DC Comics heroine Wonder Woman is firing up her invisible jet and booking a flight plan back to your TV screen.
According to multiple outlets, Warner Bros. TV, aka the folks who currently bring you ‘Smallville’s Clark Kent, is partnering with (get this) David E. Kelley to bring this modern-day reboot to life. Yes, legal drama auteur David E. Kelley (‘Ally McBeal,’ ‘Boston Legal’), so get ready for ‘Diana Prince, Esq.’ Oh, I kid.
Most memorably portrayed on TV in the late 1970s by Lynda Carter (watch full episodes here), Wonder Woman has struggled over the past decade to re-enter the pop cultureverse. The names of various producers (e.g. Joel Silver), directors (‘Buffy’s Joss Whedon) and actresses (‘Tomb Raider’s Angelina Jolie, ‘Angel’s Charisma Carpenter, ‘Bones’ Emily Deschanel) have at one time or another been bandied about for possible big-screen forays, yet none have ever gained much traction.
Watch the Season 2 premiere of Lynda Carter’s ‘Wonder Woman,’ which during its run somewhat abruptly shifted from a WWII setting to the modern day (i.e. 1970s). For me as a kid, that was just strange:
But enough about the past; let us look to the future. Who would you cast as today’s Diana Prince/Wonder Woman?
At least one of my industry colleagues is pitching Bridget Regan (‘Legend of The Seeker’). Me, I can’t watch NBC’s ‘Chuck’ without envisioning Sarah Lancaster (Ellie) wielding a golden lasso – though maybe she isn’t fierce enough when times get tough. Share your dream casting pick in Comments!