Lucy Lawless Respond's To 'Xena' Movie Rumors
Thought the following might interest some Bruce fans. Lucy Lawless did an interview with the online news magazine After Ellen a few days ago and was asked about the rumors of a Xena movie, here an excerpt with her response:
"[As for the rumors of Xena hitting the big screen? Lawless hasn't heard of anything in the works, but she quips, “They'll cast some 19-year-old piece of chicken as Xena and disgust us all.”]"
I don't know how many Xena/Herc fans there are that come to this site, but Bruce played a huge role in making those shows a success. I think Bruce was in over 20 episodes all together in those 2 shows and he directed a whole bunch more. Xena fans have been wondering when this movie would come to light and it doesn't look like any time soon. A few years back Rob Tapert and company were ready to make the movie but there were legal problems with Universal regarding who owned the rights to the character of Xena and lawsuit is still going on to this day. This lawsuit is likely the reason for the lack of development in the project. Judging by Lucy Lawless' response, it appears that she doesn't want anyone else taking her 'chakram' and wants to make this movie with her as the star. If one day we do see a Xena movie in development, we might see Bruce Campbell return as the elderly 'King of Thieves', Autolycus. You can read the full interview with Lucy Lawless here. Lawless also goes onto talk about her current role in Battlestar Galactica and her husband Rob Tapert.