Red Sonja movie was in development. Millenium Film negotiated with Bryan Singer (director of X-Men movies) to be director. The movie was on hold due to the protests with Bryan’s allegation. Now they find a new director in Joey Soloway who is rising star in Hollywood with Tasha Huo penning the screenplay.

Millenium  added “We’re very excited to be bringing Red Sonja to the market and the world. This has been a long time coming. Having Joey Soloway at the helm of this feminist icon franchise is the perfect recipe for a magical adventure, which is exactly what the world needs today.”

Red Sonja first appeared in Conan The Barbarian #23 (February 1993) published by Marvel Comics created by Roy Thomas and Barry Smith.

There has been couple versions of her Red Sonja’s origin. One is that her village got burned by mercenaries and her family got killed. She vowed revenge and her red goddess appeared and gave her fighting skills. Another version of her origin, her village got burned and she lured the bandits into the forest and killed them one by one. No red goddess appeared in the second story.

There was Red Sonja movie back in 1985 starring Bridgitte Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenneger. The movie got trashed by critics. Arnold himself said “That’s worst film I ever made.”. Hopefully the new one will be better if the movie ever get made.

I actually did remember seeing this movie as a child. I liked it as a child but if I were to watch it now, probably not.

A  copy of Conan The Barbarian 23 CGC 9.2 sold for $149.99 on September 17, 2018. A copy of Conan The Barbarian 23 CGC 9.0 sold for $149.39 on January 25, 2019.  There were a Best offer accepted of $450 for Conan The Barbarian 23 CGC 9.4  and $250 for Conan The Barbarian 23 CGC 9.0 on February 23, 2021.

 

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