“Wonder Woman is a lame superhero,” Fox said in an interview with Times Online, “She flies around in her invisible jet and her weaponry is a lasso that makes you tell the truth. I just don’t get it. Somebody has a big challenge on their hands whoever takes that role but I don’t want to do it.”
Wonder Woman fans may not be too keen on Fox’s comments, but it’s hard to deny that her comic book cred seems to balance the scales a bit. After all, even though she’s not interested in the Amazon princess and she’s also reportedly turned down a chance to succeed Angelina Jolie as “Tomb Raider’s” Lara Croft, the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” star is already working on “Jonah Hex” and will star in the upcoming “Fathom” adaptation based on the comic by Michael Turner.
Since her debut in 1941, Wonder Woman has been one of the most re-invented superheroines in the business. Her identity has fluctuated over the decades from warrior to diplomat to secretary to depowered martial arts expert. So Fox’s comments aren’t completely without merit — especially if she never got acquainted with a strong version of the character.
Losing Fox as Wonder Woman isn’t the end of the world though. After all, a few slightly more athletic actresses still stand a chance at making the character work onscreen.
Do you agree with Fox’s assessment of Wonder Woman, or are you ready to join an angry mob with pitchfork and torch in hand? Sort out your likely conflicted feelings in the comments.