“Thor: Ragnarok” Director Taika Waititi Joins Fox/Disney’s Animated “Flash Gordon” Film

Fox/Disney has reportedly attached Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi to an animated Flash Gordon feature film, according to Deadline.

  • Waititi’s role with the film is unknown at this time, but Deadline claims to have heard he was signing on to write and direct the animated film.
  • The Flash Gordon film has been in development for quite some time but the animated feature idea appears to be new.
  • Flash Gordon originated from a 1934 comic strip before becoming a 1980 live-action film starring Sam Jones.
  • Waititi is currently in post production on his Fox Searchlight film Jojo Rabbit and recently voiced Korg in Avengers: Endgame, after the character first appeared in Thor:Ragnarok.
  • He is also serving as creator of FX’s What We Do in the Shadows and recently joined the cast of 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film Free Guy.

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