Right, that’s Christmas Day and Boxing Day out of the way, so now all’s back to normal. And with that, I bring you some Wonder Woman ‘news.’ This time of year is sketchy at best when it comes to news stories, so this isn’t particularly anything massively earth-shattering.
Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman back in the Wonder Woman show that ran from 1975 to 1979, has recently been speaking to Metro about the casting of Gal Gadot as WW in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs Superman.
On the appeal of that character, Carter said, “There’s an identification factor. She’s not your average superhero. It’s not so much about her super powers as it is about her ethic. I always thought of her as a figure who stands for what’s right. We all know what’s wrong with the world today, so maybe we need her right now.”
When asked if it would be strange to see a new actress playing her, she responded, “I don’t think so. It was a long time ago. I care more about the character continuing than holding on to my piece of it. I hope she has fun with it.”
To conclude, Carter was asked her thoughts on Wonder Woman appearing alongside Batman and Superman. “Maybe that’s better,” she said. “She won’t have to carry the whole film. It takes the pressure off. I wish her well. I’m just glad that she’s going to be out there again. Maybe she’ll get her own show again.”
Whilst plot details remain thing on the ground at this stage, it’s presumed that Batman vs Superman will see Be Affleck’s older, grizzled Batman out to bring down the alien menace that destroyed half of Metropolis, Henry Cavill’s Superman. After a bit of a tear-up, the duo will end up teaming in order to take down a much bigger threat. As well as Affleck and Cavill, it’s also been reported that Joaquin Phoenix and Jason Momoa have been in talks for certain roles in the sequel. Phoenix is said to be in initial talks for one of the film’s main villains, said to be Lex Luthor, whilst Momoa is apparently up for either Doomsday or the Martian Manhunter. Martian Manhunter? I just can’t see him in that role. Doomsday, though? Fuck yes! That could be absolutely brilliant. For those unaware, Doomsday is the beast responsible for ‘killing’ Superman in the iconic Death of Superman story from years gone by. Joining the action in this movie, Amy Adams will return as Lois Lane, as will Diane Lane as Martha Kent and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White.
The Man of Steel sequel is currently scheduled for a 27th July, 2015 release.