Studios are taking another shot at Flash Gordon as Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has reportedly joined the upcoming animated film.
According to a recent report from Deadline, the director of Thor: Ragnarok has joined the production of the upcoming Flash Gordon film, but could not say what Taika Waititi would actually be doing. According to the report, Taika Waititi may write and direct the upcoming film but could not get any definitive confirmation of this. In addition, it was said that it is too early to gauge just what Taika Waititi will do either way.
Taika Waititi, of course, rose to prominence thanks to his work on the 2017 film, Thor: Ragnarok. Taika Waititi also directed an episode of the upcoming show, The Mandalorian. Taika Waititi is also set to direct an upcoming adaptation of Akira. It does beg the question as to how Taika Waititi will have time to work on an animated version of Flash Gordon if he’s busy with his work on the live action film
This will not be the first time a studio has attempted an adaptation of Flash Gordon. The character was originally a comic strip before being adapted into a film serial in the 1930s. Flash Gordon was then adapted into an infamous dud in the 1980s under producer Dino De Laurentiis. Hopefully, the adaptation of Flash Gordon that Taika Waititi is working on will turn out better!
What do you all make of this? Are you excited to hear that Taika Waititi will be working on a Flash Gordon film? Do you have faith in him after Thor: Ragnarok? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, and Jeff Goldblum.
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Thor: Ragnarok is now available Digital HD, Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD release on June 11.
New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Character Posters Feature Surviving & Fallen Heroes
Marvel Studios released new Avengers: Endgame character posters for both the surviving and fallen heroes of Thanos' decimation in Infinity War.
Nearly one year ago, fans were devasted when Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos carrying out his mission to eradicate half of the population in the universe, including several MCU heroes. In exactly one month, fans will finally discover how the surviving Avengers plan to avenge their fallen comrades and potentially undo Thanos' decimation with the help of newcomer Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). Now, Marvel Studios has released several character posters not only for the surviving heroes who will embark on a game-changing mission in Endgame but also for those who fell victim to Thanos' eradication in Infinity War.
The line-up includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and many more!
You can check out the first character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it, which have now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, before Marvel kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.
While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population, who were turned to dust by the Mad Titan.
What do you think of the new Endgame character posters? Which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow, with Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.