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Following the report that Bryan Singer had been quietly let go from his gig directing the ‘Red Sonja’ movie for Millennium Pictures, superfan Amber Tamblyn has thrown her name out as a possible replacement.  It turns out that Tamblyn is a lifelong ‘Red Sonja’ fan, and considering the mess of sexual misconduct allegations around both Singer and Millennium chief Avi Lerner, having a woman direct what could, in the wrong hands, turn out very exploitative would be a step in the right direction.

Need proof of Tamblyn’s dedication to ‘Red Sonja’?  Check out her tweets:

Recently, Tamblyn has been a huge supporter of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and has dedicated much of her time to speaking out against sexism and sexual harassment and misconduct.

She directed her first film with the indie ‘Paint it Black’ in 2016, which was nominated for Best Picture at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and won Best Editing of a Feature Narrative at the Woodstock Film Festival.

Before that, she was best known for acting in pictures like ‘The Ring’, ‘The Grudge 2’, and both ‘Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants’ pictures.  She also starred in the title role on the TV series ‘Joan of Arcadia’, and also starred on ‘House’, ‘Two and a Half Men’, ‘The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret’, and ‘Inside Amy Schumer’.  She is also set to star on FX’s ‘Y’, an adaptation of the Brian K. Vaughan comic book series ‘Y: The Last Man’.

Keep in mind, at this point, no official statement has been made regarding Singer’s firing.  As recently as January, Lerner insisted that Singer would direct ‘Red Sonja’, but reportedly, Millennium has been unable to secure a domestic distributor with his name still attached.  It was said that Singer would have pocketed $10 million for this job.

What do you think of Tamblyn potentially helming ‘Red Sonja’?