Big action movie heroes such as James Bond, Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt have successfully graced the screen for many years with their blockbuster hits. There’s just one probelm: where are the kickass female action stars? On the heels of the MCU and movies like Atomic Blonde, the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska and Elizabeth Banks could be the heroes the genre needs. Stewart recently divulged that her newly assembled girl gang won’t be the only fierce women in the film, the world will be full of them. In her words:
Freshly-named Charlie’s Angel Kristen Stewart explained in an interview with Variety that the reboot will feature a whole network of angels who work together to get the job done. When speaking about the re-imagining, Stewart has expressed before how the film will show how women can work together, snd now we know a little more about what she means. While the new Charlie’s Angels will certainly center on the team of three women, they will likely have run-ins with more ladies in various locations around the world ready to provide back up. This kind of world in an action film sounds unique and refreshing, especially since it signals that the cast will be even more female than one might have realized.
The film follows the early-00’s McG franchise starring Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore. While the movies were fun and entertaining, the film landscape has changed, and the same approach to Charlie’s Angels won’t faire as well as it did almost 20 years ago. Kristen Stewart said the upcoming reboot will be indeed fun and feel like a Charlie’s Angels movie, but it will be more modern and “woke” compared to its predecessor. While the previous films had the women in hyper-realistic action situations that were over-the-top and campy, the new Charlie’s Angels women will be believably strong and well within their ability to pick a fight and win.
Elizabeth Banks is leading the reimagining as director, co-writer and actress (as she will portray a female Bosley) in Charlie’s Angels. She has said that she is determined to do right by the franchise and make it really matter this time. Ex-angels Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore have voiced their excitement for the reboot, as Liu said it will be a “positive result for women“. Among an exciting line-up of 2019 movies releases, the new take on the Charlie’s Angels franchise is set to be released on September 27, 2019.