Funko Is Giving Pennywise the Clown His Own Breakfast Cereal

Warner Bros. Entertainment
Warner Bros. Entertainment

If the prospect of waking up early in the morning for work or school isn’t terrifying enough, you can now turn up the horror at the breakfast table with a big bowl of Pennywise cereal. Put out by the pop culture aficionados at Funko, the Pennywise cereal—an ode to the terrifying clown at the center of Stephen King's It—will be crimson in color, leaving your milk stained an appetizing blood-red to start your day.

Concrete details about the cereal are scarce, but a quick glimpse of the box can be seen about an hour and 20 minutes into the Netflix documentary Making Fun: The Story of Funko. The art on the box is based on the character's look from 2017’s It, mixed with a bit of that patented Funko charm. The master of horror himself even managed to snag a screenshot of it:

But Pennywise is just one of many characters and brands that Funko is incorporating into its new line of cereal. He’ll be joined by the likes of Batman, Harley Quinn, Skeletor, Beetlejuice, Freddy Krueger, Cthulhu, Joker, Aquaman, Cuphead, and Captain Caveman. From the looks of the cereal in the documentary, each one will consist of colored Os (adorably called FunkO's) that follow the theme of the character on the box. So Pennywise and Freddy Krueger will be red, while Batman will be blue and Beetlejuice will be green.

This may be Funko’s first foray into making their own cereal, but they have immortalized breakfast mascots in the past with figures based on the Trix rabbit, Count Chocula, and Cap’n Crunch. You may just want to stick to the cereal for now—Count Chocula alone has been valued at $350.

Each box of cereal will retail for $7.99 and comes with a mini Funko Pop! toy. But don’t expect them to land in your local supermarket; this type of nostalgia in a bowl is going to be available only at specialty stores. According to Nerdist, you can expect Freddy Krueger, Elvira, and Beetlejuice cereals to hit first this summer (possibly in June), with the others to follow.

[h/t Bloody Disgusting]

Mark Hamill Confirmed How He'll Be Returning in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

We can always count on Mark Hamill to give us some early intel on the next Star Wars movie—whether the studios like it or not. And earlier this week, the 67-year-old actor came through for us yet again.

While attending the Child’s Play premiere, the Associated Press asked Hamill about The Rise of Skywalker and whether he would be involved in the final film in the Skywalker Saga. Hamill confirmed that he would indeed be making an appearance, and shed new light on how.

When asked if this would be his final appearance in the Star Wars franchise, Hamill replied, “I sure hope so,” before elaborating, “I had closure in [The Last Jedi]. The fact that I’m involved in any capacity is only because of that peculiar aspect of the Star Wars mythology where if you’re a Jedi, you get to come back and make a curtain call as a Force ghost.”

The fact that Hamill will appear as a Force ghost doesn’t come as a big shock to fans, as most have been convinced that was the only way he could return to the franchise. (He did die in the previous film, The Last Jedi, after all.) However, suspicious fans have been speculating about other ways he could come back, with some using promotional photos as possible evidence that Luke will be resurrected.

Despite knowing a major part of Luke Skywalker’s return in The Rise of Skywalker, we still have plenty of questions. We’ll just have to wait until the film debuts on December 20 to find everything out.

[h/t Associated Press]

Fans Are Rallying for Macaulay Culkin to Play Joker in The Batman

Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990).
Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990).
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After months of speculation, it was only recently announced that Robert Pattinson will be the next actor to don the Dark Knight's iconic cape in Matt Reeves's upcoming film The Batman. Unsurprisingly, the response to the casting news was mixed.

While it’s believed The Batman will center around a younger version of Bruce Wayne than we’ve seen previously, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding other major plot points—including which villains will be included, and who will play them.

We Got This Covered reports that various DC characters are being rumored to appear in the film, including Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, Firefly, Two-Face, and the Mad Hatter. But fans are desperate to know if the most notable Batman villain will be included on the roster: the Joker.

Though there has been no mention of the Joker in conversations surrounding the new film, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill—nor has it prevented fans from offering up their ideas on who could nail the iconic role, and Macaulay Culkin is apparently at the top of the list.

The former child star has not commented on the validity of the rumors, but many DC fans are on board with it, including digital artist Bryan Zapp who created an image of what Culkin would look like as the Joker.

Meanwhile, Todd Phillips's Joker, a standalone film focusing on the villain’s origin story and starring Joaquin Phoenix, is set to hit theaters on October 4.

Although it could get confusing, The Batman will be part of the DCEU, while Joker will not live in the shared universe, which means there could very well be two portrayals of the same character at the same time. Whether or not Culkin would take on the role—or if there will be a Joker at all—is only up for speculation right now.

[h/t We Got This Covered]

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