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Deadline is reporting that Adam Wingard who directed the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong has signed on to direct the upcoming Warner Bros. computer-animated movie adaptation of the classic 80's ThunderCats cartoon. Wingard along with help from Simon Barrett, Dan Lin and Roy Lee of Vertigo is also said to be writing the script for the movie as well. Wingard in an interview with Deadline says he is a huge ThunderCats fan. ThunderCats is one of those movie projects that has been trying to get off the ground since 2007, so we will see how all this pans out. Hopefully Wingard is the man to get the job done. Bringing this back to toys, assuming a movie actually happens, it will be interesting to see what happens with the toy license. Mattel had the license but then seemingly gave it up to Super7, or perhaps lent it to them when it didn't seem like there would be any major entertainment backing it up in the near future. This is something similar we saw Mattel do with Masters of the Universe. They allowed Super7 to make product for that property until things started to happen on the animation front with two shows coming to Netflix. Once that happened Mattel took the MOTU license back in-house. ThunderCats is a little different because Mattel doesn't actually own the ThunderCats license like they do MOTU. I don't know the particulars that were negotiated between Mattel, Super7 and Warner Bros. when Super7 took over ThunderCats from Mattel a few years ago, but I have to image that if a major movie happens, Mattel would want the license back. I would also think that Warner Bros. would be more inclined to have a major toy company like Mattel handling the license over a small one like Super7 that currently doesn't have much if any presence at places like Walmart and Target.