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Director McG's Name Floating Around 'Wonder Woman'

November 10, 2008 07:21:56 GMT

While McG is linked to the director role, Beyonce Knowles sets eyes to be the first African-American superheroine in 'Wonder Woman'.


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While many still speculate on who should play the titular character in "Wonder Woman", an interesting tidbit about possible movie director for the film comes forth. Sparking rumors on the subject, IESB has mentioned that Warner Bros. want "Terminator Salvation" helmer McG to direct the superheroine feature project.

Though bringing up the 40-year-old's name to the speculation plate, IESB noted that it is still unclear whether the film director has been signed or he is one of the potential candidates or even he is campaigning for the role. In addition, the studio have yet to send out any confirmation or denial regarding this rumor.

On the latest casting news, R 'n' B star Beyonce Knowles has spoken out about her hope of becoming the first African-American Wonder Woman to Los Angeles Times. "I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great," she said in an interview posted on November 7. "And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It's time for that, right?"

Though not much can be discussed on the future of the on-again off-again feature project, "Wonder Woman" is eyeing a 2009 release and will be produced by Joel Silver and Leonard Goldberg. Previously, writer/director Joss Whedon is attached to the project, but in early 2007, he suddenly gave up his position as both writer and director of the movie.

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posted by clgunit on Apr 18, 2009
if Knowles Wonder Woman?,"knowles one going to go see it"..don't get me wrong! I think Beyonce is hot! but not! WonderWoman!and I'm a black man. I'm all for the cause but lets keep it real..to the WW/mythology...lets say like Rebecca Romijn give long black hair..she's got the Amazon body,already as the moves and looks good kicking butt
posted by Wonder Man on Apr 06, 2009
No Beyonce as Wonder Woman, it's not a racial thing, the charcater is based on Greek and Roman mythology, she is not black, never has been and shouldn't be. When the character was created, she was created as she was, and before everyone starts calling me racist, I am a black man! And furthermore, Beyonce can't act!
posted by Thicketwitch on Jan 11, 2009
I would rather ANYONE else play Wonder Woman than Beyonce. Hollywood would indeed be doing a disservice to the sacred name of Wonder Woman, if they cast Beyonce in this role. Don't do it Hollywood, Wonder Woman wouldn't like it.
posted by wickedvox on Dec 26, 2008
No, Beyonce, it is NOT time for that. Do you hear me Hollywood?! Woe shall befall you like an invisible jet crashing into your homes!! Do NOT even THINK about casting a black girl as Wonder Woman! William Marston will be rolling in his grave!
posted by ThePitts on Dec 17, 2008
The crap that was Catwoman had absolutely nothing to do with Halle Berry's race, I for one think that Rosario Dawson would make a brilliant Catwoman. But I agree that Wonder Woman has an iconic look that should be adhered to. We wouldn't want Angelina Jolie Playing Vixen would we?
posted by meh on Dec 06, 2008
noooohoho beyonce as wonder woman??? ummm remember Halle Berry / Catwoman and how painful it is to watch? some super heroes are better when they stick to the original characteristics.

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