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Jordan Vogt-Roberts to Helm Netflix’s Live-Action Gundam Movie

(Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)Jordan Vogt-Roberts to helm Netflix’s live-action Gundam movieIt has been four years since the successful release of Kong: Skull Island, and now director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has finally found his next big project with Legendary. Vogt-Roberts has officially signed on to direct the studio’s first-ever live-action feature film version of Gundam for Netflix, which will be based on the universe of Sunrise’s iconic Japanese robot franchise.This marks Legendary and Netflix’s latest collaboration together, the two companies previously worked on films such as 2016’s Spectral and last year’s Enola Holmes as well as shows like Lost in Space and Pacific Rim: The Black. They are also currently working on the anime series adaptation of Skull Island and Tom Raider.RELATED: Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Series Wraps Production!Plot details for the Netflix film are being kept under wraps but the original Gundam series is set in the Universal Century, an era in which humanity’s growing population has led people to emigrate to space colonies. Eventually, the people living in the colonies seek their autonomy and launch a war of independence against the people living on Earth. Through the tragedies and discord arising from this human conflict, not only the maturation of the main character but also the intentions of enemies and the surrounding people are sensitively depicted. The battles in the story, in which the characters pilot robots known as mobile suits, are wildly popular. The Gundam universe is replete with numerous storylines of love and conflict along with the popular Gundam battles, in which the characters operate robot suits called Mobile Suits.The live-action Gundam film will be penned by Brian K Vaughan. It will be produced by Vogt-Roberts with Vaughan set as executive producer. Legendary’s Cale Boyter will oversee the project along with the Sunrise creative team. The project was actually first announced in 2018 at the Anime Expo.RELATED: Sony & Netflix Ink First-Pay Streaming Licensing DealCreated by Hajime Yatate and Yoshiyuki Tomino, the franchise first started in 1979 with the TV series titled Mobile Suit Gundam. The massively popular Mecha anime and science fiction media franchise is Sunrise’s multi-billion-dollar property that has spawned a multi-platform universe encompassing televised anime, manga, animated films, video games, plastic models, toys, and novels among other media. Gundam continues to dominate Bandai Namco’s earnings almost forty years after its inception.

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    The Flash Eyeing a March 2021 Start, Ray Fisher Offered Cameo

    Ezra Miller's The Flash Eyeing a March 2021 Production Start

    Ezra Miller’s The Flash eyeing a March 2021 production start

    According to , Warner Bros. Pictures are preparing to start production for The Flash in March 2021, which may be five years since Miller’s DCEU debut because the scarlet speedster first. However, it really is understandable the said date might potentially shift according to the COVID-19 shooting protocols still. The outlet also reported that the studio has offered Justice League star Ray Fisher a cameo role as Cyborg in the upcoming film.

    DCEU’s solo The Flash film has been around development since 2014 and contains undergone plenty of behind-the-scenes pre-production setbacks, including director and script changes. With It director Andy Muschietti signed to helm the project, Warner Bros. has dated the Ezra Miller-led film for a 2022 release date finally. It’s been confirmed that will undoubtedly be reprising their respective versions of Bruce Wayne/Batman for the film.

    Warner Bros. first revealed that their Flash film will be inspired by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s Flashpoint comic as soon as 2017. The studio even went in order to change the movie’s title to Flashpoint far. But following last month’s announcement of the film’s 2022 release date, it doesn’t appear to be that is still the case.

    It’s probably to find the best that the filmmakers are likely to make changes to Johns and Kubert’s original Flashpoint arc. In the end, the complete story was already taken to life in animated form and in the Arrowverse. In 2013, Warner Home Video released Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. A couple of years later, The CW’s The Flash aired its version of the story through the show’s third season. With this particular, it seems sensible that Warner Bros.’ film division would like to make a thing that sticks out from prior adaptations. Plus, the timeline tampering may be used a way of fixing continuity issues within the DCEU.

    Set to be directed by IT‘s Andy Muschietti, on July 1 the Ezra Miller-led movie is currently scheduled to be released, 2022. Miller first portrayed the scarlet speedster in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

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