Jaimie Alexander Offers Advice For Making WONDER WOMAN Work

A fan favorite for the role, Jaimie Alexander (Thor) reveals that she's no longer interested in playing Wonder Woman because of the many failed attempts in bringing her to life. She then offers advice for how the character can work, comparing her to Bourne.

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By Paul Romano - 1/10/2013


Speaking with MTV Slashpage while promoting The Last Stand, actress Jaimie Alexander shares her thoughts on possibly playing Diana Prince/Wonder Woman on the big screen. While she previously expressed interest in playing the DC Comics super-heroine, due to the many failed attempts in bringing the character to life, she isn't interested in portraying Diana of Themiscyra anymore. "I used to be [interested], but then I've seen how many failed attempts there have been in making it. It's embarrassing for me as a woman, seeing what they did with that TV show." She also shares her thoughts on the depiction of female superheroes in general on film, specifically discussing NBC's failed Wonder Woman pilot which starred Adrianne Palicki. "Let's talk about this for a second. You have very few female superheroes dominating films these days, unless they're in a skin tight outfit and their boobs are pushed up to their chin. It's not okay," Alexander said. "All she does is sit and eat ice cream while she's crying over a boy. I know that never aired, but that's what the script said."

However, she has some advice for how to properly bring Wonder Woman to life: Make it like the Bourne film franchise. "There needs to be a positive role model. If you're going to make 'Wonder Woman,' make it like 'The Bourne Supremacy,'" she said. "Let's do something awesome like that. Like 'Alias.' That was a fantastic show. Why can't we do that? Why does she have to be in hot pants and spandex? I get it, it's visually stunning for half of the people, but at least make her grow a pair!"



Personally, I would love to see Jaimie Alexander play Wonder Woman, even though she's playing a similar character (Lady Sif) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and my #1 choice for Diana Prince is Gina Carano. It is true that the character hasn't been properly adapted yet. Fingers crossed the Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.' Justice League and/or a solo movie will be the one we deserve. Another Wonder Woman television pilot, Amazon, is in development at The CW.

You can next see Jaimie Alexander in action in The Last Stand, which hits theaters January 18th. You can also see her as Lady Sif again in Thor: The Dark World on November 8th.









Source: MTV Splashpage
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MarkJulian - 1/10/2013, 9:50 AM
Oh wow, she pulled no punches.
Asterisk - 1/10/2013, 9:53 AM
Damn, woman. She hit it right on the head.

I actually just watched the episode of Always Sunny in Philadelphia with her on it last night. She's good.
IronDean2099 - 1/10/2013, 9:57 AM
The only reason Wonder Woman exists is because of the tight outfit and the hot pants. Anyone who says otherwise is delusional. There are zero memorable Wonder Woman solo stories you could even draw from to make a movie. She's just the token 'hot girl' of the Justice League. She is strong, and she is a woman, but how she is considered a role model is beyond me. I guess it must be because no one wants to be Hawk Girl.
Asterisk - 1/10/2013, 10:02 AM
@IronDean2099

DukeAcureds - 1/10/2013, 10:09 AM
She's right. It should be fvcking awesome and epic! War! Battle! Ancient Greecxe! World War II! Armageddon! EPIC! Like that.
PaulRom - 1/10/2013, 10:13 AM
I recently watched the animated Wonder Woman movie for the first time, and I really enjoyed it. Possibly the best on-screen depiction of the character to date. I'd love the live action movie to be heavily influenced by it.
DioFoRio - 1/10/2013, 10:21 AM
god damn I just got wet
marvel72 - 1/10/2013, 10:28 AM
she'd be a perfect wonder women,she was great as sif.
Grimfoe - 1/10/2013, 10:29 AM
@IronDean: You're not wrong. But that doesn't mean the character can't evolve. We've moved a long way since the character was originally developed. Wonder Woman can be much more than eye candy. She could be a strong woman that also embraces her feminine nature. If done correctly, she could be someone that I would want my daughter to look up to.

(Yes, I know she's not real and having your child look up to a fictional character seems silly to some. I grew up idolizing Captain American and that has helped me to become the man that I am today. Wonder Woman could be the same type of fictional role model for my daughter, if she was portrayed correctly.)
IronDean2099 - 1/10/2013, 10:32 AM
Grimfoe@ Fair points, and I get what you said about the character, but people on here expecting an epic, sophisticated Wonder Woman that's not going to rely on T&A and still be successful are kidding themselves. She doesn't even have any good villains.
jimpinto24 - 1/10/2013, 10:32 AM
Wow! She put every thing on the table.
MrDonut - 1/10/2013, 10:36 AM
She should b WW; looks just like how Jim Lee draws her
Frankly they should make it like Thor meets Xena with some 300 thrown in; make it an epic fantasy sci-fi with a fish-out-of-water/romance angle thrown into it, best way 2 handle tone n get butts of both sexes in seats
siggisuperman - 1/10/2013, 10:36 AM
@IronDean dude Wonder Woman is more then just that. She was a feminist icon back in the day. She should be reintroduced as such. DC tried to put some god-damned pants on her put the pussied out and shopped it into a skirt right before releasing the new 52. It's just strange now that there is porn accessible anytime anyday why there would need to be super sexy images in comics, I mean what do guys whack off to it ?
ATrueHero1987 - 1/10/2013, 10:38 AM
@LEVITIKUZ Maybe she sounds pissed because she wants WB to put out a successful WW film. As for you second post, they're not really in any position until the stop the fighting in house but I agree with your other point. If WB did put out a kickass WW movie, it would be the first successful mainstream super heroine. GL....since the travesty that came out in 2011, you can forget about another GL movie for now.
IronDean2099 - 1/10/2013, 10:40 AM
DC movies really don't have much hope. We won't get another solo Green Lantern movie, rebooted, John Stewart or otherwise. Superhero movies with a female lead have a long history of failing miserably, so that rules out Wonder Woman. Green Arrow is doing ok but that will stay seperate from the movies. Aquaman doesn't exactly scream blockbuster either. Batman won't get touched for quite some time. Man of Steel looks amazing, but I don't think the general audience will be easily convinced. The Flash needs to happen, and it needs to be done damn well or no more DC movies for about a decade.
thewonderer - 1/10/2013, 10:42 AM
Being a minor character doesn't give you the right to act like you know anything about it.

Lets ask the "NO MOAR DED COPS" guy about what he thinks about Justice League now.
IronDean2099 - 1/10/2013, 10:47 AM
She's only a feminist icon because of the old TV show plus the fact that she's the most recognizable female superhero. Nothing to do with her rich long history as a character.
ATrueHero1987 - 1/10/2013, 10:47 AM
@thewonderer How do you know she's not a fan of the Wonder Woman comics? She did say that on a TV show that she use to read comics.

Another thing, be careful with that first statement @thewonderer, because you can't talk yourself. You more than likely haven't picked up a comic yourself or you probably just borrowed one or 2 from the library. Just because you MAY have read an issue or 2 of Avengers, Batman or whatever, doesn't make you an expert.
GetsugaTensho22 - 1/10/2013, 10:47 AM
Holy Snap, you can tell she's not talking out of her ass....she's absolutely right!!!

I'm in love.
gambgel - 1/10/2013, 10:58 AM
suprised she attacked the latest tv show like that

She didnt like the costume either, lol
SageMode - 1/10/2013, 10:59 AM
LEVITKUTZ
"WBs is in a position to change comic book movies forever and make Marvel scared. If they introduced Wonder Woman and John Stewart GL, you introduced the first mainstream female superhero and African American superhero. Marvel has yet to do that and it opens the door for so many other heroes. Hopefully WBs does well with them both."


1. The first female superhero was Fantomah and the first African American superhero was The Falcon.

2. Marvel Studios has made live action movies since 2008 and already we've got heroes on the screen in the form of Iron Man, Thor, Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Avengers and soon to be Guardians Of The Galaxy, and Ant-Man. WB/DC has made live action since 1978 and has only been concentrating on Superman, Batman, and a failed Green Lantern a mediocre Watchmen and a bunch of flicks from their imprints labels.
subzero1077 - 1/10/2013, 11:00 AM
Jaimie Alexander for Wonder Woman!
CharlesLord - 1/10/2013, 11:00 AM
lmfao jamie is awesome
Asterisk - 1/10/2013, 11:10 AM
@SageMode

I think what he's saying is that is would be the first mainstream female and black superheroes on film that would be successful (which is not actually true, considering Blade).

And finally, someone on this site who actually agrees with me that the Watchmen movie is not that good.
Ancar - 1/10/2013, 11:10 AM
Gina Carano, really? You must be joking, man!
spidey1994 - 1/10/2013, 11:14 AM
Jaimie Alexander, you are awesome.

DCjohnny - 1/10/2013, 11:21 AM
Jaimie Alexander is perfect for wonder woman......
giannis - 1/10/2013, 11:21 AM
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Shamo - 1/10/2013, 11:24 AM
set em straight!
Fogs - 1/10/2013, 11:29 AM
She's damn right. And hot.
TheSoulEater - 1/10/2013, 11:31 AM
Easily resolved, YOU play her Jamie :D



n1ghtw1ng2832 - 1/10/2013, 11:34 AM
This ugly ass moron would never make a good wonder woman anyways
TheBatman3000 - 1/10/2013, 11:37 AM
Gina Carrano! she would be perfect..ever since i seen Haywire i was blown away by how kick ass this chick is...
SugarYumYum - 1/10/2013, 11:37 AM
Preach it girl!

Love how she openly trashed that trash pilot, girl is a badass.
JimmyPesto - 1/10/2013, 11:42 AM
Well said. I still think Refn would do a good job though.
Optimus83 - 1/10/2013, 11:43 AM
she is a "PERFECT" Wonder Woman. ...
SageMode - 1/10/2013, 11:44 AM
LEVITKUTZ

"Who the [frick] is Fantomah? Also who is Falcon? We talking the one in Cap 2? If so what about Blade?

Also quit [frick]ing bringing up how WBs has owned DC and haven't done shit. Was there a Cap movie before the one by Marvel Studios? Yes and it [frick]ing sucks. Was there a Hulk movie before TIH? Yes and that [frick]ing sucked. Quit [frick]ing saying shit about DC because I can turn it around and say the same thing about Marvel."



1. They're both who I just described. Fantomah is the first female superhero and Falcon from Marvel Comics is the first African-American superhero.

2. Oh wow, KUTZ used the F-word. You bad now. LMAO.
And it still stands, Marvel Studios has yet to make a movie that was a commercial, financial, and critical failure. WB/DC on the other hand doesn't have to same claim. Sorry to break it you since you're a DC Fanboy, but get over yourself, tough guy. It's facts.
JatevinM - 1/10/2013, 11:58 AM
I've been saying for years that the key to making a Wonder Woman movie is to not treat her as a superhero but as a warrior. In Thor's movie and in the Avengers he wasn't treated like a superhero like the others were he was treated as a warrior who had come to earth to help. She also should definitely not wear her original costume there should be a version of it that looks like a cross between Xena, a gladiator, and her original costume.
LAXtremest - 1/10/2013, 12:01 PM
No one cared about CBM's when Blade came out? If it wasn't for Blade we wouldn't have all the great CBM's we have now.
JatevinM - 1/10/2013, 12:07 PM
No one cared about CBM's before Blade came out? So I guess the Donner Superman movies and Tim Burton's Batman movies were just nonexistent.
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