Technology Marches On: A fair amount of Fairy technology and equipment considered superior to the human variety at the start of the series by either the characters or the author have become decidedly less so as the years have gone by. Notable examples include wrist GPS, wafer-thin laptop computers and the iris-cam. Several Future Soldier Programs currently in development will almost certainly make the original LEP Recon jumpsuit the next casualty.
What Could Have Been: Word of God is that Minerva was meant to appear more after her debut, but she ultimately didn't after Colfer realized that fans hated her.
Development Hell: Plans for the film were announced as early as 2001, but nothing came of them until 2013 when the film rights passed to Disney. The film release was announced in 2017 to be scheduled for August 2019. Given that a definite release date has now been set as well as a trailer, it seems all but certain now that it is Saved from Development Hell. And then it was announced that the film is now bumped to May 2020.
Jossed: It was long rumored that it would be an adaptation of the first two books. It was confirmed instead in July 2018 that it will in fact solely be based on the first book.
A staple of Kenneth Branagh, he has recruited many individuals he has previously worked with in the past, including actors such as Dame Judi Dench, Nonso Anozie, Josh Gad and Gerard Horan, and composer Patrick Doyle. Gerard Horan also worked with Josh Gad in Beauty and the Beast (2017).