Xena: Movie Warrior Princess?

Remember the days when a TV series or film franchise came to a comfortable conclusion, and stayed concluded?

How things have changed. In this age of crazed tv-philes and movie fanatics (ahem, yes), nothing stays dead and buried for long.

Quite literally if you believe Lucy Lawless wields any heft when it comes to movies. Her Xena: Warrior Princess show ran for six series before the lead Amazonian in question came to a sticky end.

But you can’t keep a good woman down, and apparently Lawless is keen to get back into the leather mini-skirt and do that shrill war cry thing all over again.

“I love that character. I would do it if it was a movie,” she said recently. “I doubt I would do it as a TV series. I can't see how you would make it fresh.

“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.”

Hmmm, wait a minute. Wasn’t our very own Sam Raimi executive producer on the show? Could he be the one to bring the series to the big screen?

Really, it’s highly unlikely. But dare to dream, little Xenites. Dare to dream...

Wonder Woman's still in development hell. Could Lawless be the tonic we need? Thoughts below...

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.