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  • JMS Gets a Thor Writing Credit

    Found on JMS's Facebook page:

    Good news: I was brought on to help develop the Thor movie prior to Kenneth Branagh coming on as director. I wrote a detailed outline, and pushed the story toward its final form. Didn't know if I'd get an on-screen credit in its final form, but the final WGA credits just came in and I have a story credit, along with ...Mark Protosevich, who was on before I came in.
    So he's not only got a cameo, we get to see him onscreen as a writer.

    ETA: A second post:

    I didn't mention my writing involvement because like half a dozen other projects I've done for Hollywood over the last two years, it's been Secret. As in Shhh, don't tell anyone. The very best script I've ever written is one of those, and I can't even tell anybody about it.
    Jan
    Last edited by Jan; 09-16-2010, 05:30 PM.
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    JMS has so many things he can't talk about. He must feel like he wants to burst sometimes. Ah, if only Buddy could talk.
    Flying around the room under my own power.

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    • #3
      Surely his cat couldn't have lived this long... ?
      Understanding is a three-edged sword: your side, their side and the truth.
      John Sheridan

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      • #4
        Buddy's the cat JMS rescued from the drain pipe in 2003, not the one (Mr. Kitty) that we saw a photo of in Crusade.

        And, yeah...if Buddy could talk, that'd be one well bribed cat!

        Jan
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DeMonk View Post
          Surely his cat couldn't have lived this long... ?
          Why not?

          Some years ago, we adopted an adult cat whose previous keepers were moving away. She had come into that family as an adult stray and lived with them for over 8 years before coming into our home ... where she lived a further 13 years with us putting her at a bare minimum of 22-23 years old when she died.

          At one point I was convinced she was immortal.

          The Optimist: The glass is half full
          The Pessimist: The glass is half empty
          The Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jan View Post
            ETA: A second post:

            "I didn't mention my writing involvement because like half a dozen other projects I've done for Hollywood over the last two years, it's been Secret. As in Shhh, don't tell anyone. The very best script I've ever written is one of those, and I can't even tell anybody about it."
            Must've been...
            AVATAR!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Morden View Post
              Must've been...
              AVATAR!
              That was not a good script.

              I hope the best script written is a B5 movie.


              I know almost certainly isn't, but false hope is all I have.
              "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
              "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

              "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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              • #8
                The Comic-Con footage of Thor has turned up on the web, and the trailer can't be far behind:

                http://www.crazycritics.com/page/tho...ootage-with-50

                The scope of this looks huge. And Anthony Hopkins always gives me chills with his voice. I like the way they're tying these Marvel films together, by setting this film up in Iron Man 2, and Tony Stark gets a mention here..

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                • #9
                  Well, that surely wets my appetite.
                  Understanding is a three-edged sword: your side, their side and the truth.
                  John Sheridan

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                  • #10
                    I wonder what the cameo is. I was very excited to see this before, I'm a big Branagh fan, but this news definitely skyrockets this to one of my most anticipated films of '11.
                    http://www.andrewcardinale.com
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JDSValen View Post
                      I wonder what the cameo is. I was very excited to see this before, I'm a big Branagh fan, but this news definitely skyrockets this to one of my most anticipated films of '11.
                      There was a link to a vid in the other thread, featuring the JMS cameo scene:
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF9vG3JvxZo

                      (part of which appeared at the end of Iron Man 2)

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                      • #12
                        That had to be a bit surreal: to write a scene for a graphic novel, and then get a writing credit when they use the scene in the movie... And get a cameo in that very scene.

                        JMS is having a lot of fun among the work these days.

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                        • #13
                          The writing credit is because he wrote an outline for the movie.

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                          • #14
                            Long on-set interview with Kevin Feige here. Highlights

                            • The script for Thor called for about 50/50, maybe 60/40 Asgard to Earth (meaning a lot of the movie doesn’t take place on Earth)
                            • J. Michael Straczynski’s work is their inspiration of the Earth-bound stuff, confirms Destroyer and that he “appears in a number of key scenes throughout the movie.” Also they aren’t straying too far from the comic.
                            • "But there is certainly influences of the [J. Michael] Straczynski run over the course of the film. It is, as I said, Kirby/Lee, for some aesthetic and characters, Simonson for aesthetic and characters, and Straczynski for our inspiration of the Earth-bound stuff, but not Asgard floating above."
                            and much more. (Colm Meaney's in it? I didn't know that ....).

                            EDIT: Actually that seems to be their error; it's really Colm Feore (the police chief in Changeling)
                            Last edited by Belbo; 12-10-2010, 03:00 PM. Reason: Corrected error in source

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                            • #15
                              TRAILER TIME!!

                              http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810026342/video/23447610

                              Direct download links:

                              480P | 720P | 1080P

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