The Wheel of Time is Also Getting a Movie Trilogy Penned by X-Men: First Class Writer

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A new Wheel of Time trilogy of movies, based on Robert Jordan's epic fantasy book series, is coming, and X-Men: First Class and Thor writer, Zack Stentz, has been tapped to pen the script for the first film.

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The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who reported that Stentz will pen a script for the first film of the trilogy titled Age of Legends. The confirmation of the new Wheel of Time movie trilogy comes when fans of Robert Jordan's fantasy series are still anticipating for the premiere of the first season of Amazon's Wheel of Time TV series, which has already been grinlit for Season 2.

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"I've been a fan of Robert Jordan's work for many years, and it is especially his allusions to the origins and backstory of The Wheel of Time that I have always found most intriguing," Stentz said in a statement. "I'm excited to be bringing this era Robert Jordan conceptualized to life."

According to THR, a studio or film distributor for the movie has not yet been decided, but it's reported that Age of Legends will be produced by Larry Mondragon and Rick Selvage of iwot productions alongside Ted Field and Justin Smith of Radar Pictures. Eva Longoria, James Leon, and Mike McGuiness are set to executive produce the film. The film is set to "complement the storylines" that will be featured in the upcoming Amazon series.

While "Age of Legends" is not the name of a book in Jordan's epic fantasy, fans would recognize that Age of Legends is a period of time within the lore of the book series.

According to THR, the film "will be set several millennia before the time of the books in a futuristic utopia powered by a magical force shared by men and women known as the One Power."

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Originally published in 1990, Robert R.R. Jordan's The Wheel of Time fantasy series consists of fourteen novels, the last three of which were co-written by Brandon Sanderson following Jordan's death in 2007. The Wheel of Time, which follows a group of young villagers coming to terms with their own powers while being drawn into a global conflict, is set in a world in which only women can wield the magical One Power without losing their sanity.

Season 1 of Amazon's Wheel of Time TV series will premiere in 2021. There will be a total of eight episodes.