Christina Hendricks Wanted for ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie

Christina HendricksWriter-director Nicolas Winding Refn (that’s not a typo), whose Wonder Woman project has been in the developmental stages for years now, has voiced his ideal casting for the title character: Christina Hendricks.

Hendricks is most familiar as Joan Harris from Mad Men. Fans of her work on the series would be likely to agree that she would be able to exemplify the superhero capably. Like Harris’ character, Wonder Woman is an archetype of female empowerment in environments of male dominance (except for that twin girl who turned into stuff in the Super Friends).

Having directed Hendricks in 2011’s Drive (which, apparently, everyone LOVED), Refn has decided that she is the definitive choice for Wonder Woman—a project to which he is boundlessly dedicated. Almost creepily dedicated. Refn has stated he was “born to make this film.” Latent childhood fantasies aside, Refn’s upcoming projects also include a remake of Logan’s Run, to reunite him with another Drive star, Ryan Gosling.

Despite (or maybe in light of) Refn’s odd attachment to this project, the entire thing breeds optimism. Wonder Woman has been conspicuously untouched in the eye of the classic superhero revival storm. The exception to this is David E. Kelly (who wrote on every single lawyer comedy on television…ever), who attempted a Wonder Woman series earlier this year, which amounted to nothing. All goes according to Refn’s plan…

Source: Collider

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.