This week we’ve seen exciting new trailers for movies and TV shows like and . Ahsoka returned with . And we even saw . But that’s not all that happened. From exciting Baldur’s Gate 3 announcements to DC zombies, and public domain debates, there have been quite a few exciting stories circulating.

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Here are some of our favorite pop-culture news odds & ends that you don’t want to miss reading about.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Reveals Release Date and 100+ Hours Worth of Content
Baldur’s Gate 3 Voice Actors Will Play a D&D Game in Character
DC Comics’ Fables Is and Then Is Not in the Public Domain
Rogers: The Musical Album Is Now Streaming
Pok?mon Happy Meals Return to McDonald’s
A Build-a-Bear Documentary Is Coming in October
You Can Soon Back DCeased – A Zombicide Game on Kickstarter

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the sequel to Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake, finally revealed its release date. Fans eagerly anticipating this new Final Fantasy content can rejoice, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will release on February 29, 2024. That’s not so far away now! Alongside a release date, PlayStation revealed a trailer with a ton of new footage from the game. But it’s merely a tease of what’s to come. As reports, Naoki Hamaguchi, the game’s director, reveals, “While the main storyline is bigger and more ambitious than the previous game’s narrative, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth also embraces the concept of ‘free exploration,’ with compelling stories, fun mini-games, powerful monsters and so much more to find throughout the world map… We hope you will explore this world in great detail, as nearly 100 hours of adventure awaits.”


Check out our review of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, here:

Loving the Dungeons & Dragons elements of Baldur’s Gate 3? Well, you’re in luck. The voice actors of Karlach, Gale Dekarios, Shadowheart, Wyll Ravengard, Astarion, and Lae’zel are all getting together to play a tabletop game of D&D.

And they’ll play this special Dungeons & Dragons game as their Baldur’s Gate 3 characters. That’s what we call a full circle. The game will stream on on 9/22 at 7pm BST/2pm PDT.

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Check out how you can add Baldur’s Gate 3 characters to your Dungeons & Dragons game, here:

There was much excitement in the air when Bill Willingham announced that his comic series Fables was in the public domain. , “As of now, 15 September 2023, the comic book property called Fables, including all related Fables spin-offs and characters, is now in the public domain. What was once wholly owned by Bill Willingham is now owned by everyone, for all time. It’s done, and as most experts will tell you, once done it cannot be undone. Take-backs are neither contemplated nor possible.”


However, in a statement shared with , DC Comics has confirmed this is not the case from its perspective. It notes, “The Fables comic books and graphic novels published by DC, and the storylines, characters, and elements therein, are owned by DC and protected under the copyright laws of the United States and throughout the world in accordance with applicable law and are not in the public domain. DC reserves all rights and will take such action as DC deems necessary or appropriate to protect its intellectual property rights.”

We guess we’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.

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Rogers: The Musical . And then it actually came to life at Disneyland’s Hyperion Theater. Sadly, this fun MCU musical ended its Disneyland run on August 31. But now it’s available for all to enjoy. As we saw on , Rogers: The Musical is officially streaming on Spotify. You can check out each of its 12 tracks below.

Learn more about Disneyland’s version of Rogers: The Musical with our article, here:

‘Tis the season! Halloween season? Well, that’s true, but it’s also Pok?mon season, at least at McDonald’s. While Pumpkin Spice returns to other fast food chains, it’s Pok?mon that is making its grand homecoming at the golden arches. Pok?mon Happy Meals will be available until October 16. These meals will come in a Pikachu-shaped Happy Meal box.

They will also feature booster packs with four Pok?mon cards randomly selected out of the available 15. GameSpot shares that these cards are from Scarlet and Violet TCG. At least one card, either Sprigatito, Fuecoco, Quaxly, Cetitan, Pikachu, or Klawf, will be holographic. Well, we have to say it. It’s time to catch ’em all.


For more Pok?mon in real life, check out everything we know about Pok?mon‘s upcoming live-action series, here:

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