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July 07, 2003


The Flea has always been partial to Marvel by preference to DC. The Marvel multiverse offered conflicted heroism in Spiderman and endearing pomposity in Doctor Strange. Bad guys like Doctor Doom and Galactus were as tragic as they were villanous and their actions, while bad, were grounded in credible psychological motivations. DC superheroes - with the exception of Batman - were two-dimensional in comparison.


That said, I had a soft-spot for Wonder Woman due in large part to her epic television portrayal by Linda Carter. Batman, the Hulk, X-Men and Spiderman. All of these have done well on the big screen. Even Dolph Lundgren's regrettable effort as the Punisher will get a second chance now it has been recast and remade. It is time for a big screen Wonder Woman blockbuster. But who to play the Amazon princess? Sandra Bullock has reportedly turned down the role otherwise she would get the Flea's vote. The only sane choice is Eliza Dushku.

And then... the comments are flying fast and furious. Rue shows true Amazon spirit and has volunteered to do the job herself. Comments at her blog suggest Lucy Lawless for the role and seeing as how Lucy Lawless scares me that is one possible Amazonian qualification.

Flea-readers suggest Eliza Dushku is too girly for the role. "But she is a Slayer!" I mutter to myself in the secret places of my thought. Jennifer Connelly, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba and Simmone Jade MacKinnon all rate a mention. I loved Jennifer Connelly in Dark City, i.e. before her Oscar-winning transformation into Skeletor. Angelina Jolie is the hands down winner of the Flea's rigged and made-up forthcoming Archaeology Week at the Flea™ survey so the less said about her the better. Dark Angel's Jessica Alba might merit a Week of Her Own™ but can her butt-kicking match Eliza Dushku's? (No seriously, I missed Dark Angel so I do not know.) This leaves Simmone Jade MacKinnon who wins for best Flash-animation at her personal website. Va va voom! The Flea's well known role as Canadian cultural ambassador to the people of Bulgaria means she comes with the highest possible recommendation.

Here is a thought: Drew Barrymore. She already has the glasses for the Yeoman Diana Prince secret identity.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 7, 2003 08:37 AM


Eliza Dushku isn't Amazonish she still looks like a girl you need a Woman to be Wonder Woman or it just seams Silly

Posted by: Don Labia at July 7, 2003 09:11 AM

Jennifer Connelly would fit the Wonder Woman outfit very nicely.

Posted by: Trigger at July 7, 2003 09:23 AM

Angelina Jolie. 'nuff said.

Eliza Dushku can handle it physically, although I agree she's not amazon enough.

Has Jennifer Connelly ever done any action roles? She has the look, but doubt if she could throw a punch convincingly...

Posted by: Ray at July 7, 2003 09:46 AM

Simmone Jade MacKinnon'd be my vote.

Posted by: jkrank at July 7, 2003 10:28 AM

Big screen? Angelina Jolie!
(admittedly, I have a crush on her... I'm secure with my sexuality,aren't you?)

New T.V. series? Jessica Alba
(with the hair she had in Dark Angel)

Posted by: Rue at July 7, 2003 11:06 AM

Jennifer Connelly did some pretty good kick boxing moves on the brief TV series she was on. Can't remember the name of it right now. I don't know if she could pull it off, I just think she would look good in the outfit. Not that that is a convincing argument. If Natasha Henstridge had long, black hair...

Posted by: Trigger at July 7, 2003 11:52 AM

Lucy! Lucy! Lucy! Lucy!

But if we're gonna dream, what about Diana Rigg!


Barbara Bach!


Or...sigh...Caroline Munroe ("The Adventures of Stella Star"!!!)!!!!


Posted by: Fred Kiesche at July 8, 2003 12:41 PM

The Amazon Princess? Simmone Jade MacKinnon anytime!!!!

Posted by: Ned at August 15, 2003 11:08 PM

Jessica Alba? Simmone? These are two hot girls.....more suitable for Wonder Girl.

Angelina Jolie is all woman and kicks butt in Tomb Raider movies. She's a great candidate.

However, my pick is Jennifer Connelly....She has the looks and with a good work out and martial arts training, she's got the role...It's hers

Posted by: David at January 5, 2004 01:43 PM