The nominee for the Djimon Hounsou Academy Award was occupied by Sony as the third Bosley with Charlie’s Angels. The film, directed by Elizabeth Banks, began production in September and is scheduled for release in the fall of 2019.
In the now-fourth version of the original 70’s television program, Banks’ Charlie’s Angels has undergone a number of developments since the director of Pitch Perfect 2 was inducted in 2015, his latest issue of Banks and Jay Basu (The Girl in the Spider Web). It was also the center of numerous casting rumors around the angels. The first reports from Kristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong’o came together just to make the name Nyongo disappear in favor of Naomi Scott from the Power Rangers his relative, Ella Balinska. Shortly thereafter, reports followed that the film would fight several Angeles teams as part of a huge network of women against crime.
Therefore, Djimon Hounsou was selected along with Banks and Patrick Stewart as the third Bosley. Variety reports that the Blood Diamond star has joined the cast as another link between the Townsend Agency and at least one of its many Angels teams. This is another important role for Hounsou, ready to repeat his role as Guardians of the Galaxy Korath, the pursuer, in the highly anticipated 2019 Captain Marvel, as well as in the roles of DC’s Aquaman and Shazam!
The release of Hounsou as another Bosley is just one of the many ways Banks’ re-launch is going to reinvent the Charlie’s Angels franchise more than ever. The Townsend agency has evolved into a global network, which means fans will see more angels in addition to the team that will be the focus of this film. In addition, according to an interview by Kristen Stewart, the angels will be much less dependent on their sexuality to complete their missions. This is a welcome change from the original series and earlier pleasant reboots, but now culturally obsolete.
The extension of the Townsend Agency in a time of nostalgia also raises the question of whether a former Angelino will make a cameo or not. Both Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu have publicly come out in support of the film and the changes Banks has made. Although there is no concrete information about such events, strange things have happened.