Evangeline Lilly Was Up For WONDER WOMAN Role Back In 2005

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug actress has revealed to MTV that she actually met with Warner Bros. for their -- now defunct obviously -- big screen Wonder Woman movie, seemingly back when Joss Whedon had the reigns. Read on for more.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 12/18/2013


Peter Jackson may have persuaded her play Tauriel in his second Hobbit flick, but after Lost finished up Evangeline Lilly shunned roles in big-budget blockbuster type movies, preferring to keep out of the spotlight and focus on writing. But, that could have all been VERY different if she'd have taken the role of the first ever big-screen Wonder Woman! "I actually went in and met on Wonder Woman at one point," Lilly told MTV News. "Before the thing fell apart. That was early, that was first season of 'LOST' before I went, wait a minute, I don't know if I want to do this!" Nothing is certain, but the time-frame suggests that this would indeed have been Avengers director Joss Whedon's take on the character, and not the Diana that would have appeared in George Miller's "Justice League: Mortal". Lilly may have kept clear of these type of movies up until now..but should the opportunity arise to play a role like that in the future? "Would I want to jump into a franchise like that at this point? It's all speculation, but it is super flattering, it's crazy flattering". It's all moot now anyway of course since Gal Gadot will play the role in Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel sequel - but do you think Lilly would have made a good Wonder Woman? Sound off below.
Source: MTV
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MrCBM56 - 12/18/2013, 2:23 PM
Based on her acting in Desolation of Smaug, she would own the role.
Tyrus - 12/18/2013, 2:23 PM
WHAT!!!????

Oh well. I don't really like her anymore anyway, didn't like her back then during season 1 of LOST either...
DrDoom - 12/18/2013, 2:29 PM
I would be ok with this
Tyrus - 12/18/2013, 2:30 PM
I will say that I'd rather see Lilly as WW now instead of Gadot.
Nomis - 12/18/2013, 2:30 PM
I could see that.

Ramiel - 12/18/2013, 2:36 PM
Evangeline Lilly >> Gal Gadot
DEVLIN712 - 12/18/2013, 2:49 PM
From what I've heard, that WW script wasn't Joss' best work. It seems that the bad script was one of the main factors that led to the movie getting canned
JoJo1982 - 12/18/2013, 2:50 PM
aww damn!!!

after watching Hobbit 2 I think should could of pulled it off
rubbish78 - 12/18/2013, 2:53 PM
I can see it.
Optimus83 - 12/18/2013, 2:58 PM
Cool. ...Evangeline Lilly as Wonder Woman
HelaGood - 12/18/2013, 3:02 PM
now THAT wouldve been AWESOME!!!
grifdeadpoolteabag - 12/18/2013, 3:04 PM
OhmygawditsSOOOPERflattering.

Holy crap, there are more adverbs in the English language; learn some.
KidGoku - 12/18/2013, 3:05 PM
She would've nailed it.

But let's see what Gal has.
npamusic - 12/18/2013, 3:05 PM
mmmmm she's hottttttttttttt. Christ.
cipher - 12/18/2013, 3:07 PM


Lovely bird.
superbigguy32 - 12/18/2013, 3:10 PM
I always wanted her for Lois Lane
BIGDane42 - 12/18/2013, 3:16 PM
She is my top choice if they ever use Shayera Hol. She was both of my top choices for Diana, and Lois Lane. Great actress!
TheRealistStarLord - 12/18/2013, 3:17 PM
she is too short.
Tajin88 - 12/18/2013, 3:24 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! F*U*C*K DC! She should have been in! Oh, it happens again, I got aroused!
SuperCat - 12/18/2013, 3:25 PM
Never watched "Lost" but I can see her as WW.
boiling - 12/18/2013, 3:25 PM
She should have been cast as Lois Lane in MoS! Loved MoS, seen it couple of times now but still think Amy Adams is just wrong. Replace Adams with Lilly in BvS!!!
ds9epicfan - 12/18/2013, 3:27 PM
Evangeline Lilly as Wonder Woman should be in the new Superman movie.It's a step up from Gal Gadot who should be let go and so they can bring in Evangeline!But that won't happen,so we're stuck with Gal!Man,the script better be amazing!
Tajin88 - 12/18/2013, 3:27 PM
What happened to Tea? We need pics bomb, right now!
ALmazing - 12/18/2013, 3:32 PM
Casting an actress over a beauty queen? What a strange concept... for WB.
Facade - 12/18/2013, 3:38 PM
Better than Twiggy.
skullboy - 12/18/2013, 3:53 PM
Too small for the role.
DrunkenNukem - 12/18/2013, 4:00 PM
Beautiful babe
darklighter1 - 12/18/2013, 4:06 PM
You guys understand she's only like 3 feet tall right?
claybo4131 - 12/18/2013, 4:08 PM
I said it back then, I will say it again and still stand by it......She is the ONLY person who should have been cast and/or considered to play Carol Ferris in Green Lantern, not Blake Buttface Lively from that crapfest CW junk called Gossip Girl

Lilly kicked ass on Lost, she kicked ass in The Hobbit, she can play a strong character.

As for Wonder Woman.....maybe, I wouldnt have objected to it at all.
ALmazing - 12/18/2013, 4:09 PM
Who would pick this



over this



for WW, preposterous.
dckizzle - 12/18/2013, 4:10 PM
Don't mattet
JokersWild - 12/18/2013, 4:13 PM
Boobs too small

/fanboystupidness
RedeemerOfSouls - 12/18/2013, 4:17 PM
That pic of Evangeline Lilly is misleading. Here she is just months ago;




She looks sweet but she's not right for Wonder Woman in 2013.

However Gal Gadot;



.....perfect!!!
DCeddie - 12/18/2013, 4:59 PM
I always thought she'd make a fantastic Lois lane...
gaikinger - 12/18/2013, 5:21 PM
Evangeline Lily all the way!
Enphlieuwince - 12/18/2013, 5:44 PM
She could've worked, but, I'm happy with Gal for now.
Ranger14 - 12/18/2013, 5:51 PM
Love her as Tauriel!
ds9epicfan - 12/18/2013, 5:55 PM
@sKeemAn
That chick in lingerie...Wonder Woman..Now!!!Make it happen DC/WB!
sanyaya - 12/18/2013, 6:50 PM
Still a better choice than GAL GADOT
Jhuntdaprodigy - 12/18/2013, 7:08 PM
It's a damn shame she's not playing Wonder Woman in the movie. I would have definitely preferred her, Jaimie Alexander, or Gemma Arterton. But it's Gal Gadot, end of story, deal with it I must.
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