It would seem Marvel star Jaimie Alexander has landed a role in Millenium Films’ Red Sonja reboot. The actress revealed the news herself, posting an image of the movies’ script to her Instagram story with a caption that basically confirms her involvement with the project. While she didn’t say what role she’d assume for the picture, it’s likely her character is a supporting one.
The leading part of Red Sonja has already gone to fellow MCU alum Hannah John-Kamen. However, it’s worth noting Alexander is well-known for her warrior woman roles. On top of her leading role in NBC’s Blindspot, she famously portrayed Lady Sif in the first two Thor films, as well as the series Agents of SHIELD. She is set to reprise the role for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder. She shared the announcement in her Instagram Story, which has since gotten deleted but luckily Twitter user @CreamorScream got a screenshot of it:
Jaimie Alexander is in Red Sonja??? 🤔#redsonja pic.twitter.com/SQqBwoGiFs— XRealm Bishop (@CreamOrScream) June 14, 2021
Red Sonja is will serve as a reboot of the swords and sorcery franchise that began in 1985 with Brigitte Nelson in the title role. Though Nelson’s film was a critical flop, it became a cult hit, and a continuation of the series has been in the works for decades. The project’s time in development hell saw names like Robert Rodriguez, Amber Heard, and Rose McGowan attached in different capacities. Joey Soloway, the creator of Amazon’s award-winning series Transparent, is set to direct the film from a script by Tomb Raider writer Tasha Huo. She replaces disgraced filmmaker Bryan Singer, who was fired from the project following serious sexual assault allegations in 2019. Red Sonja currently has no release date.
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