Lake Bell ( What Happens in Vegas, It’s Complicated, No Strings Attached) has recently spoken out about the fact that she’d like to play a superhero one day, specifically Wonder Woman. So what exactly is the deal with a recent string of female celebs wanting to play Wonder Woman?? Everyone from Jennifer Love-Hewitt to Beyonce Knowles have expressed interest in the show being brought to us by David E. Kelley. Personally I think it should be Maggie Lawson!
Well if self confidence bordering cockiness is the quality of a superhero then Bell’s got it down! This is what she recently had to say to E!:
“I got the guns! With superheroes you have to have this tickle of humor in there and you have to be a really great actor and also kick ass. And I’m fine with kicking a guy’s ass.”
Then Bell makes her pitch: “I’ll be honest, I think I’d make a great Wonder Woman. So if anyone out there is listening … “
I mean I like Bell and all and thinks that she is super funny, but maybe not a superhero.
The reason Bell as well as many of the other actresses mentioned are so intent of being part of the new Wonder Woman reboot is that is was recently picked up by NBC and will most likely be directed by none other than McG who is favored to take the directing reigns. TVLine stated:
“McG has emerged as the odds-on favorite to direct the pilot for NBC’s much-hyped Wonder Woman remake.”
The show is being described as,
A reinvention of the iconic D.C. comic in which Wonder Woman — aka Diana Prince — is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.
I loved McG’s Charlie’s Angels so it would be cool if he could repeat that magic, but I just see Wonder Woman being a hard thing to remake and have it appeal to the masses. It’s easy to picture Wonder Woman as part of an ensemble cast like The Justice League where it’s not her sole responsibility to carry a film/or television series.
What do you guys think about trying to revive a classic like Wonder Woman?? It just doesn’t seem to fit like a lot of the other superhero movies coming our way.