Lucy Lawless Says Time is Against a Xena Film

Published 4 years ago by , Updated January 27th, 2010 at 5:54 am,

 Lucy Lawless Says Time is Against a Xena Film

Lucy Lawless definitely hasn’t been hard-up for work lately, with recurring roles in a number of critically acclaimed television dramas – Battlestar Galactica and Spartacus: Blood and Sand, but who wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to revisit the most notable role of their career? Especially if you can still rock a Greek leather skirt with a bare midriff at forty?

Speaking with Out, Lawless detailed her personal timeframe for a Xena: Warrior Princess feature film:

“By the time somebody does come up with that I’m just going to be too old and I’m really sad about that. I feel like it’s a completely wasted franchise.”

Fans of the franchise would no doubt love to see Lawless reprise the role but the notion that the Xena franchise is entirely dependent on Lawless returning gives a little bit too much credit to the quality of most TV to big screen reboots. If the powers that be, in this case NBC Universal Television Group, do decide to reboot Xena on the big-screen, they likely wouldn’t hesitate if Lawless were no longer able to play the lead role.

Surely, there are a number of young actresses who would be equally excited about filling those Greek boots: Sienna Miller or Kate Beckinsale seem like plausible choices.

It’s an intriguing time for the possibility of revisiting mythical Greece – with the show’s former executive producer (Sam Raimi) bowing out of the fourth Spider-Man installment but the likelihood of Raimi returning to Xena seems extra-unlikely.

We’ll certainly keep an eye on any further developments – Lawless or otherwise. Would you like to see Xena make it to the big screen? Who would you choose to fill Xena’s boots?

Source: Out via Cinema Blend

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  1. She is not old at all she is still nice and young who cares about years we want lucy and renee as xena and gabrielle

  2. I believe that no true Xena fan will accept anyone else. Lucy Lawless IS Xena. There is no getting around it. If you guys actually make the movie, do it soon or don’t do it at all.

    • I agree no Xena fan would go see a xena movie without. Lucy Lawless and Renee O’conner. Their chemistry together made it what it was. A true friendship/relationship. I would pay 50.00 to see them together in a Xena movie. Thats how much I would love to see the characters finally profess their love. A great love making scene would be awesome:) If any other actresses play the roles. I wouldnt bother going to see it. The show was about those 2 period!!

  3. Lucy lawless and Renee’o connor for Xena and Gabby !!!! there are no others who could fill their Boots for XENA !!!!

  4. Lucy is Xena, Renne is Gabby and that’s it….no one will ever be a good Xena or Gabby except Lucy and Renne

  5. I can’t imagine anyone else playing the parts of Xena and Gabrielle. Lucy and Renee are Xena and Gabrielle!

  6. Personally, it would be truly awkward to watch anyone else portray the roles of Xena and Gabrielle, other than Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor. Their bond on and off screen cannot be imitated. There’s a reason for everything, they were MEANT to play those roles. Lucy and Renee were cast on this show by pure luck, and I’m glad! NO ONE can do Xena like Lucy Lawless, and NO ONE can do Gabreielle like Renee O’Connor! It just wouldn’t be the same. Give us a XENA movie with the original cast! #XenitesUnite #BattleOn #LL&ROC

    • i agree a xena movie would be great then i could add it to my xena collection

  7. I agree all the same characters need to be used. Xena is what it is because of Lucy and Renee! If they ever make a remake it should be when they are deceased!! but it would never be the same..
    If they were to make one in the next few years it would be perfect they are still young enough!

  8. Actually their isn’t anyone that can fill xena shoes. Their is only one xena and it should be kept that away. Her and gabby made it original and it can’t and shouldn’t be subsitute. I also feel lucy and renee will never be to old to be who they are in no lifetime. So remember xena is timeless said like no other than arteis. Love you lucy & renee. Come back u are missed, tgeir is a movie in it. Just the real artist please come forward. And I would love to see it before I leave this earth.

  9. Actually their isn’t anyone that can fill xena shoes. Their is only one xena and it should be kept that away. Her and gabby made it original and it can’t and shouldn’t be subsitute. I also feel lucy and renee will never be to old to be who they are in no lifetime. So remember xena is timeless said like no other than arteis. Love you lucy & renee. Come back u are missed, their is a movie in it. Just the real artist please come forward. And I would love to see it before I leave this earth.

  10. I just got into xean last year on netflix and can’t stop watching it.one year later and still watching so a movie would be great.

  11. I STILL WANT LUCY AND RENEE to play as Xena and Gabrielle.

    If lucy can’t then pick:

    Malin Akerman
    OR
    Jaimie Alexander

    PLS NOT megan fox or kate beckinsale or sienna miller! they dont fit the built! too skinny.

    • holy smokes none on those actresses would be accepted by Xena fans noway!!

    • ok None of those actresses you mentioned would be right for the Xena role. One is only 5’5 lol the others just dont have that rough edge to them. Big mistake not making Lucy n Renee Xena n Gabby.

      • I said IF. But I still would go to Lucy and Renee! 120%!!

  12. If Lucy and Renee aren’t it in, it’s not XWP.

  13. Obviously I am with you guys, no XENITE will ever accept anybody else but Lucy Lawless^^
    it’s bad enough that our brilliant Ares has already passed away.. without Lucy there should not ever be a Xena movie!!

  14. A Xena movie without Lucy Lawless and Renee O conner is not a Xena movie to her fans. So who will go see it? I agree a true Xenite would not pay to go see it. What would the point be? We the fans of Lucy and Renee love them!!!!

  15. I think if the do remake it and lucy isnt going to be in it that Renée O’Connor should take over the role as xena it would only be fitting all she have to do is go brunette

  16. Es gibt für mich in den 2 rollen für xena und gabrielle keine ausser lucy und renee

  17. I agree with joy and mima and many others. I wouldn’t accept another xena, just because Lucy is xena. She still looks strong and young to pull it off amazingly. So to have someone else would be a huge mistake. Another those are huge boots to fill. I don’t think more than half of the actresses can pull of the image Lucy (xena) has. We need an amazing movie now

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