8 Actresses That Would Make a Better Wonder Woman

8 Actresses That Would Make a Better Wonder Woman

They've recently cast the actress Gal Gadot as the title character in the upcoming Wonder Woman movie. Today we give you eight actresses that could have easily filled the heroine's shoes.

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They have not "recently cast" Gal Gadot, she was cast over a month ago.

And these selections are terrible.

Some of these choices seem a bit too based on "these actresses are good in x, therefore they will be good as Wonder Woman", but I do agree with choices 1, 3, 6, and especially 7.

They really sell the "I can beat the crap out of you with my bare fists" mentality surrounding Wonder Woman, without their presence being out-right barbarian.

#1 could work, but #7's where it's at. Gwendoline Christie is a solid actress, and when not uglied up to play Brienne of Tarth is actually gorgeous. Shame she's busy with GoT for the immediate future. GRRM hasn't gotten around to offing her just yet...

thehorror2:
#1 could work, but #7's where it's at. Gwendoline Christie is a solid actress, and when not uglied up to play Brienne of Tarth is actually gorgeous. Shame she's busy with GoT for the immediate future. GRRM hasn't gotten around to offing her just yet...

Gotta agree with ya there, having just googled Gwen Christie, she could totally make a great Wonder Woman, I had no idea they dressed her down for GoT, I just assumed that that was how she looked "normally". She's tall, she's tough, she has a great presence as Brienne of Tarth, she has her swordplay down, she's got the right physique, stick her in a black wig and on with the show!

Jennifer Lawrence? Ehhh nah. She's good as Mystique, but I'm not really sure she'd work as Wonder Woman. And Hunger Games is not a point in her favour, not only is the film pretty underwhelming, she's...really, really poor in that film.

Lastly, Zoe Saldana is black. C'mon, you just put that in there to troll people, right?

how the hell is Jaimie Alexander not on that list ?

Karen Gillan or Jennifer Lawrence? yeahh... glad they didn't do that. i'm not keen on either of their acting abilities tbh. some of the other choices aren't terrible though

Gina Carano was always a good choice. She's got the brawn, the talent, the sex appeal and she's dating freaking Superman for crying out loud. The rest of your choices are horrible though. Annie from Community? Fucking Katniss? Why not throw in Hermione while you're at it?

Yeah, these are mostly horrible. Gina and Gwendoline could have been good choices, but, even at 46 I think Lucy Lawless would have been awesome.

elvor0:

thehorror2:
#1 could work, but #7's where it's at. Gwendoline Christie is a solid actress, and when not uglied up to play Brienne of Tarth is actually gorgeous. Shame she's busy with GoT for the immediate future. GRRM hasn't gotten around to offing her just yet...

Gotta agree with ya there, having just googled Gwen Christie, she could totally make a great Wonder Woman, I had no idea they dressed her down for GoT, I just assumed that that was how she looked "normally". She's tall, she's tough, she has a great presence as Brienne of Tarth, she has her swordplay down, she's got the right physique, stick her in a black wig and on with the show!

Jennifer Lawrence? Ehhh nah. She's good as Mystique, but I'm not really sure she'd work as Wonder Woman. And Hunger Games is not a point in her favour, not only is the film pretty underwhelming, she's...really, really poor in that film.

Lastly, Zoe Saldana is black. C'mon, you just put that in there to troll people, right?

I was against Saldana, too, but not because she's black (there are plenty of non-white amazons in Themyscira, IIRC). I just think she's got the wrong ethos. (And I honestly don't think she's very attractive.)

My word I don't agree with most of these at all. Eva Green would actually be a good choice. Jaime Alexander isn't on the list but would be very good.

The rest of this list is pretty bad, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Lawrence and Karen Gillan are REALLY bad choices.

Yeah, lets just let jenifer Lawrence do everything because she's soooo dreammyyy..... for fucks sake I will never understand the almost stalker like obsession people have with her. she's a decent actress but she's never been in anything legitimately great. she's "down to earth" congratulations, being "not crazy" is not an accomplishment. I don't really dislike her personally as much as I nothing her, she's disposable and the hype she gets for doing... nothing... is so confusing to me. spouting on the one hand that Hollywood needs to stop fat shaming women then on the other complaining about playing opposite a chubby Christian bale is almost funny when you consider the monumental talent he has vs her.

honestly, on this list, gina carano is the only one that doesn't sound insane. wonder woman is such a simple cut-and-dry character that you could almost get some no name body builder and teach her a few lines over the weekend. saldana is an amazing action actress and even if she aint the right color for the role she's mostly just too skinny, beautiful, but skinny. the girl from Riddick might work, Katie sachoff I think her name is though I probably garbled the spelling, she's got some size to her body which ww actually needs, not fat, just size. Chyna is still acting albeit in porn but still, she at least looked like wonder woman at one point. personally i'd like them to handle WW like they did thor, get a relatively little known actress and just double down on the ye old dialoge to make her seem as alien as possible. I mean as long as we're trying to make superman scary ww should act like Lobo or Leonidas from 300.

Gina Carano is the absolute best choice, and for a reason. She has the looks and the athleticism. As for acting ability, I am sure she would acquit herself just fine.

Of the others, I can really only see Eva Green or Jennifer Lawrence, but either of them would have to gain some massive muscle weight (and I am unsure if they would be willing to do that, as it would be a departure from their other types of roles).

Gwendolyne Christie WOULD make a more realistic looking Amazon, but I am unsure if they would cast someone who dwarfed the rest of the cast so much. Furthermore, the photoshops I've seen of her as a brunette looked...unsettling...

Still, while we are at it, I would also like to see Emily Blunt take a shot at it, coming straight off her buffing up for this new Tom Cruise movie (that movie, I am not so sure about). Also, if she was able to get in even better shape for it, I could also see Emily Deschanel.

Personally, however, my second pick, after Gina Carano, would likely be Jessica Biel, but that's also because I would like to see her in everything (and she did buff up and prove her athleticism rather nicely for Blade Trinity). I am unsure whether she would be able to act with WW's particular anachronisms (Emily Blunt would fare the best here, IMO), but it would be worth a try!

I've not yet seen Gal Gadot act, I'll reserve judgement until I see MoS2, until then I will say she has the looks, skills and physique to pull it off. Who knows? She might actually be the best (Wonder) Woman for the job.

Gal Gadot is not even close to being the most worrying casting choice in Bats vs Supes *cough* Jesse Eisenberg *cough* Ben Affleck *cough*

But yeah, Brienne of Tarth would be awesome.

Ninjariffic:
Yeah, these are mostly horrible. Gina and Gwendoline could have been good choices, but, even at 46 I think Lucy Lawless would have been awesome.

Yeah, if this were the 90's, it'd probably be crazy to cast anyone but Lucy Lawless. Heck, you could be on to something casting her as Wonder Woman even now. Not sure how many people seeing the movie would remember her as Xena, though.

OT:
Honestly, I think an actress playing Wonder Woman needs the build, and figure to stack up to the comicbook version. The actors for male parts no doubt had those demands placed upon them.... except for Venom in the old Spiderman trilogy which still irks me t this day as a long time fan of Venom, but I digress.
Waif-fu kinda bugs me. Seeing endless lines of scrawny women in combat, and all. Not saying it can't happen, but it shouldn't be all the time.

As for the list, I hate a lot of the picks. Heck, almost all of them. Heck, I'd pick Michelle Rodriguez over most of them as a better fit, and she's not really the best fit. Heck, I'd almost rather see Claudia Black who voiced Cheetah in a JL movie already, but that's prolly nonsensical talk.

Wonder Woman isn't exactly known for a dazzling sense of humor over brawn, and being serious, IIRC.

Angelina Jolie, maybe?

Eh, end rant.

When are web sites going to stop splitting up articles over many pages that could easily have been put on one page? It's just freaking annoying to have to go through what is an obvious ploy for page clicks. I don't bother any more. The articles just are not worth the effort. Who's playing Wonder Woman? Seriously, who cares? 43% of America is below the poverty line and it's only getting worse. Comic book related news is, like, a couple of hundred items back in the list of priorities.

Karen Gillian, are you serious? She is the last person who should be considered for the role. She can't act. She's the English version of Kristen Stewart, or Megan Fox.

thehorror2:

elvor0:

thehorror2:
#1 could work, but #7's where it's at. Gwendoline Christie is a solid actress, and when not uglied up to play Brienne of Tarth is actually gorgeous. Shame she's busy with GoT for the immediate future. GRRM hasn't gotten around to offing her just yet...

Gotta agree with ya there, having just googled Gwen Christie, she could totally make a great Wonder Woman, I had no idea they dressed her down for GoT, I just assumed that that was how she looked "normally". She's tall, she's tough, she has a great presence as Brienne of Tarth, she has her swordplay down, she's got the right physique, stick her in a black wig and on with the show!

Jennifer Lawrence? Ehhh nah. She's good as Mystique, but I'm not really sure she'd work as Wonder Woman. And Hunger Games is not a point in her favour, not only is the film pretty underwhelming, she's...really, really poor in that film.

Lastly, Zoe Saldana is black. C'mon, you just put that in there to troll people, right?

I was against Saldana, too, but not because she's black (there are plenty of non-white amazons in Themyscira, IIRC). I just think she's got the wrong ethos. (And I honestly don't think she's very attractive.)

Oh yeah there are non white Amazons, but Wonder Woman isn't one of them. I have no idea what her acting capabilites are like having never even heard of her before now, I'll agree she isn't attractive enough for the role either. But I still think you should stay true to the source material, and that includes not changing the race. *cough* Bane *cough*.

There could really be some more black Super Heroines to be sure, because the only one I can think of in the DC universe is that one that Green Arrow went out with on the Justice League cartoon who's name I've forgotton.

There's nothing to say that after being cast a thinner person playing wonder woman won't be put through an insane training regime to get the right physique in pre-production.

Henry Cavill got insanely ripped for Man of Steel, maybe when we see Gal Gadot as WW she may have being doing some serious gym time.

Oh and Jennifer Lawrence was spectacular in Winters Bone. (doesn't make her a good Wonder Woman pick, just a great actress)

Number one makes sense. Number 7 kind of makes sense. But the rest? I don't get how they are better choices. "These people are good at the acting thing. They should play Wonder Woman." Doesn't really make sense, no reasons are given for these people being a better choice than Gal Gadot.

I mean... Karen Gillan? Why? The reason given, is because she's popular and has experience in Sci Fi... That's terrible reasoning. This is not a good article...

Alexandra Daddario. Looks just like Wonder Woman. Has really big blue eyes.

bladeofdarkness:
how the hell is Jaimie Alexander not on that list ?

She would've been my number one pick.

This seems more 'actresses we think are cool' than 'good candidates for Wonder Woman', and if it had been labelled accordingly I would have agreed. As it stands, Gal Gadot seems like a better fit to me than most of them.

EDIT:

When are web sites going to stop splitting up articles over many pages that could easily have been put on one page?

As long as it's possible, they'll keep doing it. :-\

Chill:
Alexandra Daddario. Looks just like Wonder Woman. Has really big blue eyes.

You know what I can see what you see with that choice. Actually I would pick her in a heart beat.

Here's a thought, why don't we wait until we actually get to see Wonder Woman on screens before you say she's going to be terrible? You don't know.

I think a lot of the choices would be good, and I think that more definitively states "we should have more female action stars" than it does "they picked the wrong Wonder Woman."

lol, I love Allison Brie, but the thought of her in that role is so ridiculous I'm having trouble imagining it.

Eva green is great and all, but she tends to be better suited for being way more intense than is fitting for this role.

The one they went with seems just as good as any of the rest.

elvor0:
Lastly, Zoe Saldana is black.

Um, I'm pretty sure that is factually incorrect. I mean, I guess one of her parents could be black, but as far as I know they're both ethnically Hispanic, one from the Dominican Republic and one from Puerto Rico.

elvor0:
C'mon, you just put that in there to troll people, right?

Why a group of women descended from a Mediterranean culture--or hell, not even descended, since I'm pretty sure they're all immortal immigrants--ought to be Caucasian is baffling, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with casting Zoe Saldana based on talent and ability over melanin levels of her skin.

Allison Brie? Karen Gillian? Really?

This list seems to go from kind-of-obvious and unsurprising choices like Eva Green or Gwendoline Christie to really weird ones. I mean, Allison Brie is tiny.

JimB:

elvor0:
Lastly, Zoe Saldana is black.

Um, I'm pretty sure that is factually incorrect. I mean, I guess one of her parents could be black, but as far as I know they're both ethnically Hispanic, one from the Dominican Republic and one from Puerto Rico.

elvor0:
C'mon, you just put that in there to troll people, right?

Why a group of women descended from a Mediterranean culture--or hell, not even descended, since I'm pretty sure they're all immortal immigrants--ought to be Caucasian is baffling, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with casting Zoe Saldana based on talent and ability over melanin levels of her skin.

She has dark skin. Dark enough that at face value, I guessed her to be "black", I didn't think to, nor do I think checking her family tree is really relevant or effects my point. Also because the only thing I've seen her in is Star Trek, as Uhura, (where she did NOTHING OF NOTE! *grumble*) so my memory put her as darker skinned.

I was more pointing it out as a "troll" point because casting a black actor in a white role (Heimdall, Johnny Storm...etc) has historically caused outbursts. Which infuriatingly, gets anyone asking them to stick to the source material labelled as either a racist or a dick. Inversley, where were the crys of racism when Bane(a spaniard from the caribbean) was cast as an English White dude?

They're mostly caucasian, including Wonder Woman herself, because that's how the source material says/shows them to be. The same as Bane being Spanish. Would it be okay for John Stewart to be cast as a white dude, when he's black? Like FUCK it would, there would be crys of racism from here to calcutta.

elvor0:
She has dark skin. Dark enough that at face value, I guessed her to be "black." I didn't think to, nor do I think checking her family tree is really relevant or affects my point.

If your point is that being brown precludes a woman from being Wonder Woman, then no, I don't suppose it much matters which particular shade of brown she is. However, it does cast a very unfortunate light on your observation if you declare her black when she's not; it's very difficult to escape "all those people look alike to me" conclusions.

elvor0:
I was more pointing it out as a "troll" point because casting a black actor in a white role (Heimdall, Johnny Storm...etc) has historically caused outbursts. Which infuriatingly, gets anyone asking them to stick to the source material labelled as either a racist or a dick.

It is difficult for me to be sympathetic to this complaint when the people we're talking about are arguing for racial purity of an entirely fictional character and insisting that this imaginary person's skin tone must take priority over a real, live actor getting a job.

elvor0:
Inversely, where were the cries of racism when Bane (a Spaniard from the Caribbean) was cast as an English, white dude?

A Spaniard is a person from Spain. Bane is not from Spain. He's from a fictional Caribbean island.

As for where the cries of racism are, I don't know. I didn't pay any attention to that movie.

elvor0:
Would it be okay for John Stewart to be cast as a white dude, when he's black?

This is an attempt at false equivalency. There is a lot of baggage surrounding casting white actors to play black characters, of actors of any non-white ethnicity losing jobs to white actors. So far as I'm aware, there has never been such an epidemic of white actors being cast aside for black ones based solely on the actors' skin colors.

 

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