I’ve been thinking about the impetus behind Wonder Woman’s new look, and it’s my guess that the change is film-driven. A lot of people have made an issue of the costume over the years in terms of how it would translate to the big screen. Despite the fact that Lynda Carter pulled it off on TV, there are those that think that the outfit will be a hinderance.
Now, here’s the wild guess part: I’m wondering if there’s any manuvering going on to get Gina Carano to play Wonder Woman. The new continuity that was created by the Olympians has Wonder Woman working in more or less a streetfighter-type role at the outset. That would play to the background of Carano, the MMA fighter whom also appeared as “Crush” on “American Gladiators”. Currently, Carano is filming “Haywire” with Steven Soderbergh; she plays the lead, a female spy on the run after a betrayal. Her co-stars include Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas and Ewan MacGregor, so it seems that more than a few people think that she can act. (Set pics here; note that “Knockout” was the film’s original title, prior to “Haywire”).
So, we’ve got a modified outfit, a streetfighter style, and a company hot to make films based on their characters. And over here, we have a beautiful woman that’s known for physicality and is making an action picture alongside some big names with a superstar director. Now look at the new hair length on Diana . . .
That’s just my wild guess, but I think they’re setting us up for a Gina Carano Wonder Woman. Your take?