A Flash Gordon reboot has been trying to take off the ground for years, but so far there hasn\u2019t been any luck. What\u2019s interesting is, Disney\/Fox has found someone to take over the project, and that someone is Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi.\r\n\r\nAccording to Deadline, Waititi has been attached to an animated Flash Gordon movie as writer\/director. Of course, it\u2019s likely that he could just end up with a different job in the movie, but for now it looks like he has an integral role in bringing the film to life.\r\n\r\nEver since Thor: Ragnarok, Waititi has been admittedly busy. He\u2019s currently in post-production for a film called Jojo Rabbit, and afterwards he\u2019s off to direct the live-action adaptation of Akira. With animated movies taking several years to develop, I imagine there\u2019s no rush for him to get hands on with Flash Gordon immediately, but I bet it\u2019s going to be a very busy few years for Waititi moving forward.\r\n\r\nPersonally, I think Waititi\u2019s films shine best when they\u2019re more human and grounded; just look at Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Boy. Though fans loved Thor: Ragnarok, I honestly thought it wasn\u2019t the director\u2019s best work; I\u2019m even kind of weary that he got hired for Akira, but I guess we\u2019ll just have to wait and see what happens.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/LfmrHTdXgK4\r\n\r\nWe don\u2019t have any more details for the Flash Gordon film, but I think it would work if it embraced the campiness that Waititi can be capable of. Then again, if Disney\/Fox wants a serious franchise that can contend with the likes of Star Wars or the MCU, I think they should pick some other director.\r\n\r\nJust my opinion.\r\n\r\nCatch Jojo Rabbit in theaters Oct. 18. Akira is set to release May 21, 2021.