Saturday, March 19, 2005

The Wonder Of It All

Being a reaction to an item in the Friday, March 18, 2005 edition of USA Today:
I like the character, but she's never been a favorite of mine, so under most circumstances news of an impending Wonder Woman film would not have me chuckling gleefully in anticipation. However, the Amazon Princess' big screen debut is set to be written and directed by Buffy, The Vampire Slayer guiding light Joss Whedon, a proven master of butt-kicking female super-heroes.
This film, if it's as good as the mere mention of Whedon's name in conjunction with the project suggests that it will be, could be just the kick in the pants the sagging Wonder Woman franchise needs to elevate the heroine to truly deserving the status she enjoys as one of DC Comics' "Big Three" heroes, up there with Superman and Batman.
In fact, Whedon has written some comics himself, including a new X-Men book for Marvel and Buffy and Fray for Dark Horse. Perhaps he can be persuaded to aid DC in cashing in on the inevitable succes of the upcoming film by scripting some of Diana's comic book adventures. That would be sure to produce the best Wonder Woman comics since George Perez stopped writing the book.
So----who's stepping into Linda Carter's rather to assume the role of Wonder Woman? Well, no word on casting yet, though Whedon's involvement has me looking to another Buffy alum as a possible candidate. Eliza Dushku, who portrayed the Chosen One's rival Faith, would be nearly perfect for the part. She has the right look, and as Faith, proved that she can play a strong action heroine. Plus, I bet she'd look just ultra-hot in that skimpy Wonder Woman suit.

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