Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wonder Who?

As we discussed last week, the world will soon be getting a new Wonder Woman and she may or may not be wearing leggings instead of the spangled granny panties we know and love. The big question is: which actress can portray the sexy Amazonian Superfriend?

I've got some ideas, and I want to hear yours, too!

Megan Fox (-Green)

PROS: She's got the same lush dark locks, creamy complexion, and light blue eyes that Lynda Carter has, and she could certainly fill out the spandex pants and pleather bustier with ease.

CONS: She's a horrible actress. Seriously - I've seen fence posts act less wooden on camera.

Malin Ackerman

Sure, I absolutely hated The Watchmen, but in it Malin Ackerman proved she can not only pull off dark hair (she's usually blonde), but she can also take you down to Chinatown.

PROS: Hot bod, sex appeal out the wazoo, and proven ability to kick, stretch, aaaaaand kick.

CONS: I'll have to get back to you on that one. In the meantime, these are her NSFW breasts thanks to the magic of the internet. (And her role in Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle.) You can also find a number of accidental up-skirt shots of her if you're so-inclined to Google that shizz.

Kate Beckinsale

I confess that if I were able to swap bodies/looks with any actress, I'd trade with Kate every time. I just think she is one of the most stunning women in the world.

PROS: She's got a beautiful face and is in crazy-good physical shape.

CONS: Her acting is... well. Let's just keep talking about how pretty she is, ok?

Evan Rachel Wood

I never gave this young actress much thought and I certainly never thought of her as being powerful or scary in any way... until she appeared on True Blood. As Sophie-Ann, the Vampire Queen of Louisiana, Wood is the kind of pin-up girl with a razor-sharp edge that makes you think she could really tear you apart with her teeth if she felt like it, and not in a good way.

PROS: She's got the look. She can act. Could potentially make bad guys pee themselves with her magic lasso.

CONS: Dates Marilyn Manson. Is creepy.

Anne Hathaway

PROS: She's beautiful, smart, and can act. Throw her in the gym for a few weeks and she could have gorgeous, toned arms.

CONS: She lacks a certain je ne sais quois; IDK, she just does nothing for me. Guys? Thoughts?

Ginnifer Goodwin

PROS: Gorgeous, versatile, and capable of giving us that mirthful vibe WW always gave off.

CONS: She somehow looks/sounds too soft for me to think of her as a bad-ass.

I thought of a few more but ruled them out immediately because they're just too something.

Too petite:

Natalie Portman
Ellen Page

Too boney:

Keira Knightly
Kate Bosworth
Jennifer Connelly

Too overexposed:

Katie Holmes
Jessica Biel
Evangeline Lilly

Those are mine! What do you think? Got any ideas?


Frank Irwin said...

Aw, hell. I was going to suggest Natalie Portman, but she was the first one you threw out.

Thanks for the Malin Ackerman breasts, though!

laurieliz said...

OK...You know I LOVE Wonder Woman! I am going to say that if I were casting, I would pick Megan Fox. I know she sucks at acting....but so did Linda Carter. If you don't believe me, catch a old WW re-run. I think she is beautiful enough and would rock the costume and could do a kick here and there and let special effects do the rest.

BUT, Since you picked all the good ones, Im left to throw in Sophia Bush, Katy Perry (I know shes a singer but I think she could pull it off), and Mila Kunis from That 70's show. I think all 3 can pull off the look and do a reasonably good job on the movie. Thoughts?

Bev said...

Frank - Sorry to rule out Natalie! I do love her, so maybe tall boots and creative shooting would make her look like an Amazon?

You're welcome for the boobies. You know I loves ya!

Laurie - Yeah, Lynda wasn't a good actress, I know! You're right about that.

I love Mila but think she is too tiny to play a big tough Amazon?

Sophia Bush and Katy Perry are great suggestions!!

Rich Girl Red said...

I like Ali Larter (make her a brunette and she owns it!) and Morena Baccarin. Morena has mad martial arts skillz and Ali is awesome on "Heroes."

And really, how much acting ability is really required here? This is not a role that requires Meryl Streep for pity's sake!

BigSis said...

When I was a little girl I wanted to be Wonder Woman. Oh wait, I still do...

Heather said...

I didn't know what NSFW meant and so I clicked and now I'm pretty sure I have it figured out.

I think you have made some pretty good choices. If they cast Megan Fox as WW though I would not watch it. I think she is a pretty face put in movies to sell, she can't act.

MJenks said...

It's probably just because I couldn't stand the character...and then the studio made them take the smoking part out...but I'm not too keen with Malin Ackerman.

I've always wanted (fantasized) about Lauren Graham as being Wonder Woman, but she's not got star power for the studios to look at.

calicobebop said...

Megan Fox has the look - too bad she sucks otherwise. Anne Hathaway seems too nice to me. I liked Malin Ackerman pretty much all around - she can do funny and kick ass. Sounds like a winner to me!

Mike129 said...

Yes! *fist pump*

I knew I came here (no pun intended) for the pics!!

I think for visually similarity Megan Fox works the best, but my preference would actually be Kate.

Maybe if they were all to visit me naked I could do a better job of picking.

Liz Tee said...

Please, no Anne Hathaway! I had no feelings about her either way unti I saw Alice in Wonderland. Now I can't stand her.

BTW, WTF was up with that movie? Was I the only person in the universe who thought it SSSSUUUUCKED?

Melissa said...

That picture of Anne Hathaway just highlights how weird looking she really is. Eesh. Get that thing away from me.

I hate Kate Beckinsale - don't know why, I just do.

Looks wise, I thought Megan would be good, but you know... Ginnifer Goodwin. Huh. She's a suggestion I hadn't considered. Perhaps there's some badassery under there we don't know about yet? I kind of hope because really, she can act, and her face has that soft beauty to it that I feel Lynda Carter's also had. And everything else you said Bev. Really good fit, I think.

Bev said...

RGR - Ali Larter is a great choice! And you're right, this ain't exactly an Academy Award type of acting gig. But, still.... ;)

BigSis - Me too, on both counts!

Heather - oops! Not Safe For Work, in other words - nekkid peeps.

Jenks - Great suggestion. I like Lauren Graham!

Calico - Ok, so two for Malin! Woot!

Mike - I thought of you when selecting the pics! I know you lika de pictures. I'll try to arrange a private interview for you & the two front-runners....

Liz - Not just you, I didn't care for Alice either! I thought Anne was ok in it, but all in all the movie bored me. Meh.

Melissa - Yeah, she IS weird looking! Glad it's not just me. I want to think she's beautiful but... just... no.

I think Ginnifer would make a great WW! Mala thought of a good one today too, but I can't remember it now. Hopefully she'll show up to refresh my memory!

Heidi Renée said...

Brittany Murphy!

Oh wait.

Senorita said...

Malin Ackerman without a doubt !

Bev said...

Heidi - That would be somethin'!

Senorita - Nice! 3 for Malin. :)

JC said...

Zooey Deschanel?