By: Adam Basciano
Hollywood finally seems willing to embrace the fact that female led films can be big budget films and be successful. Films such as The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Lucy, have helped them see the light. As a result Marvel is moving ahead with a Captain Marvel film, while Wonder Woman is finally set to make her feature film debut. But Warner Brother isn’t content to just rest on their Wonder Woman laurels. They’ve partnered with another studio to reintroduce a video game heroine to film audiences. “Evan Daugherty has been set to script Tomb Raider, the reboot of the video game property with the fetching heroine, with Warner Bros joining producer Graham King and MGM. The latter studio has signed on to partner in co-financing and co-producing with MGM. Warner Bros will distribute the film. Daugherty’s recent work includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3.” While the character of Lara Craft has appeared in two previous films in the early 2000’s starring Angelina Jolie, this new film will be its own separate entity. ” The reboot will feature a younger Lara Croft going on her first adventure.” Here’s hoping they take some story cues from the most recent video game
Meanwhile, on the superhero front, CBS’ Supergirl television series has added two more to its cast. “David Harewood will co-star as DC Comics character Hank Henshaw. In the CBS take, the character is a onetime CIA agent who now runs the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), which tracks extraterrestrial threats on Earth. In the comics on which the potential series is based, Hank Henshaw is Cyborg Superman. Harewood, whose credits also include ABC’s Selfie and the feature Blood Diamond, is with APA and Authentic Talent.” Meanwhile, “Chyler Leigh whose credits include NBC’s Taxi Brooklyn, will play Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, the confident foster-sister of Kara. Fascinated by Kara’s powers from a young age, Alex developed a lifelong obsession with science that inspired her to become a doctor.” Also, Andrew Kreisberg has joined the crew as a writer and a producer. Adding even more crew members from The Flash adds to my confidence and excitement for this show.
(Sources: Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter)