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Shine On, You Crazy Diamond

So, Joss Whedon is devving a Wonder Woman movie.

That's not the bad part.  In fact, that's the awesome part.

Among the names he is considering for the part is Eliza Dushku (which isn't suprising), Megan Fox (unlikely, especially with her tapped for Fathom, a role better suited to her...ahem...talents), Beyonce Knowles (...wat?), and Sandra Bullock.  No Kate Beckensale.

That's not the bad part.  In fact, that's just a typical part.

Here's the bad part.

Jennifer Love Hewitt, whose show just got axed by CBS, has told the media she is obsessed with playing Wonder Woman and is lobbying the Warner Bros. studio heads to hire her for the part.  I'm guessing Whedon isn't returning her calls.

"I'm fighting so hard. I think Warner Bros. is getting ready to make Wonder Woman and I really want to play Wonder Woman. I am obsessed with Wonder Woman."

We go to DEFCON RED!!!  Hang in there, Joss!  You can save us!

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ying_ko_4
Jun. 11th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
Interesting viewpoint. I think Love Hewitt has more talent in her little finger than does Dushku. Bullock makes for a good story, but she is far too old for the role. Which is a shame, because she would do a terrific job and bring a bit of humor to the role. Megan Fox would look good in the suit, but that's probably all....

Of course, I imagine that the outfit will get changed when some Hollywood wonk gets a better idea...



Edited at 2010-06-11 12:42 pm (UTC)
sinetimore
Jun. 11th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
This is probably going to cost me some cred, but I kind of like the CLC Wonder Woman. Always thought she was cute.

It's not that I'm a Dushku fan. But she's such close friends with Whedon, the smart money is on her. Bullock may be getting up there, but she could still do it.

My main complaint with Hewitt is she just doesn't fit. Hewitt is pixie-ish. She is girlish, not womanly. I cannot view her as an Amazon warrior taking on the Forces Of Evil (TM). Bullock, I can picture kicking ass and taking names, but Hewitt? Not so much.

WW needs a presence. Lynda Carter was sexy, but you also could believe she could handle superhero duties. There was more to her than just fap material. Hewitt? Not so much.

We are totally in agreement on Fox (I thought Fathom was greenlit. I think it's her production company that optioned it. She was draping herself over Michael Turner at San Diego one year). I don't want a WW running around and showing us her O face. I have deviatART for that. (Cheap joke, yeah....)

ozma914
Jun. 12th, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
I thought Whedon left the WW project over disagreements about its direction...?
sinetimore
Jun. 12th, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
I thought that, too, but the report was talking like he's still in charge. Maybe just as a producer instead of a director.

I'm more surprised that this is a WB project. I THOUGHT (don't hold me to this, but I THOUGHT) his contract was with Fox. Or maybe that's just TV stuff and Serenity was a separate deal.
ozma914
Jun. 13th, 2010 07:07 am (UTC)
I thought I heard he had a three show deal with Fox ... there's Firefly, Dollhouse, and ...?
mornblade
Jun. 11th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
Looking at JLH's quote, I suddenly had flashbacks to Sean Young in relation to Catwoman.

Dushku and Joss are friends, so that's possible. I agree that Fox wouldn't fit the role properly... this IS an Amazon we are taking about. Beyonce doesn't fit the mold. Bullock, possible, but she is getting older.

Other thoughts... Lucy Lawless... great Amazon, too old. Whoever the actress is, she has to be tall and athletic (curvy would be good too). Jennifer Love Hewitt is neither one. Hell, Brinke Stevens is taller by a half inch... and she's tiny. Michelle Bauer... great Amazon, not an A-lister, also too old. I would really like to see Linda Carter in this as Diana's mother.

Maybe a new face just starting her career?
sinetimore
Jun. 11th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
It is hard to picture who would fit the role from the current crop. Too many actresses are too vapid for someone as assertive as an Amazon.

I remember seeing pictures of Kim Kardashian in a Wonder Woman costume. I am really scared someone may view that as a suggestion.
mornblade
Jun. 12th, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
I just had a thought (I know, it's rare)... How about Charlize Theron?
pinkmossrose
Jun. 11th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
Whoever they pick. I hope she looks the part and can play the part.

I don't want Sandra Bullock or Megan Fox in the part as Wonder Woman. I just don't.
sinetimore
Jun. 12th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
I felt the same way about Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider movies.
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