Patty Jenkins may have just fulfilled every Wonder Woman fan’s wish list.
Actress Lynda Carter, famous for her portrayal of the Amazonian princess on the 1974-77 television series, revealed she has been in discussion with the Wonder Woman director for a role in the planned sequel to be penned by Jenkins and DC Comics’ Geoff Johns.
Currently portraying The President of The United States on The CW’s Supergirl series, it is that very commitment that interfered with the possibility of Lynda’s involvement in the first film. Besides that, she is also cast in the movie Super Troopers 2 and has put studio time in for a third album. Besides being a Wonder Woman in her own right, Lynda is also a busy one.
Ultimately the final say belongs to Jenkins, who successfully brought the legendary symbol of female empowerment and feminism in a cinematic treatment that has earned over $715 million worldwide at the box office since its June 2nd opening. The Hollywood Reporter has also heralded it as the best superhero film in the past 15 years.
As for Lynda herself, she specifically prefers not being shoehorned in just because of her connection to the character. “If it works in an organic way it’ll be fun and it’ll be wonderful to do, “ she said. “Am I open to it? Absolutely. I adore Patty Jenkins, and it’ll be wonderful to do. But we’ll just see how it goes.”
Wonder Woman is still in theaters, and actress Gal Gadot can be seen again as Diana standing alongside Batman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg in Zack Snyder’s Justice League film, out this November.