Speculation has been mounting for months that Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel would be the film that will help DC Comics get Justice League off the ground.
Much like how Marvel used Iron Man in 2008 to launch a series of superhero films that culminated with The Avengers, this summer’s Superman reboot was supposed lay the building blocks for a JLA team-up.
Since Man of Steel was announced, there were rumours that another DC hero would make a surprise cameo, including Gina Carano as Wonder Woman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Batman.
None of those happened, but at last month’s San Diego Comic-Con, Snyder did reveal that Man of Steel 2 will be a joint Superman/Batman film, and it will be followed by Justice League.
Carano, who was seen recently in Fast & Furious 6, is still the leading candidate for Wonder Woman and in an exclusive interview with ComingSoon.net, the MMA star called her rumoured involvement an “incredible compliment.”
Saying that she has been getting into comic books, Carano did offer up her thoughts on playing the character.
“[Wonder Woman] is the ultimate superhero for a woman. No matter what, no matter who ends up being Wonder Woman someday, I just hope it’s something that is done correctly. I know it’s there and that it could definitely be done correctly. It’s just a matter of getting the right people and having the right vision come together. A director and producer and writer have to see the beauty in it and make it real.”
Carano did hint that she has been getting into the “comic book space a little… [and has] some really good prospects about what [she] might do there.”
A few years back, David E. Kelley tried to launch a Wonder Woman TV series over at NBC with Adrianne Palicki (it fizzled). An origin series, Amazon, was being eyed by the CW network for this fall (it’s on hold).
What do you think? Would you want to see Carano as the Amazonian princess, or should the part go to someone else? Watch Carano kick ass in this clip from Haywire, and sound off in the comments.