Disney’s attempt at forming a trilogy around Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter may not have turned out like we’d hoped, but it did deliver one convincing ‘warrior princess.’ Credit Collins for that, as her portrayal of deadly princess of Mars Dejah Thoris brought her onto our WW radar.
Some comic fans may be skeptical, but a viewing of John Carter should silence critics, as she has essentially already played Diana once. But it’s the range Collins has shown in recent years, as warrior princess, and love interest to both Joseph Gordon Levitt in Uncertainty (2009) and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine that convince us she’d be up for whatever take on Diana Warner Bros. and DC have in mind.
Collins’ age may be the only reason for concern, even if she consistently plays younger women. However, an older Wonder Woman might help seeing Superman and Batman defer to her judgement seem more believable to audiences…
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