Who Should Play TV’s New Wonder Woman?
Considering the current global climate of lingering wars and political melodrama, now’s definitely a good time to bring Wonder Woman back to the small screen. That’s the sentiment behind David E. Kelley‘s (The Practice, Boston Legal, Ally McBeal) new series that’s currently being cast and taken out to networks shortly, backed by Warner Bros. Television and D.C. Entertainment.
The stunning heroine, played on television by Lynda Carter in The New Adventures Of Wonder Woman (1975-1979) was originally an Amazon with super powers disguised as a member of the U.S. military who fought crime during World War II. Details of the new project are being kept under wrap and it’s not clear if the new Wonder Woman will look like the original version or the redesigned reboot D.C. Comics co-publisher Jim Lee unveiled for the comic’s 600th issue this year, complete with skintight black pants and a blue bomber jacket:
There’s no news yet as to whether Wonder Woman will keep her signature powers and weapons, including the “Lasso of Truth,” indestructible bracelets, tiara and invisible airplane. Her signature twirl—morphing from Diana Prince into Wonder Woman—also isn’t confirmed for inclusion in the new series (check it out in the footage below):
According to the Hollywood rumor mill, Megan Fox, Eliza Dushku and Olivia Munn are being considered for the coveted role. Regardless of who’s chosen, we welcome the return of a powerful feminist icon to the small screen to battle the evils of the new millennium.