Netflix just bought Josh Gad’s superhero movie starring Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans


Hey, if you have a lot of famous friends, might as well make a movie with them. As Josh Gad is by making a superhero movie with Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans.

If you’re any degree of Star Wars fan, you may go looking for clues to The Last Jedi wherever you can. While some of us like to analyze posters, others have the opportunity to go straight to the source. On the set of Murder on the Orient Express, Josh Gad saw the chance to hammer his co-star Daisy Ridley about The Last Jedi, and apparently, they forged a pretty solid friendship during this time as well.

And I mean, really solid. In addition to hosting The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando earlier this year, Gad and Ridley spent some of their downtime in Disney.

Plus, they interview together really well. Their press interviews for Murder on the Orient Express include a lot of laughter, cheekiness and some of the best Penelope Cruz impersonations of all time.

Check it out below:

There’s obviously a lot of chemistry there when they’re ignoring poor Leslie Odom Jr.

And what do you do with all that chemistry when you need to work more? Make a movie. Josh Gad’s always a sidekick and never a true lead. Meanwhile, all Daisy really has is Star Wars. Murder on the Orient Express pretty much belongs to Kenneth Branagh. So that leaves them with Gad’s original film, Super-Normal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s “intended to be a character-driven, subversive take on a genre that Hollywood and the rest of the world loves too much.”

Gad packaged the deal with himself, Ridley and his Beauty and the Beast co-star Luke Evans to star and even executive-produce.

Here’s exactly what Netflix is getting:

"Gad is producing the project with Dan Lin, who produced Death Note for Netflix and is known for the Lego movies. Jonathan Eirich of Lin Pictures is also producing. Brothers Aaron and Jordan Kandell, who worked on Disney’s Moana, are writing the script."

Sounds like a Netflix thing, right?

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Well, if we combine Gad’s comedy with Ridley’s bubbly demeanor and Evans’ physical abilities, we could have one heck of a superhero movie. Even though it means to subvert a lot of those tropes, a la Kick-Ass, its availability on Netflix could make it a quiet hit.

I’m pretty sure I could watch absolutely anything with Josh Gad and Daisy Ridley in it.