Flash Gordon Movie

Flash Gordon movie production status is currently Development

July 13, 2019 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Taika Waititi is on-board to write and likely direct.

Who's Involved:

Taika Waititi, John Davis, Matthew Vaughn, Breck Eisner

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

A young polo player is kidnapped and taken to the distant planet Mongo, where he and companions Dale Arden and Hans Zarkov embark on a series of adventures fighting a ruler named Ming the Merciless.

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Crew: Who's making Flash Gordon

A look at the Flash Gordon behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Taika Waititi last directed Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok. The film's writer Taika Waititi last wrote Jojo Rabbit and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.


Taika Waititi


Taika Waititi


John Davis
Matthew Vaughn

Production Companies

King Features

Original Film

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Production: What we know about Flash Gordon

Key Facts

  1. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is on-board to write and direct Flash Gordon as an animated feature film for Fox/Disney (Deadline, 6/24/19).
  2. Flash Gordon dates back to 1934, when it was created by famed comic strip artist Alex Raymond, and for decades after appeared in movie serials, animated fare, TV shows and a 1980 Flash Gordon movie directed by Mike Hodges.

Filming Timeline

On or about July 13, 2019, the film was in Development status.

Taika Waititi is on-board to write and likely direct.

On or about October 31, 2018, the film was in Development status.

Overlord director Julius Avery has signed on to write and direct.

On or about April 23, 2014, the film was in Development status.

20th Century Fox has closed a deal to pick up the screen rights to the comic-strip hero.

On or about May 27, 2010, the film was in Development status.

Flash Gordon Release Date: When is it coming out?

Flash Gordon is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).

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