Flash Gordon Animated Movie Happening at Disney with Thor: Ragnarok Director

Taika Waititi works with Disney to lead an animated film Flash Gordon . Details are rare at the moment, but it is thought that Waititi is on board to write and direct the project. Fox would have tried to develop a real action scene for years, but it seems that the film is finally moving forward as an animated feature now that it is in the hands of Disney. Waititi is now in the post-production phase of his upcoming comedy Jojo Rabbit due out in theaters later this year.

Kingsman by Matthew Vaughn and The Lord Julius Avery was associated with various projects Flash Gordon over years, but nothing obvious has ever come from these iterations. Taika Waititi should be able to do something quite interesting with the property, especially in the busy world. The character has been a lot in pop culture recently, thanks to the movies of Seth MacFarlane Ted and became a cult favorite after a pretty nerdy movie in 1980. Not even a soundtrack of the rock band Queen was able help live-action version when he came to be a hit at the box office, although the theme song proved to be quite memorable.

It is believed that Taika Waititi Flash Gordon The film will attack the origins of the hero. The character was created in 1934 as a sci-fi comic originally drawn by Alex Raymond. The comic strip was supposed to compete with Buck Rogers. Over the years, the character has had several TV shows and different comics. While the 1980 film Flash Gordon is not the greatest science fiction adventure of all time, it has conquered an important cult audience since its release in rooms almost 40 years ago. Will Waititi bring someone to make a cover of Queen's theme song? We can only hope.

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While Taika Waititi is certainly busy in recent days, thanks to his work on Thor: Ragnarok ] The Mandalorian Jojo Rabbit What we do in the shadows and more, his schedule only opened us up a bit. The director was originally attached to helm Bubbles a stop motion stop motion project from Netflix based on Michael Jackson's chimpanzee. While Waititi was leaving the project due to "scheduling conflicts", it is generally thought that the project was put on hold after the HBO Leaving Neverland documentary containing numerous allegations of pedophilia.

Flash Gordon will be a completely different project for Taika Waititi and one has to wonder what will make it seemingly limitless possibilities to work in the world of animation. Thor: Ragnarok was a colorful explosion of energy that sometimes looked a lot like an animated film. Whatever the case may be, Waititi will not fail to do something different and unique with the Disney property and the fans of Flash Gordon are more than likely happy to know that there is some progress in the project after years of waiting for Fox to do something. The deadline was the first to report on the Taika Waititi and the Flash Gordon news.


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