Ultraman goes to America!
As revealed by Hollywood Reporter, Tsuburaya Productions — the Tokyo company founded by Eiji Tsuburaya — has partnered with Jeff Gomez’s Starlight Runner Entertainment to give the popular franchise a western reboot and expand Ultraman Universe outside Japan. A whole new Ultraman mythology and possibly a live-action streaming TV series are to be expected on multiple platforms for years to come.
Jeff Gomez of Starlight Runner Entertainment has admitted in a statement to be a huge fan of Ultraman since childhood and to be honored to bring the Ultraman legacy back to the world stage.
Ultraman premiered as a Japanese live action series in 1966, created by special-effects director Eiji Tsuburaya (first Godzilla) also founder of Tsuburaya Productions, and soon became a tokusatsu classic.