Thundercats, ho! Again. The humanoid cat creatures are being revived for a theatrical feature at Warner Bros., with Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard set to helm the project.
The characters, who come from a dying planet named Thundera, first appeared in the eponymous Rankin/Bass animated series that aired from 1985 to 1989 (image at top). They were rebooted for two Cartoon Network series, in 2011 and 2020, neither of which were renewed beyond their first season. The franchise has also spawned comics, toys, and video games.
A spin-off feature was in the works at Warner Bros. as early as 2007. The project has been developed by Rideback’s Dan Lin and Vertigo’s Roy Lee (who were producers on Wingard’s Death Note), with a script by David Coggeshall, but Wingard will rewrite the script with Simon Barrett. A Thundercats reboot is a passion project of Wingard’s: he says he wrote a 272-page script in the tenth grade.