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Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman (also known as Diana Prince) was “born” in Themyscira and is an ambassador of the Amazons. She was created by her mother, the Queen of Themyscira, Hippolyta, when formed from the beach sands and prayed over. Her mother asked the gods to bestow her with great attributes: “beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Hermes and stronger than Hercules.” She also can speak any language and, in some stories, talk to animals.

She met this guy, Steve Trevor, when he crashed his military jet onto the island home of the Amazons. She nursed him back to health and he fell for her. But, being an Amazon, Diana was slow to form relationships with men. So, sorry Steve.

Craaaazy Witch!

Her coolest (and most likely to be in a movie) villain is the evil witch Circe. If the name is familiar, it’s because this was the witch from “The Odyssey” that trapped Odysseus and his men, turning most of them into pigs. Circe is a bad, bad chick. Basically, Circe has the soul of Hecate (an evil witch/moon goddess) inside her, but since Diana is also a moon goddess name, she thinks that Wonder Woman wants Hecate’s soul, too. If that happened, Circe would lose all her powers. So, Circe spends all her time trying to kill Wonder Woman even though Wonder Woman doesn’t want the soul of Hecate inside her. If it sounds complicated, it kinda is.

Anyway, this would be a film close in feel to “Thor”, but with a little more “Girl Power”. And I’m not talking about “Columbiana” or “Electra” girl power, I’m talking about “Kill Bill” or “Haywire” girl power. Wonder Woman is an expert in dozens of hand-to-hand fighting styles, adept in weaponry (especially her enchanted sword and shield), good with magic and is equipped with her indestructible bracelets and her Lasso of Truth…which is also indestructible. There would be some magic play, but with Circe’s ability to turn almost anyone to her will, this movie could have some gritty, hardcore fights.

Besides, do I really need to make an argument for this movie? “Batman Begins”, “Superman: Man of Steel”, and even “Green Lantern” have all been done, it’s obviously time for Wonder Woman.

Dream Cast:

Wonder Woman/Diana Prince: Gina Carano (“Haywire”)

Circe:Angelina Jolie (“Gone in 60 Seconds”)

Steve Trevor: Channing Tatum (“G.I. Joe”)

Queen Hippolyta:Lynda Carter (“Wonder Woman” TV)

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6 thoughts on “Wonder Woman

  1. I remember I read somewhere that Cobie Smulders (‘Robin Scherbatsky’ of HIMYM fame) was also being considered for the role of Wonder woman?

    • I read that somewhere too. My problem is, ok she looks like WW (but a bit thinner), but can she really pull off the Amazon fighting that WW would need? WW is not a skinny chick. She has some muscle and some real curves, unlike some of the superhero movie girls that have been out there already (“Electra”). I think Gina has the perfect look and she used to be a cage fighter, so her fights can be realistic and done by her and not some stunt person. Thanks for the comment!

  2. Love the inclusion of Lynda Carter here!

    But mostly super glad to see Gina cast as Wonder Woman in your dream cast!

  3. I love what you imagined with this movie. I haven’t seen Haywire yet but I heard good things. Wonder Woman is one of those movies that I am shocked they still haven’t made. If men enjoy seeing men in tight spandex you would think the line would be out the door to see a woman in tight spandex who also kicks some serious butt. I would see this movie, I only hope they make it with your dream cast if and when they make it.

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