JURASSIC WORLD Sequel Date, ARROW Teasing Ollie Running For Office?, More

'Jurassic World' poster
Credit: Universal Pictures
Jurassic World
Jurassic World
Credit: Universal

Universal Pictures has officially announced, via Variety, that a sequel to the blockbuster hit Jurassic World has been greenlit. The Jurassic World sequel is scheduled for a June 22, 2018 release.

The as-yet unnamed sequel will be co-written by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and writer Derek Connolly, and will see Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles.

Yesterday, Jurassic World was confirmed to have surpassed Avengers as the third highest grossing film of all time.


ARROW Season 4 Production Continues

Arrow executive producer and co-showrunner Marc Guggenheim has tweeted a picture of the script for the second episode of the new Arrow season, marking today as the beginning of the episode's production.

Interestingly, the episode is titled "The Candidate," which could be a nod to Oliver's stint as mayor of Star City in comic books.

 

Fox's LUCIFER Won't Be Like The Comic Book

In comic books, DC/Vertigo's Lucifer follows the story of the lord of Hell as he abdicates his throne, and returns to Earth where he runs a bar in Los Angeles, coming into conflict with an archangel who wants him to return to Hell. In Fox's upcoming television adaptation, Lucifer retires to Los Angeles, but instead of running a bar, he busies himself by aiding the LAPD solve mysterious cases.

Since the premise was announced, there has been some backlash among fans who lament the loss of Lucifer's metaphysical roots in the television adaptation. Now, speaking to HitFix, the show's cast and crew have addressed the differences.

“If you’re coming to Lucifer to see the comic book, you are not going to see it. Let it go,” said D.B. Woodside, who plays the Archangel Amenadiel.

“It's a much more a grounded version of Lucifer," add executive producer and pilot director Len Wiseman. "It’ll focus on his life on Earth."

“You can’t go that dark on network,” added Lauren German, who plays homicide detective Chloe Dancer.

For his part, the DC/Vertigo character's co-creator Neil Gaiman seems content to allow the show's creators to go their own way, issuing the following tweet.

Lucifer premieres on Fox in 2016.

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