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To The Wonder ... Woman? Olga Kurylenko Testing For Female Lead In 'Batman Vs. Superman'

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by Edward Davis
November 7, 2013 8:29 PM
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Rumors have been swirling around the Internet for several days now: Wonder Woman is going to make some kind of appearance, or have a significant role in “Batman Vs. Superman.” Actress and “Thor 2: The Dark World” goddess Jaimie Alexander recently became a woman in question because she revealed that she had been having conversations with WB about the superhero team-up film and knew what the plot was about. Oh course, that speculation led many to assume she’d be playing the Amazonian heroine.

Even more recently, the latest rumor (via Schmoes Knows, yes, that’s what they’re actually called) was that Olga Kurylenko—best known for “Quantum of Solace” and Terrence Malick’s “To The Wonder”—was testing for the role, and it turns out that one is right. Or at least mostly. Variety reports that Kurylenko, along with “Fast & Furious” actress Gal Gadot and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” co-star Elodie Yung are testing for what is being described as the female lead of the movie, but whether that’s actually Wonder Woman or not is still unknown (sources tell the trade the character could also be Bruce Wayne's love interest).

Variety puts the kibosh on Alexander. Apparently her obligation to future Marvel movies takes her out of the running since it’s a DC Comics property (guess those non-compete clauses in her contracts mean business). Casting descriptions read “tall, brunette, athletic and exotic” which sure sounds a hell of a lot like Wonder Woman. Personally, we think Batman and Superman is enough and they should save Wonder Woman for another film, but who knows what’s going on now that David S. Goyer and Zack Snyder are in charge and Christopher Nolan is gone, doing his own movies. If Kurylenko did score the role, she would at least have some familiarity on set having already worked intimately with Ben Affleck in the aforementioned Malick indie.

Those who preferred the Nolan-esque tinge-of-realism “Man of Steel” (or as realistic as possible given the circumstances) probably aren’t going to see that in further films if they’re crowding pictures with heroes, but then again, who knows (though Variety also says The Flash is expected to make a cameo and he's a character that's been rumored to have his own solo film too). Do you want to see Wonder Woman in the untitled Batman and Superman film and if so, do you have a fave choice among the three ladies? "Batman vs. Superman" (or whatever it will eventually be titled) starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill opens worldwide on July 17, 2015.

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12 Comments

  • CaliLiving | November 10, 2013 10:31 AMReply

    Rosario Dawson would rock! She needs to be Wonder Woman! And yes, some color in that role would be great!

  • Dax | November 9, 2013 4:39 PMReply

    The thought of Olga as Wonder Woman is too awesome for words. Personally, if they made a stand alone Wonder Woman movie starring Olga in the title role, my ass would be firmly in the seat.

    Olga is too awesome to be human. She has to be an alien.

  • Tom | November 9, 2013 2:54 PMReply

    I love olga! She is charming onscreen and only reason To the wonder was bearable for me. I do think she needs to bulk up and if she gets it she most likely will.

  • wonder man | November 9, 2013 11:35 AMReply

    Rosario Dawson needs to be Woman Woman. Lets get some color in our superheroes please!

  • Dax | November 9, 2013 4:46 PM

    As much as I'm rooting for Olga, Rosario Dawson would equally rock that role. And it would make sense considering she comes from a land called Amazonia, which doesn't sound like a land of fair skinned folk. Yeah, I'd Rosario Dawson in the role, she's a remarkable actress to boot.

  • Schmoes Know | November 8, 2013 4:06 PMReply

    Thanks for the plug

  • Endymion | November 14, 2013 3:13 PM

    First, Amazon of historical myth originated from Asia Minor, not Africa, so they were a blend of Mediterranean (Greek), Macedonian, and Turkish.
    Wonder Woman is an Amazon from from the island of Themyscira. No such thing as "Amazonia" in Wonder Woman. Casting Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman would be like casting Ryan Gosling as the Black Panther.
    I think Olga is the best out of the three actresses that are rumored to be in talks.

  • anonymouse | November 8, 2013 2:54 PMReply

    inspired casting. maybe she could bulk/tone up some.

  • kitcon | November 8, 2013 10:44 AMReply

    In addition to looking like Wonder Woman, it would be nice if they got someone who can actually emote and is charming onscreen. Kurylenko lacks in the latter.

  • BEF | November 8, 2013 12:01 PM

    I thought she was both (and the best thing about) To the Wonder

  • a.p | November 8, 2013 2:46 AMReply

    I still haven't decided if the headline is awful or amazing...

  • Edward | November 8, 2013 10:26 PM

    You know it's amazing.

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