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Age of Legends movie trilogy in development


Katy Sedai
  • Writer Zack Stentz to pen three movies based on the Age of Legends (independent of Amazon’s new TV show)


Katy is a news contributor for Dragonmount. You can follow her as she shares her thoughts on The Wheel of Time TV Show on Instagram and Twitter @KatySedai

 

The news broke early this morning that Zack Stentz has begun working on the scripts for three The Wheel of Time movies set in the Age of Legends.  The Age of Legend movies are independent of Amazon Prime Video’s The Wheel of Time TV show currently in production.

 

Zack Stentz was a co-writer for Thor and X-Men First Class. He has also written for TV shows like The Flash, and Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.

 

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“I’ve been a fan of Robert Jordan’s work for many years, and it is especially his allusions to the origins and backstory of The Wheel of Time that I have always found most intriguing. I’m excited to be bringing this era Robert Jordan conceptualized to life,” said Stentz via Hollywood Reporter. 

 

Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon of iwot productions are producers on the new movies. Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon also produced the Winter Dragon pilot and are producers for the Amazon TV show.

 

There’s currently no studio or distributor attached to the Age of Legends movies yet. Amazon and The Wheel of Time Showrunner, Rafe Judkins, are not involved in the movie adaptation of the book material.

 

If you are curious about the history of The Wheel of Time media rights, check out Adam’s deep dive.

 

The Wheel of Time fans will have plenty to talk about at JordanCon this weekend. We are also hoping for more TV show news from Showrunner Rafe Judkins at ComicCon next week. 

 

Zack Stentz confirmed his involvement this morning on Twitter. 

Dragonmount founder, Jason Denzel, provided a bit of context for today's announcement in a Twitter thread. Click through to the first tweet in the series: 




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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! YES! YES, YES, YES, YES, YES, YES! 
 

Please say they don’t screw it up. Please. 

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They need to be tied into the show or we will end up having different Actors playing LTT and the Forsaken and to much contradictory stuff and it could quickly turn into a mess.

But its still a very long journey and a lot of things have to happen first.

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I'm very skeptical about all of this. In the best case, it will be highly derivative work. And using RJ world after he's dead and he basically said he didn't like other people doing it... not nice

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3 hours ago, king of nowhere said:

I'm very skeptical about all of this. In the best case, it will be highly derivative work. And using RJ world after he's dead and he basically said he didn't like other people doing it... not nice

I feel the same.  Don't get me wrong I'm excited at the prospect of more WoT media, I just can't help think that because info on the AoL is so sparse in the books the majority of the movies will be a sort of 'official fanfic'.  More than happy to be proven wrong though!!

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yuck.  red eagle??  this looks like a big mess.  the only way it does well is if Amazon connects it to the tv show.  otherwise it will just be weird.  kinda like the fox fantastic 4 movies while marvel was doing the mcu

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I am actually very worried by these news. This probably means that rights to the show were split between Amazon and creators of the Winter Dragon pilot - that Amazon has no rights to show anything of what happened in the Age of Legends, while other party has rights only to the events from the Age of Legends.
While I have nothing against having a movie on Age of Legends, I am actually quite excited about it, this would be a huge setback for the Amazon show to not have those glimpses into the past Ages. Some of the books, eg. Shadow Rising, are so much better because of the retrospections from the Age of Legends it would be such a loss if the Amazon series couldn't have those. I really hope this is not the case.

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