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Chris Hemsworth’s Reportedly Renewed His Contract For More McU Films

When you actually stop to think about it, it’s kind of crazy how many failed franchise reboots Chris Hemsworth has been a part of. There’s the Ed Helms-led Vacation relaunch, Paul Feig’s 2016 Ghostbusters movie and just this month, Sony’s disastrous Men in Black: International. It’s absolutely not for a lack of talent though, because Hemsworth is almost always the best part of the above movies, but overall it just feels like he keeps betting on the wrong horse.

Therefore, it’s probably for the best that the latest roundup of McU rumors (via That Hashtag Show) say the Thor actor has renewed his contract for several more Marvel Studios blockbusters. While there isn’t a lot of info regarding which films the alien Norse God will likely pop up in next, this year’s Avengers: Endgame seems to have provided us with quite a few possibilities.
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"Flash Gordon" Animated Feature

"Thor: Ragnarok" director Taika Waititi will write and direct a CG-animated, theatrical feature, adapting Alex Raymond's 1930's sci-fi newspaper comic strip "Flash Gordon":

"Flash Gordon" debuted January 7, 1934, inspired by newspaper comic strip "Buck Rogers".

'Flash Gordon', a polo player and Yale University graduate and his companions 'Dale Arden' and 'Dr. Hans Zarkov'...

...start their journey together as Earth is bombarded by fiery meteors. 

Zarkov invents a rocket ship to locate their place of origin in outer space.

Half mad, Zarkov kidnaps Flash and Dale and the three travel to the planet 'Mongo'...

...where they discover the meteors are weapons...

...devised by 'Ming the Merciless'...

...that planet's evil ruler.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Flash Gordon"...

"Flash Gordon" Comic Books
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Flash Gordon Animated Movie Happening at Disney with Thor: Ragnarok Director

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Flash Gordon Animated Movie Happening at Disney with Thor: Ragnarok Director
Taika Waititi is working with Disney to bring an animated Flash Gordon movie to the big screen. Details are scarce at the moment, but it is believed Waititi is on board to write and direct the project. Fox was reportedly trying to develop a live-action take for years, but it looks like it is finally moving forward as an animated feature now that it is in Disney's hands. Waititi is now in the post-production phase for his upcoming comedy Jojo Rabbit, which is due to hit theaters later this year.

Kingsman's Matthew Vaughn and Overlord director Julius Avery have been attached to various Flash Gordon projects over the years, but nothing obviously ever came of those iterations. Taika Waititi should be able to do something pretty interesting with the property, especially in the animated realm. The character has been in pop culture a lot recently, thanks to Seth MacFarlane's
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Daily Podcast: Will There Be A Toy Story 5, Taika Waititi’s Flash Gordon and Insane Comic Book Movies That Almost Happened,

Daily Podcast: Will There Be A Toy Story 5, Taika Waititi’s Flash Gordon and Insane Comic Book Movies That Almost Happened,
On the June 24, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Taika Waititi’s Flash Gordon movie, three crazy comic book movies that almost happening including Steven Seagal’s Batman, […]

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Fox/Disney anoint Taika Waititi to helm their animated Flash Gordon movie

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While Thor: Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi is busy putting the finishing touches on his upcoming war comedy Jojo Rabbit for Walt Disney Studios, Deadline has learned that the in-demand filmmaker is being eyed for Fox/Disney's animated Flash Gordon feature. According to the outlet, the newly-merged studio is hoping to land Waititi as the writer and director of the Flash Gordon project,…
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Taika Waititi Attached to Animated Flash Gordon Film

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A beloved classic is making a comeback…in animated form. Disney is bringing back Flash Gordon and has tasked Thor Ragnarok director Taika Waititi to bring it to the big screen. More within… Ever since the Fox/Disney merger finalized, Disney has been hard at work to develop select properties into feature films or television shows. The […]

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Taika Waititi Attached to Animated ‘Flash Gordon’ Movie From Disney-Fox

Taika Waititi Attached to Animated ‘Flash Gordon’ Movie From Disney-Fox
Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi has signed onto “Flash Gordon,” as an animated feature film project from Disney-Fox. It is not known yet whether he will write, direct, or both. Deadline first broke the news.

Waititi is currently in post-production on his sure-to-be-controversial Adolf Hitler satire “Jojo Rabbit,” adapted from the novel by Christine Leunens. The story follows a Hitler youth who discovers his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic, prompting him to address his nationalistic ideals through his friendship with an imaginary Hitler, played by Waititi. Starring Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson, the Fox Searchlight dark comedy hits theaters on October 18.

Last fall, Deadline reported that Fox had hired “Overlord” director Julius Avery to write and direct a “Flash Gordon” movie, after having previously negotiated in 2015 with “Kingsman” director Matthew Vaughn. That was before the Disney-Fox merger, however, and the project now
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‘Flash Gordon’ Animated Movie Being Developed by Taika Waititi for Disney

‘Flash Gordon’ Animated Movie Being Developed by Taika Waititi for Disney
The increasingly busy Taika Waititi just added another project to his list. The Thor: Ragnarok filmmaker is developing a Flash Gordon animated movie for Fox/Disney, and there’s a good chance he might end up writing and directing the feature as well. The film will adapt the science fiction character who began life in a 1930s comic strip. Deadline […]

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New Flash Gordon Movie Coming From Taika Waititi

Mike Cecchini Jun 24, 2019

Taika Waititi is involved in a new Flash Gordon animated movie coming from 20th Century Fox and Disney.

The ongoing quest to make a new Flash Gordon movie is heading into its fourth decade. While the visual splendor of Mike Hodges' 1980 masterpiece is a tough act to follow, it hasn't stopped Hollywood from trying (repeatedly) to bring Flash, Dale, Ming, Aura, Zarkov, and the rest of the gang back to the big screen. So far, they haven't had any luck.

So now it looks like 20th Century Fox, now a studio that exists under the ever-widening Disney umbrella, will attempt a different take on a new Flash Gordon movie. This time, they're looking to bring Flash back as an animated film, with none other than Taika Waititi, whose Thor: Ragnarok took plenty of visual inspiration from Hodges' Flash Gordon movie, involved. Deadline broke the news, citing
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Taika Waititi To Direct Flash Gordon Animated Movie For Disney

Taika Waititi is going back to space, as Deadline has just announced that the Thor: Ragnarok director is attached to Disney/Fox’s Flash Gordon animated feature film. Initial reports are that he’s set to write and helm, with his talents being a perfect fit for the project after the colorful retro-futurism he brought to Ragnarok helped make it such a hit.

This version of Flash Gordon has been in development for some time, with Kingsman‘s Matthew Vaughn and Overlord‘s Julius Avery attached to the project at various points. Now, however, Waititi is on board and from what we understand, it’ll be an origin story for the character, meaning it’ll most likely take more inspiration from Alex Raymond’s classic 1930s comics than the (awesome) 1980 movie adaptation.

The comics begin with an arc in which Earth is threatened with collision by the planet Mongo, leading scientist Dr.
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Taika Waititi Set to “Crack” Animated ‘Flash Gordon’ for Disney-Fox

20th Century Fox is going back to the drawing board on a Flash Gordon reboot. Again. The studio has been trying to get a new feature film adaptation of the 1934 comic strip off the ground for years, and now Deadline reports that Thor: Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi has been hired to take a stab at a Flash Gordon animated movie. Deadline says he’s writing and directing the new adaptation, but Waititi’s team tells the outlet it’s too early to gauge exactly what his role will be. But what’s clear is he’s being hired by …
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Taika Waititi Brought On To “Crack” An Animated ‘Flash Gordon’ Film For Fox/Disney

The dreams of an animated film from the mind of Taika Waititi seemed crushed as it was recently announced that the filmmaker walked away from his stop-motion film “Bubbles.” But Waititi fans will be happy to know that the writer-director is now reportedly attached to another animated film, and this time it’s not about the pet chimp of an alleged child molester.

According to Deadline, Waititi has signed on to “crack” an animated “Flash Gordon” film for Fox/Disney.

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Taika Waititi To “Crack” ‘Flash Gordon’ As Fox/Disney Animated Film

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Taika Waititi To “Crack” ‘Flash Gordon’ As Fox/Disney Animated Film
Exclusive: Fox/Disney has attached Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi to “crack” Flash Gordon, as an animated feature film.

I had heard that the inventive filmmaker Waititi was signing on to write and direct, but his camp indicates it’s too early to gauge exactly what his role would be. The director is in post on Jojo Rabbit, his scripted adaptation of the Christine Leunens novel, a satire in which a young boy in Hitler’s army discovers that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl from the Nazis. Despite the ruthless nationalism in the air, the youth is torn and one of this voices guiding him is his idiot imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler — Waititi plays him.

Waititi recently extricated himself from another animated film, Bubbles, the Netflix stop motion project. Even though the film went in a $20 million package after ferocious bidding during the 2017 Cannes market for a Black List script by Isaac Adamson,
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Jill Soloway, Margaret Cho, Alia Shawkat And More Talk Shift In Lgbtq+ Representation In Hollywood At Yea Event

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Jill Soloway, Margaret Cho, Alia Shawkat And More Talk Shift In Lgbtq+ Representation In Hollywood At Yea Event
Having just launched earlier this year, Young Entertainment Activists (Yea) is already making waves in the industry when it comes to its advocacy.

The non-profit organization is a huge network of more than 1000 entertainment professionals organizing young Hollywood to use their skills and resources for a local and national impact.

Yea held an Lgbtq+ panel and workshop Saturday at Netflix, where Transparent’s Jill Soloway moderated a conversation about queer representation with Margaret Cho (Fresh off the Boat), Alia Shawkat, Ian Alexander (The Oa), Rowena Arguelles (CAA), Nina Lederman (Sony Pictures Television) and Kalen Allen (The Ellen DeGeneres Show). However, it was not your usual diversity panel.

With an audience made up of members of the Lgtbq community in Hollywood, the event very much felt like a town hall. Yes, the panelists shared stories about being queer in the industry, but the conversation went beyond that,
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What We Do In The Shadows: 5 Awesome Celebrity Cameos (& 5 That We May See Next Season)

With the first season airing around the world to universal praise, What We Do in the Shadows was a resounding success for FX. The mockumentary based on the film by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement follows the lives of three vampires living on Staten Island.

Related: What We Do In The Shadows Renewed For Season 2 At FX

While the series is set in the same world as the original mockumentary, the focus is mainly on these new vampires as they learn to live in the modern age. However, during their escapades, they accidentally kill a very important vampire and are put on trial by the Vampiric Council. It’s during this episode, "The Trial," that we see many cameos from actors who have portrayed vampires in the past. Here are 5 of those cameos and 5 cameos that we may see next season.
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Gina Carano explains how The Mandalorian and Jon Favreau have given her more confidence as an actress

Gina Carano, former Mma fighter and one of the stars of The Mandalorian, has explained how an emotional interaction with Jon Favreau has given her new confidence.

A number of people have made the transition from combat sports to Hollywood and Gina Carano is certainly someone who is doing it successfully. Next for her is the Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian, created by Jon Favreau.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Carano explained how an emotional encounter with Favreau has helped her confidence as an actress: “He looked at me before my big scene, one of my biggest introductory scenes in Mandalorian, and he was like, ‘We’re gonna change your trajectory right now.’ I think he’s a very honest man, and he’s seen the struggle, and he’s seen what happens to careers and he’s like, ‘We’re gonna change your path right now’… He’s like,
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Black Widow Movie Locks in Ray Winstone

Black Widow Movie Locks in Ray Winstone
Most of us out there are already well aware that Stranger Things, and Hellboy star David Harbour and Midsommar, and The Commuter actress Florence Pugh are onboard to star alongside Scarlett Johansson in Marvel's upcoming Black Widow standalone movie. And today we have word that the cast of the spin-off has just grown a bit more with the addition of The Departed and Sexy Beast star Ray Winstone joining the party. There isn't currently word on just who Winstone will be playing in the flick at this time.

Now, I don't know how you feel about this upcoming Black Widow standalone movie, but I can say without a doubt that I'm really looking forward to checking it out. If only because I'm holding out the hope that this Black Widow stand-alone movie returns the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the more grounded action-thriller roots of the Russo Brothers' Captain America: Winter Soldier.
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Tom Hanks, ‘Frozen 2’, ‘Mulan’, ‘Maleficent’ — And Fox — Feature At Disney’s CineEurope Session

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At Disney’s first CineEurope presentation since it acquired Fox, execs offered a select look at the combined slate here in Barcelona this evening. The session, which followed on from the combined CinemaCon presentation in April, included a first-ever (work-in-progress) trailer for live-action adaptation Mulan, new scenes from Frozen 2, extended footage from Terminator: Dark Fate (which Paramount has domestically) and a surprise guest in the form of Tom Hanks who was introduced by Cathleen Taff, Disney’s President of Theatrical Distribution, Franchise Management and Business & Audience Insights.

Hanks, the only major star to hit the Barcelona stage this year, has recently been on a promotional tour for Toy Story 4 and charmed attendees, talking about the history of the franchise, praising the latest installment — which has received glowing reviews — and throwing in a wink to other Disney pics from Black Panther to Star Wars. Toy Story 4 goes domestically on
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Ellie and Natasia: a fiercely funny sketch show you’ll watch over and over

This BBC Three comedy from Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou is full of feminist fury and gloriously daft gags. But there’s only one episode so far. Can we have some more please?

Comedy is never better than when an audience feels they are eavesdropping on friends making each other laugh. Remember Vic and Bob struggling to control a corpsing fit because Matt Lucas was standing in the middle of the studio shouting “Peanuts”? Or Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson catching each other’s eye and crumpling, mid-frying pan fight, during a Bottom live show? I always adored Jennifer Saunders pursing her lips and suppressing a snort when her comedy partner Dawn French did a new bit of business she hadn’t done in rehearsals.

A new BBC Three sketch show – the only channel that appears to still be making sketch shows; have you bathed in the wonder of Famalam?
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Noah Centineo Is Ready to Take on He-Man in Masters of the Universe

Noah Centineo Is Ready to Take on He-Man in Masters of the Universe
In March 2021, Band of Robbers directing duo Aaron and Adam Nee will be unleashing their new take on Masters of the Universe with To All the Boys I've Loved Before breakout Noah Centineo taking on the role of He-Man. And this weekend, Centineo talked a bit about taking on the iconic character from our collective childhood. Centineo says that while the movie is "a really big responsibility" and "a big opportunity," he feels "more than ready to tackle it."

Specifically, Noah Centineo says this.

"It's a really big responsibility. This is like first one in, last one out every single day, which I've done before but I've never done it on a studio level. Which studio level is the same as indie, but like they got playback. So it not like that much (laughs). But it's cool, man. It's a big opportunity, and I feel more than ready to tackle it.
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