After news of "Wonder Woman" director Michelle MacLaren’s departure broke, the Gal Gadot starring superhero movie intended for the DC Comics Universe looked to be in jeopardy. Who better but the original Wonder Woman to save the day, or at least offer some advice?
In a recent interview with EW Radio’s “Inside TV,” original "Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter, 63, expressed interest in helping filmmakers find what fans want from the character. She would know, since Carter carried the popular television series from 1975-79. Although Carter has yet to speak with the studio about the project, perhaps her stated interest (and badly needed good PR for the studio) will help. The actress said she would consider an on-camera part in the upcoming film, so long as it isn’t just a cameo.
The popular female-led franchise had gone through a series of bumps on the way to the big screen. “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” director Joss Whedon had also backed away from an earlier movie adaption of "Wonder Woman," citing irreconcilable differences with the studio. The studio had attempted to bring "Wonder Woman" back to the small screen in 2011 as it has with recent successes “Gotham,” “The Flash” and “Arrow.” The pilot failed to catch any network attention and did not go to season.
Gal Gadot is still set to make her debut as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” on March 25, 2016. Her character’s standalone film is scheduled for release on June 23, 2017.