Netflix Live-Action Gundam’s First Image Is Pretty Metallic – .

Netflix Live-Action Gundam’s First Image Is Pretty Metallic – .

The first frame from Netflix’s Mobile Suit Gundam live-action movie is here, and it looks pretty metallic. The image shows the classic RX-78-2 shrouded in flames, its eyes shining in the midst of the fire. It appears to be true to the design of the original Gundam, designed by Kunio Okawara for the classic 1979 anime.
The image, which is viewed in unconfirmed reports as concept art, was released by Netflix earlier today. This roughly coincided with several other live-action anime announcements from Netflix Japan, including an adaptation of Yu Yu Hakusho. Gundam is one of several live-action adaptations planned to be on the list for Netflix, the most notable of which is Cowboy Bebop, which is set to release next week.

The first image of Gundam’s upcoming live-action film on Netflix.

First announced in 2018, the currently untitled film Gundam is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who previously directed Kong: Skull Island. Brian K. Vaughan, best known for his work on the Y: The Last Man comics, writes the adaptation.

Little is known about the upcoming film other than that it will be a “hotspot” for the famous Tangled Gundam myth, according to Vogt-Roberts.

“My goal is for anyone who might say, ‘I don’t know where to start [with Gundam,] I want to create this movie and give them an access point where you can say, “This is where you start. It’s your point of entry, ”said Vogt-Roberts. “Where Gundam fans say, ‘Yeah, that’s my Gundam.’ “

The original show was a coming-of-age war drama starring a teenage boy named Amuro Ray, who is driven to pilot the Gundam and gradually matures throughout the conflict. Over the years since, he’s seen several stand-alone sequels and stories, as well as spinoffs like Mobile Fighter G Gundam, which turns the series into a martial arts anime with superpowers (no, really).

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The live-action movie isn’t necessarily entirely faithful to the original source material and instead could function as a “merge” of multiple timelines. Will that mean Heero Yuy will randomly drop into UC 0079? We will only have to see.

For now, we have this image, which may end up saying a lot about where Vogt-Roberts ends up taking this adaptation. It still doesn’t have a release date, so we might end up waiting a while before we know for sure.

Kat Bailey is Senior News Editor at IGN


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