KEY POINTS

  • Hannah John-Kamen portrayed Ghost in "Ant-Man and the Wasp"
  • "Red Sonja" is currently at an early stage of production
  • Joey Soloway will direct the movie

Hannah John-Kamen is buckling up to play yet another Marvel Comics character. This time, the "Ant-Man and the Wasp" actress will portray sword and sorcery superheroine Red Sonja in a feature film. 

The movie will be penned and directed by Joey Soloway, who will be joined by Tasha Huo at the writer's desk. Huo also serves as a writer on Netflix's upcoming series, "Tomb Raider."

"Hannah is a very talented actress who we’ve been following for years and she is Red Sonja," Soloway told Hollywood Reporter. "Her range, sensibilities and strength are all qualities we have been looking for and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this journey together."

The 31-year-old actress is best known for her role in "Ant-Man and the Wasp" and the Peacock's sci-fi series "Brave New World."

Red Sonja's character was created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith for "Conan the Barbarian" comic for Marvel's comic in the 1970s. The character was a blend of various characters Robert E. Howard created over the years.

"There could not be a greater moment in our world for Red Sonja’s ways of wielding power and her connection with nature and our planet," Soloway noted. "An ancient heroine with an epic calling."

This is not the first time Red Sonja will appear in a feature movie. Previously, the character was adapted in 1985's fantasy adventure of the same name. The movie starred Brigitte Nielsen as Red Sonja and Arnold Schwarzenegger played a supporting character named Lord Kalidor.

It was directed by Richard Fleischer and grossed only $6.9 million, while the budget was $17.9 million. Since then, "Red Sonja" never received a green light in Hollywood.

Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon will serve as producers along with Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman of Campbell Grobman Films. Millennium’s Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, and Trevor Short will serve as executive producers.

John-Kamen has previously worked in Netflix's popular series "The Stranger," Steven Spielberg’s "Ready Player One," and "Tomb Raider." The actress is currently filming her upcoming movie, "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City," which is set to release on Sept. 3, 2021.

She will also feature in the movie titled, "Unwelcome." While the production of the "Red Sonja" is at an early stage, fans can expect the movie to release next year.

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