Another GODZILLA Sequel Or A Live-Action THUNDERCATS Movie Are Potential Follow-up Projects For Adam Wingard

Another GODZILLA Sequel Or A Live-Action THUNDERCATS Movie Are Potential Follow-up Projects For Adam Wingard Another GODZILLA Sequel Or A Live-Action THUNDERCATS Movie Are Potential Follow-up Projects For Adam Wingard

A live-action ThunderCats movie or another Monsterverse movie might be Adam Wingard's next project, as the directory coyly weighed his options while walking the red carpet at The New Empire premiere.

By MarkJulian - Mar 26, 2024 07:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Thundercats

Director Adam Wingard provided an update on the ThunderCats live-action film not so long ago, saying that, following the completion of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, it was his top priority.

Even more recently, Wingard revealed that he is still working on the Face/Off revival, suggesting that the Thundercats film is not his "only" focus. He also acknowledged the real possibility that should Godzilla x Kong become a box office success, he would likely be approached for another MonsterVerse movie.

Deadline caught up with Wingard at the premiere for The New Empire, where he revealed that he still hasn't made a decision, stating, "It's been full steam ahead recently with ThunderCats and Face/Off recently, in terms of the script."

"We won't know [if that's my next project] until they get to the next phase, but they're [moving] along really well and the scripts are really amazing. I'm so excited about what they could possibly be."

"And there's [also the question] of what's going to happen with this series and where things go from here. So, I'm kind of open and keeping my options open...we'll see."

The good news for Wingard is that ThunderCats and the MonsterVerse movies are Warner Bros. ventures, so if he chooses one over the other, the studio likely won't be upset with him.

However, the Face/Off sequel is currently setup at Paramount Pictures and it will probably take some crafty scheduling to squeeze in the action-thriller if WB wants to move forward with one of the other projects.

Speaking to io9 not that long ago about ThunderCats, Wingard stated, "Simon [Barrett] and I are still actively working on the script. We finished our last draft basically right when I was going into production on this movie and we just had to put everything on hold. [But] right now we’re actively working on it again. So whether that means that’s the next thing I do or [not], I’m not sure. But it’s definitely one of the top priorities I have right now in terms of working on a script.

In that same interview, Wingard revealed that work on Face/Off was not that far along.

He shared, "Almost in the middle of production [on Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire], we were finishing our draft of the script and because both of us were too busy working on other things there was a plan to do a rewrite, and we picked a writer to work on it."

"And then the writers’ strike happened so that delayed things. Right now that’s still inactive, so I think the plan with that one will be that writer will continue working, and whenever that draft is done, Simon and I will get it back and we’ll take another crack at it."

What IP do you want to see Wingard tackle next? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Deadinside - 3/26/2024, 7:29 PM
Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats, ho-o-o-o...!☮️👍
TheVisionary25 - 3/26/2024, 7:32 PM
Im intrigued by the Face/Off since it is a sequel to the original or atleast another story set in that universe rather then just a straight reboot of the 90’s film…

I do wonder what kind of actors they could get to do this concept with since Travolta’s & Cage had such distinct personas at the time that part of the fun was to see them emulate each other and I can’t think of any actors that have that today.

Really lean into the absurdity of it I guess with like a Bautista/Cena or even Pedro Pascal/Oscar Isaac could work if they can make distinct characters on screen before the swap and then we see them try to emulate the other.


I hope Thundercats turns out well and not like Cats , please god!!.
dragon316 - 3/26/2024, 7:33 PM
I’m fine with both Godzilla movies are same as japan versions excluding baby Godzilla, flying drop kick, jump dance, using his fire breath to fly away
mountainman - 3/26/2024, 7:39 PM
Still incredibly skeptical on a live action Thundercats movie. Animated sure. But live action? Very skeptical indeed.
MarkJulian - 3/26/2024, 8:16 PM
@mountainman - The Thundercats themselves will be mocap. But I'm sure there will be humans on Third Earth. There were the Warrior Maidens and few other human tribes, if I remember correctly.
mountainman - 3/26/2024, 9:00 PM
@MarkJulian - There are humans on 3rd Earth.

There is just quite a bit they would have to get right with this. The look of the Thundercats and their villains, the tone, the fantasy feel of the world.

If they pull it off it could be great. But it’s a very unique property that could be tough to adapt to live action. Similar to Masters of the Universe.

This is different than TMNT and Transformers, which are set on modern Earth. TMNT live action movies have always been pretty grounded and avoided their more fantastic elements. Transformers live action barely touched on Cybertron and not until recently. Still fairly grounded and set in our world.

We will see how well they can adapt the property.
harryba11zack - 3/26/2024, 7:39 PM
what about a sequeal to his fan favourite film death note?
DanielPlainviewsGhost - 3/27/2024, 3:35 AM
@harryba11zack - I at least like most of Wingard's movies but that one is ROUGH.
Forthas - 3/26/2024, 7:40 PM
I have to see Godzilla x Kong first before I can make a choice. In fact if Godzilla x Kong is not good then maybe he should not do either.
CurlyBill - 3/26/2024, 7:41 PM
I'm happy for wingards big budget success, but I'd love to see him get back to his roots with horror. I loved you're next and the guest. He would be a good pick for the nightmare on elm Street reboot.
TheVisionary25 - 3/26/2024, 7:49 PM
@CurlyBill - still need to see Your Next but I liked The Guest quite a bit!!.

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Godzilla2000Zer - 3/26/2024, 7:42 PM
I'd rather him do Thundercats next
valmic - 3/26/2024, 7:53 PM
Face/Off doesn't need a sequel. It should have gotten a prequel right after the first movie so we could see the history between Travolta and Cage
grif - 3/26/2024, 7:54 PM
do godzilla x kong x gamera.

why is gamera always the poor cousin?

GhostDog - 3/26/2024, 7:54 PM
We need The Guest sequel
noahthegrand - 3/26/2024, 8:20 PM
They should do Space Godzilla or Bagan in the next one
WhatIfRickJames - 3/26/2024, 8:58 PM
Rumor has it that they are going to do a scene by scene remake of Godzilla vs Megalon including that goofy fish lake boat cycle scene and I made all of that up because if you manifest it it will make it real.
RubyRhod - 3/26/2024, 9:06 PM
Thunder!, thunder! ThunderCats! WO000000KE!!

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