– by Joseph Jammer Medina

On the long list of reboots on the way is Charlie’s Angels, a film directed by Elizabeth Banks and starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska. The movie is based on the 1980s TV show of the same name, but it’s not the first time it’s ventured onto the big screen in the early 2000s.

Back in 2000, Charlie’s Angels hit the silver screen, and a few years later, a sequel followed in the form of Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Those two films featured the likes of Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu. Speaking with ET Online, Liu was asked what she thought about the upcoming film, considering her involvement in the original films. Here’s what she said:

“To me, I think it’s very exciting. It’s like Sherlock Holmes. The material in itself is a very different type of literature — and it’s not necessarily literature. But it is something that people keep coming back to and they’re drawn to. That’s something that needs to be explored and if it needs to be explored on all different levels, then it should be.”

“It will only be a more positive result for women.”

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Admittedly, the idea of another Charlie’s Angels film is kind of an eye-rollingly awful one to me — and while I won’t necessarily be in line to check out the movie on opening night, I think the talent involved is encouraging. Plus, in an era where female-led movies often get flack for being based on male-dominated franchises (Ocean’s Eleven, Ghostbusters), it makes sense for them to, instead, go for a franchise that’s always been female-dominated.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.