Taika Waititi Directing An Animation Reboot On Flash Gordon For Disney / Fox?


Although it is from 2014 that we hear about a potential reboot on Flash Gordon, it seems that Twentieth Century Fox, along with Walt Disney Pictures, will opt for a different version of the character.

In fact, as reported by the authoritative Deadline, Disney would have decided not to proceed (at least for now) with a live-action reboot of Flash Gordon but to order a potential animated film on the character that, clearly, will be distributed exclusively by the Twentieth Century Fox.

According to the site, Taika Waititi ( Thor: Ragnarok ) would currently be in talks to write and direct the property. It is not the first time that the filmmaker has been involved in an animated project: some time ago he signed to direct Bubbles for Netflix, a stop-motion film that would tell the life of pop star Michael Jackson through the eyes of his chimpanzee; the project, however, was blocked following the controversies arising from the documentary Leaving Neverland, which led Waititi to abandon its development.

Flash Gordon is a science fiction hero born in the 1930s from the pen of Alex Raymond and protagonist of a series of comic books quite loved by fans of the genre. The character has often been adapted both on television and in the cinema, with the film of the 80s, interpreted by Sam J. Jones and become a real cult movie with time, among the most famous.