Buttery-er Ritz Crackers Are Here, a DRAGON BALL Theme Park, a STAR WARS Thrawn Collection, and More News Odds & Ends

From many villainous Star Wars excitements to Buttery-er Ritz Crackers to a Dragon Ball theme park coming soon to the announcement of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 3, a new Jurassic World animated series, and more; here are some of our favorite odds and ends from the entertainment world.

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Buttery-er Ritz Crackers Want You to Win a Golden Bar of Butter

Could Ritz Crackers be any more delicious? We would have said no! But new Buttery-er Ritz Crackers want to prove us wrong. A release shares, “The RITZ Buttery-er Crackers capture the buttery flavor that fans know and love, elevating the flaky and irresistible crackers with an extra boost of decadence in every bite.”

RITZ Buttey-er Gold Bar
Mondelez International

Not to mention, these delicious snacks come with a chance to win a butter bar made of gold.  Mayte Killeen, RITZ Senior Brand Manager shares, “The RITZ brand has become synonymous with golden buttery flavor… With the new limited-edition Buttery-er Crackers we’re taking it to the next level for our buttery-flavor loving fans by offering one lucky winner the ultimate prize of a 24-karat gold bar in the shape of a traditional stick of butter, all in homage to the extra buttery flavor they know and love.”

Yum! To win this gold butter bar worth $100,000, “fans can showcase their Buttery-er selves by creating a TikTok video using the Live Buttery-er TikTok effect created by RITZ brand starting May 1st at 12:00 a.m. ET and ending May 20th, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET. To enter, fans should post their video to TikTok and in the caption tag @theritzcrackersofficial and include the hashtags #livebutteryer and #RITZcontest. There is also a mail-in, alternative entry method.* One lucky winner will receive the coveted butter-inspired 24-karat solid RITZ-branded gold bar, because RITZ brand is *extra* like that!”

We love it! The more butter the better!

Camp Cretaceous Sequel Series, Jurassic World: Chaos Theory, Releasing in May

If you love Camp Cretaceous or any part of the Jurassic World universe, it’s time to get ready for more dino fun. Jurassic World: Chaos Theory is a new Netflix series that picks up six years after the events of Camp Cretaceous to continue the story of “The Nublar Six” and, of course, everyone’s favorite dinosaurs. The series will arrive on May 24.

You can check out the Jurassic World: Chaos Theory teaser trailer and synopsis below.

Jurassic World: Chaos Theory‘s synopsis shares:

Set six years after the events at Camp Cretaceous, members of “The Nublar Six” are struggling to find their footing off the islands, navigating a world now filled with dinosaurs and people who want to hurt them. Reunited in the wake of a tragedy, the group comes together only to find themselves on the run and catapulted into a global adventure to unravel a conspiracy that threatens dinosaur and humankind alike and finally learn the truth about what happened to one of their own.

For more Jurassic World fun, check out what we know about the new live-action movie.

Denis Villeneuve to Reportedly Helm Nuclear War: A Scenario Adaptation with Legendary Pictures

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Reportedly, Denis Villeneuve and Legendary Pictures are teaming up again after the success of the Dune movies. This time, Villeneuve will helm an adaptation of the non-fiction book, Nuclear War: A Scenario. Deadline notes, “The book explores a ticking-clock scenario about what would happen in the event of a nuclear war, based on dozens of exclusive new interviews with military and civilian experts who built the weapons and have been privy to the response plans and have been responsible for those decisions should they need to be made.”

The Poohniverse‘s Next Entry Bambi: The Reckoning Shares Teaser Trailer

Strap in for the next horror retelling of a childhood favorite. Bambi is now a vicious killing machine in the trailer for Bambi: The Reckoning, the next movie in the Poohniverse which also contains Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.

The synopsis shares, “We follow Xana (Roxanne McKee) and her son Benji (Tom Mulheron) who find themselves in a car wreck and soon hunted down by the vicious killing machine, Bambi.”

Learn more about the Poohniverse‘s plans, here:

Make Yourself Up Like a Rocking Zombie with a Dreamy Corpse Paint Collection from Liquid Death x e.l.f Cosmetics

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It’s the age of the Goth Ghoul. And Liquid Death and e.l.f. cosmetics have collaborated to help you slay your look! (It even involves a keepsake coffin!) The official description shares, “It’s the new makeup trend everyone’s living for—and it’s only available from e.l.f. and Liquid Death. Slay the viral corpse paint look with this limited-edition, five-piece kit.”

Liquid Death even released a hilariously on-point ad for the collaboration, which aims to replicate retro-informercials hilariously. (And totally succeeds!)

The kit includes a “Limited-edition, 5-piece makeup set includes Matte Magic Mist & Set, O FACE Satin Lipstick, No Budge Cream Eyeshadow, H2O Proof Eyeliner Pen and Putty Applicator in drop-dead gorgeous packaging.”

This will help you create drop-dead gore-geous looks. We adore it. The vibe here honestly reminds us of Nerdist favorite Lisa Frankenstein, but encapsulated in a makeup kit! More make-up kits need to come in coffins.

The Corpse Paint kit is available until supplies sell out! But never fear—even when the set is no longer alive, Liquid Death and e.l.f. have curated a whole set of suitably slay-tastic substitutes. You can take a look at the whole collection here. And who knows, maybe we’ll see it rise from the dead again sometime soon!

Hell yes! We love a unique makeup collaboration!

Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 3 Is Confirmed

More murderous Pooh mayhem is coming our way. Variety has revealed that Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 3 is confirmed and will be hitting our screens eventually. Although we have no specific timeline for the release of Blood and Honey 3 yet, we do know that “Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 3’ will have a bigger budget than the previous films and will introduce new characters from the original Winnie-the-Pooh stories, including Rabbit, the heffalumps and the woozles. All will no doubt be given sadistic, murderous twists.”

Jagged Edge is also planning a massive “Poohniverse” crossover movie with all kinds of childhood villains gone wrong.

Star Wars: Thrawn Collection From Heroes & Villains Has Arrived

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Heroes & Villains

Heroes & Villains are always outfitting us in the latest and greatest in nerdy-wear. And their recent Star Wars: Thrawn collection is no different. Star Wars‘ villains are having a huge moment, and the Admiral deserves some love. Check out what’s on offer below, and then head over to Heroes & Villains’ site for more.

Check out some cool watches to go with this Thrawn collection.

A Dragon Ball Theme Park Is On the Way

Dragon Ball Theme Park

One of the most beloved anime and manga series ever is now getting a theme park. The official Dragon Ball website announced that the theme park would be coming to Saudi Arabia. A release shares more about the park, noting:

The Dragon Ball theme park will boast a whopping size of over 500,000 square meters and feature seven different areas that recreate various iconic locales from the original series, such as Kame House, Capsule Corporation, and Beerus’s Planet. At the park, visitors will be able to join an adventure with Goku and pals as they enjoy the world of Dragon Ball, from the very beginning of the anime all the way up through Dragon Ball Super!”

This theme park will feature five state-of-the-art rides as part of a lineup of 30+ attractions! And if that wasn’t already exciting enough, construction of a 70 meter-high Shenron is also planned, with this landmark containing a large-scale roller coaster inside!

Dragon Ball‘s legacy is unparalleled.

New Marvel Game, Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra, Showcases Captain America, Black Panther, and More

A new video game from Marvel is bringing to life some of our favorite heroes in a whole new way. Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra takes us back to, you guessed it, 1943. There “an original story that takes players on a WWII-era adventure with an ensemble of four heroes playable at different points in the game.” These four heroes are “a young Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America; Azzuri, T’Challa’s grandfather and the WWII-era Black Panther; Gabriel Jones, a U.S. soldier and member of the Howling Commandos; and Nanali, a Wakandan spy embedded in Occupied Paris.”

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Captain America and Black Panther are two of our favorite Marvel heroes, and we can’t wait to see them come to life in this new game. The results will undoubtedly be epic.

The game comes from Skydance New Media, helmed by award-winning writer and director Amy Hennig, and Marvel Games.

Here’s what we know about Captain America’s next adventure in the MCU.

Strange Way of Life Is Heading to Netflix

Strange Way of Life starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke as queer cowboys
Sony Pictures Classics

Want to see Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawk in their queer, western short directed by Pedro Almodóvar? Well, get excited; it’s coming to Netflix on April 12.

Take a look a the trailer here.

Godzilla Became Police Chief for a day in Tokyo


Godzilla was appointed Tokyo’s police chief for a day, the mega reptile promoting a message of street safety after years of being hell bent on street destruction. #godzilla #japan #police #7NEWS

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Godzilla is known for crushing Tokyo, but recently, he recanted his ways and became the protector of Tokyo’s traffic. As Police Chief for a day, Godzilla set out to promote street safety.

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It’s a good time to be Godzilla.

Michael Rosenbaum Is Still Thinking About That Smallville Animated Series

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The WB/The CW

The Smallville animated series isn’t dead yet. Michael Rosenbaum recently revealed the following to Screen Rant:

All I could share is that it’s a great idea. We have Al and Miles, the creators of Smallville backing us up. When it’s the right time, we’d like to go and do this; pitch to Warner Bros. It has to be the right time, and right now is not the right time. We had the strike, we had a change of executives at DC — one being one of my best friends in the world, James Gunn. When the time’s right, I think it’s something that’s a no brainer, unless they have other ideas. We’d like to do it — the whole cast would like to do it. They would voice their own character from the show, and we have a concept of what the show is.

Fingers crossed!

Rosenbaum also recently spoke to the DCU’s newest Lex Luthor, Nicholas Hoult.

D&D Converse Are Coming

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Get ready to roll for extra cool kicks. Converse is teaming up with Dungeons & Dragons for a line of sneakers and more to celebrate D&D‘s 50th anniversary. The color scheme is pretty cool, and we love the designs. With these on our feet, we’ll have all the initiative we need. Take a look at what’s on offer below. These Dungeons & Dragons Converse will go on sale on April 11.

We’re also big fans of these nerdy One Piece PUMAs.

David Schwimmer Will Star in Season Two of the Goosebumps Anthology Series

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The second season of the Goosebumps anthology will see a friendly face arrive (or perhaps not so friendly). David Schwimmer is set to star in the second season of the Disney+ show. According to Deadline, “Schwimmer will portray Anthony, a former botany professor and divorced parent of teenage twins whose world takes a tumultuous turn as he juggles the responsibilities of overseeing an aging parent while having his kids for the summer.”

Check out what the first season looked like:

Star Wars Lit Up the Empire State Building

What’s that, the Empire on the Empire? Star Wars recently lit up the Empire State building with a light show showcasing its many iconic villains. This is a part of its “ March to May 4th” initiative. And we’re excited to march along.

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Blue Milk is also involved.

Originally published on March 22, 2024.

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