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Gina Carano Wants A Wonder Woman Movie, And She Wants It Done Right


“That’s the ultimate superhero for a woman. No matter what, no matter who ends up being Wonder Woman someday, I just hope it’s something that is done correctly. I know it’s there and that it could definitely be done correctly. It’s just a matter of getting the right people and having the right vision come together. A director and producer and writer have to see the beauty in it and make it real.” Actress and mixed martial artist Gina Carano on the need for a Wonder Woman film.

Carano, who herself would fit the role quite well in many fans minds, weighed in on the discussion as to whether Diana should take to the big screen in an interview with ComingSoon.net. Carano has previously appeared in Fast & Furious 6 and Steven Soderbergh‘s Haywire. She can soon be seen in In the Blood, a thriller where she plays a woman who must rescue her husband after he disappears during their honeymoon.

Of course, we here at The Mary Sue would love a Wonder Woman film, especially after finding out that the CW TV series for the super heroine, Amazon, has been put on hold to make way for The Flash. The more actresses who show enthusiasm for a Wonder Woman film, and a good one at that, the better, especially if those actresses happen to have the fighting chops to play an amazon. Even if Carano doesn’t get to play Wonder Woman any time soon, she seems to have taken to comics, as she told ComingSoon.net when they asked about her “dream project”.

I’m starting to get into the comic book space a little, which I think is just so absolutely fun. Just to dress up. I can’t really talk about it right now, but there’s some really good prospects about what we might do there.

Carano also acknowledged in the interview that she felt honored to be compared to Wonder Woman. Now where’s our Wonder Woman film, Hollywood?

(via MTV Splash Page, ComingSoon.net, image via user mbingcrosby on ComicBookMovie.com)

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  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock elliekitty

    She does have the look. I did like her in Haywire, and the fight scenes were certainly well-done.

  • wunderlibrarian

    yes!!! but i want to be set in the 40s, please, like the original comics.

  • Anonymous

    She really would be a great Diana. Now if more famous ladies would publicly demand a Wonder Woman movie, then we might get somewhere in this lifetime

  • Jack Creed

    I would love to see her as Diana, she’s be great and could do all her own fight scenes.

  • http://runt.org/ Adrian

    This is relevant to my interests. O_O

  • Anonymous

    Somebody on reddit made a post about DC vs. Marvel movies. DC/Warner Bros seems like they need to apologize to the audience, that they are ‘sorry’ they made such an absurd movie about a man who dresses like a bat to fight crime and a man who can fly, and that they will make it more realistic next time. While Marvel/Disney is all ‘Sure lets give a Raccoon a machine gun.’ Marvel/Disney seems to embrace the absurd and can make it believable, while DC likes to shun away from it and try to make things more ‘believable’ by ignoring the absurd. Which is probably why they think the concept of an immortal race of Amazon women would be unrealistic so they just don’t want make it. Mean while Marvel makes Thor part of the MCU.

  • Anonymous

    Somebody on reddit made a post about DC vs. Marvel movies. DC/Warner Bros seems like they need to apologize to the audience, that they are ‘sorry’ they made such an absurd movie about a man who dresses like a bat to fight crime and a man who can fly, and that they will make it more realistic next time. While Marvel/Disney is all ‘Sure lets give a Raccoon a machine gun.’ Marvel/Disney seems to embrace the absurd and can make it believable, while DC likes to shun away from it and try to make things more ‘believable’ by ignoring the absurd. Which is probably why they think the concept of an immortal race of Amazon women would be unrealistic so they just don’t want make it. Mean while Marvel makes Thor part of the MCU.

  • Thomas Hayes

    Yep. That’s pretty much it.

  • Thomas Hayes

    Yep. That’s pretty much it.

  • odango atama

    Start with the Xena-style armor, and then move onto the red and blue costume. That way, the Greek origins are there, but the costume change would also represent Diana embracing new ideas.

    I SOOOO want to make a Wonder Woman movie.

  • odango atama

    Start with the Xena-style armor, and then move onto the red and blue costume. That way, the Greek origins are there, but the costume change would also represent Diana embracing new ideas.

    I SOOOO want to make a Wonder Woman movie.

  • Camille Monae

    As long as they stay away from the pants costume

  • Anonymous

    She had a look in the comics where she was wearing pants that I thought looked pretty good but they have to stay away from the David E. Kelley costume.

  • Elizabeth Wells

    There are only two types of people who I want to play Wonder Woman: Gina Torres, or an MMA or UFC athlete

  • Anonymous

    The biggest problem WB has that Disney doesn’t have is that they don’t have a studio that completely specialized in comic book movies, so they have to go on a case by case basis and chose a new studio each time. Disney only has to let Marvel do their thing and they will have their blockbusters every summer. Not having anyone specialized in comic books means that the only 2 superheroes they can do right are the 2 that are so famous, even non-geeks (i.e. them) knows about them.

    WB doesn’t need somebody who understands that a Wonder Woman movie has to get made, they need somebody who WANTS to make it.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure that’s fair. WB made Green Lantern. It wasn’t good but they tried. They have this reputation because their only successful franchise was the “realistic” one but they letting Nolan do his thing was the right move. I’m not sure I would call Man of Steel too realistic.

  • Anonymous

    While I think Carano looks the part, I’d be a bit wary of how well she’d be able to pull off the actual acting required by the role. To be fair, I’ve only seen her in Haywire so far, but Soderbergh knew how to play to her strengths and didn’t saddle her with a ton of emoting (or even a lot of dialogue).

    I’m personally hoping WB goes with an unknown and fills the supporting roles with name actors (a la the ’79 Superman movie).

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure how I feel about this to be honest. I haven’t been impressed with her acting and while yeah, she can do her own fight scenes, doesn’t Wonder Woman deserve better than that? We’ve had truly fine actors like Robert Downey Jr., Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Glenn Close, and now even friggin Robert Redford as comic characters. I think Wondy is certainly deserving of a great performance, not just someone who can realistically deliver a beatdown.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. Nobody would call Anne Hathaway “ass kicking” but she did great as Catwoman because she could act the part and stunt women and film trickery could do the rest. Besides, there will be so much special effects involved to bring to life her superhuman strength that “doing your own stunts” could not be a big use in the end.

  • Thomas Hayes

    MoS does try to *pretend* to be as realistic as possible, the only thing really stopping them from going all the way with that is that it’s about a flying alien with superstrength and laser eyes. There are limits, you know? Then again none of the three Nolan Batman films are as ‘realistic’ as people like to say they are, they’re just as schlocky as most other superhero films, just with the veneer of realism. Batman Begins’ final half and a large part of the ending of Dark Knight Rises fully embrace the unrealistic superhero vibe, and the middle film is no different in places.

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t that be her mother, Queen Hippolyta?

  • wunderlibrarian

    no, the original wonder woman comics were written, and therefore set, in the 1940s.

  • Mina

    Yeah, every time I ponder who I would want to play Wonder Woman I always come away thinking it probably needs to be an unknown. And besides, they might try harder to make the rest of the movie good if they can’t rely on an actress’s name to sell the tickets.

  • Mina

    Yes! That’s exactly what I want, costuming-wise.

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    She had a look in the comics
    where she was wearing pants that I thought looked pretty good but they
    have to stay away from the David E. Kelley costume.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, but in the Modern Age the 40′s Wonder Woman was Queen Hippolyta. “As Wonder Woman, Queen Hippolyta immediately got involved in a time travel mission back to the 1940s with Jay Garrick.[27] After this mission, she elected to join the Justice Society of America and remained in that era for eight years, where her teammates nicknamed her ‘Polly’.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippolyta_(DC_Comics)

  • Mark Brown

    Hell, I’d be fine with her pulling a Batman and having a slightly different costume every time she goes out –constantly tweaking and refining it.

    Maybe even take a page from Young Justice and have different mission-wear as the weather changes.

  • Mark Brown

    I keep remembering Harold Ramis’ comments in the Ghostbusters DVD commentary, about the Domino Theory of Reality.

    Start with something real, then move to something probable, then something improbable-but-still-plausible, then to something implausible-but-still-possible, then to something impossible. If you do it carefully enough, you can have a giant anthropomorphic marshmallow stomping through Midtown, and it still seems perfectly logical.

    THAT’s how to sell a comic book movie.

  • Abel Undercity

    Modern Age, Schmodern Age. We’re rebooting the retcon. Original 1940′s Wonder Woman FTW. Plus that paves the way for crazy-ass Nazi scientists and stormtroopers to punch, dieselpunk mechanics and monstrosities, and (dare I hope?) Giganta!

    Just because, dammit.

  • wunderlibrarian

    that’s why i said, “like the original comics.” abel’s comment nails it, thank you!

  • Ralph Buttigieg

    G’day,

    Can we please get over this “realistic” nonsense? Whats so realistic about a man with mental health issues who wears a bat suit and fights a clown? Or a man who flys around in a blue suit and shoots lasers out of his eye balls?

    What is required is to provide the illusion of reality while the movie is running. That shouldn’t be too hard to do. Stick to the character. Wonder Woman is an Amazon princess. The Amazons are like turbo charged all-girl Spartans. She is a Princess- commander. Therefore she would wear an appropriate uniform. Properly something like this:

    http://fanartexhibit.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/ww_action1.jpg

    The actress who plays her has to have the basic physical structure and striking beauty the role demands but of overwhelming importance she needs to be able to act. Ms Carono certainly has the feminine musculature the role requires but i’m less certain on the other qualities. The fact is male action actors usually spend several months of training and diet restrictions for such roles. Hugh Jackman talks about his spinach and chicken diet. Find a good actress who has the necessary qualities then put her with Carano’s personal trainer.

  • Anonymous

    Good luck with that. When is the last time that a studio made anything with unknown actors in the lead parts? Besides the kiddie stuff.
    I’m not so sure “unknown” means talented either. Which is my biggest concern if a movie like that, or a tv show, is ever to be made.

  • Ashe

    She’s physical, she’s badass, she’s a great candidate for Wonder Woman.

    Now, I won’t pretend I know much about her acting prowess. Sadly, I haven’t seen Haywire. Just her smirking and punching things in Fast and Furious 6. And boy, did she punch things great!

    I’m cautious about judging an actor’s acting prowess when they’re in action vehicles-explosions and chase scenes first, emotional drama later, if at all. She could possibly have more up her sleeve. Or maybe not.

    Regardless, I’m for it. I’m open to other actresses, too. I know there are many women out there that could represent a timeless Wonder Woman. Hell, some of actual Greek origin would be awesome.

    And bull honky to the idea that Wonder Woman is difficult to do. Perceived difficulty can be a self-fulfilling prophecy, y’know.

  • Bruce Wayne

    They can do a lot of stunts on wires that show her having superhero strength etc. They did it on Superman Returns and Man of steel.
    The rigs for wire work have gotten advanced. Ken Jeong or his stunt double ,flew on a parachute on wire rig across several blocks in Las Vegas for Hangover 3. Anything is possible..

  • Bruce Wayne

    They have people form DC.

  • Matt Baen

    It is a travesty that there is no Wonder Woman standalone movie (even in production), when even second tier superheroes like Green Hornet and Green Lantern have had their shot. A WW movie could be Haywire meets Immortals meets Buffy. But let’s face it, it won’t happen until after the 2016 JLA movie if at all. If Marvel can do Thor there is no excuse for not having a Wonder Woman at least as good (and hopefully a lot better).

  • AverageDrafter

    “A Wonder Woman movie should be done right.” – Everyone in existence… Seriously – how many time do we have to hear this?

    “We have no idea how to do a Wonder Woman movie right… Everyone watch Batman and Superman roll around in 3D for 3 hours and ignore her already.” – Everyone who has the power to actually make a Wonder Woman movie happen.

    IT’S NOT HAPPENING…

  • Anonymous

    Maybe but I don’t know how much these people know about making a good film or, if they are, how much WB trusts. Don’t forget that the guy in charge of making the universe work on film is Christopher Nolan, a brilliant filmmaker but not someone who knows about comics.

  • Anonymous

    I completely agree with you on the Dark Knight trilogy. I was talking about the reputation those films have but in reality, other than Ra’s al Ghul immortality that’s been removed, they are extremely faithful to the comics.

    I don’t agree about Man of Steel though. Snyder made Russell Crowe ride a flying dragon. I’m not even sure they have those in the comics. I hated that damn movie but not embracing the fantastic was not one of its issues.

  • Anonymous

    The way Hollywood works (where actresses are concerned) whomever gets such a role will inevitably be an actress in early to mid twenty’s, at most. They won’t want the potential of a year 6 3rd film with a near 40-year old actress.

  • Thomas Hayes

    I felt like Man of Steel was in two minds about it. The sci-fi aesthetic is certainly there, it does feel like a future fantasy film rather than a ‘hard’ sci-fi setting, but it doesn’t go all the way because it wants to be taken so seriously, so it makes everything grey and murky. This balancing act is something I think the film got a little wrong, although ultimately it’s not as important as some of the other problems with the film.

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    Her role in Haywire is, restrained. Like, there’s not a lot of “acting” but it’s not a role that requires it. She cool, competent, badass. She has ONE moment that just doesn’t work(it involves face paint, corn rows, and a line “You better run”).

    But that fight scene with Michael Fassbender is HAWT.

    So I think she could pull of a stoic and restrained Diana well.

  • Ashe

    I think it’s going to happen, just not as soon as we’d like.

    As for quality? That’s up in the air.

  • AverageDrafter

    As long as WB is embarrassed by their non-Batman superheros… I just can’t see it. Seriously, despite the box office success of Man of Steel, they still have to have Batman come in. Rumors are that they even lack the imagination to re-cast and are attempting to back up the Brinks truck to Bale again.

    These people aren’t going to risk a nickle on a female led superhero movie unless there is a major regime change, and if I was checking out a Geek Girl site, I might be inclined to write a letter (letters are harder to ignore than email, particulaly these days when no one writes them) addressed to :

    Berry Meyer – Chairman
    Kevin Tsujihara – CEO

    Warner Bros Entertainment
    4000 Warner Blvd
    Burbank, CA 91522

    and express your displeasure at this situation.

    This isn’t just an insult to female comic book fans or Wonder Woman’s rightful place as an icon next to Superman or Batman.

    It’s an insult to women, who they clearly don’t think could carry their own film. It’s an insult to men who they clearly don’t think are interested in seeing a strong woman butting into their boys club. It’s an insult to little boys who need to see that a woman is in fact the equal or even superior to their established superheroes.

    But more than all of this, this constant hand wringing and doubt is a major disservice to the girls who need more heroes, both real and super, to emulate and admire.

  • frodobatmanvader

    I’m a little confused by your statement. Are you meaning to say “a candidate for this role needs to be an ACTRESS first; physical training can come later,” or “she’s got to look like a supermodel, too”?

    ‘Cause I’ve heard the second one MANY times, and I find it more than a bit unrealistic and unfair.

  • frodobatmanvader

    I think the best part of Carano’s statement is that she wasn’t pushing for herself to get cast in the part, but that SOMEONE should be playing this role already. The fact that she feels honored to even be mentioned in this conversation shows a lot of humility, I think (as well as the implication that Carano herself doesn’t necessarily think she’s the right one for the role).

  • cgthegeek

    Here was the problem with the GL movie: Hal Jordan. Comic books get about 100K readers/month. Cartoons get about 1.5 million viewers/episode. The comics were about Hal Jordan. The cartoon was about John Stewart. But WB, in it’s infinite wisdom and deference to Geoff Johns, decided to make a movie about Hal Jordan, the GL only 100K folks knew about. Screw the 1.5 million folks who knew and loved John Stewart as GL. Let’s make a movie about the White dude.

  • frodobatmanvader

    I’ve always liked this idea, both for Wonder Woman and tactics-based superheroes in general.

  • frodobatmanvader

    I wish you or I had the film rights, because I already have a treatment I’ve been working on and would LOVE your opinion on it.

  • cgthegeek

    Yeah but WB and DC hate each other.

  • cgthegeek

    WB had the opportunity to create a DC Films division in the 90s, but they couldn’t get their egos out of the way to make it happen. Now Marvel Films is kicking ass, and WB is scrambling to “duplicate” the formula. WB wants to make the films work, DC wants to make the films work, but neither wants to make it work with each other. It sad, really.

  • frodobatmanvader

    I don’t think that it’s necessarily about “apologizing” for being a comic book movie so much, but trying to be “high-concept” comic book movies.

    It’s like, Blade Runner could have worked just fine as a Bogart-style (or even Chinatown-style) film noir, but it wanted to be a high-concept film noir with a sprawling metropolis and Artifical Persons.

    It’s like they want ALL of their movies to be Kingdom Come. At least, I think that’s what DC is trying to do, and I also think it’s a smart strategy for differentiating themselves from Marvel, but aside from Nolan’s films they are failing miserably at it.

  • frodobatmanvader

    I dunno, I’ve always found the “cast an unknown” argument to be a cop-out. Chris Hemsworth was an “unknown” to GENERAL audiences before Thor, but he HAD been in movies before that.

    When it comes to casting speculation, instead of saying “cast an unknown” and calling it good I like to familiarize myself with as many actors as possible and look at unconventional choices.

  • frodobatmanvader

    I also think there is a warmth to Carano, too. As I mention in a post above, Lynda Carter had that quality.

  • frodobatmanvader

    I’m convinced that casting Wonder Woman is not as hard as it’s being made out to be. I don’t know if everyone else agrees, but when it comes to qualities that Diana needs to have, I think that it’s: 1/3rd Xena, 1/3rd Lynda Carter, and 1/3rd Grace Kelly.

    First, Xena because, well, the obvious: she’s FIERCE. Diana’s an Amazon and when she’s kicking trash and taking names, she’s a force to be reckoned with.

    Next, Lynda Carter because she had WARMTH. She had such a giving, generous personality that I think is essential to the character (there’s a reason why she and Superman are said in the same breath), but unfortunately gets overlooked when people consider the character nowadays. But what made Sigourney Weaver in Aliens so memorable was that same kind of warmth (toward Newt) COMBINED with the fierceness everyone remembers.

    Finally, Grace Kelly because she has a regal quality (I also considered saying Kate Winslet for the example). Diana, either due to the fact that she’s a princess or from Greek mythology (take your pick), has a very CLASSICAL quality about her. You should believe in her ability to do Shakespeare or Period films.

    That’s it: Fierce, Warm, and Classical.

    I think that instead of thinking about those qualities, people get hung up on what Diana should LOOK like and I think that’s just bogus. Wonder Woman doesn’t HAVE to look like Lynda Carter, she doesn’t HAVE to look like a supermodel, she sure as hell doesn’t HAVE to have a DD bra-size; she just HAS to “look” like she can pull off the above three qualities.

    So with that in mind, who fits?

  • frodobatmanvader

    For those whose comments I can’t seem to reply to right now because
    they’re inactive (???), my comment wasn’t about how physically fit
    someone was, because of course Wonder Woman needs to be physically fit.

    I was talking about how “ohmygod she has to be SO PRETTY, like, with puffy lips and a turned-up nose and *great breasts* and blah blah blah” is the type of comment I hear when discussing Wonder Woman ALL THE TIME.

    Yes, iconically Wonder Woman is “beautiful.” However, there are many
    definitions of “beautiful” that Wonder Woman can exhibit, not just the
    “looks like she can walk down a runway” variety.

  • Ralph Buttigieg

    G’day,

    The only woman who has ever played the role successfully on screen was a former Miss America. I’m not thinking of any well known model at the moment, but the casting should certainly be open to models who can act. Having said that , I’m not excluding professional actresses either. Bridget Regan certainly has the look. So does Alexandra Daddario.

  • Ralph Buttigieg

    G’day,

    I’m not sure about the puffy lips and turned up nose part but she certainly has to look pretty. High standards have been set, thank you Ms Carter.

    At the end of episode Lynda Carter would look right into the camera and smile. For a brief moment the world was a better place. Pure, uncorrupted feminine beauty.

    Do a google image search for Bridget Regan and see her smile she has it too.

  • John W

    If DC doesn’t want to do it they should subcontract it out to someone, like maybe…….Marvel Studios? I hear they have a good track record.

  • odango atama

    Fair warning, I’m an amateur film student with a BFA in screenwriting and looking for her MFA in film with the hopes of becoming a writer-director. I also have a writing partner and we’re in the middle of finalizing a screenplay we hope to sell to Amazon Studios. … I can give you story feedback, but I have limited connections and most of those are indy people.

    Still, if you want my opinion, I’ll gladly read it.

  • Mina

    Well, unknown to general audiences is pretty much what I meant, not necessarily a never-before-seen actress.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nuuni.nuunani Nuuni Nuunani

    If Marvel and DC ever did work together, I would dearly love to see a film based on the Amaglam crossover universe. X3

  • John W

    Well believe it or not back in the 80s DC offered Marvel 7 titles:
    Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, New Teen Titans, The Legion of Superheroes and Justice League of America to publish and license but the deal could not be completed. http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?452728-Is-it-true-that-Marvel-nearly-acquired-the-7-main-DC-titles-in-the-1980s

    Imagine the possibilities.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nuuni.nuunani Nuuni Nuunani

    It sounds horribly unlikely, though I would be rather curious to see a Marvel take on Legion of Superheroes.

    All of Marvel’s ‘future’ stories tend to be earth centric, post apocolyptic wastelands of death and despair.

    Id love to see someone from Marvel try to tackle a utopian future with a united nations of planets. XD

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    OOOH, since we’re fantasy casting, why not Action Xena herself, Zoe Bell.

  • Ralph Buttigieg

    what costume are you referring too?

  • frodobatmanvader

    Yes, a former Miss America was an excellent Wonder Woman *not* because she looked like a supermodel, but because she had poise. You saying Bridget Regan “has the look” is exactly my point: people keep wanting to cast Wonder Woman based off of what the actress *looks* like, not what she *acts* like.

    I think this is misguided. To me, what’s more important than whether or not she looks like Lynda Carter or one of Alex Ross’ paintings or whatever is that she has three qualities: she’s FIERCE (like Xena), she has WARMTH (like Lynda Carter), and she’s CLASSICAL (like the princess of Greek Mythology she is).

    Now, I’m not saying that beauty is unnecessary. I’m saying that, with the combination of these qualities, she *will* be beautiful, and not *just* because she’s pretty face…

    …but because she’s a Wonder Woman.

  • frodobatmanvader

    An excellent point about Lynda Carter, and that actually plays exactly into what I’m trying to say.

    Lynda Carter had the most *beautiful* smile. However, what made it beautiful wasn’t that it was just “pretty,” but that her smile had such WARMTH. Her beautiful features weren’t just *there*; they *did* something. They acted.

    Too often it feels like people worry about if the actress playing Wonder Woman will *look* beautiful, instead of whether she will *communicate* beautiful. (Sincerity Mode) Does that make sense?

  • frodobatmanvader

    Oh, sorry, then. Yeah, I should have gathered that. My bad.

  • Ralph Buttigieg

    G’day,

    The actress has to be pretty. And it has to be a natural beauty . It come with the role. WW was given the gift of beauty by Aphrodite not Max Factor.

    Here’s Ms Carter:

    http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Lynda-Carter.jpg

    She certainly had it.

    Heres’s Megan Fox

    http://www.fansshare.com/gallery/photos/10735771/megan-fox/?displaying

    No. Max Factor. She looks more like the seductress rather then the epitome of feminine virtue.

    Heres Bridget Regan

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-C0IyRsYeiAA/TjuBOTCN6EI/AAAAAAAAANU/mQt25WQRC0Y/s1600/br.jpg

    Yep, shes got it.

    Gina Carano:

    http://thebiography.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Gina-Carano.jpg

    Emm… no… How much makeup did she need for that? But she would make a great Amazon. Artemis?

    Alexandra Daddario:

    http://us.cdn001.fansshare.com/photos/alexandradaddario/alexandra-daddario-za-hkf-2037677146.jpg

    Yeah, probably.

  • frodobatmanvader

    I completely agree with your choices, but I feel like you’re missing the point as to *why* I’m agreeing with your choices.

    I’m not saying she *shouldn’t* be pretty. I’m saying she should be pretty for THE RIGHT REASONS, i.e. she is MORE than “just pretty.”

    Your choices reflect that, and I feel like I’m just repeating myself, so… Call it good?

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    Oh, Man of Steel was absurd, alright. It was just po-faced at the same time.

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    Also, the whole structure of the movie. That was another problem.

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    I thought DKR more embraced the unrealistic action hero vibe. It was more like Die Hard than Burton’s Batman.

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    Are the demands of famous ladies really treated with that much respect by The Powers That Be? Seems like there’d be a better gender balance industry-wide if that were the case.

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    Well, Chris Hemsworth was in, what, two minutes of Star Trek before he was cast as Thor?

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    10 years ago, Carla Gugino. 20 years ago, Demi Moore. Right now? I dunno. Christina Hendricks?

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    Sounds a bit too Captain America for them to go that way now. Giganta could be easily updated, though.

  • frodobatmanvader

    I think Carla Gugino would have been fabulous. I’ve never been fond of Demi Moore, but if she brought her G.I. Jane-game, then it might have worked.

    Christina Hendricks is lovely, and a fabulous actress, but I don’t think she’s athletic enough. Of course, that is precisely why I find her one of the sexiest women alive, but I think it might hurt suspension of disbelief.

    I have a friend who strongly believes Ginnifer Goodwin (from Once Upon a Time) would be a good Diana, and I think I can see it, in a “Anne Hathaway as CATWOMAN!?” kind of way…

  • Anonymous

    That’s why I said, somewhere in this lifetime.

  • Ralph Buttigieg

    G’day,

    In my view they would be just dumb to put her in pants. it would unnecessary masculinise her. Its been tried on TV and the comics and failed. A Princess doesn’t wear pants! You don’t see Princess Catherine in pants do you? Her costume has to accentuate her femininity not hide it.

    My suggestion was to make her costume more like a warrior’s uniform rather then a swimsuit. Something like this:
    http://fanartexhibit.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/ww_action1.jpg

  • Anonymous

    Good point. He was very well known in Oz though and when is the last time that happened to a female lead? Also, I wouldn’t call him ‘talented’, which was also my point. Unless abs are talented, then yes, he’s Oscar worthy.

  • Anonymous

    Gina Carano definitely has the body type that I like for Wonder Woman, and the kick ass skills to portray her. I’d like to think a good director could pull a good performance out of her, but I think she needs to be in a few more movies before she’s up to snuff for the dramatic side.

    Basically, I think Carano would make a great Wonder Woman, but I question her ability to play Diana. Does that make sense? ^_^;;;

  • Anonymous

    I’ll admit, those abs are pretty talented…<3

  • Julius Yeung

    Get a british stage actress in her early 20s (23 to 25 would be best) who’s brunette who has the commitment to get in shape (like Bale and Hathaway).
    Ask her to read Perez, Grecka, Azzarello, and any other important WW graphic novels or comics (I don’t htink WW has any graphic novels under her belt…). And that should all be before writing stage. Get Nolan to read some WW and ask him to produce and perhaps write the whole DC film U. Get an oscar worthy script writer and a director who is familiar with action and drama. Mangold-y type. Aronofsky perhaps.

    DO not try to please fanboys/girls. read critical WW books and use the themes, tones, and possibly style from these books. Plan out a story with a good producer (Nolan), good director (aronofsky), and an oscar worthy writer along with the main actress herself…

    THEN you are set for a wonderful beginning in the making of Wonder Woman

  • Julius Yeung

    should have that greek warrior tone to it. She should look like this but with more edge along with the colors

    http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/WW-Cv29_NEW.jpg

    http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss79/MoseyGod/medusa.jpg

    http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/WW-Cv29_NEW.jpg

    http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv289/bunniegrrl1/gundra.jpg

    http://fanartexhibit.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/wonder_woman_promo.jpg

    http://meljeanbrook.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/wondyrocks-193×300.jpg

    I like that greek warrior feel to it. ANd the skirt. SHe can’t just wear a bathing suit and be taken seriously on screen…. but she does not need the wings and shield and spear though

  • frodobatmanvader

    I’m not so sure that’s true, though. Frankly, I’m tired of Wonder Woman being made out to be at an unattainable status instead of an ideal that ALL women can shoot for.

    And while I agree that plenty of those actresses were proposed for purely superficial reasons (cough cough Zooey Deschanel cough), I do think at least half of them *could* pull off the part. To wit:

    Jaime Alexander: as Sif she showed a warm camaraderie with the other heroes, she had fierceness in battle, and was a classical Norse deity. Frankly, she’s a shoo-in.

    Lynn Collins: in John Carter (of Mars) (Sorry, have to put that in), Lynn was very regal, and very convincing in her action sequences. In Wolverine, she was likewise very warm and caring. Personally, she’s amongst my top 3.

    Adrianne Palecki: there were PLENTY of things wrong with that abominable pilot, and SHE WASN’T ONE OF THEM. I loved her in G.I. Joe, she did a bang-up in that pilot, and I know she’d do a bang-up job if she was cast again.

    Olivia Wilde: personally, I think she’s a bit too WASPy, but this is where I’ve got to subscribe to my own philosophy that all that matters are these three qualities, not looks, because she is *undoubtedly* warm, fierce and classical. She would knock it out of the park.

    Hayley Atwell: I think that Marvel is purposely trying to scoop up likely Wonder Woman candidates just to stick it to DC, because just like Jamie Alexander she’s got all the ingredients.

    Olivia Munn: HELL NO. Never in a million years would I want to see that shallow… “word-I-don’t-like-to-use-as-an-insult-toward-women” put on Wonder Woman’s tiara. A classic case of someone who so-called “looks” the part, without having any the actual qualities necessary.

    And finally, Gina Carano: She is approachable (hence: warm) and anyone who doubts her fighting cred should personally sample her recipe for knuckle sandwiches, but the big “?!” factor for her is whether she could believably play an Amazon Princess. While most likely not, I’m still unconvinced that, given the right the director and Amazon cast to play off of, she would necessarily be a bad choice.

    Those are just some of the actresses, and many I’m not familiar with now. I’m certain that many of them could also pull it off (I keep hearing good things about Bridget Regan, for example).

    Like I said before, as long as Wonder Woman’s essential qualities are CLEARLY in mind, I don’t think casting her is nearly as difficult as everyone is making it out to be.

  • frodobatmanvader

    Completely, utterly agree. I still remember vividly leaving Thor and thinking, “Oh my God, that’s her. THAT’S Wonder Woman… and she’s in a movie for Marvel Comics.” Now, though? I don’t care that she’s Sif. She’s perfect for the part.

    If that’s a no-go, though, then I’m still rooting for Lynn Collins. I don’t know if you saw John Carter, but as Dejah Thoris I thought she had the perfect blend of grace and ferocity, that I just can’t un-see her as the part.