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        15 July 2015

Lucy Pitches a Xena Movie at 2015 SDCC

Image635725941342966348Den of Geek has a story about Lucy pitching the idea for a Xena Movie/Revival/Xena Anything at Comic Con and elsewhere. I think it's way way way overdue.

The long long long saga (well over 14 years now) of Xenites wanting a  movie is getting more ferocious by the day. With the show finding new fans (welcome newbie Xenites!), it's time for a Xena Revival! It's all about those rights! Den of Geek asked Lucy about the possibility of a Xena movie. Check out the AUSXIP Xena Movie Page to see the lengths we have gone for this comeback

Lucy Lawless tells us about how she wants to play Xena: Warrior Princess again and how she'd continue the story. For almost 25 years, fans have asked Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and anyone who'd listen if there would be another Evil Deadmovie about Ash Williams. And for about just as long, this seemed to be a pipedream. Yet, come October, we're getting a whole new Ash vs. Evil Dead television series starring the big chin--not to mention Xena: Warrior Princess herself, Ms. Lucy Lawless. Ergo, when having a lovely conversation with her during a San Diego roundtable interview, one Comic-Con miracle must surely mean another is just around the corner, right?

"I've been pitching that, actually," Lawless said. "The fans really do want that, and I've met some people who've crowdfunded some things, and I'm just like, 'Why don't we just do that?'"

However, before Xena: Warrior Princess fans get their checkbooks ready, it might be best to wait a little longer for the character's return. Indeed, Lawless lamented the red tape challenges that still seem to impede a Xena revival.

"It's still about who owns the rights to Xena. But it would still be cool to do it again with Renée [O'Connor], me, Ted [Raimi], and Bruce. It'd be a fun little gig, but what that is I don't really know."

Of course, there is the other obstacle with Xena being dead at the end of the series, but Lawless has thought about this as well.

"So what? Technicality!" Lawless laughs. "No one really dies! Screw her head back on, it's a bit wonky, and she's got a really bad attitude since she's been in a box for 20 years, so they've got to get Xena's mojo back, and go and save the world somehow."

Of course, hope will always spring eternal for the fandom. But in the much more immediate future, Lawless seems genuinely pleased to be participating in the Evil Dead franchise, which has become a family business since she married one of the original films' creators and producer, Rob Tapert.

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