After today’s surprising and puzzling casting news, I have decided to let you know my thoughts on the casting on the most important and influential superheroine of all time.
I have been wanting Wonder Woman to be on the big screen for years. I knew there was no chance of her joining Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy but when Man Of Steel was announced, I though that maybe Diana was coming to the silver screen. My heart has always been set on Thor’s Jaimie Alexander for the part and recent rumours got me excited that she may just be cast.
But it was not to be. Gadot was cast today. I liked her in the Fast & Furious movies, but didn’t take much notice of her to be quite honest. I thought she was great eye candy and a kick ass character but that was it. She didn’t have the screen time to really show us if she could act.
For me, I don’t care if this incarnation of Wonder Woman has big boobs, because that is not the essence of the character. She needs some muscle though, so I believe Snyder will have her put on a training program almost immediately.
So, I’m relatively pleased with the decision as she had the looks and can do action, but what we need to see is whether she can carry a film and act as powerful and commanding as Lady Diana.
Well, this is a surprise. On one hand I’m pleased that WB have finally given Diana a shot at the silver screen, on the other hand I really thought Jaimie Alexander would be perfect and I’m skeptical about Gadot’s acting ability.
A bit in shock at the moment. Sorry for the short post, thought I’d bring you guys up to speed. I’ll do a longer analysis later of the casting.
Over the past couple of days, we have heard many rumors about the role of Wonder Woman in Batman Vs Superman.
Recently, Variety reported that Jaimie Alexander was out of the running for a role in the movie because of her Marvel contract and that Olga Kurylenko, Gal Gadot and Elodie Yung were screentesting for the unnamed position in the superhero lineup.
Judging from significant evidence from reliable sources, i believe that within the next month or two, Jaimie Alexander will be named as Warner Bros and Dc’s new Wonder Woman.
On AMC movie talk’s panel, Alexander revealed she has had talks with Warner Bros. about their superhero properties, whilst seeming to be a big advocate of Ben Affleck’s Batman
When rumors flooded the internet, someone tweeted Alexander a photoshopped poster of her as Wonder Woman with the caption, ‘Hope the rumors are true..’ Alexander retweeted the image and captioned it ‘Wowza ;)’.
John Campea, of AMC’s YouTube channel said on his mailbag show that if people thought what Alexander said was cool on stage (talking to DC and Warner Bros.) then it is nothing compared to what she told him off stage but he couldn’t say what.
Later in the show, someone sends in a question asking whether Jaimie Alexander will be Wonder Woman, Campea says he can’t say.
On the next AMC movie talk, the rumor of the actresses trying out for Wonder Woman came up. Campea got asked whether he thought they were Wonder Woman. He said “Nope”. Then later on he said he thinks they might announce something at the Man Of Steel fan event on Saturday about Wonder Woman.
While it’s not confirmed, and it is essentially still rumors, i strongly believe Alexander will get the part because there is just too much evidence supporting that it is the case than not. Campea is a reliable source and what Alexander said to him offstage interests me. I guess we will just have to wait, but i know the Jaimie Alexander is my choice for Diana Prince.