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CN cancels ‘Green Lantern’, picks up new ‘Batman’; ‘1952’ become ‘Tomorrowland’; 3D conversion of ‘Star Wars’ halts; and ‘Wonder Women’ faces more problems at CW

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Though not officially cancelled by the Cartoon Network, neither Young Justice nor Green Lantern: The Animated Series is on the cable net’s new fall slate of shows. Teen Titans: Go! and Beware the Batman appear to be their replacements.

1952It has been reported before that Brad Bird will direct and help write, with Lost’s Damon Lindeloff (from a story by Jeff Jensen), a drama about Walt Disney was known as 1952. Now the film has a new title, Tomorrowland. The movie will star George Clooney, but beyond that, nothing much is known about the project beyond that it was borne out of a suitcase that Disney himself left behind filled with numerous papers, 45’s and other scraps flotsam and jetsam  and was marked on the outside with the year 1952. A lot of speculation about what the project is about has been floating around for a bit, but clearly the veil of secrecy has fallen. And depending on your point of view, this could be a good thing, as it builds anticipation. Then again, Lindelof’s track record of late has not been the best when it comes to paying off that anticipation. Still, Brad Bird is a competent writer and director. The movie will bow December 19, 2014.

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Speaking of Disney, the studio will be passing on converting the rest of the prequel Star Wars (and eventually the older ones) series into 3D. Part of it is the underwhelming return on The Phantom Menace, which only scared up only about $23 million domestically in sales when it was re-released last February. Another part is fan backlash, as many accused George Lucas of –once again- of a just cash grabbing.  Still, the official word is that new parent company Disney wants to spend money on the starting a new series, which begins in 2015, so the 3D conversion of all six films –at least for now- will not move forward.

There won’t be a Wonder Woman prequel series yet again this pilot season on the CW, but the mini-network has decided that Amazon will still get a shot, either for midseason or, possibly next TV season. The long planned prequel series was thrown in turnaround due to script issues –with the CW brass indicating the pilot need more working out, while unofficially, writer Allan Heinberg has not known for his ability to meet deadlines on other projects he’s worked on for on the paswonder_womant with DC, including the Young Avengers. Still, this is just the latest in a long line of issues concerning the legendary Amazonian woman, as one project after another has fallen by the wayside –mostly it seems, due to “script issues” (and the apparent predilection of broadcast networks who want a superhero TV series, but don’t want the superhero to be, well super –anyone remember Smallville?). But the real culprit may just be the cost. These shows –above and beyond other regular dramas- are expensive to make. And if they fail, they recoup expenditures are nonexistent. So in some ways, the brass at any broadcast network wants a good story so the show is a success right out of the gate.

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