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'Wonder Woman' Casting Ideas: Readers Weigh In

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 4th 2010 6:00PM
Summer GlauThe second after the 'Wonder Woman' reboot news broke, a casting fervor began.

Who will wield the Golden Lasso of Truth? That's been the hot topic around our watercooler and while we all have favorites -- I'd prefer an unknown actress -- we took to you, loyal readers, to cast Diana, the Amazon princess.

So, who did you guys nominate? Check out the list below!

Summer Glau, the butt-kicking 'Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles' and 'Firefly' alumna got more than one nomination from you, dear readers.

"Who should be the new Wonder Woman? Summer Glau. Who should be in every show? Summer Glau," @dxferris said on Twitter. And Becky P. said, "Summer Glau!!! ♥ her :)" on our Facebook page.

Also topping the list? 'Lost' star Evangeline Lilly. Alex H. and Erin D. both suggested the former castaway for the role.

The nominations continued from the outrageous -- yes, I'm talking about your self-nomination, Aunt Annie -- to the obvious. @Msmorev suggested Rachel Bilson on Twitter, and after her jaw-dropping appearance in the Wonder Woman outfit on 'The O.C.' we're sure she'll top many fan lists.

Read on for the other nominations ...

"Evangeline Lilly or Sophia Bush." -- Erin D.

"I feel Katy Perry would make an excellent Wonder Woman." -- Gage H.

"Eliza Dushku or me!" -- Loretta D.

"Hayden Panettiere, only because we miss her." -- Gerald B.

"Some statuesque busty unknown with some acting potential." -- Chris R.

"Daisy Betts from 'Persons Unknown.'" -- @danowen79.

"Olivia Wilde!" -- Heather C.

"Lena Headey!" -- Leo L.

"Beyonce Knowles." -- Derek F.

"['My Big Fat Greek Wedding' star] Nia Vardalos." -- @KevinS3928

"Jennifer Garner or Michelle Trachtenberg!! Or Scarlett Johansson." -- Christopher R.

A lot of valid, plausible suggestions from our Twitter and Facebook fans. Of course, Lynda Carter must be involved, perhaps David E. Kelley could tap the iconic actress as Wonder Woman's mother, Queen Hippolyta. In the comics, Hippolyta once donned the famous costume and served as Wonder Woman herself. Think of the flashbacks!

Is your favorite not on the list? Tell us below!

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Joan Laurerhttp (://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chyna) I also though she would have been great for the part!! 3D

February 21 2011 at 11:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dr. Feelgood

Bridget Regan or Cobie Smulders

December 28 2010 at 12:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Erica Durance from Smallville would be perfect

November 08 2010 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't like Bridget Reagan or Eliza Dushku. They are both terrible actresses from the most awful shows of the last decade.

So sick of both of them.

October 07 2010 at 6:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think a lot of the suggestions are great, but are really too short or too thin to make a believable Wonder Woman. Charisma Carpenter would be good but better if the reboot was 5-10 years ago. Today, I think it has to be Bridget Regan, hands down.

October 05 2010 at 2:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Cobie Smulders from 'How I Met Your Mother'!

October 05 2010 at 12:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Eliza Dushku or Summer Glau would be great. Both are sexy without flaunting it--much like Lynda Carter was.

October 05 2010 at 8:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Eliza Dushku could really pull it off. But Lynda Carter will be a difficult actress to top. She started out kinda weak--acting wise--but grew into it very quickly. She WAS Wonder Woman. It's difficult to picture a more perfect person for the job. Hopefully, Carter will at least get to play Hippolyta.

October 05 2010 at 3:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bridget Regan, she already proved she can do fight scenes well and she doesn't look like a stick and she's tall not short.

October 04 2010 at 11:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How about Bionic gal Michele Ryan? Otherwise I like Elisha Dusku. Got to have a good Diana transformation into Wonder Woman.

October 04 2010 at 10:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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