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ThunderCats Wants To Follow ‘X-Men ’97’s Footsteps By ‘100%’ Honoring The Original

Adam Wingard says he’s directing a movie that will stay 100% faithful to the original show.

Director Adam Wingard is working on a new ‘ThunderCats’ movie, and he just promised that it will be just like the original show from the ’80s.

Adam Wingard is a huge ‘ThunderCats’ fan himself. He loved the show so much that when he was in high school, he dreamt of making a movie one day. Now, he’s getting the chance to do just that, and he’s not planning to change the story to fit today’s style:

“My version is going to be 100% the ’80’s version. I’ve seen the rebooted anime one, but if I’m honest, the 80’s one that’s what ‘Thundercats’ is to me, and that’s what I’d be creating. When I was in high school, I was so into ‘Thundercats’ that I wrote this 270-something-page screenplay, like hand-written screenplay on it. It was my biggest dream growing up, to make a Thundercat’s movie, and so, here I am with the ability to actually do that.”

Wingard’s Promises Sound Like The Ones X-Men ’97 Made

Adam added that everything would be the exact same as the original 80s show:

“That’s what I know, and that’s the vibe. I’m trying to do it, and if ‘Thundercats’ ends up happening, which I hope it does, my version, I’d want to bring to life the exact designs from the ’80s version. I want the looks of them; I don’t want it to be like, okay, it’s the movie, so you got to make them look more realistic somehow. It’s like, No, no, no, no. I want to bring the cartoon and toys to life. I want to see the exact costumes and everything.”

‘X-Men ’97’ promised the similar things for the fans, but it turned out that wasn’t easy to please everyone. Some believed the show was poisoned by ‘Disney wokeness’ and criticized Morph being introduced as non-binary. There are also some other changes that Latin American fans didn’t like that much.

This Isn’t a Simple Task, Though

Thundercats (2011)

Adam and his long-time collaborator Simon Barrett are still working on the script. As it appears, the director is very focused on making this movie happen.

Adam wants to use computer effects to make the characters look just right without making them seem too unrealistic or weird. 2011’s reboot didn’t do so well with fans because the characters looked a bit odd.

‘ThunderCats’ is still in the early stages of production.

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