Unlike Superman and Batman (and heck, The Punisher, The Hulk and half the X-Men), there’s only been one live action Wonder Woman and in many people’s minds the image of Lynda Carter twirling into action in the famous star-spangle one-piece is THE first thing they think of when they think of the Amazing Amazon. So it’s only natural that fans felt she needed to be a part of the new Patty Jenkins-directed movie. But unlike the various TV adaptations, the movies almost never bring in such stunt cameos. For some reason, though, ‘Wonder Woman’ felt different. If she couldn’t play Queen Hippolyta, Carter should at least be in there somewhere, right?
Last week, Chris Pine was asked point blank if Carter had a part in ‘Wonder Woman’ but not surprisingly, the actor refused to reply, stating simply:
“If I could tell you that I wouldn’t, but I can’t.”
Back in 2010, Carter, who has always maintained her support for a revival of the character that made her famous, declared:
“If it really is something that is gratuitous I won’t do it; if it’s just for me to show up in it I wouldn’t do it. But if there is something written that they think would be appropriate then most definitely I’d consider it. I would love it.”
This comment, among others fueled fans’ desire to see her appear in a new ‘Wonder Woman’ project. But perhaps the movie didn’t, as she had hoped, come up with something written especially for her.
A representative for Carter, Pete Sanders dashed hopes, stating that Carter would not be in the new film, which stars Gal Gadot as the title hero, also known as Diana Prince of Themyscira, but added:
“She wishes its success.”
This is disappointing to say the least. But Carter had an illustrious run as ‘Wonder Woman’ starring in three seasons of the show in the 70s and continuing to do interviews on the subject, including on the DVD release of the series. She maintains a quieter life these days, focusing on her singing career and doing voice work for video games. In 2007, she did appear on the Superman-based series ‘Smallville’ and in 2005, she made a memorable cameo in the Disney film ‘Sky High’ as Principal Powers, who ran a school for aspiring super heroes, in which she had the tongue-in-cheek line “I’m not Wonder Woman, ya know!”
Are you upset that Lynda Carter won’t be in ‘Wonder Woman’? Or do you think it’s more fair to let Gal Gadot shine in the role without having the focus stolen by the former Wonder Woman?
‘Wonder Woman’ starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, and Lucy Davis will be released on June 23, 2017.y
Source: The Washington Post