CATEGORIES Action, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Casting, Warner Brothers, RumorMonger, Fandom, Comic/Superhero/Geek, CinematicalWhile the Internet was frantically reporting that Megan Fox was at the head of the line to play the Amazon superheroine, Beyonce was quietly meeting with representatives from Warner Bros and DC trying to nab the role for herself.
Hero Complex sat down with the megastar, who gushed about the recent superhero trend, noting that "they're not corny at all," and how badly she would like to be a part of them. "I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It's time for that, right?"
Her one misgiving is the costume which, despite her fantastic figure, she admits is incredibly unforgiving. "I would definitely have to keep it right for that costume. The way that Lynda Carter wore it, she was so fine. She was amazing. I saw her costume at the Met. Her waist was unbelievable. It was pretty crazy, actually, her proportions. But I love Wonder Woman and it'd be a dream come true to be that character. It sure would be handy to have that lasso. To make everybody tell the truth? I need that. It would come in very handy."
I'm not opposed to the idea of a black Wonder Woman, but I haven't been overly impressed with Beyonce's roles yet. Plus, she is so well known that she might actually do the impossible: outshine the iconic Wonder Woman. When it comes to bold choices, I would much rather see Rosario Dawson, Kerry Washington, or Zoe Saldana nab the part. I can see any of them clanking the Gauntlets of Atlas with more authority than Beyonce. But I'll turn it over to you -- do you see Beyonce as Wonder Woman? Or are you hoping Marvel just breaks down and hires Fox?
Then, in other news, IESB reports through their sources that Warner Bros. is interested in McG as director for Wonder Woman. That said, when we spoke to Joel Silver on the set of Sherlock Holmes last week (more on that later), he didn't have much of an update on Wonder Woman, only that it's still in development and they "just haven't found the right way to do it yet." He added, "Hopefully we can soon, though, and make it."
additional reporting by Erik Davis