The upcoming Gundam film to celebrate the franchise’s 40th anniversary — “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash,” originally slated for release on 23rd July 2020, has been moved by almost an entire year to 7th May 2021. A new teaser visual and a promotional video have been released to tide fans over until then.
Part of a theatrical film adaptation project dubbed “UC NexT 0100”, “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash” was the first in a trilogy of movies. The films are based on the “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash” novel series by Yoshiyuki Tomino, which featured mobile suit designs by Moriki Yasuhiro and character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto.
“Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash” is set twelve years after the Second Neo-Zeon War (also known as “Char’s Rebellion”). The corruption of the Earth Federation accelerated the pollution of the planet, as well as carried out systemic injustice through the inhumane “Man Hunter” policy — which forcedly exiled undesirable civilians into space.
An anti-Earth Federation resistance group “Mufti” started assassinating high-ranking officials. The group is led by “Mufti Nabiyy Erin”, whose true identity is Hathaway Noah — son of Commonwealth Colonel Bright Noah. Hathaway tries to pave the way as a fighter with Amuro Ray and Char Aznable’s ideals and will, but an encounter with the Federal Army Colonel Kenneth Sleg and the mysterious girl Gigi Andalusia will undermine his resolve.