So What BATMAN VS SUPERMAN Role Is Warners Testing Actresses For?

batman superman womenSo, it looks like Warner Brothers is testing for the female lead in the Batman/Superman film, but what that role will be is up for speculation.

Variety is reporting that (from left to right above) Gal Godot (best known for three of the six Fast & Furious films), Élodie Yung (Best known as Jinx in G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Olga Kurylenko (known as the Bond girl in Quantum of Solace) have been auditioned for the female lead in the film. Variety, always one to make a stand, says that they appear to be auditioning for Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, although they could be auditioning for a love interest, although the role seems like it would be Wonder Woman.

If I was a betting man, I’d say love interest. While Wonder Woman is an interesting choice, there are a lot of factors at play with that makes her involvement in the film in a major way a stretch.

For one, this new film needs to establish a new Batman, and new status quo for Batman, a reason for him and Superman to either fight, team up or both. Add that to Nightwing being part of the proceedings and all the baggage that brings and you already have a pretty busy film without introducing Wonder Woman and her back story into the equation.

Also, this latest round of actresses are all English as second a language speakers. Kurylenko and Yung are from France, and Gadot is Israeli. Not to be all jingoistic or culturally insensitive, but I doubt that Warners is going to cast a Wonder Woman that speaks less than perfect English, no matter how good of an actress they are.

And. personally, while all the actresses above were in kick-ass action movies, movies where they were doing some of the ass-kicking, they are more the lithe, athletic type than Amazonian.

If there’s a comic character they could be playing, I think it’s more likely that they will be playing Talia Al Ghul than Wonder Woman, but that’s just me.

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November 14, 2013 8:21 pm