I just watched a featurette on AMC about the making of Gods and Generals which is slated to arrive in theaters this fall. A little background information: the film Gettysburg was based on the acclaimed novel The Killer Angels by the late Michael Shaara. His son Jeff wrote a prequel (Gods and Generals) and a sequel (The Last Full Measure). GaG explores the events leading up to the battle of Gettysburg, centering on Generals Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, and Winfield Scott Hancock. The featurette was brief and centered on the staging of the battle sequences. However, there was a scene from the film featuring Stephen Lang as Stonewall Jackson. You might recall that Lang played George Pickett in Gettysburg. What I saw looked pretty good. The movie also looks to have been filmed in an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. That's good news - I wish Gettysburg had been shot in that AR. Hopefully, Gods and Generals will do well enough that we'll see the final part of the trilogy, The Last Full Measure. I would also love to see a film version of Jeff Shaara's Gone For Soldiers, a novel about the Mexican War. Have there even been any films about the Mexican War? It's certainly a much-neglected part of America's past, IMO. I'm not a history buff, but I do enjoy reading on the subject and Gettysburg is one of my favorite films. Despite its length, I've probably watched the dvd five or six times. It's such great drama that I don't see how anyone could fail to become engrossed in it. So, is anyone else looking forward to Gods and Generals? I'd love to hear your thoughts!