The Return of Ben Affleck/BlackPink Goes Virtual–FNR

Howdy Ho, Fandom Fans! July is gone and August is here, and soon it will be the end of the year. August is considered a place where movies go to die, but the news is always hot and alive. Before we hit you with the news, let’s take a look at what we already covered for you.

Bernard Cribbins, an English actor and singer whose career spanned seven decades, has died at age 93.

Shudder has announced the fifth installment of the V/H/S franchise will arrive on the streamer this Halloween.

Tales of The Walking Dead, the latest spin-off from the world of The Walking Dead, will arrive on AMC next month and more details about the show are being released.

Fanboy Expo Knoxville will be hosting an Avatar: The Last Airbender reunion with 5 of the voice cast from the show.

Amazon Prime has released the first trailer for Sylvester Stallone’s Samaritan.

Mia Goth reprises her role as X’s villain Pearl in the prequel which takes place decades prior to the events of X.

San Diego Comic-Con 2022 went viral with the latest information from the World of Fandom and beyond. Funko and its other brands, Loungefly and Mondo, are industry leaders with a “fandom-forward” motto and branding. Funko also made major waves during SDCC 22.

Paul Sorvino, who made a career out of playing forceful characters, has died. He was 83.

Actor David Warner, known for work on films such as Titanic and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, passed away July 24th, 2022, at the age of 80.


International K-Pop group, BLACKPINK, released a special music video in collaboration with MMO–PUBG Mobile.  Virtual avatars of the members were created for the game and to celebrate a music video was created. Ready for Love is a new single and shows the girls in the virtual world of PUBG.

Another Pinocchio…Because Reasons 

Disney released a trailer for the remake of their animated Pinocchio film earlier in July. Netflix said, “two can play that game,” as they recently released their trailer for their version of Pinocchio. Netflix’s Pinocchio comes from the beautifully dark mind of Guillermo Del Toro. Pinocchio will be in select theaters in November 2022, before being available on Netflix in December of the same year.

Unlock Secrets One Last Time 

In the thrilling final chapter of the series, the Locke family uncovers more magic as they face a demonic new foe who’s dead-set on possessing the keys. All episodes of the final season of Locke & Key drop on August 10th, only on Netflix.

The Looney Tunes go High Fashion 

Sufferin Succotash! Relive all of the excitement of a Saturday morning watching cartoons with Irregular Choice’s new Looney Tunes collection. With something for everyone, you don’t want to miss out on our range of flats, heels, boots, tights, and accessories. Get this collection now before it speeds off!

The Dark Knight Returns…but Not the One You Think

Jason Mamoa has revealed that Ben Affleck will be reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Aquaman 2.  The Aquaman star shared the news on his personal Instagram. Mamoa posted a picture of himself and Affleck on the set of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom with the caption, “REUNITED bruce and arthur. love u and miss u Ben WB studio tours just explored the backlot alright. busted on set all great things coming AQUAMAN 2 all my aloha j” Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is slated to be released on March 17, 2023.

Another Chance at Dragons 

The popular book series, Eragon, is getting another chance at a live-action adaptation. The series about dragons was once adapted to a film starring Ed Speelers as Eragon, Rachel Weisz as the voice of the dragon Saphira, Jeremy Irons as Brom, and John Malkovich as Galbatorix. The film was released in 2006 but was a box office failure. Disney will be turning the franchise into a series on Disney Plus.  The series will be called The Inheritance Cycle; with the author of the books, Christopher Paolini, as co-showrunner for the show.

That concludes this week’s Fandom News Roundup. What story will you be sharing with your friends? Let us know in the comments below. Remember to stay safe, have fun, 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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