Producer John Davis recently revealed Taika Waititi’s Flash Gordon film will now be live-action instead of animation.
A Flash Gordon reboot has been in the works for years with several filmmakers like Matthew Vaughn taking a stab at the project before departing. Taika Waititi is the latest to attach himself to Flash Gordon, but the writer-director also has his hands full with Thor: Love and Thunder, Star Wars, and Netflix’s Willy Wonka shows.
Flash Gordon producer John Davis shared a recent update on Taika Waititi’s progress to Collider and says the film will no longer be animated:
“Taika is writing it. It was a movie that was a huge influence on him growing up. It is one of his favorite movies. He initially said to me, ‘Let’s do it animated.’ I said, ‘Okay.’ Then we got into it and started developing it and he said, ‘No, let’s do it live-action.’ I said, ‘Even better.'”
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Full details on the plot for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder are currently being kept under lock and key. The Marvel Studios film is said to be partly based on Jason Aaron’s Mighty Thor comic book run, with Jane Foster becoming the new Thor.
Directed by Taika Waititi from a script he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Christian Bale, Jaimie Alexander, Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn and Jeff Goldblum. Matt Damon, Sam Neill, Luke Hemsworth, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, and Russell Crowe are also on board.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to be released on May 6, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Taika Waititi’s Flash Gordon and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.