After directing one of Marvel’s most well received and creative films with Thor Ragnarok, Taika Waititi has begun attaching his name to various upcoming projects. Now the director has a new project on hand, this time being a new adaptation of the famous comic series Flash Gordon. Not only that, but this upcoming Flash Gordon Reboot will be Animated at 20th Century Fox, who is also now an affiliate of Disney.
Rumors of a new Flash Gordon film have been surfacing for years, with the character being very well known for his comic strips and 1930s film serials. The character did make a return with a 1980 movie starring Sam Jones as the title character, but was met with poor box office results at the time. Since then, however, the film has received a huge cult following and is best known for its 80s camp value and soundtrack by Queen.
With the 80s film being the last we saw of Flash Gordon, it’s ultimately time for the character to make a comeback. It’s currently unknown whether Waititi will have a role in this film in addition to being a director. Regardless, with a talent like him attached and seeing how Thor Ragnarok had a Flash Gordon feel to it, it’ll be welcome to see Waititi work on something up his ally. Add in the fact that this upcoming reboot will be animated, and it’ll certainly make for one neat return of Flash Gordon. Now hopefully Queen’s soundtrack will be in the mix too.