Culture | , | December 05, 2018

 

Everyone always talks about how they never like to look back, but let’s be real: one of life’s prime pleasures is looking back and remembering how good things use to be and how easy your life was before your body forced you into adulthood.

 

Netflix gets it. They’ve announced that they’re planning on creating a cinematic universe centred around the works of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl.

 

 

Think of it as the Marvel cinematic universe except instead of your classic childhood comics, it’s the whimsical tales of magical realism you devoured as a kid.

 

In partnership with Dahl’s estate, the titles Netflix plans on adapting include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, and Matilda. Each of the shows will be animated and formatted in a combination of limited series and one-off specials.

 

Production of the shows are set to begin next year, so expect Netflix’s enabling of our collective arrested development to continue into at least 2020.

 

How do you think the Dahl cinematic universe will stack up against the MCU? Check out the official timeline for another throwback.

 

Cover image via Facebook @roalddahl.