Thor: Ragnarok Director Waititi Tapped for Animated Flash Gordon

Deadline reports exclusively that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has been hired by Fox/Disney to “crack” one of Hollywood’s most challenging properties: Flash Gordon.

The project would take the form of an animated film. Waititi’s exact role in it has not been announced, but it is speculated that he will write and direct.

Per the article: “Flash Gordon has been in development for what seems like ages — Kingsman‘s Matthew Vaughn and Overlord director Julius Avery are the most recent filmmakers to align with the project … Flash Gordon returns to its origins here. It began in 1934 as a science-fiction comic strip created and originally drawn by Alex Raymond to compete with Buck Rogers. Earth is threatened by a collision with the planet Mongo, and Flash is sent off in a rocket ship in an attempt to stop the disaster. He’s pitted against Mongo’s tyrannical ruler Ming the Merciless.”

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