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“TV Guide has learned …”

TV Guide’s Mike Ausiello appears to confirm Monday the rumor we reported last Tuesday regarding Joss Whedon being close to a deal to write and direct a “Wonder Woman” feature for Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver.

(Hey, I just remembered something. On a visit to the fabulous “Serenity” set last summer, Ain’t It Cool asked Whedon what his favorite movie was, and the Buffiverse mastermind said it was probably Warner Bros. and Joel Silver’s “The Matrix.” Hey now.)

“Meanwhile, there's no word on who Whedon may tap to fill Lynda Carter's satin tights,” continues Ausiello, “but I'm going to go out on a limb and throw Sarah Michelle Gellar's name into the mix.”

Mike, if you’re reading this (and something tells me you might be), I’ll bet you $200 Gellar’s dainty toes do not find their way into Princess Diana’s big-screen boots. I could be wrong, but I think fans might be skittish if the actress playing the famed Amazon warrior weighed less than 99 pounds.

5’8” “Serenity” star Summer Glau, 23, seemed less than shocked to hear word of Whedon Wonder Woman when the folks at Inland Empire Strikes Back interviewed her last week at Universal’s “Meet the Fockers” premiere. Glau even came prepared to name her choice to play WW: her 5’10” 35-year-old “Serenity” co-star Gina Torres. Another veteran of that “Matrix” trilogy. Hey now.

I could spend the rest of the day imagining hot actresses doing one-footed spins.

Those latter-day “Matrix” movies also co-starred 5’10” 40-year-old Italian hottie Monica Bellucci.

5’11” Netherlands native Famke Janssen just turned 39, but she got away with playing the girlfriend of James “Cyclops” Marsden, who’s eight years younger.

5’10” Charlize Theron (29) and 5’11” Nicole Kidman (36) are also bona fide foreigners, but expensive bona fide foreigners.

Charisma Carpenter (34), the tallest of the Scooby girls at 5’7 and change, has big American breasts, and to me looks more like Wonder Woman than any of these movie actresses.

Speaking of Americans, 6’ Uma Thurman (34) and 5’9” Jennifer Garner (32) have been depicted beating up boys in the past.

Brazilian "Serenity" star Morena Baccarin (25) also looks perfect for role, save for being maybe a little shrimpy.

Does Canadian Evangeline Lilly (25) have any plans for her “Lost” hiatus? She’s only 5’6” - but there was that bathing scene in the pilot that convinces me she’d fit the role.

I’ll be in my bunk.

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  • Dec. 20, 2004, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Fapping away. . .

    by Heffaloo

    the moments that make up a dull day. If anyone can make a good Wonder Woman film, it's Joss. However, I can't think of a single actress that seems to fit the role. Maybe Charisma Carpenter, but that's probably just a boobie thing.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 4:50 p.m. CST


    by Heffaloo

    I've never been first before. It's a shame I forgot to scream it to the heavens in my subject line.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 4:53 p.m. CST

    I could see Charisma...

    by Childe Roland

    ...filling out those golden globes. She's got the stature and the Whedon background in faux martial arts. Heck, bring her on. And first posters suck.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 4:54 p.m. CST

    It's Morena Baccarin, I tells ya!

    by SpyGuy

    C'mon, if Whedon is going to take an exotic-looking brunette from FIREFLY, it sure as hell isn't going to be Gina Torres. Props to Torres for her cool Vixen voicework on JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, though...

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Wheadon needs to stick to my idea...

    by stlfilmwire

    Wheadon should stick to the idea that has been passed around that I started... having Lauren Graham play Wonder Woman in a straight performance but put her character in humorous circumstances. Think more Pulp Fiction and less Something About Mary. I still like the idea of her accidentally making her way to Bizarro World... after chasing some Bizarro villian. Another decent Wonder Woman: Catherine Bell.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 4:59 p.m. CST

    WE DO NOT NEED WW. This is such a bad idea... too many reason

    by Judge Briggs

    please, joss don't go near this idea!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5 p.m. CST

    Charisma carpenter

    by zathras34

    Yup Charisma carpenter...I always thought she would be good..and a break outta buffy verse..not that there was anything wrong..but it would be a break out movie for her..given the correct script and soforth..but thats just my opinion. I would say eliza dushku but I dream of a faith series..and ahhhhhh my dreams to become real===="priceless"... Peace..

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Catherine Zeta-Jones as Wonder Woman!

    by JDanielP

  • I'm sorry, I can't even take Wonder Woman seriously in the comics (I'm talkin Serious Comics like Kingdom Come & Dark Knight Strikes Again, here). She's wearing an american flag on her ass for God's sake.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Yes, I realize "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is a cheesy concept, b

    by Tall_Boy

    Wonder Woman's an amazon fer crissakes!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Whedon's not going to listen to your idea, stlfilmwire

    by rev_skarekroe

    'Cause you can't even spell his name right.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5:23 p.m. CST

    No way it's Sarah Michelle...

    by godric

    First, she doesn't look the part, and, I think that though she and Joss may have "mutual respect" for each other, that there ain't a whole lot of love there. Just a feeling.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5:25 p.m. CST


    by TheJake

    Didn't those fuckers at WB learn their lesson from Catwoman's failure? Apparently not... "She's gone from suck to blow!"

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5:35 p.m. CST


    by Bunger

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  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Famke Janssen it sould be!

    by Judge Doom

    A more sexy and not so good-goody actress is what we need. especially after she blows the entire universe in X3!!!! And please, stop with the firefly forced sugestions, NONE of those actress would fit the amazon looks or pose. If we go wheadow we must take it from buffy or angel

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5:38 p.m. CST

    I mean, Should be. not sould. Is sould a word?

    by Judge Doom

    Plus, Michelle trachenberg as TROIA! that would ROCK!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Gellar is FUGLY!

    by coolhive

    I can't believe anyone would ever consider this no-talent, big-nosed, whiny-voiced, flat-chested, fucking ugly child for the role of Wonder Woman. No fucking way! She can't act and did I mention she is fucking ugly?!!! Just bleaching one's hair does not distract from that homely trailer trash face of hers.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Why Carrie Anne Moss isn't signed on yet is beyond me

    by Terry_1978

    It's just so obvious, Good Lord.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 6 p.m. CST

    This is great news!!!!

    by payton 34

    I have no interest in this project and it means he won't be fucking up the X-men franchise. Wahoo!!!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Monica Bellucci or Catherine Zeta-Jones!

    by Eshu

    BUT Morena Baccarin is pretty perfect for the role and she already has Justice League membership as the vioce of Black Canary on JLU. So, if we can't get the other two, my vote is for Morena!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Give the Geeks a Happy Christmas

    by RobinP

    Make it Charisma Carpenter, you KNOW it makes sense. If not, then immediately cast whoever Alex Ross uses as a model.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I'll tell ya why Carrie Anne Moss isn't signed

    by RobinP

    Nice looking lady, no argument there...but we need someone a little curvier and not shall I say it.....angular.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Charisma Carpenter

    by ChorleyFM

    Woild suck as WW, I love Crdelia Chase, but honestly she would blow as wonder woman. Carrie Ann Moss would pull off the action, but she is not beautiful enough, don't get me wrong I definately would but she isn't WW. You have to caset an in shape Belluci or Zeta Jones or go for an unknown.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by R.C. the "Wise"

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 7:29 p.m. CST

    R.C.'s opinion: Fuck those choices, one of these women should b

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Or go with the obvious Catherine Zeta Jones; even after two kids she could still pull it off.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Ooooooo, Zeta Jones!

    by Christopher_atUC

    Now that's an interesting idea for Wonder Woman! She's one of the most beautiful women to ever draw breath. I think she fits the part in appearance more than anyone else I can imagine at the moment.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 7:36 p.m. CST

    i agree with the basic premise

    by jackburtonlives

    that we need a well-endowed actress for this one. another TOMB RAIDER falsie job just won't cut it this time. MONICA BELUCCI is every man's dream, but she's not american, and i don't really see her in this role. what is needed is a young, fresh, candy lipsticked, big-jugged all-american beauty. the whole thing should be done soft-core porn, FLASH GORDON style. i can't think of a suitable actress. THE PRE-OP Christina RIcci would have been an interesting choice: imagine being tied up in her sado-maso lasso and having that mongo forehead and those udders in your face... wow... that would have been an idea...

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Nicole Kidman as WONDER WOMAN? Funniest Visual I ever had...SCAR

    by MentallyMariah

    Nicole Kidman as Wonder Woman is the fucked up! She would break in half, that skinny Beeee-yatch!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Pick the STRONG PROUD woman like Beyonce!

    by Mr. Profit

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 7:57 p.m. CST

    OMG OMG Alexis Arquette!!!!!! She's perfect for the role!

    by Mr. Profit

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Lucy Lawless!

    by mullymt

    I know, I shouldn't be allowed to breathe.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 8:11 p.m. CST

    "an unknown Greek actress"

    by Anlashok

    Imagine that, someone 5'11' or close to it, dark raven hair. Who is fit, (or can easily get fit) and most important of all looks like she's not afraid to get in a knock down drag out scrape. Which is why I rule out zeta jones, she stikes me as the prissy type, Wonder Womans a "one with the earth" "empathize with wild beast" type gal. I don't see Catherine getting herself to dirty, maybe I'm wrong, and she's an outdoorsy-hiking in the wilderness-type. But I doubt it. The last thing Wonder-Woman should be worrying about is breaking a nail.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 8:11 p.m. CST

    how to start a wonder woman movie

    by davids

    Comic Book Resources Forums > DC Comics Forums > DC Universe Wonder woman movie? Welcome, davids. You last visited: Today at 01:27 PM Private Messages: 1 Unread, Total 3. User CP FAQ Members List Calendar New Posts Search Quick Links Log Out Search Forums Advanced Search Quick Links New Posts Mark Forums Read Open Buddy List User Control Panel Edit Signature Edit Avatar Edit Profile Edit Options Miscellaneous Private Messages Subscribed Threads My Profile Who's Online Talk is starting up again about a possible Wonder woman movie. The following is from a Superman movie script By Alex Ford that was rejected. I think this would be a great way to introduce wonder woman to the movie public. A statuesque WOMAN (#2) dressed in a long skirt and conservative blouse enters. Her body is that of an athlete. Her legs are to die for. Her skin's like porcelain and her thick jet black wavy hair cascades down her shoulders to the middle of her back. She approaches the RECEPTIONIST (#3) who looks up, startled. RECEPTIONIST #3 (startled) Can I help you? WOMAN #2 I'm here to see Clark Kent. A man walks by in the background staring at her. QUICK CUT TO: INT. CITY ROOM CAT Hmmmm. More Kansas farm boys? LOIS Cat likes 'em big. It must be all the corn. QUICK CUT TO: INT. OPENING HALLWAY - OPENINGELEVATOR The doors open. Everyone in the elevator is at shoulder height to mystery woman. She exits and they stare. As she walks down the hall and a man carrying a computer monitor sees her, drops it, and it shatters on the floor. QUICK CUT TO: INT. CITY ROOM PERRY WHITE sticks his face out of his office. PERRY (loud) KENT! CLARK gets up and heads for PERRY's office. CAT Why are you so hard on Clark, Lois? RON She's jealous because she's LOIS LANE: ACE REPORTER and the story of the century, the coming of SUPERMAN, was swooped right out from underneath her while she was there; by the new guy, the country guy. The nobody who went to college at Hicksville University in Kansas. The nobody who never had a professional gig in his life and not only does he manage to sneak a story pass the great and powerful Lois Lane, he manages to win a Carlin Award in the process

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Rachel Blakely seems good enough from the times I have stopped c

    by Declan_Swartz

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 8:18 p.m. CST

    R.C.'s opinion II: Other possible choices: Anna Valle {trust m

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Connelly's a little too old but she could pull it off

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Charlize Theron

    by punto

    is supposed to be doing the Aeon Flux movie.. that's a brunette, but way too skinny for WW (unless she pulls another 'monster' and gets in shape for the part between movies).

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by Spaz Medicine

    You should be shot for actually writing that.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 8:46 p.m. CST

    "R.C. the "Wise" "

    by Judge Doom

    Your first post of options sucks! However, the second was dead on!!!Plus, SMG is gourgeous! She may not be suited for WW role, but damn she's a fine piece of

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 8:51 p.m. CST

    holy shit davids....

    by payton 34

    Get a fucking life. Like anyone's gonna listen to you about how the movie should start. Jesus!!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Halle Berry!

    by dregmobile


  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Why not...

    by tango fett

    Diane Krueger (Helen from Troy)? She's REALLY hot and a curvy, shapely body. Just dye her hair black and she could pull it off. davids, you are a sad fellow...

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:38 p.m. CST


    by dave78981

    instead of being an amazon, they could rewrite for ww to be a NUBIAN princess instead. That opens up a whole new ballsgame!!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:46 p.m. CST

    FYI Harold, that Sin City trailer is now online

    by Terry_1978

    Now THAT is how you do a comic book movie. Old Rob Rodriguez, say what you will about him, knows how to get his money's worth.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Mmm... Gina Torres...

    by SpacePhil

    That is all. And Monica Belluci isn't that great of an actress.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Hefaloo, you rock.

    by SpacePhil

    <<Maybe Charisma Carpenter, but that's probably just a boobie thing.>> Hey, at least you're conscious of it, man...

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Reality Check

    by pulpculture

    <i>MONICA BELUCCI is every man's dream, but she's not american</i> What a coincidence. Neither is Wonder Woman. And I cannot fathom why so many of you fanboys think a Wonder Woman movie must necessarily be "cheesy." Cheesier than Namor or Ghost Rider or half of the other comic-book characters getting movies? Spare me.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 10:15 p.m. CST

    They want this to be a franchise, and it takes maybe 9 years to

    by FrankDrebin

    So just forget about any actress anywhere near 40 (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Connelly, Heather Graham, Christina Applegate, Uma Thurman, Lucy Lawless). And she should look All-American in her red, white & blue bustier, so forget foreign women (Monica Bellucci, Letitia Casta, Famke Jansson, Salma Hayek, Rachel Weisz) or women who don't have that girl-next-door look (Angelina Jolie, Jolene Blalock, Leelee Sobieski, Ashley Scott). And she can't be blond (Eliza Cuthbert, Gretchen Mol, Scarlett Johansson, Natasha Henstridge, Katherine Heigl). And she can't be too petite (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tiffani Amber Thiessen, Katie Holmes)... The really tough part is finding someone who appeals to women (because horny fanboys will salivate over anyone with 2 or more breasts, including Tom Arnold), so unfortunately I think they'll go for some media creation like Hillary Duff or Jessica Simpson, who have large female followings and an international audience. Believe me, I hope I'm wrong.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 10:15 p.m. CST

    I say get an unknown with unimaginable beauty

    by TheGinger Twit

    And for God's sake, do something about that costume.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Maria Menounos

    by ogami daigoro

    Hey, she's actually Greek and smokin' hot!

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Anne Hathaway.

    by ZooTrain

    Watch Ella Enchanted. Seriously. You'll see it, too. She has the look, the physique, the attitude. And she's the same age as Lynda Carter was in 1976 when she did the TV show.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 11:21 p.m. CST

    "Connelly's a little too old"? SHE'S 34!!!!!!

    by Voice O. Reason

    That's younger than many of the other actresses that've already been mentioned.

  • Dec. 20, 2004, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Jennifer Connelly

    by Voice O. Reason

    Jennifer Connelly is also a MUCH better actress than almost everyone else who has been mentioned.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Whedon's Wonder Woman - casting and story

    by Ivan_Mtl

    First of all, let me just say that I have always enjoyed Josh Whedon's writing - both in films and in comic books, so I know that Wonder Woman is in good hands. I suppose I should add my two Canadian cents to the casting call and join the many others who voted for Catherine Zeta Jones. She is physically perfect for the role, but I'm willing to bet that it will still go to someone much younger (like Jessica Biel perhaps). I am hoping that they will include the competition sequence (perhaps featuring Artemis) which is an integral part of Wonder Woman's origin. Maybe her costume was based on the flag of an American pilot who was shot down during WWII, but managed to survive by making it to Paradise Island? Since Hollywood loves to "retool" character's origins, it could be revealed that Queen Hippolyta fell in love with the pilot (Steve Trevor?) and gave birth to Dianna. I know, it would be too similar to Aquaman's origins, and, no doubt, many comic book purists (and probably a few lesbians) would scream, but it just might prove interesting (and certainly quiet all the Werthamites in attendance).

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 12:03 a.m. CST


    by radio1_mike

    Yah, I agree. I can only see Jennifer Connolly as Wonder Woman out of all the actresses mentioned so far.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 12:16 a.m. CST

    There's a big cheese difference between a chick wearing the star

    by Tall_Boy

    Namor, though? superlame.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 12:23 a.m. CST

    No self-respecting actress would take this role.

    by jimmy_009

    Wonder Woman is cheesy and a career ender.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 1:20 a.m. CST

    There is no such thing as an "inherently bad character".......

    by Jimmy Jazz

    just bad writers. George Perez did pretty good by WW in the 1990's. From what little I have read, Greg Rucka (like Whedon, a guy who is obssessed with the idea of hot, sexually ambiguous babes who are able to kick all our asses) is doing a pretty good job with Princess Di right now. Catwoman flopped because it was a shit script. Let's see what Whedon can do with this.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 1:23 a.m. CST

    I meant "the 1980's"

    by Jimmy Jazz

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 1:25 a.m. CST

    damn return key

    by Jimmy Jazz

    George Perez worked on WW in the 1980's. And would it KILL you people to get an "edit" option on posts?

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 3 a.m. CST

    Tyra Banks!

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    Though I think the comic is pretty much one of those comics that only works as a comic (and it rarely works even as that), I can't imagine a Wonder Woman movie being anything other than retarded unless some big changes are made.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 3:50 a.m. CST

    The Cheese Difference: Eh, not that much.

    by Village Idiot

    But I'll tell you this: For whatever reason, the chick wearing the stars and stripes and golden bonds is a worldwide pop culture icon, and the guy who rides the motorcycle with the flaming skull for a head is not. The image of that superhot star-spangled chick is burned into our heads, and I think that if it's played right, the general public is itching to see played out on the screen. And I think Wonder Woman has more going for her than that anyway: This may be my pre-pubecent lust for Lynda Carter talking, but the concept is fun and sexy, and I think if anyone can take the material and direct it towards some deeper waters, Whedon's the guy to do it. This could really work. I think Wonder Woman deserves to have her SUPERMAN THE MOVIE-calibur shot. I hope Whedon takes the gig and makes that movie.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Just spouting opinion... Zeta Jones = most obvious choice, J. Co


    Well said, Herc... I'll be in my bunk, too. (Heh... and I just watched that ep with my girlfriend tonight.)

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Retro Style! You Nailed it!!


    Well, kind of... you dissed her off your list, but I hadn't even thought of her until you mentioned her... Rachel Weisz! Holy CRAP I would love to see that movie! Come on, man... anyone can fake an American accent. Hell, I do it all the time.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Wow... the SMG / Charisma Carpenter options may be the lead cont


    From today: "Buffy Catfights "Wonder Woman" Source: Teen Hollywood Author: Garth Franklin *** Ex-Buffy stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Charisma Carpenter are allegedly competing for the lead role in forthcoming superhero movie Wonder Woman according to online celebrity zine Teen Hollywood.*** The pair, who played Buffy Summers and Cordelia Chase respectively in the hit show, are battling for the iconic role after their former boss Joss Whedon agreed to direct the movie remake of the 70s television show says British tabloid The Daily Record. *** An insider told the paper "Joss has told the studio that Sarah is his first choice followed by Charisma. Sarah expressed an interest, but the producers are more interested in Charisma because she is less well known." <end> Again, I vote for Cordy. I like Sarah Michelle and all, but... wrong role. And Gellar ain't starving. She can keep on doing the Scooby Doo movies and "Grudge" sequels. Charisma needs a breakout project, IMO. The chick could go all kinds of far if more people knew about her.

  • I'll never understand the hero worship this guy gets on the internet. He can take a crap and you internet geeks will think its gold. Whatever.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Talkback Misogyny... what a surp-rise...

    by Marco_Xavier

    ... The zombies who aren't pissed because Whedon isn't doing the played out X-Men can't help but rage about how awful another movie about a super-heroine would be. Using the doomed-by-stupidity "Catwoman" as a case study is like comparing the prospects of the next Superman movie to those of "Constantine" because both feature DC characters with cocks. Maybe, rather than being a standard-bearer at best on an X-Men movie that's probably not going to fair well under the strain of the "Dark Phoenix Saga," Whedon decides to build a franchise from scratch and get the lion's share of the credit? Wonder Woman is a character perfectly suited to Whedon's talents, in need of salvation from development hell, and ripe for marketing to both women and men who aren't afraid of girls appearing outside of pornographic pic posts. So long as he doesn't make so colossal a casting blunder as reaching backwards for any of his former television starlets (I could MAYBE stomach Eliza Dushku, but c'mon), this film's got a real shot. I would love to see him go with an older actress, but the odds lean more toward an unknown in her 20's. As far as actresses with marquee value, Jennifer Conelley would need to start eating solid food again, and Angelina Jolie would have to be prohibited from uttering the slightest hint of an affected accent. I understand Minnie Driver has been campaigning for the role, and that would have to be better than the previously rumored Sandra Bullock or J.Lo.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Perez work on WW was so great because he made great use of Greek

    by Judge Doom

    Ya know, with the Gods and harpias and Cyclops and all. However, I'm pretty sure nothing of this will be in the movie.(come on fellas, TROY without any mention of any fu**ing god?!). This will be another stupid adaptation. Buuuuuutttttt if the actress is hot and uses that outfit I'll be in the line, no doubts about that!And Hows about that chick from the OC, that Mischa something?

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Im partial to: Anne Hathaway or Bridget Monahan

    by ThingsThatTimDog

    Monahand, Myownhand...anyway the Coyote Ugly/I Robot brunette. Shes tall and not particularly well known. Plus shes dating the Patriots QB and the chicks will come see it just to compare themselves. Anne Hathaway cause shes fine, tired of Disney flicks, and rumor says, has all her naughty bits on display in her upcoming film. Connely would work as well though shes not young anymore.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 9:18 a.m. CST


    by coolhive

    I said it here first months ago. Tina Fey. Make the movie with Tina Fey. Give her fake big bazoombas if you want, but she could make the role smart, sexy and way cool.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Jessica Biel IS Wonder Woman

    by couchtrip105

    After seeing "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" I am conviced Jessica Biel would be a PERFECT Wonder Woman!!

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Best Possible Choice for Wonder Woman

    by Itchy

    Definately need to go with Camryn Manheim. She would be awesome in a glittery red and gold bikini. Hot.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Charisma is WW, nuff said.

    by StudioPlant69

    She has the look more than anyone else and she would be perfect! Sarah Michele Gellar as WW is about a good idea as Greedo shooting first... Affleck you was the bomb in Phantoms yo! Gina Torres=wrong. Tyra Banks=cannot act. Jessica Biel=hot but wrong. Wonder Twin powers activate: Form of a bucket of shit! Shape of a turd! Harry, please eat better and do some regular exercise or you will die soon from a massive coronary. Then I'll to post on the world gayest site - Dark Horizons...yeah you know it. GFY

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 10:28 a.m. CST

    It's Official!

    by Phildogger

    Not really, but Erica Durance, Lois Lane from Smallville. She is close to six feet tall, perfect age (26), and CURVY AS HELL. go here to see...

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 10:28 a.m. CST

    No one's mentioned Claudia Black?!

    by Daredevil

    After seeing her play tough chick Aeryn Sun in Farscape, she's the perfect Amazon warrior princess. She's tall, dark-haired, a great actress.... This movie would need to be done VERY straight. No twirl-around-change-into-outfit. And certainly no invisible plane! And instead of the bikini-style outfit, they need to go with a little more of an armored top with skirt look (like Hyppolyta wore in the JSA comic). And rather than playing up the fish out of water ploy, have her fighting something from Greek mythology. And if that brings her to the ouside world, fine, but it shouldn't be forced and cheesy.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Hey Herc! RHONA MITRA as WONDER WOMAN nuff said

    by Monkey_King

    Shannon Elizabeth is a close second, but after viewing 'Highwaymen' with Caviezel and Mitra, she was my ultimate choice. All the others just don't have 'that look' that Rhona does. She is Diana the way she should be.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 11 a.m. CST

    Hey Herc! RHONA MITRA as WONDER WOMAN nuff said

    by Monkey_King

    Shannon Elizabeth is a close second, but after viewing 'Highwaymen' with Caviezel and Mitra, she was my ultimate choice. All the others just don't have 'that look' that Rhona does. She is Diana the way she should be.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 11:12 a.m. CST

    It is either Jessica Beil or Jennifer Gardner

    by Lost Skeleton

    They both have the bodies and the action protege. Jessica has really bulked up for Blade III and looks perfect for WW. I also like J-Lo...she is athletic (dancer) but she has not shown a desire for action (she is also box office posion). Angelina Jolei would be good because she has done action and looks great in Mr. and Mrs. Smith but she is also box office posion. Nicole Kidman looks awful as a brunette and does not have the action chops. Monica is stunning but lacks the action chops as well, plus she is too old. Tyra Banks can't act. Gina Torres would be very good but her age is a problem. Uma's okay but doesn't have the "look." The "Lost" chick would make a better Loius Lane. Right now, I would go with an unknown, Jessica Beil, Jennifer Gardner, Jennifer Connelly (those eyes and the lovely black hair) or J-Lo

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 11:22 a.m. CST

    I just watch Cat Woman. You want to know my honest humble oppini

    by TheGinger Twit

    What do you have to say about that??

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Rachel Drat as Wonder Woman!

    by guerillatokyo

    I'm hard already!

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Nadia Bjorlin

    by greenscarob

    She is a soap chick (Days of Our Lives) who is going out with Bruce Willis I think. She is sexy - curvy and strong looking. Check her out on IMDB. Perfect choice.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 11:32 a.m. CST

    It has to be Connely.

    by Sean38

    Take a look at any of the Wonder Woman paintings by Alex Ross if you want to see what Wonder Woman SHOULD look like. It's Jennifer Connely all the way. - Sean

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 11:54 a.m. CST

    This is so wrong.

    by Lujho

    I've not read ano of the talkbacks and probably won't, but I'll chime in on the off chance that our collective voices can make a difference.********** I was prepared to give Whedon the benefit of the doubt when he got WW. I really like the guy, like Buffy and Angel a lot and Love Firefly. I was assuming the guy would have a good serious take on WW, rather than the tounge-in cheek self-conciously hip Buffy. Something more like Firefly.************* But casting Gellar is so wrong. She ain't Wonder Woman. It's the equivalent of casting Nicholas Brendan as Superman. Carpenter is slightly better, but not a lot.************* I haven't read many WW comics. The Grant Morrison JLA run is the only thing I can think of with her in it. I watch the Justice Leage cartoon, and like the way her character is done there. I can see the great potential for her character for a great movie... if you take it seriously. She's the female Superman, che can be just as cool as him and maybe even Batman. The interesting thing about her is that she's one of the big main Superheroes that's not American. Her character comes from a fictional ofshoot of Ancien Greece. She's a warrior woman, almost literally a Goddess. Play that up. Play up the mythological aspect, play yup the Greek aspect. Have her be called Wonder Woman by the media and public, but really, she should go by "Diana" most of the time. She shouldn't say "I'm Wonder Woman". I'd really rather NOT see an American in this role, and if it is an American, I'd like to hear a fairly convincing pseudo-Mediterranean accent. Make me believe this is a character who did NOT grow up in modern America. But better yet, cast some statuesque mediterranean model/actress, someone stunningly beautiful and slightly exotic, physically imposing (5 foot 9 to 6 feet tall), with olive skin, with a hint of stern-ness, toughness, intelligence, nobility and kindness. Yeah, that's some list of requirements, but I think just shoving any whitebread American actress in the role is a missed opportunity to creat a far more interesting character (same thing happened with Elektra). And Carpenter is too old. Does she look great? Yes. But I think you should always start young with these franchises. 25 would be a good age, younger would be great if the actress looked mature enough. A younger actress will be able to play the role for 10+ years and still look great, and there's no reason I wouldn't want to see a lot of Wonder Woman movies if they were all great.********** Of any of the Whedon actresse, Morena Baccarin is the one that stands out for me as having most of the required characteristics. She's far more suitable than any of the others. But she is very small and I don't know how surmountable that is. If she were taller I'd cast her in an instant.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 12:48 p.m. CST

    andy dick is wonder woman.

    by dr.bulber

    make him feel necessary.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Why is this site talking about Josh Whedon so much!

    by BigTuna

    Who gives a shit about this hack. Can harry please actually review some movies that are out now, that actually matter?

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 2:42 p.m. CST

    EEeew. NOT NOT Evangeline Lily

    by burningbabyfish

    Don't take me wrong, I love Lost to bits, but she bugs the holy hell out of me. Marena Baccarin would be cool, but I'm still rooting for Catherine Zeta-Jones. Regal, dark, and with a sumptuous accent. Mrowr. NO to Sarah Michelle Gellar. She looked OK as a brunette as Kendall on AMC (and whatchacallit, the movie were she was screwing with Ryan Phillipe), but TOO SMALL. Catherine or Monica. *nods* I have spoken.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 3:37 p.m. CST

    How did you guys forget about....

    by mpfanatic

    CHYNA???? she IS wonder woman....or wonder man.......have you seen that sex tape with X-Pac??

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Has everyone forgotten

    by Halloween68

    that the matrix sequels blew?!?!? Just checking. And how about Jessica Beil as WW? I wouldn't watch a Wonder Woman movie, but I'd have fun picturing Jessica Beil in skimpy amazonion loin cloths and red, white and blue tights. She's certainly physical enough. See the Texas Chainsaw remake and Blade Trinity. Not great movies, but she can kick my ass anyday.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 4:21 p.m. CST

    by Halloween68

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Yuck... Gina Torres

    by JackDonkey

    and the lunch lady with thick glasses, that is all.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Tyra Banks holds her own

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    Now, admittedly I threw her out cause she's tall and she's hot. But don't get too harsh on her acting, she's not Jennifer Connelly or Charlize, but she holds her own just fine, look at Higher Learning and yes, I will go this low, even Fresh Prince. I'd take her over Charisma Carpenter and Gina Torres any day. And she's hot.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 4:59 p.m. CST

    yeah Eliza Dushku

    by JackDonkey

    And then make wonder woman an alcoholic that tells guys to go fuck themselves.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 5:02 p.m. CST

    have Faith in Wonder Woman

    by Z_ackmorris

    Why isn't anyone mentioning Eliza Dushku.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 5:19 p.m. CST

    How is Wonder Woman more cheesy than Superman?

    by Eshu

    They're both covered in cheese only Supes is taken seriously by writers and WW isn't... I'm sure Joss will give the character the respect she needs to join the ranks of Superman, on the silver screen.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Betcha 10-to-1 that this Wonder Woman does a lot more complainin

    by Insane Tiki

    I bet he puts Wonder Woman in high school and gives her a bunch of supporting characters who stand around adding sarcastic remarks to the proceedings.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Origin of her costume

    by CaptainBitchway

    "Maybe her costume was based on the flag of an American pilot who was shot down during WWII, but managed to survive by making it to Paradise Island?" Actually that's how it happened! Or at least that's how George Perez envisioned it in the 80's revival post-Crisis era of Wonder Woman. The pilot was actually a woman named Diana, who ended up sacrificing herself to save the Amazons. Wonder Woman was named after her when she was born. During the tournament, the gun that was used as the final "bullets and bracelets" test was the same gun that was left behind by the pilot Diana. And of course, the WW costume was designed from the flag that was on her uniform. The other big twist .... her son was Steve Trevor, who ended up crash landing on Paradise Island some 30 years later. Here's hoping the movie will have some of Perez's influence.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 7:12 p.m. CST

    WW's costume

    by CaptainBitchway

    "Maybe her costume was based on the flag of an American pilot who was shot down during WWII, but managed to survive by making it to Paradise Island?" Actually that's how it happened! Or at least that's how George Perez envisioned it in the 80's revival post-Crisis era of Wonder Woman. The pilot was actually a woman named Diana, who ended up sacrificing herself to save the Amazons. Wonder Woman was named after her when she was born. During the tournament, the gun that was used as the final "bullets and bracelets" test was the same gun that was left behind by the pilot Diana. And of course, the WW costume was designed from the flag that was on her uniform. The other big twist .... her son was Steve Trevor, who ended up crash landing on Paradise Island some 30 years later. Here's hoping the movie will have some of Perez's influence.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Misogyny? Wonder Woman is all ABOUT misogyny, for Christ's sake

    by FluffyUnbound

    It's a thinly veiled bondage fantasy about a chick with huge tits who ties guys up with her "magic lasso" and "makes them tell the truth". The bracelets are obviously shackles. It's not worth bringing this to the film universe unless they go Hard-R with it and bring the sublimated S&M of the comic more into the open.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Same old song...

    by Anlashok

    If Joss can overcome the Hollywood machine maybe he can produce something dignified. But if the attitudes of these talkbackers are indicative of the mindset of the suits he must contend with then a great woe for Wonder Woman. If Wonder Woman is treated as a lustful sack of fuck-meat (and judging by most of these choices that's just how many here see her) then this party will be over before it is begun. How does one respect an individual with whom all you see are their tits? If the audience is incapable of viewing Wonder Woman as a powerful heroic figure, and not just a fuckslut to bend over a counter then pack it up true believers. Here's a twist Joss, pick a woman who fits Wonder Woman in most every respect save for one. Instead of "Breathtakingly Beautiful" make her just "nice looking" watch the sparks fly buddy, the pud pullers will rage and thrash and boycott. the end of the day, for better or for worse, you'll have actually made a "Wonder Woman" movie, and not just the latest in a string commercialized, watered down, hot temptress of the week, PC, franchise marketed, forgettable piece of shit. Heh, but who am I kidding, never happen.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Monica Bellucci.

    by FluffyUnbound

    I figure, as long as everyone else is going to toss out masturbatory casting choices, I may as well, too.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Eliza Dushku should be WW before Charisma or SMG

    by remotelyviewed

    So what if she is only 5'5"...

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Eliza Dushku should be WW

    by remotelyviewed

    so what if she is only 5'5"

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 8:03 p.m. CST

    You're right, Voice O. Reason. My apologies to Jennifer Connell

    by FrankDrebin

    I guess casting depends on what the tone of WW will be. They might do what they did to that other great icon, CATWOMAN, and just put some babe in a tight, skimpy outfit, and have her catch jewell thieves. The real WW is a femnist pacifist pagan--but I doubt we'll see anything like that.

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Lucy Liu... not! Sarah Silverman... hmmm...

    by Napoleon Park

    Years ago they wanted Sandy Bullock but she wouldn't wear the suit. Porn star Teri Weigel wanted the role but I doubt they'll hire a Nevada brothel employee for the part (though I'd love to see her in the costume). I hope they'll go with someone Greek. Marina Sirtis is too old though. Melina Kanakaredes from CSI:NY has the right beauty. Of the people mentioned here, I liked the suggestions for Rhona Mitra and Chyna (Joanie Laurer) best. Either would be in interesting choice. But then I'd cast Lainie Kazan or Barbra Streisand as Queen Hyppolyta, so what do I know?

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 9:33 p.m. CST


    by Noriko Takaya

    Rhona Mitra, Charisma Carpenter or Jennifer Connely (but make her spend a month or two in the gym). Use the 80's Perez run on the comics as the basis for the script and you got your movie(s). Now see how easy that was, Hollywood? If you rat bastards buttfuck Wonder Woman with no lube the way you did Catwoman, I'm coming after you with a chainsaw, mofos!! And one last teeny tiny little thing: Martin Scorsese + Batman: The Long Halloween = Best Picture Oscar. Toppu o Nerae!

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Monica Belluci is perfect for WW

    by FuriousStyles

    Great actress, Mediterranean, has the WW look naturally (strength and a full body - no stick figures should try and fill that costume Whedon), and is fairly unknown to the mainstream minus the Matrix fans............often people mention age as a factor against Belluci, but with such a great look, and playing an immortal, isnt a mute point?............... heres hoping that WB Belluci to sign for sequels that link with other franchises, like the deals Brendan Routh and Christian Bale signed - do the same for Ryan Reynalds and....ahh it'll never happen

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Alright everybody!!!!

    by Briannicus

    Throw out the names of the MOST white-bread, pale skinned actresses that you want to see play Wonder Woman. . .oh wait, she's Amazon, forget that idea. . .unless people decide to try and make plain white women be amazons. . .oh yeah, that's been done already. Guess getting someone more exotic with more classic mediterranean looks would be out of the question??? Of course it would!!!

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Alright everybody!!!!

    by Briannicus

    Throw out the names of the MOST white-bread, pale skinned actresses that you want to see play Wonder Woman. . .oh wait, she's Amazon, forget that idea. . .unless people decide to try and make plain white women be amazons. . .oh yeah, that's been done already. Guess getting someone more exotic with more classic mediterranean looks would be out of the question??? Of course it would!!!

  • Dec. 21, 2004, 11:39 p.m. CST


    by Briannicus

    I seem to have posted twice in the middle of the thread. . .hate it when that happens.

  • Dec. 22, 2004, 12:39 a.m. CST


    by Lordspivious

    Yeah I think she would be the obvious choice. Sarah michelle gellar good, but not a franchise girl. Besides she would have to dye her hair. Eliza knows how to kick ass, and on a personal note she dont need a "magic lasso" to get me to tell the truth if you know what im saying fellas or we have to go with a complete unknown.

  • Dec. 22, 2004, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Eliza Dushku vs. Triple H.

    by Lordspivious

    Okay here is a stupid idea just for laughs. Wonder Woman needs a good villian or (villianess) to go up against. Maybe Triple H as the villian or How about a total fantasy fight Eliza vs. Natalie Portman or maybe Natalie Portman as Wonder Woman. We could have Jennifer Garner as an ally except she alreayd is elektra in Marvel. (Perhaps a Marvel vs DC movie down the line folks) Then we can have all three. Just a laugh for you all. Cheers (I know you like that one eric)

  • Joss Whedon doesn't need to piss the lesbians off any more than he alredy has

  • Dec. 22, 2004, 1:47 a.m. CST

    There ain;t no actress today in the same league as WW.

    by bioforge

    Read my fax! She was one of a kind hottie , whoever they pick will be nothing but an excuse to bash the new version.

  • Dec. 22, 2004, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Whedon is the only one that can make this work.

    by Mr. Profit

    Now all you need is the proper casting. Please no Doble C and no SMG. Whedon is good at making things humorous without being too cheesey. Too bad he let Buffy suffer in those final seasons. She became a psycho nympho harlot who acted like Charlie in Party of 5 when he had Cancer. All moody and no one wanted to be around her. It was also hard to believe a small actress like Geller could whoop ass after she lost all that weight and Jennifer Garner came from no where to be TV's #1 ass kicker. I am just waiting to see how they can pull off saying Hippolyta with a straight face. That name cracks me up.

  • Dec. 22, 2004, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Oh Screw It..... JLo.

    by Mr. Profit

    She keeps being blamed for Gigli, but all her films are moderately successful and have turned a profit with the exception of Gigli. And Gigli wasn't her fault. Last I remember the film starred Ben and it's named after his character? Anyhow, Jlo looks to have changed her ways and looks to be taken more seriously. Monster In Law and Unfinished Life look like steps in the right direction. And she looks like a real woman. I say if not Garner, Biel, or Lilly, get JLo.

  • Dec. 22, 2004, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Wonder Woman = Aishwarya Rai

    by NNNOOO!!!

    It's all about the eyes. Nuff said.

  • Dec. 22, 2004, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Jennifer Connelly

    by one9deuce

    Damn, she definately had the body circa "The Rocketeer" and "Inventing The Abbotts" but she is just way too skinny now. Too bad because she is a wonderful actress, and I really, really would like to see her dressed as Wonder Woman. She makes such smart choices so often, that it wouldn't have hurt her to slum this once.

  • Dec. 22, 2004, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Wonder Woman isn't a dyke, so please stop mentioning Eliza Dusku

    by Mr. Profit

    She was so horribly miscast in Wrong Turn. And she was tougher than Desmond Harrington, who tried his best to create chemistry between them, but Eliza was in full on dyke mode that it was pointless. I don't like Eliza Dusku at all. Stop mentioning ex Whendonverse Starlets. And call me racist, but I think WW should not be foreign. And with Jennifer Connolly, she's not too old, but her demeanor and way about her suggests a woman older than her 34 years. I dont see her as WW, I see her as another Amazon on the island that's a bit older and wiser.

  • Dec. 23, 2004, 1:22 a.m. CST

    My thought on Superman vs Wonder Woman casting

    by Logo Lou

    Hollywood can fuck anything up thats a given. But ON PAPER here is what I think (like anyone gives a shit). A good Superman movie is much easier to make than a good Wonder Woman movie, but casting a good Superman is much harder than casting a good Wonder Woman. Seriously. Many a beautiful actress, that can actually act, could pull this off decently, and look very close to the part. Joss will have the pick of the litter on this.

  • Dec. 23, 2004, 5:45 p.m. CST

    I think Kate Beckinsale would be perfect

    by axelfoley

    She would also get it as well.

  • Dec. 23, 2004, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Gina Torres is NOT a good choice

    by JT Kirk

    Not because of her ethnicity, but because of her "work" on Cleopatra 2525 which proved she's incapable of starring in anything like this without being wooden and repetetive. And what's with all of Herc's older broad choices to play WW? Monica Bellucci is hot but hot in a mature way, Famke Janssen looked painfully old in X2, and Nicole Kidman just doesn't seem right for the part. Not that SMG would be a better choice than them though, she couldn't be more wrong for the part. ------------ Oh, and sean78, Jennifer Connelly might be a decent choice if she'd allow them to pluck her eyebrows.

  • Dec. 25, 2004, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Once again, TheGingerTwit lives up to his (her?) name.

    by Sith Lord Sauron

    Well, you asked what we thought. Oh, and I second NewYorkKid's emotions on that chick on Angel, AKA Carole Raphaelle Davis. I love big Italian boobs. Nadia Bjorlin works for me as well.