The casting sheet for the “Wonder Woman” pilot being produced by David E. Kelley has been unveiled by DC Women Kicking Ass.
Here is what they revealed about the characters and more. Before you read, though, note there might be some minor spoilers.
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Exec. Producers: David E. Kelley, Bill D’Elia
Casting Director: David Rapaport
Casting Associate: Lyndsey Baldasare
NY Casting Directors: Beth Bowling & Kim Miscia
NY Casting Assistant: Michael Rios
Start Date: March 15, 2011
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
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[WONDER WOMAN / DIANA THEMYSCIRA / DIANA PRINCE] Female, late 20s to 30s. A kick-ass Superhero / Powerful C.E.O. / A vulnerable woman. Long flowing black hair, blue eyes. Amazon-like, muscular, an Olympian. The charismatic stage presence of a rock star. A crime fighter. Also, a real woman who yearns to live a normal life. She is accessible and appealing to all people, men and women alike…SERIES LEAD. ASP.
[MYNDI MAYER] Female, open ethnicity, 30s. Publicist, Press Secretary and Wonder Woman’s confidant and nurturing best friend. Worldy and edgy. Sexy and persuasive, her appearance is part of her strength. She is beautiful and put together – dressed expensively in the latest fashions, plus she’s got a bit of bite, clever wit and sass. She’s the prodder of Diana’s social life…SERIES REGULAR. ASP.
[ETTA] Female, open ethnicity, 30s. Diana Themyscira’s always cheerful personal assistant. A bit charactery , but real, pretty and effervescent. She is blindly devoted to Diana. She’s her unrelenting cheerleader, with unwavering, unabated support. On the vulnerable side, she sees the humble and sympathetic sides in everyone, including Diana…SERIES REGULAR. ASP.
[CEO HENRY DEMETER] Male, open ethnicity, 40s. Acting CEO of Themyscira Industries. Grounded, intelligent and deeply devoted to Diana. He runs the day to day operations of the company and acts like an Uncle to Diana although he could be a possible love interest down the line…SERIES REGULAR. ASP.
[STEVE TREVOR] Male, open ethnicity, 30s. A leading man Diana can’t look past. Good looking but a real man. An Army vet, he now works in the Justice dept…SERIES REGULAR, ASP.
[ED INDELICATO] Male, late 30s to early 40s. Stoic and tough, he is a liaison to the police department. Devoted and loyal to Diana, he’s blue collar, a no nonsense kind of guy. A chiseled man who subscribes to the old fashion rules of relationships – men don’t talk much. His job comes first and he wouldn’t make room for the possibility that there is potential romantic relationship with Diana…SERIES REGULAR, 10/13
Something that I didn’t get into in my previous article was the three identities Wonder Woman will have. In this version, Diana Prince is the Clark Kent disguise that wants to live a normal life. Her second identity, Dina Themyscira, is the CEO for Themyscira Industries. She also is known in the public as Wonder Woman, her third identity. The Diana Themyscira identity is very similar to Tony Stark, who is known in his world as the famous owner of Stark Industries and as the superhero Iron Man.
I think it’s going to be very interesting to see how this plays out. Being a CEO whose identity as a superhero is known in the public and also having a disguise to live a normal life is something that I personally think could work out. It’s nice to see a new approach on the identity part of a superhero.
One character that wasn’t part of the casting sheet was Wonder Woman’s nemesis, Veronica Cale. But this doesn’t mean that she won’t be in the show, maybe they will cast her after the first few episodes. The possibility that Veronica Cale isn’t going to appear in the new series is very small; a show about a superhero needs a villain. Or, perhaps she’s already been cast and the announcement will happen when they reveal the entire cast for these characters.
According to DC Women Kicking Ass, it seems the casting is going on as we speak in Los Angeles. Production starts March 15 and since it’s only a month away, this could mean that an announcement of who will be playing Wonder Woman should be revealed in a few weeks. An interesting point here is that so far when it comes to the casting, there hasn’t been anything mentioned as to only going for unknown actors (like “Smallville” did) so it is possible that the role of Wonder Woman could go to a well-known actress.
My two choices for Wonder Woman from Sherice Atoinette’s top-5-choices-to-play-Wonder-Woman-list are Bridget Regan and Erica Durance (those two also seem to be the most popular with our readers). Each of them would be great as WW. Durance, who has played the famous DC character Lois Lane for six years on “Smallville,” does have experience playing a DC character, plus she has mentioned her interest for Wonder Woman before. The thing that could stop her from getting the role would then be that she already has played a huge DC character, but hey, Chris Evans got the role as Captain America even though that he already played another Marvel hero, Johnny Storm/Human Torch.
Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming “Wonder Woman” series. In the meantime, discuss and leave your comments to the right. Who should play Wonder Woman? And has the revealed casting sheet raised your expectations for the return of WW?
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