After years of being in development, a new Red Sonja film is finally on its way to the big screen, with Millennium Films spearheading the project.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Ant-Man and the Wasp and Killjoys star Hannah John-Kamen would be cast in the project’s titular role, the sword-and-sorcery hero who fans have loved in the comics for decades. While much was made about the actress not exactly sharing the same recognizable characteristics of the original character, follow-ups on the Red Sonja film have been relatively scarce ever since. But recently John-Kamen confirmed in a recent interview the film is still in the works. When asked if she’s still attached to star in Red Sonja, John-Kamen replied with a “Yes!”, before laughing.
Red Sonja is set to be helmed by Transparent creator Joey Solloway, with fan-favorite comic writer Gail Simone consulting on the project.
“I can really have so much fun with Red Sonja,” Soloway revealed in a 2019 interview. “I see her a little bit more like the first kind of bad girl superhero. Sort of like the Batman of The Dark Knight or Deadpool, you know? The world is changing so much right now for superheroes, that I just really look forward to not only going to the edge of what I’ve ever written and directed before, but to the edge of the genre as well.”
I’m already a bit concerned about the direction of “more inclusion” the project is supposed to be taking, not to mention the actress being grossly miscast. Hope they don’t mess this up any further.