The odds are favoring pop superstar Beyonce Knowles as she’s already in talks with DC Comics and Warner Brothers to play the role of Wonder Woman in the big screen adaptation.
“I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It’s time for that, right?,” Beyonce said to the LA Times.
“After doing these roles that were so emotional (Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, Austin Powers) I was thinking to myself, ‘OK, I need to be a superhero.’ Although, when you think about the psychology of the heroes in the films these days, they are still a lot of work, of course, and emotional. But there’s also an action element that I would enjoy,” she added.
Wonder Woman was originally played by Lynda Carter on TV in the late 70s and it has never been made into a feature film. The character, created by William Marston, first appeared in All Star Comics in 1941 and continuously published by DC Comics in 1944. An animated film will be released in 2009 starring Kerri Russell.