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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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    J.K. Simmons Says THERE’S ‘A Distinct Chance’ We See More of His J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man 3

    J.K. Simmons Says There Is A ‘Distinct Chance’ We See More of His J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man 3 One of the highlights of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home was the surprising cameo by J.K. Simmons as editor-in-chief of The Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson. In a recent interview with Collider, Simmons revealed that he is optimistic future Spidey films will feature his take on the character. “There is a distinct chance, there have been discussions, and I’m not going to say anything definitive [laughter] because I don’t know if I’m allowed to. But yes, I’m very optimistic that I’ll have some more J.J.J. in my future.” RELATED: J.K. Simmons Says His Next J. Jonah Jameson Cameo Has Already Been Filmed Simmons then went on to talk about the cameo which happened very quickly after a meeting with Marvel executives. “The only thing we didn’t a hundred percent see eye to eye on, I think, was how much is this character going to be the character from, I think, the comic books and from the Sam Raimi original trilogy, and how much do we want to evolve it and to have it be more contemporary or more… you know.” Despite his yearning to retread his previous performance — why else would you cast him if you didn’t want that J. Jonah Jameson — the actor eventually came to terms on a more contemporary take. Read: a bald version of the character. “Which I think honestly, that decision might’ve just been them going, ‘We don’t have time to make a wig. We got to shoot him tomorrow in the office,'” explained Simmons. “So, J. Jonah Jameson either lost his hair in the last few years, or he was wearing a hairpiece the whole time. I don’t know, you pick.” Spidey fans remember all too well the actor’s spot-on portrayal of the character in Sam Raimi’s original trilogy of films, so it was cool to see Simmons reprise a role he was clearly born to play. Hopefully, there is more to come! RELATED: J.K. Simmons Discusses Commissioner Gordon’s Role in the Snyder Cut Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Peter Parker, Samuel L. Jackson (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Nick Fury, Jon Favreau (The Lion King) as Happy Hogan, Zendaya (Euphoria) as MJ, and Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) as Mysterio. Spider-Man: Far From Home is directed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers and based on a Marvel Comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. Executive Producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel, Eric Hauserman Carroll, Rachel O’Connor, the late Stan Lee, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach.

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