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.
The film hasn’t had a lot of delays per se, but it was pushed back considerably in order to provide time for a good release window, which is currently set with a May 7th, 2021 debut for the project. With that in mind, the film has now revealed a good cast expansion after mostly just knowing the core group for most of its production run.
The previously announced cast includes::
- Kensho Ono as Hathaway Noa
- Rena Ueda as Gigi Andalucia
- Junichi Suwabe as Kenneth Sleg
- Sōma Saitō as Lane Aim
The newly announced cast includes:
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Gahman Nobil
- Yui Ishikawa as Emerelda Zubin
- Fukushi Ochiai as Raymond Cain
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Iram Masam
- Misato Matsuoka as Mihesher Hence
- Chiharu Sawashiro as Kenji Mitsuda
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Mace Flower
- Kōichi Yamadera as Hundley Yeoksam
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.