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Actresses In Contention For The Lead In 'Batman vs. Superman' Bust That Wonder Woman Rumor Wide Open

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | November 8, 2013 | Comments ()


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When the erroneous rumors started circulating that Jaimie Alexander was in the running for the female lead in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman, everyone immediately speculated she would be playing Wonder Woman. Of course they did. It made total sense. Look at her.

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But that rumor has since been contradicted. Jaimie Alexander is a Marvel girl (Sif in the Thor franchise), she can’t be a DC girl as well. You can only mix those poisons if you’re, uh, Ben Affleck. Or Ryan Reynolds. Or Halle Berry. Or James Marsden. Or-what’s the problem here exactly?! Anyway, Alexander is out and Olga Kurylenko, Gal Gadot and Elodie Young are in. And, in my opinion, that should put the Wonder Woman/Diana Prince rumors to bed because, not to be sizeist, but these (jaw-droppingly gorgeous) ladies don’t exactly look the part.

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Sure, they’ve all three been in action franchises. (Bond, Fast & Furious and GI Joe respectively.) But there is simply not enough musculature going on to convince me any of these three could be our favorite Amazonian. Then again, they could always bulk up. After all, Henry Cavill went from extremely buff to batsh*t, eyeball meltingly huge in preparation for Man Of Steel.

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If they were looking at this lady to play Affleck’s love interest? I’d believe the Wonder Woman rumors.

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But they’re not. Another rumor floating around is that Wonder Woman will appear very briefly (much like Hawkeye in the first Thor movie) sewing the seeds for future franchise involvement, but unlike those ladies above, will not be the love interest for Batman. Good luck keeping that casting under wraps, Snyder.

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  • Fiddlesbatch Bale

    They are auditioning for Talia al Ghul not WW. But that´s just my guess,for the time being.

  • I'm trying to get behind this. But there's a Wonder Woman block in my psyche, ever since my parents swore - with varying levels of straight-facedness - that they had INDEED bought me The Invisible Jet for Christmas.

  • John W

    I know she works for the competition but why not Cobie Smulders?

    Or Missy Peregrym?

  • Scorptilicus

    You build my heart up and tear it out with that Jaimie Alexander rumor, internet.

  • Jim

    Gina Torres is the only Wonder Woman I'm willing to accept. She has the gravitas and the look - she does 'calm and cool in the presence of danger VERY well, no? And how about tossing in Angela Bassett as Queen Hippolyta?

  • L.O.V.E.

    Rosario Dawson could also be a nice fit. I would link to clips of her exceptionally NSFW gifs for Trance, but the Pajiba server would melt. So this will have to do.

  • PuraPuma

    I've never considered Rosario but now that I've seen this photo.... hmmm. Good point.

  • AvaLehra

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I think she's one of the most beautiful women in the world.

  • Jim

    But can she change her clothes while spinning and not fall over - or god forbid spraying barf everywhere?

    "Ohhh, WW was in the back alley."
    "How can you tell?"
    {points to wall, other wall, homeless guy laying there, looking horrified}
    "Oh"

    Seriously, she could look and act the part, I'll give you that - which is a LOT being I'm immune to her het-ruh-sex-yul powers.

  • bastich

    What always kept me watching the "Wonder Woman" TV show as a kid was the idea that, at some point in the middle of her spinning wardrobe change, Lynda Carter was completely naked.

    I didn't have a VCR at the time, so I was never able to test my idea....dammit.

  • Jim

    At exactly the same time I was spinning in hopes of getting a better wardrobe.

    Yes, I have been queer since time, as you know it, began.

  • Maguita NYC

    Jeeezus that woman is hot!

  • Maguita NYC

    Angela Bassett should play every queen possible! That woman is breathtaking on AHS - Coven.

    I'd still prefer the other Gina as Wonder Woman though. Even if I like Torres enough, she hasn't proven herself in a leading role yet, while Carano from the get go in her first attempt nocked it out of the park.

  • bastich

    Damn good choices. I like your style.

    I also think Torres would bring a sense of humanity and even subtle humor to the role.

  • snrp

    Sowing, not sewing, the seeds.

  • Kirstini

    Eh, they're all pretty women with dark hair. Would not surprise me in the least if the studio bods feel that's the only qualification needed to be Wonder Woman. Sigh.

  • Batman

    Gal Gadot. I have spoken. Jaimie Alexander can be in the Xena warrior princess movie that is currently playing in my head.

  • Strand

    Not every hero is Batman and not every story needs a Dark 'N' Gritty reboot. They tried it with Man of Steel, but that turned into a maudlin, humourless origin story. They've written themselves into a corner with these last few DC movies, and now need to find a way to fit an Amazonian princess with magical whip and invisible jet... into a post-Occupy/NSA world. Good luck with that.

  • bastich

    I agree with you about the invisible jet. I always thought it was kinda silly, especially since WW could fly on her own.

  • Aaron Schulz

    she couldnt always fly, that happened post crisis

  • bastich

    Really? Thanks, I stand corrected.

    So where did the invisible jet come from? Was that due to her fighting in World War II?

  • Aaron Schulz

    i think so, i cant remember exactly and i think it has varying origins, but i know one of them is that it was some sort of fancy stealth plane that someone(probably nazis) had made, and it got busted in someway that made it always invisible but still functional, golden age comics dont make the most sense all the time.

  • BlackRabbit

    No no no, it's bondage, not magical whip. wrong fetish. And love interest for Batman? What are they smoking? It's both insulting and unneeded.

  • foolsage

    Actually, the Justice League cartoons did a very plausible romance between Batman and Wonder Woman; it's not silly at all. Diana and Bruce have a fair amount in common.

    It's only insulting if Wonder Woman is ONLY (or even primarily) a love interest. As long as she remains a hero in her own right (and the equal - in every sense - of the guys on the team), I have no problems with romance.

  • BlackRabbit

    Yeah, that's what I meant. Man, I did a crappy job of explaining myself in my first post :).

  • Aaron Schulz

    Selina Kyle and Talia Al-Ghul have been his love interests, and possibly Barbara Gordon, but that might be a one off sort of thing

  • Ryan Ambrose

    In my mind Batman has always been asexual, similar to Sherlock Holmes in some manners.

    Too enamored with his own intellect and ego that he foregoes any type of redundant social interaction and too focused on his own personal crusade on crime, which is why he always seems so bored when attending a fundraise.

  • Aaron Schulz

    yeah i think thats why it has to be people like catwoman batgirl or ras al ghuls daughter, they know hes batman and go batmanning with him, but in the end his crusade trumps his personal life and they break up

  • BlackRabbit

    That's true-I more meant insulting to WW. I should have been more clear.

  • Aaron Schulz

    ah gotcha, makes sense

  • L.O.V.E.

    Gina Carano or Gemma Arterton or GTFO

    Also, pictures ... for ... reasons

  • PuraPuma

    Gina is who should play Wonder Woman. Period.

  • Fiddlesbatch Bale

    take my like

  • St

    Gina Carano would be good in photoshoot as Wonder Woman. But you know - this is movie. Where they actually have to act. And Gina Carano is not an actress. She was looking ridiculous in Haywire no matter how hard they tried to portray her as some super cool agent.

    And Gemma Arterton is not an actress. She looks the same in every movie. she has no emotion on screen. She just looks like a cold empty person most of the time.

  • bastich

    Great googly mooglies....

    You, sir, are the wind beneath my wings.

  • Maguita NYC

    I agree about Carano, LOOK AT HER!!! Not just in pictures, but on the screen as well, when opposite some of the most kick-ass men.

    She swallows the screen! No one noticed FassMyBender when she was kicking his ass, but everyone noticed Gina in Haywire. Even against my Ewan McGreggor (yes MY) who is always mesmerizing: There was only Gina. And please, little Potato no matter how Charming was nothing but small fries against that Feminine Force of Nature!

    And isn't that the real Wonder Woman? No matter the men, no matter your gender, you only see and are in awe of her.

  • BlackRabbit

    All the world is waiting for her.

  • I've often said that if you're going to make a Wonder Woman movie without Gina Carano, you're just wasting your time.

  • St

    Well they can do. And then it will bomb at the box-office and will be laughed at by critics.

  • SECON-... *cough* I mean: second.

  • 2 hours later...I'm still looking at it

  • Has Snyder been hanging out with Peter Jackson? Because it seems like this movie is going to be 3 and a half hours long in order to squeeze in an increasingly long list of characters, which might also include Dick Grayson according to some rumors. But whatever gets us to a solo Wonder Woman movie is ok, I guess. And I think Kurylenko can handle it.

  • Ian Fay

    It's probably going to be essentially a cameo, much like Nick Fury in the first Iron Man, or Black Widow in Iron Man 2.

    DC's out to copy Marvel at this point moviewise, much like Marvel is copying DC TV-wise.

  • WillSmithSpreadsAids

    Kurylenko stinks!

  • Absolutely no-one gets me when I insist that Jessica Biel can bulk up to Wonder Woman level, even though she did it both Blade III and Stealth.

    This is what she should look like (from Adam Hughes):

    http://www.justsayah.com/Image...

  • St

    You know there is a reason why Biel’s career is in the dumpster right now. It’s because she was always only pretty face that couln’t act but was still invited to play furniture girlfriend next to male hero. But now she is just replaced by younger actresses who can look pretty next to male hero too. If Jessica would have any talent then she would get other roles. But she does not.

  • Sean

    However, there is one HUGE problem with that. Biel can't fucking act.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Also, she looked ill in the last pictures I saw of her.

  • Sean

    Yeah, very skinny. Despite my dislike of her acting, I like to look at her. And will look at pap pics of her. She looks too thin, and tired looking.

  • kirivinokur

    Yeah, I have no doubt she can convince me (she already has) that she’s physically strong. I’m sure she can bench twice what I can. But she just doesn’t have a commanding presence or exude power that says ‘warrior princess’. They’d have a tougher time getting Biel to develop a personality than finding a capable actress who they’d need to put through a six-month CrossFit program so she can look the part.

  • I can't help but agree.

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