That Charlie's Angels reboot at Sony just released their first look images from the film, and they look fine? For the most part?
Elizabeth Banks directs from a script she co-wrote with Jay Basu, and she's calling this one more of a "continuation" of the original 1970's television series. "If you were rich in 1976, you only got richer," Banks told Entertainment Weekly. "Charles Townsend is richer than ever, so he's grown the business into a global spy agency."
She also described the ladies we'll meet in the film to EW: Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart), the hard-partying, highly skilled wild card; Jane Kano (Ella Balinska), the ex-MI6 muscle of the group; and Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott), the MIT-trained scientist.
Banks also said it was very important to her to make a film about women working together, rather than at odds with each other:
"It was important to me to make a movie about women working together and supporting each other, and not make a movie about their romantic entanglements or their mother they don't call enough. When I'm at work, I don't talk about those things. I get on with my job. It felt important to do that for the Angels, to treat them with the respect their skill set demands."
What about Bosley you ask? Well, apparently there's more than one, as it's now more of a title in the organization rather than one man.
'Bosley' is now a rank in the organization, like lieutenants," Banks revealed. "All of the Angels have been played by different women and have had different names, but the Bosley character was always named Bosley no matter who played him. We thought, 'Well, that must mean it's more than a name.'"
This makes more sense now with the casting of both Sir Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou, who will also be playing Bosley along with Banks.
Maybe Angels isn't the title audiences were expecting to carry on the trend of butt-kicking strong women in cinema, but it's the goal.
"It's a really exciting moment for female-driven films. Audiences are really looking for those aspirational stories about real and relatable characters, and I think the women in my movie are definitely real and relatable, but most importantly, I think they're really fun."
Charlie's Angels is set to hit theaters on November 15th 2019.