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Netflix’s Live-Action Gundam Movie Now Has A Director

Netflix has revealed its upcoming live-action Gundam movie has a director, and it’s sounding pretty exciting so far!

The Gundam series has been around in its anime form since the late 1970s and has earned a legion of loyal fans over the decades. I know that this news will excite a lot of those fans if Netflix gets it right!

Credit: Bandai Namco

The legendary Japanese mecha movie will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts who is perhaps best known for directing 2017’s Kong: Skull Island.


However, Jordan Vogt-Roberts has also dipped his toes in the video game industry before, by directing the “Destiny 2: New Legends Will Rise” live-action trailer. Check it out below.

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Vogt-Roberts will also be directing the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie starring Oscar Isaac (Star Wars) as Solid Snake.

The news of the Gundam live-action movie was announced on Twitter via the official Netflix account.


Grab your Mobile suits! Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been set to direct and produce Legendary’s first-ever live-action feature film version of Sunrise’s GUNDAM for Netflix,” said Netflix in a tweet.

As announced back in 2018, Legendary Pictures will also be producing the feature film for Netflix, so it already has the makings of a big-budget production.

Legendary Pictures is also responsible for not only Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla: King of the Monsters and the recent Godzilla vs. Kong movie, but also the Pacific Rim movies

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Credit: Warner Bros

Brian K. Vaughan will also be teaming up with Jordan Vogt-Roberts to write the Gundam live-action movie.  Previously, Vaughan has worked on TV series such as Lost and Marvel’s Runaways.

If the Gundam live-action movie really takes off, it will be interesting to see if Legendary Pictures and Netflix will give the franchise its own series of movies. Only time will tell!

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Featured Image Credit: Bandai Namco