Jennifer Kaytin Robinson: ‘Do Revenge’ Is the Similar because the MCU

“I approached writing ‘Unpregnant’ in the identical method that I strategy writing ‘Thor,’ and it is simply a narrative,” the “Do Revenge” filmmaker informed IndieWire.

[Editor’s note: The following article contains spoilers for “Do Revenge,” now streaming on Netflix.] 

Since her movie debut in 2019 with “Somebody Nice,” Jennifer Kaytin Robinson has been decided to inform tales about “difficult, messy” ladies — together with within the MCU.

Robinson, whose newest movie “Do Revenge” is now streaming on Netflix, co-wrote “Thor: Love and Thunder” with director Taika Waititi, all whereas writing and helming the ’90s-inspired indie characteristic starring Maya Hawke and Camila Mendes as Eleanor and Drea, two “fucked up TaskRabbits” out to avenge each other’s highschool horrors. The ensemble solid together with Austin Abrams, Sophie Turner, Ava Capri, Maia Reficco, Paris Berelc, Talia Ryder, Jonathan Daviss, Rish Shah, and Alisha Boe, even dubbed themselves the “Revengers” with a particular nod to Marvel’s “Avengers.”

Whereas Robinson particularly centered on penning the Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) storyline for “Love and Thunder,” the “Hawkeye” consulting producer hasn’t written off directing her personal standalone Marvel movie sometime.

“I’d like to direct an enormous film like Marvel or DC, however I believe for me, it’s concerning the tales that I connect with,” Robinson informed IndieWire. “I don’t essentially give it some thought when it comes to large or small films. I approached writing ‘Unpregnant’ in the identical method that I approached writing ‘Thor,’ and it’s simply a narrative. What’s emotionally true about this? Who’re these characters? What’s actual to those characters? And the way do you make it essentially the most entertaining form of package deal that you may presumably make it?”

Robinson continued, “So for me, it’s actually extra about simply being drawn to persevering with to inform tales about ladies and capturing difficult, messy, emotional tales that may dwell in heightened worlds. That’s what I like essentially the most and so if that comes within the type of a $200 million Marvel film, superior. If that comes within the type of a $5 million Blumhouse film, additionally superior. I like making issues and feeling like I can do a very good job is what I care about.”

And Robinson is hoping Netflix additionally hasn’t dominated out a “Do Revenge” sequel simply but, with the ode to late ’90s highschool dramedies touchdown comparisons with “Clueless,” “Merciless Intentions,” and different up to date classics.

Maya Hawke, Do Revenge

Maya Hawke in “Do Revenge”


“I’ll inform you right here’s my sequel concept,” Robinson shared, when requested if a “Do Revenge” cinematic universe is on the rise. “Inform me what you suppose: I believe the sequel ought to be ‘Deux Revenge’ and it’s about Sophie Turner coming for Drea and Eleanor.”

Co-lead star Hawke had her personal sequel concept in thoughts, calling again to “Thelma & Louise,” particularly after Drea and Eleanor drive off into the sundown collectively on the finish of “Do Revenge.”

“It’d be enjoyable to see Drea and Eleanor do a highway journey film,” Hawke teased. “They’re simply graduating highschool. So many youngsters go on European excursions after they graduate highschool. I believe it’d be like a European tour, roadtrip film post-high faculty, they usually simply get into hassle in all places they go.”

“Do Revenge” is now streaming on Netflix.

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