After a long period of silence, Netflix is finally moving forward with its upcoming live-action adaptation of Gundam, which will make Gundam fans excited and anxious. The project, announced way back in 2018, finally has a tentative production start date.
The film comes from Legendary Entertainment, with Giordano Vogt-Roberts will direct and produce. Vogt-Roberts credits include Kong: Skull Island, you are the worst, and more. It has also been leveraged to fit Metal Gear Solid in live-action with Oscar Isaac.
Speaking to EW in 2021, Vogt-Roberts opened up about the upcoming film, saying:
“My goal is for all the people who might be saying, ‘I don’t know where to start [with Gundam],’ I want to make this movie and give them an entry point where you can say, ‘This is where you start. This is your entry point”
The Gundam script was written by Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, Y: The Last Man, Runaways).
The project was first revealed on Netflix in April 2021 by Netflix’s Geeked account following its initial announcement in April 2018.
Grab your Mobile Suits! Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct and produce the first live-action theatrical version of Sunrise’s Legendary of GUNDAM for Netflix.
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) April 12, 2021
Cale Boyter he will be overseeing the project on behalf of Legendary with the creative team at Sunrise and for a long time Gundams producers Naohiro Ogata And Makoto Asanuma.
What is the plot of Gundams?
Little is known about Netflix Gundams movie, as plot details have been largely non-existent.
All we know is that it’s in the Gundams universe. The only small indicator is a teaser image of the RX-78-2 robot model seen above, which was revealed in concept art.
There have been rumors, though. A years ago listing stated that the film would be shot in an “overseas drama” style format and would take place during the year 0105 of the following year, which in the anime is a year before the events of Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway.
Vogt-Roberts teased in 2021 that the film “might be an amalgamation of a lot of these different things, different timelines and what not.”
Whether or not that was true remains to be seen. After all, the Gundams the franchise spans four decades and is one of the most popular IPs in Japanese history.
The possibilities for the story are quite plentiful.
Who is entered Gundams?
As of November 2022, no cast members have been revealed for the live-action Gundam movie. We will most likely find out about them in the coming months as casting is ongoing as we speak.
What is the production status of Gundams?
Netflix’s upcoming live-action Gundams the film is currently in active development, with the script written by the team.
We’re told the plan is for production to begin in the summer of 2023 (we’re specifically told the plan is currently for June 2023).
But we must emphasize that there is a long way to go until then and that production schedules are always changing.
What is the Netflix release date for? Gundams?
Netflix has not revealed any release date for Gundamsbut considering the possible start of production in June 2023, we wouldn’t expect the film to be released before 2024.
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