Superhero movies are often treated as top secret, classified projects. No one involved is ever allowed to even hint about their development, yet, over and over again actors and actresses are caught slipping up and revealing possible, crucial information. Are they simply the worst secret keepers ever or is there some ulterior motives at work? Perhaps they’re meant to slip up such teases in order to test the waters? That could be exactly what’s happened at this weekend’s Comikaze where Thor: The Dark World star, Jaime Alexander admitted she’s been in talks with “both companies” – DC/Warner Bros. and Marvel – about future projects.
Forbes‘ Mark Hughes attended the panel where Alexander made the revelation, as well as outright confirming a third Thor movie. (Assuming, of course, the second one makes bank. Which I can’t imagine anyone doubts it will.) As for this talk of Alexander and DC/WB, Hughes also shared that when she was asked about her opinion of Batfleck, Alexander enthused he’s very suitable for this interpretation of Batman and is confidant because she, “kind of knows the story line for that movie.” That movie being Batman vs. Superman.
So how does this all lead to Jaime Alexander being Wonder Woman? Well… it involves a lot of jumping and dot connecting, that’s for sure. Most assume the only role Alexander could possibly be talking to DC/WB about would be Wonder Woman, a character rumored to appear in Batman vs. Superman. And were she talking to them about Wonder Woman she would have likely read the Batman vs. Superman script. When Hughes followed up with Alexander after the panel she said,
I would love for DC to put Wonder Woman in one of their upcoming flicks, either in her own movie or Batman vs. Superman, or just something even to introduce her. … Being in the comic book world, we know a lot of the same people at DC and Marvel, so we hear a lot of things, but it’s all speculation right now. But I would absolutely love that [Wonder Woman appearing in one of the upcoming films]. Thankfully and gratefully, I’m appreciative to the people who ask my opinion of the character, and that’s been pretty amazing.
Which doesn’t really clear anything up, but if you’re digging for evidence Alexander is being considered for Wonder Woman, surely you can find some in the above quote.
I, on the other hand, am over having my hopes needlessly raised so I’m reading in this as little as possible. In fact, I see more truth in this later quote from Alexander than anything else,
I really would like to one day see a Wonder Woman film or Wonder Woman character, but until it’s done with class, I’d rather it not be done.
Because as dearly as I want to see Wonder Woman on the big screen I do not want her squeezed into Batman vs. Superman because they think it’ll stop us demanding she have her own movie. That it will somehow quench our desire to see her treated as an equal member of DC’s “holy trinity”. I’m done with being teased, DC and Warner Bros. Get back to me when you have something honest to report about Wonder Woman.
How about you guys? Tired of all the Wonder Woman rumors? Think what Alexander may be hinting at is the real deal?