Hewitt wants to be Wonder Woman

Holy Hera! According to MTV and Blog@Newsarama, Jennifer Love Hewitt wants to be in more action-adventure movies, and she specifically cited portraying Wonder Woman. A Wonder Woman movie  has never gotten past pre-production–its stay in development hell goes all the way back to 2001, with big-name directors like Todd Alcott and Joss Whedon giving it up.

When stating her “qualifications” for said role, Hewitt’s main reasons were: she’s “curvaceous,” athletic, and she loves gold bracelets and tiaras. Puh-lease. Wonder Woman is more than a nice figure and shiny jewelry; she is an essential element in DC Comics, going back nearly seventy years. Though her origin stems from Greek mythology, she has come to be one of America’s greatest superheroes, if not the most well-known female superhero of all time. Diana is also considered a (debatable) icon for American feminism. [/rant]

Misgivings aside, I would rather see Jennifer Love Hewitt as Wonder Woman than Miley Cyrus as Batgirl. I only hope Hewitt is serious; there have been too many female comic book characters who have transferred to the silver screen without their original heart, spirit and spunk.

Do you think Hewitt can pull off the Amazonian princess role? Or do you think someone else, say Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox, is a better candidate?

Images thanks to cinematical.com & topnews.in.

Update 1/22:

NBC has picked up David Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot! No casting news as of yet, so Hewitt might get her wish after all. We’ll keep you updated!

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2 thoughts on “Hewitt wants to be Wonder Woman

  1. Jennifer Love Hewitt is more perfect .. that is brilliant and beautiful and deserves the role of Wonder Woman on the big screen!

  2. Keri Russell played a pretty damn good Wonder Woman in the animated film, she understood her role well. I don’t see what’s wrong with her. I actually remember seeing the “Exclusive Sneak Peak at DCU’s Wonder Woman” on Batman: Gotham Knight’s special features, when I saw Keri Russell talk about her role I was wondering if it was a live action film or not, just cause all the actors looked like the roles they were playing.. cept Alfred Molina.

    But by GOD I hope that Miley Cyrus story was a lie. That must be really embarrassing if she actually did that. There’s no way Cyrus would ever make it in a Batman film. Especially as Batgirl.

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