With both Marvel and DC Comics dominating the current crop of superhero movies, fans of a different generation can rejoice because Flash Gordon is currently in the pipeline for a reboot.
The original newspaper comic-strips were released in the 1930’s and this was followed up by a TV series. More recently though, Flash was in his very own movie in 1980 which is now something of a cult classic. It starred Sam J. Jones as Flash and Max Von Sydow as Ming The Merciless his main adversary and is arguably one of the campest movies of all time.
The writers that are producing this potential reboot are JD Payne and Patrick McKay who are also currently at work on the third Star Trek reboot. Their plans are to take him from his current slightly tarnished reputation and turn him into a more serious contender.
No casting has been announced yet, but it will be very interesting to see who is linked with this role in the next few months.