It was revealed as part of an event in November 2018 that several new Gundam projects are coming up as part of the focus on the Universal Century timeline. One of those was the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash feature film, which is being done as a movie trilogy that’s based on the 1989 novel trilogy from Yoshiyuki Tomino.
Originally planned for a tentative winter 2020 time period, we learned at the beginning of the year that set it for a July 23rd, 2020 release date for it in Japan. That, of course, got bumped considering the COVID-19 pandemic and last fall the official site has now updated to reveal a May 7th, 2021 debut for the project.
Now, the film is still on track for then with hopes for things getting in a better place at that point and they’ve dropped a new trailer for it with English subtitles with the date still holding.
The cast so far includes:
- Kensho Ono as Hathaway Noa
- Rena Ueda as Gigi Andalucia
- Junichi Suwabe as Kenneth Sleg
It has Shukou Murase directing all three films with Yasuyuki Mutou working on the screenplays. Pablo Uchida, Naoyuki Onda, and Shigeki Kuhara have the job of adapting Haruhiko Mikimoto’s distinctive designs.
Property Concept: U.C.105, thirteen years after the Second Neo Zeon War, the Earth Federation accepts the Republic of Zeon back in the fold. However, over the next few years, the Federation uses its powers to find undesirables around the world and deport them to the space colonies. A terrorist organization called Mufti, led by Bright Noa’s son Hathaway Noa and going under the alias Mufti Nabiyu Erin is still haunted upon his past actions and the death of Quess Paraya. He started his terrorist actions against the Federation and its high officials in act of revenge, using the new prototype unit, the RX-105 Ξ Gundam. In response, the Earth Federation Space Force assembles the Circe Unit, led by Lane Aime piloting the RX-104FF Penelope in order to stop Mufti and his group.