James Gordon and Bruce’s beloved wards. Prepare for a mystical, often terrifying Batman adventure unlike any other. BATMAN: THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM will be available to own on Digital, 4K, and Blu-ray on March 28, 2023. 

Once & Always 

The Power Rangers have been delighting generations of fans for a long time. The original teens with attitudes, The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reunited for their 30th anniversary with a special on Netflix. Get a look behind the scenes of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always 30th Anniversary Special with our cast and crew. Once & Always streams on April 19, only on Netflix!

Fandom Never Sounded so Good or Looked so Cute 

Bitty Boomers are wireless Bluetooth speakers that look like miniature versions of your favorite fandom characters.  Their latest editions feature new designs based on Fortnite, Stranger Things, Lilo & Stitch, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Mandalorian. You can purchase these tiny speakers right now on Entertainment Earth.

Disney Magic gets a New Makeover 

Disney Lorcana, the upcoming collectible trading card game featuring a wide range of Disney characters, will release its first products in August. The game features fan-favorite Disney characters sporting attire reminiscent of D&D or Magic: The Gathering. Disney Lorcana will be released on August 18th in local game stores, followed by a mass retail release on September 1st. This isn’t Disney’s first time giving their classic characters new looks and new stories. They have done it in other games like Kingdom Hearts, Mirrorverse, Twisted Wonderland, and Disney Infiniti.

In Disney Lorcana, players are  “Illumineers” with the ability to summon various characters from across Disney’s many stories. Characters summoned by players are “Glimmers” of actual Disney characters, and the game will involve quests of some kind along with an overarching storyline. The “First Chapter” set will include over 200 cards. Booster packs will come with 12 random cards, including one foil card and two cards with rare, super rare, or legendary rarity.

That’s all we have for this week’s Fandom News Roundup! Pretty good, if we do say so ourselves. We hope you all have a safe week. Remember to stay hydrated and follow your fandom.

About Yali Perez

When she's not writing about pop culture for Fandom Spotlite, curating social media for the*gameHERS, or helping to produce the DB4L podcast, she is a single mom to the coolest kid in the world. In Yali's free time she likes to bake, exercise, watch horror films, and play Mario Kart. Yali's goal as a writer is to share her nontraditional and colorful view of the world with readers everywhere.

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