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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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    Marvel's Spider-Man Won't Have A Physical PS5 Release, No PS4 Save Transfers

    With Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on the horizon, PlayStation fans planning on diving in on the PS5 are excited to see how the game runs on Sony’s most upgraded technology. With more of a focus on digital than any generation prior, the news that the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered game won’t have a physical release on PlayStation 5 isn’t a huge loss, but something to be aware of regardless. 

    With the PS5 launch of Miles Morales, the base game is getting a PS5 upgrade as well. With new improvements made to the title’s performance and visuals, paired with Miles being front and center thanks to the continuing story, it’s an exciting time to be a Marvel fan. That being said, for those that like physical releases or were planning to purchase as a gift, Insomniac Games has confirmed that a Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered won’t see a disc version and it won’t offer save transfers. 

    In the above Twitter thread, the official Insomniac Games account confirmed no physical releases. When one person inquired about picking up where they left on with the PlayStation 4 version, the account replied: “Saves won’t transfer from the original game to the Remaster.”

    This is regarding the Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered edition, which is important to keep in mind. The Miles Morales continuation is technically a standalone, despite previous mixed messaging. The standalone Miles Morales SKU will see a phsyical launch, with cover art previously revealed. 

    Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered and Miles Morales are both poised for a November release for PlayStation 5. 

    [Source: Twitter]

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