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January 24 2007

Smulders open to Wonder Woman. In the tradition of naming every brunette actress in Hollywood as the next Wonder Woman, Cobie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother says she'd be open to auditioning for the role.

In other news: the Pope is Catholic and bears shit in the woods.

She wouldn't be a bad choice. Unlike most of the others we have heard.
Good, bad, indifferent - as she says herself, every brown-haired actress in Hollywood is being asked by their agent about it. And most of them are going to say they'd be open to the audition - of course!
"it's definitely not, like, in the works or anything." {snip} "I think it's just a general, like, question that everyone's going to pose their clients."

I really give her props for being honest and saying that she's just answering their question and doesn't really expect it will be happening. Although, I would love to see WW sing Let's Go To The Mall. It would be legend -- wait for it -- dary! ;-)

In the meantime, your daily minimum requirement of snark: Yes, and I am open in the endzone. Hit me, Peyton Manning, hit me! Yep -- about exactly as likely. ;-)
Much better answer than Katherine McPhee's.
Damn, this casting is taking them forever.
Damn, this casting is taking them forever.

Casting hasn't even begun. And it won't begin until they've got a finished script. And they haven't got a finished script. So...

All of this is speculation.
I generally don't comment on the Wonder Woman casting stuff as it just seems to be dragging on for ever what with all the rumours after rumour after rumour (finish the script already Joss!!!).

But I have to say that Cobie Smulders has been my favourite choice since it was first announced that Joss was doing WW, and that was even before I got into HIMYM and was based on her role in the rather poor and short-lived 'Veritas: the Quest' (Cobie was the only decent thing it had going for it really).

However, I honestly thought there was no way she would ever be linked to the role, so it's nice to know that she would at least be interested in the part.
I hear Tom Hanks (with his longer DaVinci Code hair of course) is in talks to consider the Wonder Woman role... ;-)
I dunno, is he tall enough ?
I certainly wouldn't be disappointed if she got the role. She has the look, and I love How I Met Your Mother.
I heard a rumor that the holdup in script writing is that Joss insists on playing the role himself...
I have been quite vociferous on the subject of who should play WW, I think its the first time I have ever been fanatic fangirl. I am boring my friends to tears with my ranting every time a new actress is "tipped" for the role (which is thrice daily!!). I do think Smulders would be a good choice, in fact she is now my favourite. Go Smulders!!
John Goodman!
Just watched the Angel ep "The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco", and I *think* Joss gave us some foreshadowing on who he would like.... At the very beginning, Lorne is talking to Fred and he tells her she is "Wonder Woman". Not sure if she would be my all time favorite choice, but it wouldn't bother me either!
Except '...Cinco' was written by Jeffrey Bell.
"Smulders open to Wonder Woman"

Um... members of the press:

What virtually-unknown actress under 30 wouldn't be "open" to starring in a Joss Whedon-written/directed, Joel Silver-produced, big-budget Warner Bros. studio tentpole superhero movie? Jeez...

(Please note I'm in no way criticizing the esteemed crossoverman, but rather the absurdity of Sci Fi Wire's original headline.)

FYI, Smulders' actual quote from the February issue of Esquire that started all this nonsense is...

"I have a couple of guy friends who want me to play Wonder Woman", she says. "I think they just want to see me in the suit."

That's it.

Sigh...
(Please note I'm in no way criticizing the esteemed crossoverman, but rather the absurdity of Sci Fi Wire's original headline.)

Heh, I've never been esteemed before. Steamed more than once...

Actually, my whole point of posting this link was to draw attention to the fact that, well duh - of course she'd be interested. Why wouldn't she be! Which is why I also mentioned The Pope and Bears...
I haven't got an ounce of snark left in me on this topic.

I've written satires, parodies, fake interviews, fake news items, speculations, propositions, expositions, premonitions, banisters and canisters, bishops and fishops and rabbis and popeyes.

I just can't do it anymore. Wonder Woman Casting Rumours, you're on your own.

*sigh*

God help me, I've used up all my Wonder Woman Snark. I need a Wonder Woman Snark Refill stat. It's gonna be a long, rocky road to production if I can't find my Wonder Woman Snark Reservoir.
Isn't Wonder Woman Snark a new flavor from Ben & Jerry's? ;-)
"Let's go save the world.......today!"

Sorry, couldn't resist.
This just in: 'Snark Drought Hits California', thousands worry that everything they hear may actually be the literal truth (though possibly still delivered in a sarcastic tone of voice).

I think this is a beautiful time in the life of any Wonder Woman Casting Speculation. You've done everything you can for them QuoterGal but now it's time for them to leave the nest, fly away and engender hours of largely aimless chat about the height, build and relative acting abilities of various brunette actresses (and Morgan Freeman) elsewhere. I'm actually tearing up a little here. Kleenex anyone ? *sniff* ...
It's so hard to let go.

So young. So vulnerable. Still so much to learn.

You're right, Saje, my work is done, and it's time for them to stand on their own two-to-however many feet.

I need a moment - I'm a little verkempt right now...

(Hey, billz, it was the "rocky road" that sent you down the ice cream path, wasn't it?)
uno) Cobie is a descent choice for the part

dos) Every actress/woman would like to be Wonder Woman, no one is going to say "no I don't want it" especially in hypothetical-land, where everyone knows *I* am Wonder Woman

tres) Being brunette shouldn't even be a factor, since any actress/woman would be willing to dye her hair or wear a wig for the part. Having said that, an olive complextion and stature are more important appearance-wise. Talent and the ability to listen to the writer/director are important performance wise. Sorry, Donald Sutherland.

quatro) We can speculate all we want, throw out all of the names of female actresses until when casting finally does begin, someone can say "I told you so" just because they "thought of it first." The guessing isn't going to stop, so lets just enjoy the ride and have fun with it until the part is locked.

cinco) I am also open to auditioning for the role of Wonder Woman. In the meantime, call me Sheera: Princess of Power.
I'm auditioning for the role as well. I think I'm a lock, being an asian male who looks nothing like wonder woman. I figured I should just throw my hat into the arena as well and maybe joss will decide to pull a move like the BSG guys did with starbuck.

Of course, that BSG reference will probably lose me the part.
Dakota Fanning, anyone? I think she's a stand-out choice.
I LOVED She-ra. Sorry for the random;) At least all the constant casting rumors are keeping the movie in the public eye/mind/whatever. All I know is that I can't wait to see it, whenever that might be.
Dakota Fanning, anyone? I think she's a stand-out choice.


Hey, Joss did say he wanted someone young for the role.
(Hey, billz, it was the "rocky road" that sent you down the ice cream path, wasn't it?)

You scream, I scream, we all scream, QG. We all scream. *sniffles as sentimental theme song about Wonder Woman Casting Rumors growing up and leaving the nest starts playing* ;-)
tres) Being brunette shouldn't even be a factor, since any actress/woman would be willing to dye her hair or wear a wig for the part. Having said that, an olive complextion and stature are more important appearance-wise. Talent and the ability to listen to the writer/director are important performance wise. Sorry, Donald Sutherland.

You are so right about the hair color issue, but honestly the complexion shouldn't be a factor either. In the comic she is pale with dark hair and my understanding is that in the legend of the Amazons the women are also pale...and blond actually. If they decided to go with an olive complexion I doubt that people will complain...more than they will no matter who is chosen. ;-)


"So young. So vulnerable. Still so much to learn."

It is OK Quotergal, they get old fast.

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