Olivia Munn Would Love To Play WONDER WOMAN, But Doesn't Think She Has Much Of A Shot

Olivia Munn Would Love To Play WONDER WOMAN, But Doesn't Think She Has Much Of A Shot

the fanboy favorite actress and presenter (who had a small role in Iron Man 2) is a well know fan of the character, but due to her Chinese-American heritage doesn't think she'd be in with a chance of playing her on the big screen. Read on for more..

Although she made her name as a presenter, Olivia Munn has gone on to prove her acting chops in the likes of Iron Man 2, Magic Mike and more recently as financial journalist Sloan Sabbith in HBO's excellent The Newsroom. Munn is a well known comic book fan and this -- along with her stunning looks no doubt -- has led her to become many fan's pick to play Wonder Woman on the big screen (should DC/WB ever get the finger out) either in a solo movie or in the planned Justice League flick. When asked about this by the Boston Herald the actress reaffirms her love for the character but doesn't think it's likely to happen. "It would be great, though, if the producers could make Wonder Woman an Asian-American, but that's probably not what they would do," Munn said. "I don't know a lot of Asian-American women who are getting great opportunities yet, and the other actresses (vying for the role) are probably really famous and Hollywood tends to go for the girls who are already in the big movies.". What do you guys think? Could you see Munn don the gauntlets and lasso as Princess Diana? Sound off below.

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Filed Under "Wonder Woman" 7/24/2013 Source: Boston Herald
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GoldenMan - 7/24/2013, 4:16 AM
I'm open to that. Very open indeed.

RexDartEskimoSpy - 7/24/2013, 4:16 AM
Yeah, that'swhy she doesn't get good rolls...
Whiteandgold - 7/24/2013, 4:19 AM
She's hot
sameoldthing - 7/24/2013, 4:31 AM
Maybe she could portray Psylocke..nah,Betsy is Japanese now not Chinese.
Perhaps she could play an villainess?

Olivia is a sexy lady..Is she a decent actress?
Any thoughts on what role she could do?
Besides sex-tapes..
RorMachine - 7/24/2013, 4:34 AM
She's impressive enough in The Newsroom anyway...I mean she doesn't have to do that much, but what she does she does well!
Mego - 7/24/2013, 4:37 AM
She mustve had a great agent and PR machine because shes got an average face and average body for a lean chick.

I see prettier chicks working fast food and grocery stores.
RorMachine - 7/24/2013, 4:39 AM
You're a weirdo.
KungFuKoala - 7/24/2013, 4:41 AM
Michelle Rodriguez for Wonder Woman
Nubase - 7/24/2013, 4:41 AM
she should not think like that

if anyone wants to know what wonder women would be like on screen only has to watch Faora in MOS, change the suit and that's wonder women.

It will be a unknown actress or an actress who on the brink

CherryBomb - 7/24/2013, 4:43 AM
Olivia Munn should've played Blink and Fan Bingbing should be Psylocke.
ScottScottScott - 7/24/2013, 4:43 AM
I think she's great, but in my mind her not getting Wonder Woman has less to do with heritage and more to do with she's to frail looking for the role. They need someone with some muscle tone to play her.
CherryBomb - 7/24/2013, 4:44 AM
Adrianne Palicki should be Wonder Woman.
ParisSun - 7/24/2013, 4:46 AM
Is that the reason she thinks she will not get the role? Really?

This is a girl who has made her money peddling her looks. Put her in a background role as a super heroine and that's it.
subzero1077 - 7/24/2013, 4:54 AM
Jaimie Alexander or GTFO!
ManDeth - 7/24/2013, 5:03 AM
It really says something about people's perceptions of playing Wonder Woman considering some of the talentless women who try to get in line to play her.

Ugly ass Chyna wanted the part. Gina Carano, Olivia Munn, Megan Fox, Katy Perry and Whedon wanted Angelina Jolie to play the part.

I hope they cast a great actress who gives the character heart and depth. Not some fake ass looking bimbo who cant act and no one will care about. Thats a porno Wonder Woman.

Hopefully theyll cast the part better than that.
randomality85 - 7/24/2013, 5:04 AM
Her not playing Wonder Woman has less to do with her ethnicity, and more with the fact that she's not an actress that can be taken seriously. She doesn't have a commanding presence and I can't see her being a leader type.

Her being half Asian has a little to do with it, but it sounds like she's going to say that's the biggest reason she didn't get the role.
r4dagast - 7/24/2013, 5:05 AM
She can be my Wonder Woman any day.
Scooby - 7/24/2013, 5:14 AM
I've got a role for her, a roll in by bed, nyuk nyuk :)
sparkadv - 7/24/2013, 5:15 AM
TAYLOR COLE is the only choice!! She is the only one that wont look under powered next to Cavill.
JoeMomma29 - 7/24/2013, 5:16 AM
Nooooooo she is just average!!!!
nikgrid - 7/24/2013, 5:19 AM

Olivia Munn can't act, and she's one of them..."Fake geek girls" so she probably knows [frick] all about the character, so she shouldn't expect to get the role on her "Geek cred".

My choice for Wonder Woman is Kathryn Winnick from vikings....hot as hell and a martial artist to boot.

HellsHammer - 7/24/2013, 5:20 AM
I'm down
Greengo - 7/24/2013, 5:26 AM
Nice pic Ror.

And [frick] no to Andrianne Palicki
kevberg - 7/24/2013, 5:28 AM

See... thats some DUMB shit right there. There s nothing about her heritage that disqualifies her...She a HOT looking brunette.

BUt, She's gotta have the acting down. She was on that Newsroom show, so she obviously is trying to get the acting down.

With Wonder Woman, she's so Iconic, that like Linda Carter, you have to have that "it" quality .
Greengo - 7/24/2013, 5:29 AM
Wonder Woman should be from South America. Preferably Brazil.

Maybe even Puerto Rican : )
kevberg - 7/24/2013, 5:31 AM
Kinda pisses me off as she uses race as a crutch as why she wouldn't get it. For gods sake they were considering Beyonce at one point.
campblood - 7/24/2013, 5:32 AM
I've got carpel tunnel because of olivia munn
Facade - 7/24/2013, 5:32 AM
I would give a shot :)
AustinFan4Life - 7/24/2013, 5:32 AM
Olivia Munn is really overrated. I think just based on look, Gina Carano would be perfect for Wonder Woman.

But she has a lot to prove still the in acting department, but it also doesn't hurt that she's also dating Henry Cavill either lol
revloveR - 7/24/2013, 5:33 AM
nope. either gemma arterton, jennifer lawrence, or emily blunt will get the role. she's got the have the chops and the star power to carry it as a franchise. very few women meet that requirement. lawrence is very young looking, but her star power would guarantee that it's a success. blunt isn't very wondy looking, but she's got the chops. arterton's got some ability but looks most like wondy out of the three and has been in some films that have been successful like clash of the titans and hansel and gretel. blunt will probably age out enough to carry the franchise that's supposed to start in 2016, so it'll probably be either arterton to lawrence since hg will be done by then, and who knows where the x-men are going next.

munn isn't any of that. better actress then i thought she'd be, but not good enough for wondy. she's hot though.
Minato - 7/24/2013, 5:35 AM
Im sorry im from DC and Im american, knowing how many dialects and accents we have in the states its hard for me to understand what you mean by hiding her american accent. This is not an attempt to vouch for Palicki at all but I just dont understand. Anyway what accent should she have?
Minato - 7/24/2013, 5:37 AM
PLEASE STOP with the Carano for Wonder Woman fan casts. She cant act and shes not attractive enough. Im not saying that she is unattractive just not enough she has a block head with a flat face.
Lockjaw - 7/24/2013, 5:38 AM

Emily Blunt or Jaimie Alexander for Wonder Woman!

Emily Blunt could also be a good Scarlet Witch!

Katee Sackhoff for Ms.Marvel!

This girl could be the Wasp tho...

thewolfx - 7/24/2013, 5:44 AM
Darkmetal likes boys

The appeal of ms munn isnt just her looks her geek personality coupled with her above average looks make her a favorite.

Not every chic has to be supermodel/pornstar hot
AmazingFantasy - 7/24/2013, 5:47 AM
"Gina Cara--"


bagadoosh - 7/24/2013, 5:48 AM
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I'm ok with this is but still prefer lyn collins for the role
webslinger13 - 7/24/2013, 5:50 AM
didn't even know she was part chinese. I doubt they would have to even bring it up if she was cast.
peppy - 7/24/2013, 5:53 AM
She's incredibly beautiful
Super12 - 7/24/2013, 5:55 AM
I understand if you think Gina Carano can't act, but to say she's not pretty enough?? That's retarded. Her acting should be the ONLY thing keeping her from every fanboys top 3 choice for WW.

And personally, I think WW shouldn't look like she's from the Midwest USA or something. Give her a Mediterannean look since oh idk she's from Greece!
Shadowelfz - 7/24/2013, 5:59 AM
I think it would have less to do with her being Chinese and more with the fact that she is not built for combat like WW should be, and her acting chops are not there yet.
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