In case you didn’t know, the Wonder Woman reboot that got tanked last month is now on again.  NBC ordered a pilot for the series that will be written by David E. Kelley.  The latest rumor floating around the interwebs is that the pilot might be directed by McG.  Other rumors have been circling the series since it was announced several months ago.  Studios passed on the series because of the plot and Kelley’s unusual take on the character as a corporate executive who moonlights as a vigilante.  That’s just not going to work guys.

There is a great post over at Wired that lists 10 Mandates for a Kick-Ass Wonder Woman TV Show.  It pretty much sums up my hopes for the series.  To make it another version of Smallville is also a terrible idea.  I am tired of seeing superheroes as teenagers before they become the heroes we all know and love.  I stopped watching Smallville for that very reason.  But my interest is centered mainly on WHO will be Wonder Woman.

Several actresses have thrown their hat into the ring for the part, some more suited than others.  Lynda Carter set a standard for the role back in the 70s, but that’s not the Wonder Woman fans really want.  She has to be tough, really tough, least you forget that she’s an amazon warrior with strength on par with Superman.  She also has to be a dominating presence, not some meek secretary.  She’s a princess after all, and has led armies into battle.  There can be no doubt that in the presence of mere men, she is in charge, period, end of discussion.

In many incarnations, she does little to hide her “secret identity” from the world.  She’s Diana of Themyscira and if you have a problem with that, she’ll kick your ass and solve it for you.  Being one of the big three in the Justice League, she can handle herself in nearly every situation.  If you need help and expect Superman to show up and get Wonder Woman instead, you know she’ll take care of the problem.  No villain has ever said, “Oh, it’s only Wonder Woman, this will be child’s play”.  They see her crash into the room and they shit their pants because an ass kicking is about to commence.  This new Wonder Woman should incorporate all of that but still remembering that she’s a woman, not a man in a woman’s body.  The big thing also is to get rid of the invisible jet idea, Wonder Woman can fly.  Why does she need a jet and why does it have to be invisible?

Here is a list of actresses being considered and then a list of actresses I think should be considered.

Lake Bell – Definitely hot, but looks a little too skinny and doesn’t quite have the look.

Jennifer Love-Hewitt – Absolutely not, bad idea.

Eliza Dushku – Has got the bad-ass factor taken care of.

Tanit Phoenix – Certainly has the hair for it, but too skinny.

Christina Hendricks – Love her, love her to death, but not a good choice.

Beyonce Knowles – Not a terrible idea, but if she wants to sing the deal is off.

Actresses who should be considered:

Katie Sackhoff – Just look at her, she’ll kick your ass man.

Michelle Ryan – Did a great job as the Bionic Woman.

Minka Kelly – Got the hotness wrapped up.  Toughen her up a little and she’d be perfect.

Erica Durance – Sultry looks with a bad ass attitude…check!

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