Do you see what I see, Fandom Fans? It’s another edition of Fandom News Roundup. Your weekly source for news that is so good it feels like a gift. Before you can open your new gifts, let’s harken to the gifts you already received with the RAPIDFIRE!
In Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience wizards and witches alike can now be transported into their favorite fandom. The outdoor experience is located in Westchester, New York and it delivered everything you could hope for.
Dragon Con elected to increase its match to $125,000 in 2023. Funds are raised through convention-based auctions, special merchandise sales, special events, and the dollar-for-dollar match. This year they have selected CURE Childhood Cancer as its official charity for 2023.
For readers who are intrigued by suspenseful thrillers, the synopsis of Retro will immediately catch your eye. Let’s take a dive into this new upcoming YA novel from New York Times bestselling author Jarrod Shusterman and debut author Sofía Lapuente.
Barbie is a Barbie Girl, living in a Barbie World in the first trailer for the live-action Barbie Movie. Check out the vibrant trailer!
This past Steel City Con, held from December 9th to the 11th, 2022, tested the limits of the Monroeville Convention Center’s capacity and the abilities of convention staff and volunteers when record numbers of attendees came through the doors. And fans were quite vocal on social media about their displeasure at the result.
Take the Green Pipe to Super Nintendo World in 2023
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ takes you into the world of Super Mario™. Battle Team Bowser on the groundbreaking Mario Kart™ ride. Play interactive games throughout the land and track your score with a Power-Up Band™. Dine at Toadstool Cafe™, meet Mario and friends, and purchase exclusive merch at the 1-UP Factory™ store. Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on 2/17/2023.
Autobots…Let it Rip!
The Beyblade Burst app allows fans of the series to collect one-of-a-kind beys. Now the popular franchise gets a more than-meets-the-eyes makeover. Bladers, ever wonder what Bumblebee, Megatron, and Optimus Prime would look like as Beyblade tops? For the first time ever, limited edition TRANSFORMERS Beys are available to check out in the BEYBLADE BURST App!
6 Different Art Styles & An Infinite Amount of Spider-People
Into the Spider-Verse was a break-out film, that propelled the franchise to new heights. The long-awaited sequel is on the horizon and it is bringing more of what we loved!
Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most. The next Spider-Man movie is coming to theaters in June 2023.
My Next Live-Action Hero Academia
My Hero Academia has solidified its spot as one of the big 3 for this generation of anime fans. Netflix is continuing to invest in bringing popular anime/manga franchises to life, as the live-action film adaptation of My Hero Academia from director/EP Shinsuke Sato (Alice in Borderland) and producers Legendary Entertainment is coming to Netflix. Netflix has already worked on other franchises like Cowboy Bebop, One Piece, Fullmetal Alchemist, Death Note, and Bleach.
Scream 6 Features Other Horror Icons in New Trailer
Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter. In Scream VI, Melissa Barrera (“Sam Carpenter”), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy Meeks-Martin”), Mason Gooding (“Chad Meeks-Martin”), Jenna Ortega (“Tara Carpenter”), Hayden Panettiere (“Kirby Reed”) and Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”) return to their roles in the franchise alongside Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra, and Samara Weaving. Scream VI will be in theatres on March 10, 2023.
From Man of Steel to the Hammer of War
DC/Warner Media has been making major changes to its DC Comic properties. WB has brought on James Gunn to help spearhead the changes. Henry Cavill announced on his social media that he will no longer wear the mantle of Superman. However, we haven’t seen the last of Cavill. The supernerd will be starring in and producing Amazon’s Warhammer 40 series. Fans are happy for Cavill, as he is a huge fan of Warhammer.
Nolan’s Oppenheimer has Everything
Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is an IMAX®-shot epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.
The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist, and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Oscar-winner Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey, Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano plays Robert Serber and Josh Hartnett plays pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence. Oppenheimer also stars Oscar® winner Rami Malek and reunites Nolan with eight-time Oscar-nominated actor, writer, and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh.
You Were the Very Best
Ash Ketchum has spent over 20 years traveling across the land, understanding the power inside pokemon, catching them all, and following his destiny. After becoming the World Champion, it is now his time to pass the baton to a new Pokemon trainer. A final chapter is set to close Ash and Pikachu’s storyline and bring in two new protagonists to continue the anime series.
The new series will follow the storyline of the most recent games, Scarlet and Violet. I am definitely not crying while writing this.
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