Flash aaaaaaaaaaahahhhhhh! He’s a miracle!
So, we’ve waited 35 years for a sequel to 1980’s FlashGordon. And we’d figured it wasn’t going to happen.
Flash himself, actor Sam Jones, has been chatting to Den Of Geek and revealed that there is talks for a sequel.
Hold on, what?! Yup. The actor said: “Matthew Reilly, VP of production at Fox Studios, acquired the screenplay rights to Flash Gordon last year, and he hired [Predator/ Chronicle/ Man From U.N.C.L.E. producer] John Davis and his staff to write the script. They’re looking to bring out a sequel actually. I met with Matt, we’re in talks about that. I’m very excited. A lot of people over the years, including Stephen Sommers and Neil H Moritz, have acquired the screenplay rights, but for whatever reason they did not do a follow up on the option. So I’m very excited about it.”
But put fears of a reboot or reimagining or any of that nonsense to the back of your mind because Sam may be back in the frame: “They want to use me, I’m very excited. I told Matt, however he wants to use me, keep one thing in mind: whatever a younger, leading man can do, I cannot only match him, I can do more! If he does 20 pull-ups, I can do 30 pull-ups. If he can do 100 push-ups, I can do 150 push-ups. Just keep that in mind!”
Sounds like he’s more than game! And so are we.
Seriously, please make this happen!