Gordon’s alive?!…Deadline reports that Jojo Rabbit director Taika Waititi will be cracking the code for a Flash Gordon animated film for Fox/Disney.

The report adds that although there have been talks of Waititi directing and writing the film, it is too early in the process to know for sure. The acclaimed director is currently working in post-production for this year’s Jojo Rabbit, and is set to direct the Akira film adaptation for Warner Bros. It’s safe to say that he will bring his vibrant and comedic sensibilities from films like Thor: Ragnarok to the Flash Gordon franchise.

It’s still too early to tell if the proposed animated film will actually come to fruition, but it’s clear Disney trusts him with high-level properties. However, due to his packed schedule, it would not be surprising if he ended up simply as a producer on the animated film.

Overlord director Julius Avery was signed on to direct a live-action Flash Gordon for Fox before the Disney acquisition, it remains to be seen if it will still happen. The script was said to be hardcore and completed earlier this year.

Catch Taika Waititi’s latest project Jojo Rabbit in theaters October 18.



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