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From the BBC
Star Wars’ Chewbacca is to star in Glee’s Christmas special, to be aired later this month.
Matthew Morrison, who plays teacher Will Schuester in the show, has directed the one-off which features a cameo from the character.
The actor told ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel that Glee had contacted Star Wars director George Lucas about organising a guest.
Morrison said: “It’s a tribute and throw-back to the Star Wars holiday special.”
Boo! I love Preacher! It would be great on HBO! Why? Why is stupid crap all over TV, but an authentically good idea can’t make it? WHY????
HBO Won’t Be Preaching
Preacher will not be coming to HBO after all. Garth Ennis’ master work was slated for debut on HBO, but was met with strong opposition and eventually was stopped before much progress was made.
According to Mark Steven Johnson, who was responsible for Daredevil and Ghost Rider (but don’t hold that against him):”We were budgeting and everything and it was getting really close to going….
But the new head of HBO felt it was just too dark and too violent and too controversial. Which, of course, is kind of the point! “It was a very faithful adaptation of the first few books, nearly word for word. They offered me the chance to redevelop it but I refused. I’ve learned my lesson on that front and I won’t do it again. So I’m afraid it’s dead at HBO. “I’ve heard someone is in the process of getting the rights to turn it into a feature film. I hope that happens.”
The Comics Continuum learned in their interview with Johnson that he doesn’t believe one Preacher film would be enough. “…I hope it happens as a series of movies as one movie couldn’t do it justice. I really love that story and I dedicated a lot of my time to honor Garth’s work. But it wasn’t meant to be.”
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