If you've ever, even for a moment, thought Haywire/Fast & Furious 6 star and MMA phenom Gina Carano would be an excellent choice to portray Wonder Woman in a standalone film or a Justice League blockbuster, take heart: she appreciates the sentiment. More importantly, though, she also believes very strongly in the character's potential on the big screen, and hopes that when and if Princess Diana makes her way into DC Comics' movie universe, she's given her proper due as one the all-time great super heroines.
Carano recently made these comments in an interview about her upcoming film, In the Blood. During the discussion, she briefly chatted about the role and also on fan support for her consideration for the part should a Wonder Woman film ever come to fruition. It's worth stressing that none of this should be taken as a sign that Wonder Woman is happening; Carano's only expressing her confidence in the possibilities of the project if it comes together with the right cast and crew.
Nevertheless, what she had to say to Coming Soon was incredibly interesting and, frankly, spot-on. Here's the direct quote:
"That's the ultimate superhero for a woman. No matter what, no matter who ends up being Wonder Woman someday, I just hope it's something that is done correctly. I know it's there and that it could definitely be done correctly. It's just a matter of getting the right people and having the right vision come together. A director and producer and writer have to see the beauty in it and make it real."
As DC Comics' movie universe continues to grow bigger and bigger, courtesy of June's Man of Steel and Warner Brother's promise of a follow-up film pairing Superman with Batman, more space is opening up for new heroes to have their stories told. While WB hasn't announced any other new DC projects just yet - they're probably busy trying to figure out who will don the cowl for Batman's next movie appearance - but they have the lay of the land stretched out before them, and they can follow any number of paths to expand their cinematic world.
So, sitting at the ground level of building up their brand to rival that of Marvel's, DC has some big decisions to make about what direction they take going forward. Do they lumber ahead into a Justice League film to try and match The Avengers, especially since the hype machine has already switched on for its sequel? Or do they start rebooting failures like The Green Lantern and introducing characters as-yet unseen in the movies, like the Flash and Aquaman?
If there's a question as to where to begin adding to Warner Bros.' screen roster, then the simple answer might be none other than Wonder Woman; she seems like the most logical choice in light of her relationships with Superman and Batman on the page. She's a natural ally for both heroes (and, at times, has been a romantic interest for either hero), and while she deserves enough room to properly cover her back story as an Amazonian princess, she could make for a very easy fit into DC's burgeoning movie franchise.
....Which raises the question of who should play Wonder Woman in the first place. Screen Rant has already given a great deal of thought as to why Wonder Woman might be DC's next big film, and reading Carano's words definitely reaffirms her position as the top pick to bring the character to life. She's not the only actress capable of playing Diana, though - we've got six others in mind who could give her a run for her money - so we'll leave it to you, Screen Ranters! Who do you think should be cast as Wonder Woman when WB finally puts her in a movie? Sound off in the comments section!
Source: Coming Soon