The most well-known live action version of Wonder Woman is without a doubt Lynda Carter, who starred in the classic 1970s television series. Recently, it was announced that Diana Prince is finally coming to the big screen, and will be played by Gal Gadot in Batman vs. Superman. Speaking with Metro, Carter reflects on playing Wonder Woman, and is obviously asked about Gadot’s casting. She had this to say when asked if it would be unusual seeing another actress in the role. “I don’t think so. It was a long time ago. I care more about the character continuing than holding on to my piece of it. I hope she has fun with it.”
Naturally, there was criticism of Wonder Woman’s being used as a supporting character in Batman vs. Superman, rather than debut in her own movie. When asked about this, Carter says that it’s probably for the besy. “And maybe that’s better. She won’t have to carry the whole film. It takes the pressure off. I wish her well. I’m just glad she’s going to be out there again. Maybe she’ll get her own show again.” A couple of attempts have been made in recent years to get Wonder Woman back on television, with NBC’s 2011 pilot being a failure and The CW’s Amazon currently on hold. Despite the character’s presence in the DC Cinematic Universe, it wouldn’t be out of the question for the latter to move forward.
Batman vs. Superman (not the final title) is scheduled to hit theaters July 17th, 2015. The follow-up to Man of Steel, the next installment in the DC Cinematic Universe stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne, with Jason Momoa in talks to join. Zack Snyder directs from a script by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio.