The DC Comics Movie Universe Needs Wonder Woman

Time Warner (NYSE: TWX  ) needs to move fast and secure actress Jaimie Alexander for a Wonder Woman film, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.

Fans will remember that Alexander has played the warrior Sif in both Thor and Thor: The Dark World. Combined, the films have earned close to $830 million at the worldwide box office for Marvel parent Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) . The figures have some, including my Foolish colleague Steve Symington, calling for a Sif solo film. Warner and DC Entertainment must move fast if they want Alexander as Wonder Woman.

There may have already been discussions. According to a recent Forbes article, Alexander told the gathered audience at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo that she'd been talking with both studios. She also hinted that she knows a bit about the plot for the 2015 Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman. Executives may have already pitched her for a Wonder Woman cameo in the film.

Let's hope they have even bigger plans. For as well as Man of Steel did in rebooting the Superman franchise, Tim says a Wonder Woman film could put up Hunger Games-like numbers for Warner.

Do you agree? Or would you prefer to see DC develop a different character? Please watch now to get Tim's full take and then leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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  • Report this Comment On November 22, 2013, at 10:19 PM, stellar451 wrote:

    A Sif movie has no support or fan base like wonder woman has already established. While i'd go see a Sif movie - i think WW would have a much broader appeal and storyline hat would make the studios money - which is of course, the bottom line.

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 12:27 AM, AugustusSTCloud wrote:

    Lynda Carter Is the most Iconic Wonder Women. So much that it has been hard to find someone to fill the role. I think Jamie Alexander Is the best choice after portraying a very tenacious Sif.

    The Wonder Women movie would need a strong story and an interesting villain. I could already see the humor ensue in the fact that she is foreign to mans world. The story will probably center around her conviction to save this world and choose it over her own.

    I think the reason people find Wonder Women less interesting is because she is not as powerful as Superman yet not as vulnerable as Batman. But most importantly her villains don't stand out as much. Her struggle is still great, as she sets out to save human kind while relinquishing the only life she knew.

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 1:02 AM, saharaXeagle wrote:

    Alexander is TOO SKINNY. Wonder Woman needs to be - er - robust! Lynda Carter was PERFECT (although the show was really, really awful). Wonder Woman was, after all, an Amazon!

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 1:27 AM, JC72 wrote:

    Sorry, but the only actress I can see pulling off a convincing Wonder Woman is Rhona Mitra. She not only looks the part, but is well - acquainted with action roles. And even though she's 37, she still looks fan-freakin'-tastic!!!

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 3:47 AM, Batwing84 wrote:

    I think the character of Wonder Women being set in a live action movie is suffering the same fate as Superman has with Superman Returns and even with Man of Steel. Lynda Carter was such an iconic Wonder Woman just as Christopher Reeves was as Superman that Warner Brothers is having a hard time finding the right woman to cast. Lord knows there has been fan backlash with every lady that's been mentioned to play the part. As for Jaimie Alexander, I think she would be very fitting to be the next Wonder Woman. She certainly has the look and she's been battle tested! BUT, my only concern is the Marvel/DC crossover. A) Will loyal die hard fans of Marvel and DC be willing to accept an actor jumping back and forth from both comic book worlds....B) Will Fox and Warner Bros. be able to negotiate and come to an agreement to share the same actress in competing movie properties. Fox could barely come to an agreement to share the same actors for upcoming movies in the same Marvel Universe (i.g....X-Men: Days of Future Past/Avengers: Age of Ultron).....and C) We all know how well that went for Ryan Reynolds (X-Men: Wolverine Orgins/Green Lantern).....Nevertheless, if they can reach and agreement I am all for seeing Jaimie Alexander kick butt as Wonder Woman.

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 5:26 AM, Dragoon wrote:

    I think Gina Carano (haywire) will be a better fit. She has the right build and her real life fighting skills are definitely a plus.

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 8:40 AM, misterfrost wrote:

    I find it hard to really care what DC does over the years..

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 9:42 AM, ken01 wrote:

    Gina Carano is perfect for Wonder Woman . She has looks and right built. GOD NO to Jamie, she is so skinny and terrible actress to play Wonder Woman.

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 10:35 AM, Scobe wrote:

    Just don't see Wonder Woman as engaging. Never liked the comic; never liked the television show (which I saw three times). So many better characters to use. Wonder Woman was / is dull.

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 11:00 AM, TMFMileHigh wrote:

    You know, I love that I now recognize a few of your regulars weighing o the business of comics and pop culture. Makes the work so much more fun. (Not that it wasn't fun to begin with.)

    If I might plug something quickly: We're now shooting a weekly webshow called Geekstock. I should have at least the first two segments of the current episode ready today.

    Thanks for being here and Foolish best,

    Tim

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  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 11:21 AM, TMFMileHigh wrote:

    Holy typos! I meant to say, "I now recognize a few of you regulars weighing in on the business of comics and pop culture."

    Yeesh.

    Thanks for bearing with me,

    Tim

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  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 12:46 PM, Piotto33 wrote:

    I really don't care too much about Jamie Alexander as wonder woman. My three top choices are:

    1. Hilary Rhoda http://www.listal.com/hilary-rhoda

    2. Geraldine Hassler http://www.listal.com/geraldine-hassler/pictures

    3. Bianca Balti http://www.listal.com/bianca-balti

    They are tall, blue eyes, beautiful and they remind me to Linda Carter.

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 2:37 PM, rallem wrote:

    It is probable that Jaimie Alexander has lots of offers for films, and may not want to go down this road with DC considering their character development is considered subpar compared to Marvel's. I think Jamie has lots of film offers on her table to consider and won't make any hasty decisions. Oh, btw if DC is skittish about making Wonder Woman films. They hired Joss Whedon and then fired him after revealing his ideas on the heroin.

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 6:11 PM, cyberblade6669 wrote:

    Gina Carano with Zack snider perfect shaping her i get chills

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 6:13 PM, cyberblade6669 wrote:

    Jamie Alexander kinda look like a lost puppy or a air head like carie ann moss

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 9:06 PM, WarriorDL wrote:

    DC/Warner already has an actress to play Wonder Woman, and she looked great in the costume.

    The failed pilot SCRIPT sucked major apples, but the actress was just fine.

    Adrianne Palicki

    http://dailytoyota.com/trungtamxecu/wp-admin/includes/wonder...

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 9:12 PM, WarriorDL wrote:

    Oh, and as for the movie script, I'd hope they'd follow Marvel's lead and base it a bit on an actual comic storyline, and use George Perez's origin story. When he took over WW and relaunched her, those were some of the best ever WW stories.

  • Report this Comment On November 23, 2013, at 10:50 PM, kfwaters22 wrote:

    I get that WB is trying to make their universe "real" and the demigod angle may be difficult. There are ways to get around that 'God' angle. Make the Amazons historical figures instead of Greek mythology and make the gods aliens. It could work very well in the WB/MOS universe.

    The gods were on Earth for milennia. They helped mankind and nurtured them througout history in return for their worship. Man saw them as gods. They were called many names by different civilizations (Aztecs, Mayans, Egyptians, etc.) All but one of the gods lived off the prayers and adoration of man. Ares lived off of war.

    As mankind evolved, they became more violent in nature.

    Then came the Amazons. They were fierce fighters and had technology way ahead of their time (idestructable bracelets). While they were skilled in combat, they only fought for order and peace. They only intervened to protect and liberate others. Over time, people came to respect and fear the Amazons. They stopped raging war for fear the Amazons would retaliate. As a result, Ares became weak. Desperate not to lose more of his power, he plotted to destory the Amazons. In a surprise attack, all of the Amazon men and male children are slaughtered. The women are left to defend the city. To Ares' surprise, the Amazon women prove to be a difficult opponent to defeat. Queen Hippolyta almost kills him. Zeus intervenes and bargains for his son's life. He agrees to let Ares be the Amazon's prisoner for eternity and the gods will no longer interfere with man's affairs. They will live forever in peace and seclusion.

    As a final act of goodwill towards the Amazons, the gods create Diana out of sand/clay for the amazons to see.

    The Amazons willing go to live in peace. The gods no longer intervene and mankind moves on. People would believe the Amazons were wiped out. (The Fall of the Amazon Empire)

    The world engine in MOS somehow screws with the invisibility cloak thing, Paradise Island becomes visible, Steve Trevor crashes and Ares escapes. He plans to use man's new fear because of what happened in MOS to instigate WW3. Diana must stop him while dealing with the neverending scrutiny Paradise Island gets from the media.

  • Report this Comment On November 24, 2013, at 1:07 AM, WVFanBoy wrote:

    I absolutely agree with Tim about Jaimie Alexander possibly being the right choice for Wonder Woman. And I understand how sacred and protected this iconic character is. Growing up on both the comics and the awesome 70s show with Lynda Carter, yes, it is hard to think of anyone else matching her iconic portrayal. Yet, I began to get hopeful a few years ago when Joss Whedon was doing his draft - that told me that finally people were giving her serious attention. I was really hoping that Joel Silver could convince Angelina to don the tiara after her successful action stint as Lara Croft. She has both the look and the acting/action chops absolutely. But yes, Jaimie is the first name in a while that seems to fit. As Lady Sif, she does a great job, although too brief. As for concerns about cross-franchises, look at Ryan Reynolds and Hallie Berry - both have had Marvel and DC films. I think that with the right script which honors the history of the character and portrays Diana and the Amazons as strong warriors, mythological and historical figures - it can be done. I don't even know why we are still talking about it - she is in the DC Holy Trinity - the strongest baddest female in DC Universe - can go toe to toe with Supes - um yea she deserves a film by now. Unfortunately in US, unless the female is a teen twinkle vamp or a starving dystopian archer - they are duds. We need someone like Joss Whedon to fuse the fanboy energy of the Avengers with the sassy and strong femininity of Buffy and throw in a little warrior princess. It has been long enough, it is time for the true Amazon princess to have her own spotlight, stop standing in the shadow of Supes and Bats. Battle On Amazon Princess!

  • Report this Comment On November 24, 2013, at 2:40 AM, dannystrong wrote:

    Yawn. Obsessing over the actress is just plain silly. The script better be good, or a WW movie will suffer the fate of Supergirl, (remember that one?) or Catwoman (don't you wish you could forget it?)

    Hint: Don't use a guy who writes (as the writer of "Justice League" -- a movie likely to contain WW -- is reported to be) things like "Nick Fury" (you remember, with Hasselhof?) and video games. Oh, and the wreckage they released as "man of steel."

    Get a good writer, get a good director (one who will freakin' make what the writer writes), and then worry about who will play WW.

  • Report this Comment On November 24, 2013, at 3:55 AM, SuntanIronMan wrote:

    It always seems that it is the best actor/actress for some of these established fan favorite properties is someone that you don't consider.

    Remember when Downey was a washed-up, drug-addicted actor? Who would have thought he'd be amazing as Iron Man. Although considering some of the stories involving Stark in the comics, maybe the part Iron Man was absolutely perfect for Downey.

    Or how about when everybody was complaining about Ledger being cast as the Joker. Now it is difficult to imagine anybody but Ledger as the Joker. Rest in peace.

    And of course now -- because the internet never learns from its mistakes -- people are doing it again with Affleck as the new Batman. Although this time they are doing it partly (maybe primarily) because of his comic book movie past... even though he's completely revived his career since Daredevil and a host of other bad movies.

  • Report this Comment On November 24, 2013, at 9:14 AM, chicagorob wrote:

    While Alexander may be too skinny, Carano too tough and Mitra too old, there is one more, less well known, actress who could really pull off the role.

    Bridget Regan, from Legend of the Seeker and While Collar, is just the right age age, has the build, beauty and fight/stunt skills needed to portray an Amazonian.

    She would fit in right alongside Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.

  • Report this Comment On November 24, 2013, at 9:37 AM, SuntanIronMan wrote:

    @chicagorob

    Only in Hollywood is 37 too old for an actress.

    You're most likely right though, because that is how the industry operates. But it sucks that you are most likely right.

  • Report this Comment On November 24, 2013, at 12:37 PM, Tysan wrote:

    In the male dominated comic world, we'll see how WW does. But to say WW has established a following is ridiculous. The 80's,90's back maybe, but in this generation it is hard to believe.

  • Report this Comment On November 24, 2013, at 12:40 PM, shannonwills77 wrote:

    gina carano or jessica biel or even rhona mitra would be good fits.gina carano is my first choice,she is pretty attractive with a buff and busty build and her real life fighting skills would translate very well to the character,she would be very convincing in that aspect,if you have seen haywire you would know that she can scrap with the best of them,she looked like a female jason bourne in that movie.

  • Report this Comment On November 24, 2013, at 3:59 PM, chicagorob wrote:

    @SuntanIronMan

    I don't consider Mitra too old, JC72 brought that up in his comments. She would be great, especially if she plays Batman's love interest in the upcoming Batman/Superman movie.

    I've been seeing a lot about Snyder screening Yung, Gidot and Kurylenko, who all look like freshman anorexia victims. If that's the direction Snyder want to take Wonder Woman, then I'm worried we're just getting a Sucker Punch fantasy version of the superhero.

    One actress I hadn't even considered until today is Serinda Swan. She has all of the necessary looks, build, skills and experience to play WW. I hate to say it, but she would be perfect, even compared to Regan..

  • Report this Comment On November 24, 2013, at 7:57 PM, SuntanIronMan wrote:

    @chicagorob

    Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that you thought she was too old. Only that you are right that Hollywood probably thinks that she is too old.

  • Report this Comment On November 29, 2013, at 7:16 PM, gemini3624 wrote:

    Did anyone catch the Dallas vs Oakland football game on thanksgiving day? Did you see the half time performance with "Selena Gomez"? She looked amazing..the first thing that came to mind was how much she would make a GREAT "Wonder Woman". If they we're looking for someone to play wonder woman, look no further Selena Gomez is your girl...

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