For more than a few actresses, Wonder Woman is a dream role, so it’s no surprise that the list of ladies lining up to play her keeps getting longer. Now another star is adding her name to that hypothetical casting sheet, and she’s already got some serious ass-kicking credentials.
Gina Carano is best known as a mixed martial artist, but this week she’s making her big-screen debut as the star of Steven Soderbergh’s action flick Haywire. That flick isn’t released until tomorrow, but a few people who’ve already seen Carano action it up in the flick have started dropping Wonder Woman hints. And now Carano herself seems to be up for it.
“We even had a Wonder Woman reference in the film—did you catch it? One of the cops said something to me like, ‘Oh, chill out, Wonder Woman.’ And I thought that was so funny,” Carano said in a new interview with Vulture. “I said to Steven, ‘You know there’s a little rumor about me and Wonder Woman.’ And he said mischievously, ‘Oh, that’s interesting.'”
Carano certainly has the right physicality for the role, and so far she’s getting a fair amount of praise for her acting. A Wonder Woman flick doesn’t seem even close to taking shape these days, but if it does happen, and Carano is approached, she already has an idea of what she wants to see.
“If they could do a superhero movie in a more realistic fashion where you could actually believe in it, I would be up for that,” she said. “It could still be playful, but that’s what I’m representing—the fighting would be real. More than anything, I would want Wonder Woman to be believable, you know?”
So take a look at Haywire this weekend and see if you think the world has found its new Amazon warrior.