Thursday, February 9, 2012
America's Guardian Angel- on the big screen?
Since 2005, Hollywood has been planning a new Wonder Woman movie to finally represent female empowerment in comics. Seven years later, however, they still have not come to a conclusion on an actress to play this kick-ass Amazonian princess. Many names have been rumored to have had their pictures taken in Wonder Woman suits, but no definite women have been chosen to play this role. A picture of Megan Fox was photo-shopped by a fan to reveal her wearing the red, white, and blue, and caused much uproar among the comic world. When asked if she would star in the new Wonder Woman movie, Fox disses the super heroine: "Wonder Woman is a lame superhero… She flies around in her invisible jet and her weaponry is a lasso that makes you tell the truth. I just don’t get it. Somebody has a big challenge on their hands whoever takes that role but I don’t want to do it.” If this is how most Americans view Wonder Woman, then it is no wonder a serious movie has not yet been made! Why can't a female superhero be just as intimidating and awe-inspiring as the males? Megan Fox represented a lot of ignorant people when she spoke these hurtful words, and brought up the fact that this new movie will need to be out-of-this-world in order to make the public love Wonder Woman again.
Personally, I would love to see a new Wonder Woman movie come out just to bring back the excitement for female superheroes. I think that having an actress who is both tough and beautiful (but not sexual or slutty) would be an excellent representation of who Wonder Woman is and how she can easily fit in with "the boys." The pressure to pick the perfect woman to play the Amazon princess will be great, however, or else we will end up with another trashy Elektra or Catwoman! It might be a few more years before we see Diana Prince on the big screen.