Lynda Carter is in talks to join the cast of Wonder Woman 2. Back in the mid-to-late 1970s, Carter took on the iconic role of Diana Prince for television. She went on to star as Wonder Woman for 60 TV episodes and was the first person to ever portray the character in a live-action setting. After a failed reboot on the small screen with Adrianne Palicki (which never aired), Zack Snyder finally brought Wonder Woman to the big screen as part of his growing DC universe. Gal Gadot first played the role in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, before going on to headline the Wonder Woman solo film and play a larger role in Justice League a year later.
As great as Gadot is in the role, the character's resurgence in popularity has led many to want to see the two live-action Wonder Women together on the big screen. That didn't happen with Wonder Woman, but Carter and director Patty Jenkins have expressed interest in finding a way to make it happen with the sequel. They aren't just considering the idea anymore, either.
NBC Today spoke to Carter about possibly making an appearance in Wonder Woman 2, and Carter confirmed that she is in active discussions to make it happen. The Wrap investigated this statement and their sources are confirming that Carter is indeed in talks to join the sequel. The extent of her potential role is up in the air for now, but here's what Carter had to say about the matter:
That is up to Patty Jenkins. I’ve been talking to her about it. She’s given me some hints about it and I guess it’s up to Warner Bros if they want to spend the money … It really is up to Patty, and if it works in an organic way it’ll be great fun and it’ll be wonderful to do.
With Carter and Jenkins very keen on the idea of working together, the idea of Carter appearing in Wonder Woman 2 makes sense on paper. However, based on what Carter is saying, the hold up here isn't from a story or scheduling point of view; rather, it is up to the studio to spend the money. At the moment, it not clear how much an appearance by Carter in the film would actually cost.
The success of Wonder Woman 2 isn't dependent on Carter appearing, but it would be a nice way to nod to the history of the franchise. Carter made the role of Wonder Woman her own and is an iconic figure because of it. As Gadot continues the legacy in her own way and on a bigger platform, it would be great to have the pair share the screen for any length of time in the sequel. If it doesn't work out with Wonder Woman 2, there's always the chance Carter could appear in Wonder Woman 3 or another DCEU movie altogether.
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