Nicolas Winding Refn has been talking about his desire to direct a “Wonder Woman” movie since back when putting Megan Fox in the role sounded like a reasonable idea (that’d be last summer for those of you keeping track). But now, the director of “Bronson” and the upcoming “Drive” claims that the film might actually happen.
Following a London screening of “Drive,” Refn took to the floor to answer questions, and fortunately, The Playlist was there to report back with some of the highlights. During the Q&A, the Danish director spoke about the possibility of “Wonder Woman,” and even named an actress he’d like to cast in the lead.
“I would love to make ‘Wonder Woman.’ And I also think that Christina Hendricks would be the perfect Wonder Woman, but Warner Bros. haven’t called yet,” he explained. “But I’m getting closer with ‘Logan’s Run.’ I think someone said to me in a meeting that if I get ‘Logan’s Run’ right, then I’ll get ‘Wonder Woman’.”
“Logan’s Run,” of course, is a new adaptation of the classic science fiction novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, which has been turned into a cult-classic 1976 film, as well as one season of a television show. Warner Bros. has been attempting to remake the film since the mid-1990s, but with Refn and his “Drive” star Ryan Gosling, the film appears closer to actually going ahead than ever.
The real story here, however, is Refn's repeated desire that he would want to lasso in “Mad Men’s” redheaded bombshell Christina Hendricks to play the Amazon Princess herself. It’s just pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking at this point, but given the massive delays on “Mad Men” production, the fact that the actress is also appearing in Refn’s “Drive,” and that the entire world has pretty much come to a consensus that Hendricks is outrageously attractive, it seems at least plausible.
What do you think? Would you watch a “Wonder Woman” movie starring Joan Holloway and directed by the guy who did “Valhalla Rising”? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!