While Gal Gadot is the first actress to play the DC icon Wonder Woman on the big screen, Lynda Carter was the first one to play Diana Prince on television in the 1970s. For three seasons, Lynda Carter portrayed the legendary hero on the beloved series that remains as one of the most iconic DC Comics television shows of all time.
Carter recently spoke with People where she brought up that there were plans to have her appear in the first Wonder Woman movie from Patty Jenkins. But due to timing, they weren’t able to work it out. However, Carter mentioned that she and the director have talked about a possible role in the sequel which she is very excited about
“We were trying to get me in the first one and we couldn’t make it work with our timing. It really is up to Patty, and if it works in an organic way it’ll be great fun and it’ll be wonderful to do. Am I open to it? Absolutely. I ADORE Patty Jenkins, and it’ll be wonderful to do. But we’ll just see how that goes.”
While Lynda Carter didn’t appear in the Wonder Woman movie, we did see her in a different DC property recently. Carter portrayed President Olivia Marsdin in the second season of The CW series Supergirl.
“Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.”
Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, Elena Anaya as Doctor Maru, Ewen Bremner as Charlie, Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer and Eugene Brave Rock as the Chief, is now playing in theaters.
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7 Things Marvel Can Learn From ‘Wonder Woman’
Ever since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been shaping the way that Superhero films are being made. While comics were certainly a popular resource to pull from, the MCU has pushed the superhero genre into the mainstream and causing studios to make bigger and bigger movies every single year. This accelerated launch into the superhero genre from nearly every studio has given rise to DC making their mark to have a cinematic universe as well. While the previous DC Extended Universe films have had little critical success, Wonder Woman was released to big box office and high critical reception. This film did a lot of things differently, but found a perfect blend of action, comedy, and hopeful inspiration. It broke ground in representation as well as in superhero film quality. Marvel has made some great films, but there is a lot that they can learn and be taking notes of.
Here are 7 things Marvel can learn from Wonder Woman. There will be some spoilers ahead.
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