Wonder Woman casting and rumors

DorothyFan1 09-09-2006 10:52 PM
I don't see the thread on this one so I'd thought I'd give it a shot and see what we can come up with. The casting rumors for Wonder Woman seems to be picking up steam again. From what I've gathered on the web is that Buffy creator Joss Whedon himself seems to have a favorable opinion about American Idol Katherine McPhee.

When I heard this...I was pleasantly surprised. I say this because Katherine McPhee's name was one the names I thought of for the Wonder Woman role. She's likable, a winning personality and she's attractive to boot. Doing a Wonder Woman film would definitely put Katherine McPhee on the map after losing the final on American Idol...but it would open doors tremendously for her. She's a good choice...and for once I agree with Joss Whedon on this.

However there are two other choices I believe Joss Whedon may have to look over before choosing someone like Katherine McPhee. One other name I'm seeing being mentioned is Anne Hathaway from The Devil Wears Prada. She may actually be s serious contender for the role because she's not only an upcoming actress...but because she's tailor made for the part. Anne is attractive, of course, but she has a steely edge about her that makes another appropriate choice for the role.

Another name I can think of...and you'll be surprised by this choice...LucyInLA from youtube.com site. If you haven't seen this actress...you definitely should check this one out. If you've got a broadband connection...go to youtube.com and do a search for LucyInLA (one word) and you'll see a slew of videos you can watch her from. She's good. It occurred to me that she'd be perfect for the role. She's a complete unknown...but she has the courage to video blog her tribulations trying to land that one role that could launch her career.

So there you have it...I believe the Wonder Woman casting should come down to these three choices...

1. Katherine McPhee
2. Anne Hathaway
3. LucyInLA (from Youtube.com) fame.

Any thoughts on this?
Frost 09-09-2006 11:00 PM
Yes, one. Why in the bloody hell would they make a Wonder Woman movie?
David Ryder 09-09-2006 11:10 PM
The same reason they make all movies based on comic books, to make a quick buck.
Frost 09-09-2006 11:26 PM
Yeah... but... I mean... Wonder Woman? Seriously?! There are so many other potential choices!
Big Money 09-09-2006 11:39 PM
Watchmen? THE QUESTION??!
Pie_Junkie 09-10-2006 12:53 AM
LucyInLA would be a good one but prolly won't be chosen.

Frost: While yes there are many other choices she's one of of the mainstream super heros that's well known by young and old so it targets a larger crowd. From the point of the money hungery, it's a great idea. 'Cuz once X-men hit it big at the box office movie companies bought up every comic they could get they're hands on. Miramax optioned Bluntman and Chronic.
DorothyFan1 09-10-2006 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by Pie_Junkie
LucyInLA would be a good one but prolly won't be chosen.

Frost: While yes there are many other choices she's one of of the mainstream super heros that's well known by young and old so it targets a larger crowd. From the point of the money hungery, it's a great idea. 'Cuz once X-men hit it big at the box office movie companies bought up every comic they could get they're hands on. Miramax optioned Bluntman and Chronic.


I'm glad you thought my choice for Wonder Woman should be LucyInLA. Someone should email her this idea or at least let her know. I don't have a YouTube account so I don't think it would hurt to let her in on this idea. At least it would give her something to do. Roll Eyes

In case LucyInLA is not considered...then Anne Hathaway could indeed be the one the studio will look at more closely. She's not on the A-list of actresses right now...but that could quickly change and she definitely is on the rise. The buzz on this actress is growing.
Pie_Junkie 09-10-2006 03:17 PM
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Originally posted by DorothyFan1
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Originally posted by Pie_Junkie
LucyInLA would be a good one but prolly won't be chosen.


I'm glad you thought my choice for Wonder Woman should be LucyInLA. Someone should email her this idea or at least let her know. I don't have a YouTube account so I don't think it would hurt to let her in on this idea. At least it would give her something to do. Roll Eyes

In case LucyInLA is not considered...then Anne Hathaway could indeed be the one the studio will look at more closely. She's not on the A-list of actresses right now...but that could quickly change and she definitely is on the rise. The buzz on this actress is growing.

I got a youtube account. I'll pm her next time I'm on.
DorothyFan1 09-10-2006 05:25 PM
Thanks. I appreciate it. I'm sure she'd be intrigued. It's hard to believe LucyInLA hasn't thought about this. It's funny...because after I saw that blog she gave about actresses in LA being so skinny...LucyInLA is just the opposite in a good way. She looks athletic and could definitely be considered for the role. BTW...she looks tall for an actress...another plus considering the Wonder Woman casting calls.

It would be interesting to see what LucyInLA says. Personally...I'm surprised casting agents haven't noticed her by now with the buzz she's generating from her video blogs. She definitely has a comic streak in her and I can see her doing comedy routines.

My take on LucyInLA is she's so open and honest. I'm almost forgetting she's an actress looking for her big break...but then again...I could be wrong and be taken for a fool. Anyway...let us know what she thinks. I doubt she'll say anything about it considering it's such a high profile role. But then again...did any of us know a guy named Brandon Routh being named the new Man of Steel?
Hobodoken 09-10-2006 06:18 PM
See, I don't think any casting agencies have any interest in youtube for finding talent.

I mean, really. The girl may very well be good, but being on youtube isn't a good way to gain exposure to people who can get you roles.
DorothyFan1 09-10-2006 07:25 PM
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Originally posted by Hobodoken
See, I don't think any casting agencies have any interest in youtube for finding talent.

I mean, really. The girl may very well be good, but being on youtube isn't a good way to gain exposure to people who can get you roles.


That's an interesting view...because I think the opposite could be true. I mean, just a few days ago we see an unknown video blog with Ben Affleck come out (I first read it from defamer.com) just when buzz is getting generated for Hollywoodland...his best acting stint since I think Good Will Hunting. But that video (granted...it's from Ben Affleck's Jersey Girl movie promotion from a few years ago) could spoil his chances at getting the Academy Award for best actor this year. If you don't know what I'm talking about...I think the link to the video is still there on defamer.com. It's an amazing thing to watch how Ben Affleck can be so...(let's put it this way...if I was his wife Jennifer Garner right now I'd want to hide in a closet and not want to come out).

Anyway, I think LucyInLA is on the ball here by posting her video blogs in Youtube. I can't imagine Hollywood would be this ancient in its adaption to new technology with stuff like this. Youtube is fast rising to the ranks of sites like MySpace and I predict "youtube" could be a verb in the next edition of the American Heritage dictionary. It's part of the cultural landscape now. Casting agents would be stupid not to take advantage of the opportunities this new avenue of checking out talent they can avail themselves to. It's cheap, quick and convenient. I hear music agencies are working out arrangements to let people buy music videos from YouTube. I predict movies studios might not be far behind.
Hobodoken 09-10-2006 09:18 PM
The only influence I've seen MySpace have is about catching predators and kids killing themsevles over iPods.

I hope youtube stays away from that.
Gummibear 09-13-2006 08:48 AM
About Catherine McPhee. I like her but I'm not sure she'll be able to shoulder the role of Wonderwoman. Not because she isn't likeable but because she'd be thrusted into a major acting role without having a lot of prior experiance. I could be wrong, maybe she's just a natural talent but then again I don't see that edge that Anne Hathaway has.

I rather like Anne Hathaway, she could carry a film. She's intelligent with attitude to boot. But even then...

I think they should keep looking.
Nine Kuze 09-13-2006 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by Nine XXVI
She's being considered for the new Wonder Woman role.
Peace.

I posted that in The Daily Hustler thread if anybody is interested.

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Originally posted by Gummibear
I rather like Anne Hathaway, she could carry a film. She's intelligent with attitude to boot. But even then...

Hathaway's not bad but I don't think she could pull off Wonder Woman myself. I just don't think she has the look of Wonder Woman really. I'm also haunted by reviews of Superman Returns saying that Brandon Routh looks like Hathaway's little brother. So yeah, there's that as well although I suppose I can't hold that against her.

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Originally posted by DorothyFan1
That's an interesting view...because I think the opposite could be true. I mean, just a few days ago we see an unknown video blog with Ben Affleck come out (I first read it from defamer.com) just when buzz is getting generated for Hollywoodland...his best acting stint since I think Good Will Hunting. But that video (granted...it's from Ben Affleck's Jersey Girl movie promotion from a few years ago) could spoil his chances at getting the Academy Award for best actor this year. If you don't know what I'm talking about...I think the link to the video is still there on defamer.com. It's an amazing thing to watch how Ben Affleck can be so...(let's put it this way...if I was his wife Jennifer Garner right now I'd want to hide in a closet and not want to come out).

Are you talking about that one interview from Canada where Affleck was with J.Lo and he was on that show pretty damn plastered, hiting on the broadcaster (who I've heard does things like that on her show routinely)? If you are, then I don't think its going to be that big of a deal. I mean, if the Academy gave Nicholas Cage an Oscar... Nicholas Cage! But yeah, despite what I think of the dude, I did hear that this is Affleck's best performance as an actor and he's even won an award for it already (I think like the French version of the Oscars or something like that).
Peace.
DorothyFan1 09-13-2006 09:37 PM
Still no word about LucyInLA? Hmmm...I wonder what is up with that? No negative comments abouit her getting the role? Now there's a thought. I gave it my best shot giving what I think are the best possible actresses for the role...young, relatively unknown and "new". No excess baggage that could weigh down the performance for the upcoming role.

Then there is Australian actress Rose Byrne...the one who almost got the role for the Bond girl for the upcoming Casino Royale. This for you out there who don't know her...she was Queen Amidala's Handmaiden Dorme in the Star Wars prequels. Was last seen in Wicker Park. How's this for an actress for the role?

The last time I hit it on the mark was way back when UPN aired Voyager and Kate Mulgrew was chosen to be the first woman captain of a Star Trek series. I'm due for a bullseye soon. It's been a while...but I think the trio of McPhee, Hathaway...and possibly the others I mentioned could possibly be the ones the studios are looking at.

I didn't know that about Brandon Routh getting compared to being Anne Hathaway's little brother. It's funny it was put this way...because I've heard it said Anne Hathaway should be Lois Lane! However, I still believe the Lois Lane casting was a mistake. They should have given the role to Rachel McAdams.
Nine Kuze 09-19-2006 06:16 PM
DorothyFan1 09-20-2006 07:04 PM
I read that. I'm very impressed with Katherine McPhee's maturity. For her to say those things about being considered for Wonder Woman would make me think director Joss Whedon feel even more determined to get her for this role. She's a smart cookie. I doubt many actresses in Hollywood would have the courage to say the things Katherine did.

She's absolutely right. This movie and whomever gets the part is being hyped to the extreme and this sets it up for becoming a colossal failure. The stakes are that high for this movie. Especially since Superman Returns did such a "tepid" box office business in North America. The yardstick is Spiderman 2 and Batman Begins. That's setting the bar very high indeed so it's a wonder Katherine McPhee said the things she did.

At this point...assuming Katherine McPhee actually turns down the offer if she's even approached...I think a new actress may be in the wings that I think may seriously be the one for this role. Soap opera actress Eden Riegel from All My Children. I personally think this actress may be the one getting the role if no other actress is mentioned. I'll explain this in a bit.

Now the others I've mentioned before...LucyInLA and Anne Hathaway I'd imagine are still in the hunt as far as names being bandied about. Funny...Pie_Junkie...I haven't heard from you last when you said you'd email LucyInLA about this part. Any info on what she says? Clearly I can't imagine LucyInLA not wanting to miss the boat if no actress has been offered the Wonder Woman role at this point. LucyInLA clearly qualifies just on her looks alone. In fact if I was the casting director...I would immediately ask Joss Whedon to take a close look at her by watching downloads of her UTube performances. If no name actress is interested in the Wonder Woman role...I can't imagine them not looking at LucyInLA. She's about as unknown as you can get for casting an actress for the role.

I think the Wonder Woman role could very well come down to Anne Hathaway and the new one I just mentioned a bit...Eden Riegel for All My Children. Do a Google search for Eden Riegel and when you see her photo...you'll understand why. She's returning to her Daytime Emmy winning role of Bianca Montgomery this October...and get this...she lives in LA...but is returning to New York to reprise her role. I think once she's on the airwaves again...I believe the casting agents for the Wonder Woman role will take a serious look at her. So I'd take a careful look to see if her name gets mentioned anywhere else on the web for the Wonder Woman role. I think you'll find some others mentioning her for it too.

Right now...I believe because the stakes are so high for this movie and the casting that I think a relative unknown will be hired for the part just like Brandon Routh got it for Superman. Ironically...both Eden Riegel and Anne Hathaway could easily be mistaken for being called Brandon Routh's sister. (Thanks for the observation on that tip) There is definitely a similarity to the way they all look. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or bad. But one thing is certain...if Katherine McPhee turns down the Wonder Woman role assuming she's doing it because she's not satisfied with the script...then I can't imagine Joss Whedon and his casting director turning down a chance to look at Anne Hathaway, Eden Riegel or LucyInLA. A real dark horse could be Aussie actress Rose Byrne. I'm not sure if this is true...but I've heard it mentioned she was considered for Lois Lane.
Nine Kuze 09-21-2006 04:06 PM
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Originally posted by Hobodoken
The only influence I've seen MySpace have is about catching predators and kids killing themsevles over iPods.

I hope youtube stays away from that.

Agreed, unless someone catches all that and uploads it on Youtube. Then, I'm all for it.

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Originally posted by Gummibear
I rather like Anne Hathaway, she could carry a film. She's intelligent with attitude to boot. But even then... I think they should keep looking.

I agree with Gummibear and for the reasons as well. Giving the candidates that DorothyFan1 has already listed and giving us some info on, if I had to, I would go with Hathaway myself. But granted, I think they should keep looking if that's all they got at the moment.

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Originally posted by DorothyFan1
I didn't know that about Brandon Routh getting compared to being Anne Hathaway's little brother. (Thanks for the observation on that tip)... However, I still believe the Lois Lane casting was a mistake. They should have given the role to Rachel McAdams.

Sure thing.

Did Bosworth do a good job with the role of Lois Lane? If you're asking the question, then apparently, you didn't watch the movie (the answer is no). Should they casted someone else for the role? Yes, hell yes. But putting Bosworth's (I guess you can call it "acting") into consideration, I guess you can say she did alright as Lois Lane.

Also, the role should have gone to Teri Hatcher. The best Lois Lane ever.
Peace.
DorothyFan1 09-26-2006 10:14 AM
I'm posting this because I visited youtube today and I've seen the latest blog from LucyInLA. The newest one she's releasing shows her anger and frustration at people's inability to believe she's real. Well, I believe she's real now...thanks to that video blog. But what I'm really interested in finding out is whether or not "LucyInLA" (I'm putting this in quotes because obviously that's not her real name) has auditioned for the Wonder Woman role.

If not...it means Joss Whedon still isn't serious about casting. If there are casting auditions being done for the movie...it's being done in secret while blabbing publically with names being bandied about. What interests me is the fact LucyInLA hasn't mentioned whether or not she's interested in auditioning for this. It would be fascinating to know if she is.

In the meantime...I believe a new actress should be considered for this role...the recently let go actress from the hot 24 TV series...Reiko Ayglesworth (Michelle Dessler). Do a Google search on Reiko Ayglesworth and you'll see why she would be totally awesome. She's exotic...like Joss Whedon opied, and can act and definitely is not a toothpick with collarbone and spine showing.
Hobodoken 09-26-2006 11:33 AM
It's not like one can just walk up and ask to audition most of the time... Open auditions aren't too common for large roles.