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That League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Reboot Will Be Female-Centric: Report

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Sean Connery, aka ‘The League’s’ Allan Quartermain. Photo: TOM MAELSA/Getty Images

Recall: Fox is rebooting The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen at some point. Because of how the 2003 movie went, this news might’ve been met with some skepticism. Collider interviewed producer John Davis at TCA, however, and discovered that the new film franchise might come with a welcome change: It will actually be fewer gentlemen and more gentlewomen. In part of their discussion, Davis acknowledged that the original movie didn’t fare well. How to make this work, then? “Just by going back to the roots and making it authentic to what the fan base was really excited about,” Davis said. “It’s female-centric, which I think is interesting. I love female characters, point-of-view characters in action movies. I thought Mad Max was great. I think you can always find a fresh way of doing something and going back to the basics.” Collider goes on to note that the source material is actually a little short on female characters — so maybe we’ll get to see an Ellen Quartermain, more non-male literary characters, or some brand-new Victorian-style additions? Regardless, more badass, steampunk-y movies (that could be) inspired by Fury Road sounds divine.

Extraordinary Gents Reboot to Be Female-Centric