A proposed ThunderCats film has been in development for quite a while now, with no real signs of tangible progress being made. Still, every so often we get a small update that gives us hope that perhaps one day, we’ll finally see the damn thing come to fruition. In all honesty, it probably won’t be happening any time soon, but chatter about a feature film adaptation still hasn’t died down and earlier this week, Milla Jovovich voiced her interest in being involved in it.
Given her role as Alice in the Resident Evil franchise, not to mention strong performances across a number of other action-oriented films, fans have been hoping to see the actress play a superhero for some time. As such, when we sat down with Jovovich for an exclusive interview earlier this week to talk Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, we asked her which superhero she’d like to play now that Screen Gems’ horror franchise is coming to an end, and here’s what she shared:
“I’ve always loved Thundercats. I heard they were making a movie, and then they weren’t making a movie. And I’m probably getting way to old to play Katra… no, Cheetara, that’s the one!”
Like all the other ThunderCats, Cheetara is tied to a particular species of cat. In her case, she’s linked to a cheetah and possesses phenomenal speed. She’s also usually portrayed as the principal love interest for Lion-O (although in some versions, you get a ‘love triangle’ with Lion-O’s best friend, Tygra). Frankly, it sounds like a great role for Jovovich and one she’d be well suited for.
Aside from the Resident Evil series, the actress has shown off her action chops in countless other movies, proving that she can kick ass with the best of them. While nothing’s set in stone as far as this adaptation goes, at the rate Hollywood is churning out features based on everything from animated series to board games, it should only be a matter of time before they get around to ThunderCats. As far as we know, Warner Bros. still hold the rights to it, so perhaps if more stars begin to express interest, the studio will finally get things moving.