A Rick and Morty Pop-Up Bar Is Coming to Washington, D.C.

Karlin Villondo Photography
Karlin Villondo Photography

If you need evidence of how passionate Rick and Morty fans are about their beloved animated series, just look back at how a simple joke about Mulan-inspired Szechuan sauce caused pandemonium at McDonald's restaurants across the country when the chain attempted to sell the product in real life. Now the show has inspired yet another ingestible novelty for loyal followers to flock to, this time in the form of a pop-up bar in Washington, D.C.

The Wubba Lubba Dub PUB will debut on August 16 and features a menu full of Rick and Morty-themed cocktails, including Concentrated Dark Matter (Armagnac, vermouth, amaro, and orange oil), Mr. Poopybutthole (whiskey and fortified apples), Pickle Rick Back (Old Grand Dad Bonded and Gordy’s pickle brine), and the aptly named Existence is Pain (gin, blanc vermouth, blue curacao, coconut water, lemon, and absinthe).

The bar itself will also be a boozy house of worship to all things Rick and Morty. According to the company, there will be a recreation of Rick's garage-turned-lab, a reverse giraffe, their Space Cruiser, and a special entrance for patrons dressed as the oddball duo.


The Existence is Pain cocktail at the Wubba Lubba Dub PUB.
Karlin Villondo Photography

If the idea of a pop culture pop-up bar sounds familiar, it’s because Wubba Lubba Dub PUB was created by Drink Company, which also launched temporary watering holes like the Royal Wedding PUB and Game of Thrones PUB. And the whole venture is about more than just reciting Rick and Morty quotes and sipping on a Mr. Poopybutthole—at the end of the bar’s run, there will be an art auction with pieces inspired by the show. The proceeds will go to Destination Imagination, a nonprofit organization aimed at fostering creativity and innovation in students through STEM.

The Wubba Lubba Dub PUB will be open August 16 through October 6 on Sundays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. It will be located at 1839 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C. For more information, head over to the Wubba Lubba Dub PUB website.


Morty’s Mind Blower cocktail at Wubba Lubba Dub PUB.
Karlin Villondo Photography

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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