Archive for August 1st, 2017
Jack Thorne to take up writing duties for Star Wars: Episode IX
by Doc on Aug.01, 2017, under Movies
Star Wars: Episode IX will be getting a rewrite courtesy of Jack Thorne (The Fades, Wonder).
Director Colin Trevorrow along with writing partner Derek Connolly had come up with the initial draft based on a premise from Star Wars: The Last Jedi director/writer Rian Johnson. Little is known, although the cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to return – assuming they survive the events of The Last Jedi (because who knows?!?), which opens December 15th.
Production is expected to begin in January, with a planned May 24, 2019 release.
Thorne is currently working on a new BBC adaptation of His Dark Materials and wrote an episode of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Sheep anthology.
Elongated Man to join the team on The Flash
by Doc on Aug.01, 2017, under Comics, Television
The Flash’s longtime ally Elongated Man – a.k.a. Ralph Dibny – will be joining the team on the CW’s The Flash this season as a recurring character, played by Hartley Sawyer (Glory Daze, Miss 2059).
Elongated Man has the ability to stretch his body to extremes. In the comics he gained this ability by refining a drink that was popular among the contortionists he admired. Presumably in the show it will be related in some way to the accident at Star Labs – in fact, he was named in the first season as one of the people presumed dead from the accident.