Debate of the Day: Who Should be TV’s Next Wonder Woman?

Alright folks, welcome to a new segment on the site I’m calling the “Debate of the Day.” One of my favorite parts of writing for Unreality is reading our comments from regular and irregular contributors, but sometimes, it can be hard to find anything to say about say, a gallery of Lego Pokemon, so I’m creating a special post meant to encourage you all to talk amongst yourselves. We don’t usually cover straight news items here, but this will be about something that’s just recently happened in the world of entertainment, and I’ll give you my take on it before opening up the floor. This was inspired by the fact that I saw many of you were eager to talk about Zack Snyder directing Superman, despite that was only an outbound link post.

For example, today we have word that Wonder Woman is returning to TV in the form of a show on the CW. Now we’re not here to debate whether or not this is in any way a good idea, or how it effects a potential Wonder Woman film that’s supposed to be coming out eventually, but rather I’m wondering WHO will fill the stars and stripes corset since Lynda Carter (above) last took on the iconic role. Or will there even BE a costume like this? Might they go all Smallville where there aren’t any tights and Clark Kent just wears blue shirts and red jackets all the time?

There are a number of go-to names from TV and film I can think of who could fill the role here, and I’ll leave it to you to list your favorites. Mine? You might not have heard of her, but I still can’t get her out of my head after seeing the horrific Fast and Furious wannabe Redline years ago. Her name is Nadia Bjorlin, she’s crazy hot and I’m sad to not have seen her in anything since.

So yeah, who would be your guys’ pick, and why? Posting links to pictures is highly encouraged.

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  1. I would go for Jaimie Alexander. She is really pretty, very athletic and she can do the switch between psychotically violent and adorably innocent incredibly well

    And when you add the fact that she is already Sif which is basically Wonder Women in the Thor Universe she has experience as well.

    Here are some pictures 🙂

    http://mimmnow.com/UpandComingActorsandActresses/JaimieAlexander/jaimie_alexander_photos.jpg

    http://www.red-skies.net/super/siftrailer2.jpg

    http://plixi.com/p/44846883

  2. Lucy Lawless is a no-brainer. She was born to play that part, at least in the movies.

    It gives me a headache when anyone mentions Megan Fox or any other random hot 5’5″ nasally voiced brunette just because they’re hot. Wonder Woman is a 6’0″ take-no-shit amazon and one of the strongest people in the DC universe. Lucy Lawless is 5’11” and has the perfect voice as well…she even voices her in the DC animated movies.

    And she was Xena, so we know she can handle the action parts.

  3. @hbc

    I saw a bit of Olivia Munn on the daily show. She doesn’t strike me as the acting type. And while her body is nice she doesn’t seem too athletic and her face is a bit on the average side

    I would love to see Katy in the costume as welll hmm good image 🙂

    Yeah definitely too short

    @Russel

    Dude seriously? Lucy Lawless? I love her as much as the next guy but the women is 42. Way way too old

    @Josh

    Olivia Wilde is insanely pretty but to me she seems the wrong body type. Not because she has small boobs. Some bra magic can fix this for the movie. She just seems too model like. I can see her as a mighty amazon

  4. I guess it depends on what direction they’re going for. But if we’re talking about a CW show, yeah, way too old. I also couldn’t give two shits about a Wonder Woman show on the CW.

    If we’re talking about a comics/movie interpretation of her, 42 is in no way too old to play the part of fully grown adult amazon. Its not ideal, but Lucy Lawless is still hot, and all other things considered she’s perfect for the role, and its been offered to her in the past.

  5. She would need a dye job but I think Tricia Helfer would be great.
    Also great would be Catherine Bell. I don’t care that she’s 42, she still looks amazing.

    And I agree with someone earlier who said they just want to see Katy Perry in the outfit. Wow, that would be awesome. Also Erin Andrews would fill out the costume perfectly.

  6. Morena Baccarin is at the top of my list. Beautiful, looks the part, and can be warm and regal at the same time as proven when she played Inara in Firefly.

  7. @ Russel

    No man. It doesn’t . No studio is going to put their faith in actress who is so old and hasn’t had any massive box office success behind her. Just never going to happen

    @hbc

    Really? You actually like that? Her face practically screams mediocre to me

  8. Carmen Electra, dude, same categorie as Lucy Lawless, a bit older, but still crazy good looking! 🙂
    and i dont have to link pics, because everybody knows how she looks like. Her looks are perfect for the role. The acting… well, she still has time to work on that!

  9. Really, I have no idea who I’d choose, but I know who I DON’T want.

    No.freaking.Scarlett.Johanson. Please, please, please! I would give anything for her to NOT be Wonder Woman. Or Katy Perry. Bleck…just…bleck.

  10. A ‘Heck No’ to Scarlett Johanson, i know she’s everyone’s fap material lately but I just want to take an ACME 2 x 4 to her face. Katy Perry, really? A 3 minute music video with a good push up bra, and we think she can act. I hope they don’t ruin the rose coloured memories with tripe.
    Actually I am in agreement with Paul Tassi’s pick, this Bjorlin lady is all kinds of win, I’m liking the eyes (*>.<*)

  11. I have to go with :

    1. Laura Vandervoort – Under contract for V

    2. Michelle Trachtenberg

    3. Emily Van Camp

    4. Megan Fox

    5. Ashley Johnson

    by the way, Lynda Carter was only 5’9″.

    and ScarJo is 5’4 1/2″

  12. My two cents is that if you think any of the popular actresses now could pull it off, you are every kind of wrong. I understand you think they are hot, but you are still wrong. This is quantifiable, and if Wonder Woman gets made with one of these actresses, you’ll see after it’s too late to do anything about it but vote it down on imdb & mourn for another ruined franchise. If you voted Megan Fox, Scarlet Johanson, or katy Perry you get -100 points and please kill yourself. The only person I’ve seen mentioned so far that should get a maybe is Morena Baccarin.

  13. I guess it depends on what direction they’re going for. But if we’re talking about a CW show, yeah, way too old. I also couldn’t give two shits about a Wonder Woman show on the CW.

    If we’re talking about a comics/movie interpretation of her, 42 is in no way too old to play the part of fully grown adult amazon. Its not ideal, but Lucy Lawless is still hot, and all other things considered she’s perfect for the role, and its been offered to her in the past.

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