The big-screen debut of Wonder Woman, DC's most iconic female superhero, has been plagued by on-again/off-again troubles for almost three decades, from Joss Whedon joining the project as a writer and then departing due to "creative differences" to co-producers Joel Silver and Leonard Goldberg soliciting story ideas from the Wachowski brothers. When (or rather, if) the project does happen, however, singer/actor Beyonce has made it clear that she'd like to wield the Amazon's magic lasso.
"I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman?" Beyonce told LA Times blog Hero Complex. "It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It's time for that, right?"
And while there's been no shortage of actors pitching themselves as big-screen superheroes these days, Beyonce said that she's already met with DC and Warner Bros. to discuss the role.
"After doing these roles that were so emotional I was thinking to myself, 'OK, I need to be a superhero,'" said Beyonce. "Although, when you think about the psychology of the heroes in the films these days, they are still a lot of work, of course, and emotional. But there's also an action element that I would enjoy."
According to Hero Complex, Beyonce's interest in Wonder Woman was first piqued when she saw the costume Lynda Carter wore to portray the superhero in the 1970s television series based on her adventures. As the report points out, however, big- and small-screen projects adapting the adventures of well-known female superheroes have been a rough sell -- with Carter's "Wonder Woman" one of the few bright spots thus far.
"... The superhero movies now, they're not corny, not corny at all, so that's what I want to do, " said Beyonce. "And I would love if it could be Wonder Woman."
What do you think, readers? Could Beyonce be Wonder Woman?