After a long period of silence, Netflix is finally moving forward with its upcoming live-action Gundam adaptation, which will have Gundam fans both excited and anxious. Project, announced in 2018finally has a tentative production start date.
This film comes from Legendary Entertainment, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct and produce. Vogt-Roberts credit included Kong: Skeleton Island, You’re the Worst, and much more. He too has been tapped to adapt Solid iron gear in this live-action starring Oscar Isaac.
Speak to EW in 2021, Vogt-Roberts spoke about the upcoming film, saying:
“My goal is for everyone who might say, ‘I don’t know where to start [with Gundam],’ I wanted to do this film and give them an access point where you can say, ‘This is where you start. This is your entry point,”
The script for Gundam was written by Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, Y: Last Man, Runaway).
The project was first revealed to Netflix in April 2021 by the Geeked Netflix account following its initial announcement in April 2018.
Grab your Cellular settings! Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been set to direct and produce the first live-action feature film version of Legendary’s GUNDAM Sunrise for Netflix.
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) April 12, 2021
Cale Boyter will oversee the project on behalf of Legendary with the Sunrise creative team and longtime Gundams producer Naohiro Ogata and Makoto Asanuma.
What’s the plot Gundams?
Little is known about Netflix Gundams film, as plot details are largely absent.
All we know is that it’s in Gundams universe. The only minor indicator is one of the teaser images of the RX-78-2 robot model seen above revealed in concept art.
However, there are rumors. A listing from last year stated that the film would be in a “foreign drama” style format and would take place during UC 0105, 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 some of these different things, different timelines, and what not”.
It remains to be seen whether that is true or not. After all, it is Gundams the franchise spans four decades, and it is one of the most popular IPs in Japanese history.
There are lots of possible stories.
Who entered Gundams?
As of November 2022, no cast has been announced for the live-action Gundam film. We’ll likely find out in the coming months as casting is being done as we speak.
What is the production status Gundams?
Upcoming Netflix live action Gundams the film is currently in active development, with a script written by the team.
We were told the plan was for production to start in the summer of 2023 (we were specifically told when the plan was for June 2023).
But we have to stress that it’s still a long way until then, and production schedules are always changing.
What is the Netflix release date for Gundams?
Netflix has yet to reveal a release date for Gundamsbut given the possibility of production starting in June 2023, we don’t expect it to be released no earlier than 2024.
What do you expect from Netflix Gundams live action movie? Let us know in the comments below.