We're Finally Getting a 'ThunderCats' Movie
It's being helmed by 'Godzilla vs. Kong' director Adam Wingard
Published Mar 30, 2021Godzilla vs. Kong is about to crush down upon us this week, but already director Adam Wingard has revealed his next project — a ThunderCats movie.
Yes, the beloved the '80s series created by Rankin Bass is finally set to get a big-screen adaptation courtesy of Wingard, bringing back to life the likes of Lion-O, Panthro, Cheetara and even that sneaky Snarf.
The ThunderCats film will be a hybrid of CGI and animation, and it's being developed by Rideback's Dan Lin and Vertigo's Roy Lee, Deadline reports. An early script has been penned by David Coggeshall, and Wingard will rewrite it alongside Simon Barrett.
As ThunderCats fans all know, a movie has been promised for years. In 2007, a film was to be directed by Jerry O'Flaherty, and while footage leaked from the movie, it was ultimately canned. Then later in 2011, there was a short-lived TV revival that didn't last all that long.
Sure, there's the super lighthearted ThunderCats Roar that's now on the Cartoon Network, but it's just not the same.
As of yet, there's no prospective release date for Wingard's ThunderCats, so you're going to have to wait a while before you yell out "Thunder, thunder, ThunderCats, ho!" super loud in a movie theatre and embarrass all your adult friends.