What's that you say? You're in the mood for a powerful, female-driven blockbuster where the cast kicks ass and takes names? Well then, can I interest you in the first photo from Oceans 8, the women-centric remake of the original Oceans series? You're welcome. The gender-swapped film isn't due out until Jun. 8, 2018, but this first image is ballsy enough that it will fill you with enough anticipation and excitement to get you through the next year and a half.
The shot features the main cast spread out in a single subway car — my New Yorker spidey sense / eyes tell me that's the E Train — and most aren't even looking into the camera as they lounge. And "lounge" is really the only word for it. Some are sitting, some are standing, some are leaning forward, but what they have in common is an undeniable aura of badassery. These women are not to be effed with, and that information is coming off of them in waves.
In the foreground are Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, Cate Blanchett as Lou, and Sarah Paulson as Tammy, all decked out in their most chic winter finery, and they are not here for your bulls**t. They have that look on their faces that translates roughly to, "I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative." Catcall these women only if you want to find out if looks really can kill. (Spoiler alert: they can.)
Further back, Anne Hathaway gazes dispassionately at you from her perch by the door, belted to perfection in a green trench as Daphne Kluger, and we move further into the background, where Rihanna, Helena Bonham-Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Awkwafina — as Nine Ball, Rose, Amita, and Constance, respectively — are waiting to cut you down to size with their eyeballs. Also dressed to the nines, of course — or should I say "the eights"?
Coat Game strong. 'Tude Game strong. Even without the enviable wardrobes, I would gladly switch places with any of these powerhouses just to live in that confidence and ice-cold clarity. Even if it was only for one day, I'm pretty sure I could take on the world.