An integral part of the planned Justice League movie will be the casting of Wonder Woman. Unlike Marvel’s The Avengers, DC has the advantage to draw in a very large cast of female fans due to the fact that Wonder Woman is a very important part of Justice League and not just a side character. Black Widow was an important member of Avengers, but the fact she didn’t get her own movie proves she wasn’t that crucial to the team.
If The Hunger Games was any indication it is that a strong feminine protagonist who can be a leader in her own right is a big draw for female fans. However you can’t just cast any female Hollywood bad-ass such as Resident Evil’s Milla Jovovich or Michelle Rodriguez for this ionic part, because they just don’t have that Wonder Woman look or attitude (meaning once they’re in costume they seem out of place).
Wonder Woman has to represent a female who demonstrates strength, an inspiring attitude and provides leadership alongside Batman and Superman. We need an actress who not only has the physically fit figure of Wonder Woman, but someone who is naturally beautiful and can bring a commanding presence to the role.
I have not included actresses that are involved somehow in the Marvel universe (i.e. Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson etc) because they are probably committed to Marvel. And once you’re committed there’s no jumping ship.
So here are the 6 Actresses who should play Wonder Woman. Some are well-known, some a bit off the radar, but there’s certainly a mix of talent to choose from.
6. Serinda Swan
This is my dark horse pick for the casting of Wonder Woman simply because she is relatively unknown and yet a capable actress of portraying the Amazon Princess. Making the jump from modelling to acting hasn’t been quite beneficial, but she’s enjoyed small roles on television and film. I enjoy Smallville and Supernatural and she’s made a small appearance on both. On Smallville she portrayed Zatanna (also a Justice League member) and in Supernatural she portrayed the Greek God Veritas. Both roles showed she can certainly capture the spirit and frame of mind of a powerful woman. Although she is relatively inexperienced in large roles and doesn’t have any current projects (her latest television show Breakout Kings was cancelled after two seasons), from what I saw of her brief appearances, I would more than welcome the casting choice and have confidence she can bring her own brilliant take on the character Lynda Carter called her own so many years ago.
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