Well, who didn’t see this coming? Not long after Millenium stated that they would keep Bryan Singer as the director of their upcoming Red Sonja movie, the comic book film has now been shelved. The X-Men and Bohemian Rhapsody director has been under fire ever since repeated allegations of sexual assault have surfaced, including a possible rape of a teenage boy. Yikes.
According to Deadline, Singer’s Red Sonja is not currently a priority for the slate of Millenium, though the controversial director has yet to be removed from the movie, assuming that ever happens. It seems like we won’t be seeing the fantasy-action film anytime soon, though a comic book from Dynamite should satisfy those looking for some action from the character.
No casting had been made for the movie since it seems like the movie was in very early production before it was suddenly shelved by Millenium. It wouldn’t be too surprising to know that this was done to take heat off the company, especially after the CEO went on and actually defended the choice of using Singer as the film’s director. Since he hasn’t been removed, we will have to wait and see.
Singer has had quite the history with comic book movies, directing the first two X-Men movies along with the acclaimed X-Men: Days of Future Past and the not-so-acclaimed X-Men: Apocalypse. The director also partially directed Bohemian Rhapsody, before being let go from the project for a number of reasons, though he was still credited as the movie’s director.
Was anyone looking forward to Bryan Singer’s Red Sonja movie?