Posts by Mary Anne Butler

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) 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), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence 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. #MabTheProfessional

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Molly Parker on Returning for Deadwood: The Movie Character Chemistry

Molly Parker on Returning for 'Deadwood: The Movie', Character Chemistry

We are SO CLOSE to the premiere of HBO's much-longed for continuation of David Milch-created Shakespearean Western series Deadwood by way of Deadwood: The Movie. 13 years ago, the series was unceremoniously cancelled before getting to end it's tale of the South Dakota mining town denizens. It felt, to fans and cast alike, that the camp candle had […]

[Rumor] Star Trek: Picard Gaining Brent Spiner as Data

[Rumor] 'Star Trek: Picard' Gaining Brent Spiner as Data?!?

This is one of those times we are hopeful that a rumor [read, RUMOR] might possibly be true when it comes to Star Trek: Picard, the CBS All Access series starring Sir Patrick Stewart. According to We've Got This Covered, who source a now pulled story from Revenge of the Fans, Star Trek: The Next Generation star Brent Spiner […]

Brad Dourif on Deadwood: The Movie Don Mancinis Chucky Dune

Brad Dourif on 'Deadwood: The Movie', Don Mancini's Chucky, 'Dune'

It's been nigh-on 13 years since HBO's incredible Shakespearean Western series Deadwood was unceremoniously cancelled before getting to end it's tale of the South Dakota mining town denizens. It felt, to fans and cast alike, that the camp candle had been snuffed far too soon for the David Milch-masterclass of a show in 2006, and […]

Netflix Series The Witcher Officially Wraps on Season 1

Netflix Series 'The Witcher' Officially Wraps on Season 1

Season 1 of Netflix's upcoming live-action The Witcher series has officially wrapped, and we are suuuuuper curious to see how everything turned out! Star Henry Cavill, who will be playing Geralt of Rivia in the series, said in an Instagram post shared this morning: Season 1 of The Witcher has finally come to an end. And […]

WarnerMedia Joins Disney Netflix in Stance on Future Filming in Georgia

WarnerMedia Joins Disney, Netflix in Stance on Future Filming in Georgia

WarnerMedia has become the next big studio to take a stance in the looming decision of big-budget productions continuing to film in the state of Georgia following the state's passing of a very restrictive anti-abortion bill. "We operate and produce work in many states and within several countries at any given time and while that […]

REPORT: Robert Pattison AND Nicholas Hoult Screen Testing for The Batman

REPORT: Robert Pattison AND Nicholas Hoult Screen Testing for 'The Batman'

The ongoing saga of who might be taking on the mantle of the Dark Knight for Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming The Batman film from director Matt Reeves continues, with a new report suggesting that both the rumored for sure Bruce Wayne Robert Pattinson is currently screen testing along with the continually rumored other favorite, Nicholas Hoult. Umberto Gonzales of […]

Billy Dee Williams Shares Star Wars: Galaxys Edge Photos With Some Old Friends

Billy Dee Williams Shares Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Photos With Some Old Friends

We knew last night's livestream of Disneyland's dedication ceremony to open Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge was going to be emotional for fans all over the galaxy, but we weren't expecting some of the surprise guests. Bob Iger kicked everything off in a very Iger way, and George Lucas showed up, shocking the hell out of […]

11 Character Posters for Disneys Live-Action The Lion King

11 Character Posters for Disney's Live-Action 'The Lion King'

Yes, we know, "live-action" seems a stretch for Jon Favreau's remake of the animated Disney classic The Lion King, but that's what Disney is calling it. Whatever it is, we can all agree these 11 character posters just released by the House of Mouse are our best look at what those classic animated African animals will look […]

Promo Posters For Godzilla Vs. Kong Masters of the Universe and Dune

Promo "Posters" For 'Godzilla Vs. Kong', 'Masters of the Universe', and 'Dune'

The 2019 Licensing Expo is happening right now in Las Vegas, and that means we'll be getting some glimpses of various titles, products, and upcoming launches in the way of posters, promos and more. Like these three "posters" (using the term loosely) for three big upcoming films- Sony's Masters of the Universe, Legendary / Warner Bros. […]

First Teaser Trailer for Netflix Series Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Hits

First Teaser Trailer for Netflix Series 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Hits!

At long last, the first teaser trailer for Netflix's upcoming Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series is here! It's dark and magical, and everything we were hoping for. https://youtu.be/zSV42j8lccgVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance | Teaser | Netflix (https://youtu.be/zSV42j8lccg) Aughra! And Fezgig! AND STRIDERS! The previously released cast […]

Sylvester Stallone Stars in First Teaser Trailer for Rambo: Last Blood

Sylvester Stallone Stars in First Teaser Trailer for 'Rambo: Last Blood'

The first teaser trailer for Rambo: Last Blood just hit, and its sort of like a what if Kevin from Home Alone went full….well? Full Rambo, and we're kind of here for it. The 5th title in the franchise has been a passion project for star Sylvester Stallone, he really wanted to finish this film series. Also, […]

George Lucas Calls Star Wars: Galaxys Edge Star Tours on Steroids

George Lucas Calls Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge "Star Tours on Steroids"

Happening right now live from Disneyland, the official dedication ceremony for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge! Bob Iger kicked things off, and to our much delighted surprise, George Lucas showed up! "It's like Star Tours on steroids," Lucas says of the new land. Billy Dee Williams showed up, and spoke about being the previous owner of the lovely […]

Bob Iger on Disney, Star Wars, Marvel Studios Productions Leaving Georgia

Disney CEO Bob Iger just commented on the position of the House of Mouse and their numerous franchises continuing to film in Georgia if the state's recently passed hardline stance on abortion goes into effect in 2020. Iger commented to Reuters during a chat at the Anaheim Disneyland park ahead of the kickoff ceremony for their […]

A Star Wars May the 4th Proposal from a Galaxy Far Far Away

A 'Star Wars' May the 4th Proposal from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

This isn't the first time we've told you about an ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE and nerdtastic proposal from a pair of fans, and this Star Wars engagement that took place at Scum and Villainy Cantina in Los Angeles on May the 4th is just too cute not to share. (If you'd missed it, there was this very sweet […]

Tom King Co-Writing New Gods Film With Ava DuVernay for Warner Bros. Pictures

Tom King Co-Writing 'New Gods' Film With Ava DuVernay for Warner Bros. Pictures

After no real updates on the state of Warner Bros. Pictures planned film adaptation of Jack Kirby's New Gods with Ava DuVernay in the director's seat, it sounds like we may know who'll be handling the script. According to a report over on The Wrap, a source confirmed to them that King would be co writing the script with […]

Robin Weigert Talks Deadwood: The Movie Returning to Calamity Jane

Robin Weigert Talks 'Deadwood: The Movie', Returning to Calamity Jane

It's been nigh-on 13 years since HBO's incredible Shakespearean Western series Deadwood was unceremoniously cancelled before getting to end it's tale of the South Dakota mining town denizens. It felt, to fans and cast alike, that the camp candle had been snuffed far too soon for the David Milch masterclass of a show in 2006, and […]

New Legion Season 3 Vid: Wanna Meet Davids Dad

New 'Legion' Season 3 Vid: Wanna Meet David's Dad?!?

At long last, we've got our first look at FX series Legion's version of David's (Dan Stevens) father, Professor Charles Xavier (played by Harry Lloyd). The short 30-second promo for the upcoming 3rd and final season of the Marvel Comics-based series introduces him in typical Legion fashion: Perhaps you'll recall Lloyd from his Game of Thrones days […]

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Launches Instagram New Skeksis Photos

'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Launches Instagram, New Skeksis Photos!

It needs to hurry up and be time for Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to hit Netflix already! But we would also totally settle for a trailer in the meantime. The upcoming Netflix 10-episode series just started an Instagram account which happens to have three new images of Skeksis, so we're hoping a trailer isn't that […]

New Mutants Reshoots STILL HAVENT HAPPENED Simon Kinberg Says

'New Mutants' Reshoots STILL HAVEN'T HAPPENED Simon Kinberg Says

Yes, we know we sound like a broken record when it comes to The New Mutants film, but, it would appear those reshoots we keep talking about STILL HAVEN'T HAPPENED. Remember these were supposed to have happened back in February of 2018. X-Men producer (and Dark Phoenix director) Simon Kinberg says there's a reason for that, and it's […]

4 New Harry Potter E-Books Coming from J.K. Rowling in 2019

4 New Harry Potter E-Books Coming from J.K. Rowling in 2019

Long after the final Harry Potter novel was published, fans are still enjoying new books in the Wizarding World from one J.K. Rowling. We've had several tie-in tomes, some manuals and Fantastic Beasts materials, not to mention the followup stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Turns out, in 2019 we're getting 4 new e-books set in […]