Okay maybe not that but at the very least shock and disappointment. If you’ve been listening to our fanboy rants (via the podcast) than you know, without a doubt, who my ideal casting is for WONDER WOMAN!
She was built to play Diana Prince. She’s got the looks, acting chops and all around warrior form to make her a believable match up against a hulking BatFleck or Man of Steel.
So when I awoke in the wee hours to a message from our site’s Editor-in-Chief I experienced a fever pitch of reactions.
They’re going to ruin one of my favorite comic book characters!
WHAT’S ZACK SNYDER THINKING?!
She doesn’t look like she can take on Superman or Batman!
WHO BROUGHT HER IN TO AUDITION?!
The MARVEL Cinematic Universe again makes DC look terrible!
But now that I’ve had a minute to think about the selection I can’t help but feel a bit bad about my attitude. I didn’t see this coming and my reasons for a negative response are superficial at best. But the pick is interesting nonetheless. And once more, I’m eager to see what the actress does with the role. She’s going to have to go beyond her norm, which might just deliver a stronger performance more so than any of us expect right now.
In Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6 she caught my attention with a presence that showed a tough independent woman that could realize both the softer and sharper sides of the fabled Amazon. I am curious to see if this version of the character will embrace the mythology inherent in her lore, or if the creators have a different plan in mind for her origins.
Besides, as far as I’m concerned anything will be better than that horrid NBC pilot. Seriously, that was a low point for the character that few icons have had to endure.
But what do my fellow fanboys and fangirls think? Are you in favor of this on any level? Or, like the rumored film titles, does this make you question what Warner Bros. is doing? Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
The sure-to-be blockbuster flick is set to grace the silver screen July 17, 2015.