- Kari Skogland, known for her work on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will direct The Age of Legends, a cinematic adaptation of The Wheel of Time.
- The film is set thousands of years before the events of the novels and TV series, offering a fresh perspective and the introduction of new heroes.
- While not a direct continuation of the TV series, the film promises a multi-dimensional experience for fans and seeks to transform the fantasy genre in the film industry.
The Wheel of Time series is set to make its cinematic debut with The Age of Legends. Kari Skogland, celebrated for her directing in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, will direct this ambitious project, which seeks to explore the early periods of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson’s universe, providing a captivating experience for audiences.
According to Deadline, Skogland’s involvement marks her introduction to the complex world of Jordan and Sanderson’s creation. Her recent success in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially regarding Sam Wilson’s transformation into Captain America, showcases her ability to work with detailed character development and intricate world-building. Excited for the project, Skogland is committed to “honor the worldbuilding of Jordan’s masterwork” while exploring the human stories beneath the legends. Skogland stated:
Directing The Age of Legends is a remarkable opportunity to bring a beloved universe to life and delve into the rich lore that has long-captivated the hearts of millions of book readers around the world. My vision is to honor the worldbuilding of Jordan’s masterwork, while peeling back the layers of legend and myth to reveal the flesh-and-blood characters underneath, flawed heroes and villains alike, ordinary people forced to make extraordinary choices as their world unravels.
Taking place thousands of years before the events in the novels and Prime Video television adaptation, The Age of Legends provides a fresh viewpoint and numerous creative possibilities. The story is set to reveal new heroes in a world that fans of the series have only seen through history and prophecy.
Executive producer Eva Longoria brings her extensive experience and unique perspective to the project, emphasizing its ambitions and potential to reshape the fantasy genre within the film industry.
Although the film is not a direct continuation of the television series, starring Daniel Henney, Zoë Robins, and Madeleine Madden, it serves as the opening chapter for The Wheel of Time universe. The film and series will resonate with each other, creating a multi-dimensional experience for fans old and new alike.
Skogland’s statement highlights her goal to uncover the human aspects of the epic tale by examining the “flawed heroes and villains alike” and their difficult decisions in a collapsing world. This human-centric approach could add new depth to the narrative and present a unique interpretation of the classic battle between light and darkness.
As fans eagerly await more information, details about The Age of Legends remain closely guarded, including the anticipated release date. Many hope for a film adaptation that captures the magic and complexity of The Wheel of Time, contributing to fantasy cinema’s evolution in the process.