Lucasfilm introduced the title of Episode III at Comic-Con today. I don’t think there’s a soul in the fandom who’ll be surprised by their choice.
According to theforce.net,it was announced at Comic Con that Aaron Allston and Troy Denning will be a part of the 9-book post-NJO novel series. Allston will have three books in 2006. No numbers for Denning are given, but he already has a trilogy in this time period set for next year.
Official confirmation and more regarding upcoming EU projects, mostly prequel-related, can be found here.
Check out Friday’s Comic-Con photos for a few familiar faces.
The reviews of Catwoman are in, and it’s not looking good. Is anyone surprised? Anyone?
For those of us spoiler-ho’s who can’t wait for the official novelization, a fan written patchwork of spoilers and speculation is currently underway over on TFN.
The writing isn’t bad so far. Someone called it Zahn-like. I don’t know if I’d go that far, but it’s worth a look.
Allow me to put on my pontificating hat here and tell you an obvious truth: Hollywood doesn’t care about source material. When a major movie studio buys a novel (or in this case, a collection of stories) to adapt into a film, it stops being material of a fixed nature; it becomes suddenly fluid, and you’ll find vast chunks of the book sliding out, getting rearranged or simply being ignored for the expediencies of the filmmakers and the studio. Let me make it even more clear: It is a rare book that makes it through the film adaptation process without great violence being done to it.
And this is not always a bad thing. I think some of the most successful literary-to-film transfers have been ones in which Hollywood does what Hollywood does — substantially guts and reworks the source material to adapt it to the needs of the filmmakers. The obvious example here is Blade Runner, which is of course a mightily reworked version of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick. It’s entirely possible a filmed version that is more faithful to the original novel could have been made; on the other hand, Blade Runner is excellent. It’s a fair trade.
The WB wants to be seen as a ‘grown-up’ network… Which might be part of the reason they cancelled Angel. Sigh. Yet another occurance of the ‘genre is for kids’ misconception. They’re also trying to blame Whedon for the cancelation – if he hadn’t asked about the show’s future, they might not have cancelled it. How petty is that?
Ehh. Let’s just say I’m not holding my breath for those Angel mini-movies.
Secrets of the Jedi by Jude Watson will reveal Obi-Wan’s ‘great love’ referenced in… uhh… some book I didn’t read. There’s also some Anakin/Padme stuff… Including an Episode 3 pic of Natalie Portman.