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Cast This: Wonder Woman (TV)

Sep. 18, 2012by: Niki Stephens

With the news that The CW is doing their own take on WONDER WOMAN, I thought it would interesting to see who you guys would cast in the role.

The Amazonian princess hasn't had her own solo show since the 1970s. More recently, she was mentioned on SMALLVILLE, but never showed up during the run of the series. In October 2010, NBC got a wild hair and thought that they could bring the character back to the small screen (against their better judgment) with David E. Kelley holding the reins. When the first photos of the costume hit, there was a collective laugh on the internet. Not to mention, early that June, Wonder Woman had a major costume change in the comics. There was some controversy on that as well. A pilot was filmed with Adrianne Palicki as a successful corporate executive/crime fighter trying to find a balance as a modern woman in today's world. You could hear the collective minds being blown (not in a good way), and as of May, the idea was canned.

With the Justice League movie trying to create some traction, I guess no one is willing to just give the idea of a successful, modern-day WONDER WOMAN show up. They've even attempted to get her a solo spot on the big screen, but that's not happening either. So, why does The CW think they can do any better? To start with, SMALLVILLE was a big hit for them with a pretty loyal following. They've also put together a Green Arrow series, ARROW that is set to debut this October. The CW's idea for Wonder Woman sets her in the role of a budding superhero. She will get the more "grassroots" approach, similar to that of Clark's journey in SMALLVILLE.

I have hope for Wonder Woman. I think that if the material gets to the right person, and they find the right lady for the role that they might get something worth watching. It's a journey with any character to translate them from the page of a comic to the small or big screen. However, there may be no hope for Aquaman (kidding...or am I?).

This all brings me back to the original question: Who would be the best fit for Diana of Themyscira AKA Wonder Woman?

RESULTS FROM PREVIOUS 'CAST THIS': Who Should Direct the Justice League?

1. Brad Bird 2. J.J. Abrams 3. Guillermo del Toro

When I suggested Brad Bird this week, I did not think about his ties with Disney until you guys reminded me. Regardless, I still think he's a great choice, and so did you since he was the number one pick. Next was Abrams, a guy who could definitely tackle the JUSTICE LEAGUE. Then in third place, we have del Toro. He would take the material to the next level. Several of you wanted to go outside the box with your choices, which I think might be the place to look. Nolan wasn't a mainstream choice, and he did an excellent job.

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11:44PM on 09/20/2012
1. Gina Carano
2. Lake Bell (Great T/A)
1. Gina Carano
2. Lake Bell (Great T/A)
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11:50PM on 09/19/2012
As a side note, JJ Abrams has a gigantic forehead that is only amplified by the sheer size of his hair.
As a side note, JJ Abrams has a gigantic forehead that is only amplified by the sheer size of his hair.
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6:43PM on 09/19/2012
Odette Anabelle (formerly Yustman) for the TV series and Eva Green for the film.
Odette Anabelle (formerly Yustman) for the TV series and Eva Green for the film.
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11:05AM on 09/19/2012
Elizabeth Gillies
Elizabeth Gillies
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5:18AM on 09/19/2012
I forgot to add Jodi Lyn O'Keefe.
I forgot to add Jodi Lyn O'Keefe.
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11:25PM on 09/18/2012

Odette Yustman (Annable)

She's 5'9", she has the look and the acting chops. I'd also say Gina Carano but she needs to work more with an acting coach.
She's 5'9", she has the look and the acting chops. I'd also say Gina Carano but she needs to work more with an acting coach.
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11:03PM on 09/18/2012

Erica Durance

would be perfect!
would be perfect!
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8:02PM on 09/18/2012

Gina Carano

She'd be my pic for Wonder Woman in TV and/or movies.
She'd be my pic for Wonder Woman in TV and/or movies.
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7:54PM on 09/18/2012
missy peregrym would be perfect in my opinion
missy peregrym would be perfect in my opinion
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3:20PM on 09/18/2012

I'll say it again...

Nadia Bjorlin

PS Sorry for the double post
Nadia Bjorlin

PS Sorry for the double post
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3:20PM on 09/18/2012

I've said it before...

Nadia Bjorlin
Nadia Bjorlin
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1:52PM on 09/18/2012

Tall exotic beauty

Should cast a relatively unknown like Hope Dworaczyk or a totally unknown actress. Shes suppose to be a Amazon so over 5'10". Gorgeous blue eyed exotic looking actress with a commanding presence. If Famke Jansen were 10 years younger I believe she would be a contender,.
Should cast a relatively unknown like Hope Dworaczyk or a totally unknown actress. Shes suppose to be a Amazon so over 5'10". Gorgeous blue eyed exotic looking actress with a commanding presence. If Famke Jansen were 10 years younger I believe she would be a contender,.
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1:10PM on 09/18/2012
Eva Green
Eva Green
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12:41PM on 09/18/2012

Wonder Woman

I'd vote for Anne Hathaway. She seems to be able to pull off action and drama with same amount of ease.
I'd vote for Anne Hathaway. She seems to be able to pull off action and drama with same amount of ease.
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12:32PM on 09/18/2012
Charisma Carpenter from Buffy/Angel fame. Anyone else pales in comparison.
Charisma Carpenter from Buffy/Angel fame. Anyone else pales in comparison.
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12:05PM on 09/18/2012
Gina Carano or Bridget Regan. Lynn Collins is good too.
Gina Carano or Bridget Regan. Lynn Collins is good too.
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11:59AM on 09/18/2012
Gina Carano
Gina Carano
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11:41AM on 09/18/2012

A WW show wouldn't make for a television series hit

If it were me i would just make a new animated series for Wonder Woman. Gain popularity there, also you can have guest appearances from superman, and Green Lantern, and Bats, and it wouldn't be cheese like it would on a TV series. Once establishing a fan base, then perhaps a series but, the more i keep typing and thoughts keep formulating... maybe not even then..
If it were me i would just make a new animated series for Wonder Woman. Gain popularity there, also you can have guest appearances from superman, and Green Lantern, and Bats, and it wouldn't be cheese like it would on a TV series. Once establishing a fan base, then perhaps a series but, the more i keep typing and thoughts keep formulating... maybe not even then..
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11:35AM on 09/18/2012
Although she doesn't quite have the acting chops but still I'd go with Gina Carano
Although she doesn't quite have the acting chops but still I'd go with Gina Carano
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11:32AM on 09/18/2012
How about Jaime king? She would have to change her hair color but whatevs.
How about Jaime king? She would have to change her hair color but whatevs.
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11:10AM on 09/18/2012
Megan Fox.
Megan Fox.
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10:13AM on 09/18/2012
Lynn Collins would be nice.
Lynn Collins would be nice.
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10:06AM on 09/18/2012
Lynn Collins, Lena Headey or Gina Carano.
Lynn Collins, Lena Headey or Gina Carano.
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9:32AM on 09/18/2012
Carla Gugino

Edit: I'm gonna add Gina Carano as well since I totally forgot about her.
Carla Gugino

Edit: I'm gonna add Gina Carano as well since I totally forgot about her.
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8:01AM on 09/18/2012
Marla Gibbs!
Marla Gibbs!
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8:00AM on 09/18/2012

Skeptical, at best

Lynn Collins (John Carter), Jamie Alexander (Thor), or Cobie Smulders (The Avengers) would be my picks, in that order.
Lynn Collins (John Carter), Jamie Alexander (Thor), or Cobie Smulders (The Avengers) would be my picks, in that order.
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7:27AM on 09/18/2012
Would Paula Patton be keen for a TV show? If not then just sign her up for the movie instead!
Would Paula Patton be keen for a TV show? If not then just sign her up for the movie instead!
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6:22AM on 09/18/2012
Adrianne Palicki was a good choice. Give her another shot.
Adrianne Palicki was a good choice. Give her another shot.
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5:45AM on 09/18/2012
kate middleton
kate middleton
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4:21AM on 09/18/2012
If it's CW doing an origin idea, it's going to be a young cast so they'll need some up and coming eye candy to drag in the viewers. Why not give Victoria Justice a chance to see if she can do it?
If it's CW doing an origin idea, it's going to be a young cast so they'll need some up and coming eye candy to drag in the viewers. Why not give Victoria Justice a chance to see if she can do it?
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9:52AM on 09/18/2012
I think Victoria Justice would make a great Donna Troy, actually.
I think Victoria Justice would make a great Donna Troy, actually.
3:49AM on 09/18/2012
Kelly Brooks, please.
Kelly Brooks, please.
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2:26AM on 09/18/2012

Yuck

Why a CW show rather than a feature release? This is too bad. It would have to be superlative to approach Smallville's success. If they're serious I'd go with Carla Gugino. You need that "quality" a body. Screw the teen crap.
Why a CW show rather than a feature release? This is too bad. It would have to be superlative to approach Smallville's success. If they're serious I'd go with Carla Gugino. You need that "quality" a body. Screw the teen crap.
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1:48AM on 09/18/2012
Daniela Ruah, from NCIS Los Angeles. She looks somewhat exotic, she can do the tough chick thing and still look gorgeous, and there are photos like this one from Esquire to prove how good she looks. [link]
Daniela Ruah, from NCIS Los Angeles. She looks somewhat exotic, she can do the tough chick thing and still look gorgeous, and there are photos like this one from Esquire to prove how good she looks. [link]
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3:00AM on 09/18/2012
Pretty much the only reason I watch NCIS LA.
Pretty much the only reason I watch NCIS LA.
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1:20AM on 09/18/2012
Let's all agree that this Wonder Woman TV reboot thing should be dead. If the first try at the reboot did not even make it to air, maybe it is something that shouldn't be.
Let's all agree that this Wonder Woman TV reboot thing should be dead. If the first try at the reboot did not even make it to air, maybe it is something that shouldn't be.
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