Voices for the WONDER WOMAN DVD Movie.

from Aint It Cool?

On the “Batman: Gotham Knight” DVD due in two weeks, there’s a 10-minute featurette on the upcoming animated Wonder Woman DVD movie directed by Lauren Montgomery (“Superman Doomsday”) and based on the 1987 George Perez relaunch that pitted the Amazon princess against god of war Ares.

It’s been known for a few months (but not widely publicized) who landed the roles of Diana of Themyscira and Steve Trevor, but the featurette fills us in on three more key roles:

Keri Russell: Princess Diana
Nathan Fillion: Steve Trevor
Alfred Molina: Ares
Virginia Madsen: Hippolyta
Rosario Dawson: Artemis

Fans of the old Lynda Carter show know Steve is Diana’s flyboy love interest; Hippolyta is queen of the Amazons and Diana’s mom. Artemis is the Amazon who threatens to castrate Steve if he comes “within five yards” of Diana.

The featurette also reveals that the project’s writer is Michael Jelenic, whose credits include “The Batman” and “Legion of Super Heroes” Saturday-morning TV shows.

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One Response

  1. I still believe that Megan Gale should portray Wonder Woman, if not in the JL film, then at least in the WW movie. She’s just too good a choice to throw away now that the JL film is on hold…yet again. sigh… Lynda Carter should most definitely portray her mother, Hippolyta. And developing the characters and relationships on Paradise Island (i.e., the Queen, Artemis, Donna Troy, etc.,) and Greek mythology (i.e., Ares, Circe, Aphrodite, etc.,) along with the characters from Man’s World (i.e., Steve Trevor, Etta Candy and the Woo-Woo Girls, the Cheetah, etc.,) would prove awesome for viewers! And provide her with her iconic accoutrements (i.e., tiara that she also uses as a boomerang and video phone; earrings that can translate any spoken language; bracelets that deflect objects and can create a force field around her) as well as her other magical super powers (i.e., mimic anyone’s voice; the transformation twirl; and the ability to see the good in everyone). And let’s not forget to include her invisible jet/Wonderdome cast of characters.

    As for a No-No List, how about the following Don’ts as well:
    1. Don’t make her a teenager; make her 2000+ years old. It makes for a richer background and back-story.
    2. Don’t make her fly. She’s not Superman. That’s what her cool and unique invisible jet is for.
    3. Don’t take away her iconic costume. She wears the American flag and that’s part of her unique appeal.
    4. Don’t make her overtly sexy/sexual.
    5. Don’t make her too mannish/butch. Allow her to have some curves, just not gratuitous jiggle.
    6. Don’t cast well-known actors other than Lynda Carter (for obvious reasons). Allow views the chance to get to know the character as the character and not some actor AS the character. Christopher Reeve and Lynda Carter are great examples of this!
    7. Don’t exclude villains from her comics. There are tons of great ones to use (e.g., Circe, Silver Swan, Cheetah, Dr. Poison, Ares, Dr. Psycho, etc.).
    8. Don’t forget to include her secret identity. The one thing that most EVERYONE who talks about WW comments on is that FAMOUS Lynda Carter twirl. There’s lots of fun and excitement seeing how she’ll be able to keep her secret in order to protect the ones she loves in Man’s World as well as to be undercover.
    9. Don’t overlook the invisible jet/Wonderdome. Lots of creative possibilities and uniquely rich characters to draw upon.
    10. Don’t get rid of her high heels. They’re silly in some ways, but she IS a comic book character, and if you look at most comic book characters, they’re costumes really don’t translate into the real world. But that’s part of the fantasy and appeal. It’s not supposed to be real world.

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