According to reports from The Illuminerdi, Hannah John-Kamen rumored to have left his role in the film project Red Sonja. This makes the related parties have to find a replacement. The reason why the actress left the role was not disclosed, but beforehand she was very excited about the project.
Originally announced to star in the Millennium adaptation in 2021, John-Kamen – who also stars in Ant-Man and The Wasp from Marvel Studios – reportedly “quit” from the film, with no reason given as to why the actress chose to leave the project. The producers of the film are reportedly looking for a new actress for the role following the departure of John-Kamen. FYI previously the actress who played Mera in Aquaman, Amber Heard and Rose McGowan are often rumored to be strong candidates to play Red Sonja. Will the studios and producers reconsider the two actresses?
The report also mentions that Joel Soloway, who was announced as director of the film, is also stepping down from the project. However, the report notes that MJ Bassett (Rogue, Silent Hill: Revelation) has been appointed as Soloway’s replacement. Production on the film won’t start until later this year, so the team behind the film are hoping to pick a new star soon before they face another delay.
Inspired by the short story of Conan the Barbarian Barbarian Robert E. Howard’s work, Red Sonja made its official debut in Conan comics in the early ’70s, and finally got its own comic spinoff. He is a swordsman named “She-Devil with a Sword” in the Hyborean era Howard who takes revenge on the robbers who killed his family. This character is described as a fiery figure and strong enough to fight Conan while walking according to his goals. His solo comics are still published today through Dynamite Entertainment.
Previously a movie Red Sonja was released in 1985 starring Brigitte Nielsen, but the film’s box office results were less than satisfactory and only received a 15% rating on Totten Tomatoes. Then in 2008, Robert Rodriguez intended to re-adapt this film with star Rose McGowan but then failed to do so.