Jill Soloway -- who was recently tapped to write and direct Millennium Films' Red Sonja adaptation -- has finally broken their silence on the upcoming comic book film. Evidently, Soloway wants Red Sonja's new movie to be one that challenges convention, as the Transparent creator likened the project to some fairly subversive pieces of superhero cinema.
"I can really have so much fun with Red Sonja," Soloway told Deadline. "I see her a little bit more like the first kind of bad girl superhero. Sort of like the Batman of The Dark Knight or Deadpool, you know? The world is changing so much right now for superheroes, that I just really look forward to not only going to the edge of what I've ever written and director before, but to the edge of the genre as well."
They continued, "I can’t wait. I’m super excited. I get to write it as well, which is really a dream come true. I know it feels different when you compare it to Transparent, but for me, it feels just really very much like it’s coming from the same place."
Soloway also spoke to the cultural impact they hope Red Sonja could have, adding, "I’ve always talked about myself as doing work that attempts to heal the divided feminine in our culture, the idea that women get kind of chopped up into wife or other woman or good girl, bad girl or Charlie’s Angels or all the women on Sex in the City, and that this idea of the divided feminine means that women get like a small slice to be.
"All my work is really about humans searching for some divine feminine, asking these questions about God and looking for meaning," they said. "So, for me to transfer that into the world of Red Sonja felt incredibly natural, because Red Sonja is a very different kind of superhero. She’s not really typical."
Written and directed by Jill Soloway, Red Sonja does not yet have a release date.