What’s Going on With ‘Flash Gordon’ Remake Post Disney’s Fox Purchase?

We’re only beginning to scratch the surface of all the possibilities in a Disney-owning-Fox world; what films and limboing projects may yet see the light of day with the House of Mouse acquisitions? One that we had totally forgot about was a long-gestating reboot/remake of classic serial comic, Flash Gordon.

If you know your Star Wars lore, you may have a vested interest in this particular reboot, as it’s the project George Lucas wanted to make. He was told no, and ended up doing the star saga instead.

Could a possible Disney-owned Flash (aaaaah-aaaah) be the thing that would tempt the filmmaker back out of retirement?

Why are we even talking about this?  Well, according to Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter, one of the titles in the lump 21st Century Fox purchase was Julius Avery‘s Flash Gordon which was announced last year.

Obviously, this is far from a confirmation of the project’s likelihood of happening, but we’d certainly be interested to see a “hardcore” Flash.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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