Ran Posted December 20, 2022 Author Share Posted December 20, 2022 (edited) 2 hours ago, Werthead said: There is another issue with modern Hollywood in that writers are in some short supply. Rather than finding the right match of writer and source material, they sometimes have to go with who is available, and a lot of that time it might be people who know nothing about the source material, are not invested in it and have no issue with changing things for reasons both valid and decidedly invalid. Indeed. I didn't mean to suggest everyone on the writer's staff, outside of the half that said they loved it, "hate" it -- it was simply pointing out that three or four writers saying they actually love the stuff doesn't say anything about the other five and six who haven't spoken. But per Beau De Mayo, "some" of the writers "actively disliked" the books and "openly mock[ed]" the source material. Which he felt was bad for morale for those who were working on it and liked what they were doing. Looking further, I see Javier Grillo-Marxuach explicitly said the rumors are "false" that there are writers openly disliking the books... citing being in the writer's room for all of season 3. Which is an important point! Because as it happens, he wasn't part of season 1 and season 2, while Beau De Mayo was. Looking over the credits, there are three writers besides De Mayo who did not go on to write on season 3 (in De Mayo's case, because he became show runner of X-Men '97), which makes me think one or more of those writers were the people he was talking about. Edited December 20, 2022 by Ran Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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