We are riding a wave of nostalgia at the movie theaters these days, and it doesn’t look to be subsiding any time soon. Properties like Child’s Play, Toy Story, Aladdin and Spider-Man are luring audiences in with new stories from their franchises. On the horizon, we have live-action Lion King and a Fast & Furious spinoff to look forward to.
These days, you need a good reason to bring a familiar property back off of the proverbial production shelf, and Elizabeth Banks thinks she has a really good one for Charlie’s Angels. The longtime comedian and budding filmmaker will reinvent Charlie’s Angels for a new generation with a sequel that’s hitting theaters in November.
As you likely recall, Charlies’ Angels started out as a television show that ran on ABC from 1976 to 1981. Though wildly popular at the time, the franchise got a breath of new life when it was reconfigured as an action franchise for Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu.
The new team, as assembled by director Elizabeth Banks, will consist of Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, and Naomi Scott (of Aladdin). And on the set of the new movie, Banks explained how it’s the collaborative nature of the franchise that lured her in to tell a story in the Charlie’s Angels sandbox in the first place. Banks said:
The first full trailer for Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels certainly sells the notion of teamwork in virtually every frame. Watch it now, if you haven’t yet seen it:
It’s definitely worth noting, too, that Elizabeth Banks will be making history in this new movie by becoming the first Bosley who also was a former Angel. Her cast sold that fact to us while we were on the set in Berlin, explaining:
While Charlie’s Angels producer Max Handelman elaborates on the historical nature of this move, elaborating:
We will get to see how all of this plays out on the big screen when Elizabeth Banks’ version of Charlie’s Angels opens in theaters on November 15. It will be competing against the likes of Midway and Ford v. Ferrari. Meanwhile, Terminator: Dark Fate still likely will be pulling in interested parties.
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