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Could Christina Hendricks star as Wonder Woman?

Jun. 20, 2011by: Mike Sampson

When it comes to finding the perfect Wonder Woman, many fans seem to be in agreement that "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks would be perfect for the part. Director Nicolas Winding Refn (BRONSON, DRIVE), for whom WONDER WOMAN is a passion project he's working hard at getting off the ground, agrees.

Refn has long wanted to make a WONDER WOMAN movie and, in this interview from 2010, explained the reason he took the job directing DRIVE, the upcoming Ryan Gosling thriller, is that he wanted to prove to Warner Bros. he was up to the job.

For what it's worth, Refn seems to closer to a WONDER WOMAN movie now than he was back before DRIVE but that's hardly his fault. There is no project in development at Warner Bros. and the property is in a bit of a holding pattern after the David E. Kelley pilot for NBC wasn't picked up for the fall season.

But Refn said this weekend on the DRIVE red carpet that if he ever gets his dream to make a WONDER WOMAN movie, there's no doubt about it - Christina Hendricks is his star. For her part, Hendricks told Rachael Ray last year, "I've been wanting to wear that outfit my whole life!" so I'm assuming she'd be game as well.

Before getting him on board a WONDER WOMAN project, Warner Bros. currently has Refn developing a remake of LOGAN'S RUN and if that goes well, who knows what could be next? But at that point Hendricks will be pushing 40 and will WB want a younger actress? Who would you want to play the part?

Source: NY Mag

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4:44PM on 06/23/2011

Somebody call Hef

When this falls through Playboy could make a killing on her in a WW-esk costume.
When this falls through Playboy could make a killing on her in a WW-esk costume.
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10:55PM on 06/21/2011
her boobs might be too big to be a superhero, they would get in the way
her boobs might be too big to be a superhero, they would get in the way
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2:03PM on 06/21/2011
I'm re-watching Angel with my wife on Netflix and she (Christina Hendricks, not my wife) plays a bar wench who gets drained. Hilarious. Good news btw.
I'm re-watching Angel with my wife on Netflix and she (Christina Hendricks, not my wife) plays a bar wench who gets drained. Hilarious. Good news btw.
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12:17PM on 06/21/2011

Hell yes!

Refn is one of the best directors around, would love to see him direct a more conventional action piece like this. Hendricks could be terrific as WW
Refn is one of the best directors around, would love to see him direct a more conventional action piece like this. Hendricks could be terrific as WW
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11:09AM on 06/21/2011

Hendricks: good, WW: bad

Christina Hendricks plays her character well in Mad Men. She's a great part of the show. There's no denying that her body is part of that character, but so is her acting.

Having said all that, I can't see any actress who can pull off Wonder Woman in this day and age. The character is just too cheesy and really doesn't fit well into today's society. I think this would fail and hurt her career if it's true.
Christina Hendricks plays her character well in Mad Men. She's a great part of the show. There's no denying that her body is part of that character, but so is her acting.

Having said all that, I can't see any actress who can pull off Wonder Woman in this day and age. The character is just too cheesy and really doesn't fit well into today's society. I think this would fail and hurt her career if it's true.
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1:01AM on 06/21/2011

Yeah..

..I'm thinking this will never happen.

Wonder Woman deserves a good film though.
..I'm thinking this will never happen.

Wonder Woman deserves a good film though.
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11:46PM on 06/20/2011

Hollywood...

... is going to make her loose so much weight if she gets the part. I mean she is going to have to loose a crap load of weight. Me? I don't care. She's perfect as is but to headline a big budget Hollywood film? Nope. Man she is hot as Hell!
... is going to make her loose so much weight if she gets the part. I mean she is going to have to loose a crap load of weight. Me? I don't care. She's perfect as is but to headline a big budget Hollywood film? Nope. Man she is hot as Hell!
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10:26PM on 06/20/2011
Could care less about Wonder Woman, but Hendricks is no action star.
Could care less about Wonder Woman, but Hendricks is no action star.
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7:18PM on 06/20/2011

Big boobs an Amazon does not make.

Sure she's got a ridiculous rack, but she looks about as athletic as a marshmallow. If you are able to pry your eyes away from her breasts, you'll see that the rest of her is in proportion to them.
She's not an athletic looking lady.
Seriously, can you imagine her trying to run somewhere? I can, and I do. Often. It's a wonderful image, but in reality she'd have 2 black eyes before she got 10 steps.
I honestly don't think Wonder Woman is suited to a live action portrayal.
First of all her
Sure she's got a ridiculous rack, but she looks about as athletic as a marshmallow. If you are able to pry your eyes away from her breasts, you'll see that the rest of her is in proportion to them.
She's not an athletic looking lady.
Seriously, can you imagine her trying to run somewhere? I can, and I do. Often. It's a wonderful image, but in reality she'd have 2 black eyes before she got 10 steps.
I honestly don't think Wonder Woman is suited to a live action portrayal.
First of all her name is Wonder Woman.
Superman at least works on the Nietzschean level.
Maybe if they only called her Diana and went with the one of the Amazon storylines. More of a Xena type warrior-woman the way she's supposed to be.
Someone with a physique like that of Jessica Biel.
How about Jessica Biel?
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7:11PM on 06/20/2011
Her right boob would probably be big enough to play WW alone.
Her right boob would probably be big enough to play WW alone.
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5:17PM on 06/20/2011

NO.......

Her breasts are waaaay too big. Wonder Woman should be fit and athletic looking. She shouldn't have gigantic breasts.
Her breasts are waaaay too big. Wonder Woman should be fit and athletic looking. She shouldn't have gigantic breasts.
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4:02PM on 06/20/2011

Am I the only one...

who finds this character completely ridiculous?
who finds this character completely ridiculous?
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4:05PM on 06/20/2011
agreed. i have no clue how this character ever went anywhere. the premise is dumb as shit and the outfit is worse.
agreed. i have no clue how this character ever went anywhere. the premise is dumb as shit and the outfit is worse.
7:15PM on 06/20/2011
In a world where people dress up like cats and bats and beat the shit out of people, she's about as realistic as it gets.
In a world where people dress up like cats and bats and beat the shit out of people, she's about as realistic as it gets.
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3:47PM on 06/20/2011
she should actually be Scarlett Witch in part of a franchise that's actually going places.
she should actually be Scarlett Witch in part of a franchise that's actually going places.
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3:25PM on 06/20/2011

Yep

WW has to be the perfect woman, and Hendricks is that phenomenon. An interesting idea if people think she's too old would be to set it in the 40s, like Cap, and if it's a hit and keeps going, you could even reboot it in line with continuity and have her as Hippoltya for the sequels.
WW has to be the perfect woman, and Hendricks is that phenomenon. An interesting idea if people think she's too old would be to set it in the 40s, like Cap, and if it's a hit and keeps going, you could even reboot it in line with continuity and have her as Hippoltya for the sequels.
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3:19PM on 06/20/2011
I'd be okay with the casting. Would be an inspired choice.
I'd be okay with the casting. Would be an inspired choice.
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2:01PM on 06/20/2011
I'd be on board. Last time I was excited for anything Wonder Woman was when Whedon was going to direct Beckinsale from his own script, and that was... '05? With Aronofsky off "The Wolverine", I'd love to see another studio take a chance on a director's more personal superhero film as opposed to the economically safe flicks we get more often, such as all four of this summer's hero offerings (which I'm 1 for 3 with so far). Plus Refn rocks, so of course there's that.
I'd be on board. Last time I was excited for anything Wonder Woman was when Whedon was going to direct Beckinsale from his own script, and that was... '05? With Aronofsky off "The Wolverine", I'd love to see another studio take a chance on a director's more personal superhero film as opposed to the economically safe flicks we get more often, such as all four of this summer's hero offerings (which I'm 1 for 3 with so far). Plus Refn rocks, so of course there's that.
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2:01PM on 06/20/2011
...I'd hate to see what that woman looks like when her Spanx come off at night. She looks like a sausage squeezed into casing in everything she wears. I'm all for appreciating curves, but she scares me.
...I'd hate to see what that woman looks like when her Spanx come off at night. She looks like a sausage squeezed into casing in everything she wears. I'm all for appreciating curves, but she scares me.
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12:36PM on 08/24/2012
Yeah big breasts and a rockin' ass and a figure that's actually shaped like a woman . . . that's the worst.
Yeah big breasts and a rockin' ass and a figure that's actually shaped like a woman . . . that's the worst.
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1:09PM on 06/20/2011
She could star as anything. I'd watch.
She could star as anything. I'd watch.
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12:25PM on 06/20/2011

as long as...

acting ability and mobility arent required it should be fine for the 12 people who would actually go see her fly an invisible plane while lassoing someone for the truth. Just bc ur hot doenst mean you should be a superhero.
acting ability and mobility arent required it should be fine for the 12 people who would actually go see her fly an invisible plane while lassoing someone for the truth. Just bc ur hot doenst mean you should be a superhero.
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3:09PM on 06/20/2011
Christina Hendricks is a great actress; check Mad Men or Firefly for proof. As for the fitness part, if she wants the role she'll get in shape for it. Plenty of actors have before.
Christina Hendricks is a great actress; check Mad Men or Firefly for proof. As for the fitness part, if she wants the role she'll get in shape for it. Plenty of actors have before.
3:15PM on 06/20/2011
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I agree with everything you say but I doubt the last part. Like it or not, part of her appeal is because she is a "plus-size" actress and that might be why Refn wants her. This smells a bit too much like a "concept" to me...
@Stratburst
I agree with everything you say but I doubt the last part. Like it or not, part of her appeal is because she is a "plus-size" actress and that might be why Refn wants her. This smells a bit too much like a "concept" to me...
12:14PM on 06/20/2011
I don't see it. I've never understood the following she has, either...
I don't see it. I've never understood the following she has, either...
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11:43AM on 06/20/2011
Just have her do wonder woman with a scifi channel movie budget and throw in the promise that you may get to see her topless. That will boost sales through the roof quickly.
Just have her do wonder woman with a scifi channel movie budget and throw in the promise that you may get to see her topless. That will boost sales through the roof quickly.
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12:26PM on 06/20/2011
that is actually the only way I would ever watch this future piece of junk.
that is actually the only way I would ever watch this future piece of junk.
11:16AM on 06/20/2011

monica bellucci

would make for a better wonder woman i think. christina hendricks is no doubt a very attractive woman but i don't see her as wonder woman.
would make for a better wonder woman i think. christina hendricks is no doubt a very attractive woman but i don't see her as wonder woman.
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11:28AM on 06/20/2011
She's hot - but she's also almost 47. Let's say it doesn't start filming until 2012 - she could be 48 before the first scene is shot. She looks good for her age, but they'd never cast her. Also - I doubt she'd be interested in that role.
She's hot - but she's also almost 47. Let's say it doesn't start filming until 2012 - she could be 48 before the first scene is shot. She looks good for her age, but they'd never cast her. Also - I doubt she'd be interested in that role.
12:29PM on 06/20/2011
she doesnt look to nimble to me.
she doesnt look to nimble to me.
10:41AM on 06/20/2011

agree, not right for wonderwoman

Christina Hendricks is way to hot for earth
Christina Hendricks is way to hot for earth
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10:26AM on 06/20/2011
Would love to see a Wonder Woman movie do the character justice, but I don't see Christina Hendricks as the best actress for the part.
First like you said, she is already too old to start an action franchise. Second, her body. While nice, she would probably look to trashy in a WW suit and some parts are too unpractical for action-scenes, if you know what I mean ;)
Also I don't know if she could carry a whole movie on her own...
Would love to see a Wonder Woman movie do the character justice, but I don't see Christina Hendricks as the best actress for the part.
First like you said, she is already too old to start an action franchise. Second, her body. While nice, she would probably look to trashy in a WW suit and some parts are too unpractical for action-scenes, if you know what I mean ;)
Also I don't know if she could carry a whole movie on her own...
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10:19AM on 06/20/2011

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Just make ita porn and be done. Is this for serious man. ww is a lame character
Just make ita porn and be done. Is this for serious man. ww is a lame character
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10:17AM on 06/20/2011
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