These days, it seems like an actress can’t break into the action movie lane without her name being tossed around the Interwebs as a possible candidate to play Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ long-stalled movie based on the Amazon heroine. Following a big fan push earlier this year to see Haywire star Gina Carano take on the role, comes the suggestion that John Carter‘s Lynn Collins should be considered for the part. Wonder Woman’s star power (no pun) doesn’t end there, as there is also an upcoming documentary that will explore the character’s impact on the cultural zeitgeist.
Lynn Collins as Wonder Woman?
Lynn Collins has over a decade in the movie biz, and has been in Comic-Con-friendly projects like True Blood and X-Men Origins: Wolverine - so she’s not exactly an unknown face within the geek community. However, Collins will almost certainly make it onto the mainstream radar after John Carter hits theaters this week; in the film she plays Dejah Throis (see above), princess of the Martian city of Helium, who falls in love with the titular confederate soldier.
Aside from sporting costumes that reveal her chiseled physique, Collins (as Dejah) also showcase some serious combat skills in the film – much to the surprise of Mr. Carter and the rest of us drooling boys. Watch what the actress had to say in response to a direct suggestion about her being a good candidate for the Wonder Woman movie:
Now, Collins is in no way shape or form attached to any Wonder Woman project, but having seen her work in John Carter I can say it’s an interesting thought – though, it’s hard to surpass the physicality and athleticism of someone like Gina Carano, who is pretty much a real-life amazon to begin with…
Source: Digital Spy
Wonder Woman Documentary
For those of you who have love for Wonder Woman and what she represents as a cultural icon, you’ll definitely want to check out the documentary by filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, entitled Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. The documentary starts with a look at the Wonder Woman character, and then expands its scope to look at feminism in American society, as inspired by the amazonian superhero.
The documentary features appearances by icons like ’70s Wonder Woman TV show star Lynda Carter, and the original Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner, to name a few. Check out a trailer, clip and poster for Wonder Women! below:
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines will premiere at the SWSX festival on March 10, 2012.
New Batman Dark Knight Rises Promo Image
So far we haven’t seen anything to indicate that Batman is going to be getting (yet another) costume makeover in The Dark Knight Rises - but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Below you’ll see a promo image that is supposedly modeled after Christian Bale’s look as Batman in TDKR:
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The Dark Knight Rises in theaters on July 20, 2012.