Highlander is a successful film franchise from the 80s and 90s. It is a franchise that spawned six sequels, Two television spin-offs, and an Animated series. Oh, I forgot to mention, there even an Anime movie about it. This franchise gave me the fantasy of immortality. I loved the movies and Tv shows because of the swordfight choreographies. Christopher Lambert was made into a star when he played Connor Macleod in the movies. He is an immortal Scottish man who owns an Antique shop in 1985. He is also the mentor of the Highlander: The Series‘s protagonist Duncan Macleod who is played by Adrian Paul.
Wonder Woman already has two out of three solo movies. Meanwhile, two out of three movies of Superman are ensemble crossovers. Henry Cavill’s Superman only has one film. He already finished filming two Seasons of The Witcher but his Superman film felt abandoned. The reboot’s lead is Henry Cavill. I wonder if he will play Connor, Duncan, or a new character.
Chad Stahelski who is known for making the John Wick movies will be directing the reboot. He has a great track record when it comes to making action films.
He already made a statement about getting the role from his official Instagram account.
“Very exciting news today! I’ve been a fan of Highlander since I was a lad. From the movies in all of their 80s, Queen slathered glory to the TV show with an actor who looked remarkably like one of my brothers.
Being not shy with swords, and having a director as talented as Chad Stahelski at the helm, this is an opportunity like no other. Deep diving into franchise storytelling with all the tools at our disposal, is going to make this an adventure I (and hopefully all of you) shall never forget.