Have we discussed CW’s plans to do for Wonder Woman what they’ve done for Green Arrow and Superman?

Because they’re actually casting that Wonder Woman pilot from comic book scribe Allan Heinberg even though he’s not done writing the script.

Of note is that the lead of “Amazon” isn’t Diana, but an original character, Iris. Not that they’ve SAID she’s original. She could be Diana in disguise. Or, and this is just my fevered early morning pre-caffeine dream, she’s another Amazon sent to the Man’s World to maybe find Diana? I’d be down with that.

She’s described as:

completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer.

And she’s also apparently a badass warrior and leader from Paradise Island.

So basically this:

Plus this:

Are you crying tears of joy? Because I am.

And does she maybe sound like some other Amazons we’ve met before? And can we maybe hope that she isn’t ACTUALLY Wonder Woman?

And seeing as she’s not Diana she no longer HAS to be a blue haired, brown-eyed 6 foot tall white chick. Instead they’re casting a wide net (so maybe more than just white girls) and looking for a mid-20s woman who is 5’8″ or taller. So please. Start fancasting this role now.

I’ll start.

What? It’s early.

Source [Deadline]

  • Lentilite

    Sophie Okonedo! Gina Torres would be okay too.

  • MsJack

    I gotta say, I’m skeptical of the main character not being Diana. How well did it work out when Catwoman was Patience Philips instead of Selina Kyle? Would we ever get behind a Batman who inexplicably wasn’t Bruce Wayne, or a Superman that was something other than Clark Kent? I’m not knocking the opportunity for racial diversity sans Diana, but given how tough it has been to bring convincing superhero women to film and television, something about this makes me nervous.

  • omigodwhat IS it about Wonder Woman that makes it so hard to do well? Even the 70s could pull off a Wonder Woman show that, by the bizarro world standards of the 70s, was good! It just keeps getting WORSE! WOOOORSE!!!!