Really, io9? Really? Is there so little actual news in the entire world of science fiction and fantasy today that you had to dig up some news from December and try to spin it to be about the live-action series? Really? Here’s a hint: It isn’t.
On the other hand, thanks for the laugh. I needed that.
There’s a door marked ‘LucasFilm Television’ at Skywalker Ranch, TV Squad claims. Offices! For the planning and billing and other exciting office-based television things! (Which could, maybe, date all the way back to The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles?)
Yes George, we are pathetic. (Announce something, please?)
That’s what Examiner.com’s Bryan Young is reporting from Steve Sansweet’s DragonCon panel. Sansweet also hinted that we may get some serious news soon!
Of course, the skeptic in me can’t fail to remind folks that this is far from the first time we’ve been given a ‘possible’ date. But Sansweet actually talking about it at a con seems like a good step.
Bryan Young got talk to Steve Sansweet at Comic-Con, and naturally he asked what was up with getting the movies on Blu-Ray. Steve’s answer? Well, it’s a feature that’s likely to get folded in with that box set we’ve been hearing about for years, and we’ll see it when the live-action series is nigh: aka “the next several years.” Ahh, vagueness, our old friend!
I got all excited about this Wall Street Journal article that mentions the live-action series until I realized it’s basically just a longer take this article from June. But it does have some new George Lucas quotes and one of their nifty little head shot sketches.
Since she gave us that casting rumor, Movieline asked her if she knew anything else:
A friend of mine is actually one of the writers on the show. It’s set in space. I think it’s like a family drama, as well, or something? I think he melted a few idea together for it.
Hat tip to Izikavazo for the heads up!
Sci Fi Australia is reporting that their ‘inside sources’ say that Rick McCallum has approached several acclaimed local ‘chick show’ writers.
However, let’s note that ‘approached’ is not the same as ‘hired’… As a certain Doctor Who showrunner can attest.
So as I said last week, I pretty firmly believe that Sansweet and company are finally going to bust out the official Celebration V announcement next month at San Diego Comic Con, but I’m not sure that really justifies airing the thing on G4.
Not that C5 wouldn’t be big news for us, but for the general audience at SDCC and G4 it’s not really wait-in-line or tune-in now material. The second season of The Clone Wars and The Old Republic MMO are certain to make appearances, but the TOR trailer is old news and while it’ll be nice to see Disney’s TCW preview in wide and open release, neither of those are exactly earth-shaking.
No, the ante has been upped; I’m expecting – hoping- something big. Like some major news on the live-action series, perhaps? Hasn’t been much solid on that lately, but there have been those rumors flying around about casting and murmurs about possible shooting locations. (And now… John Williams? Not that IMDB is most reliable of sources at this point in the game.) It’s a long shot… But we can hope. For a name, at the very least.
What would you like to hear? Would C5 and The Clone Wars alone satisfy you?
TFN has rounded up all the hints and hopes in hopes of giving us some clues about filming locations for the live-action series. It’s starting to look like The Phantom Menace runup all over again… But at least we have better software this time around.