Christina Hendricks is in the running to play Wonder Woman?


For as long as I can remember, various producers have been trying to get a full-length film of Wonder Woman off the ground. Various celebrity women would love to get their hands on it – Kate Beckinsale, Beyonce, etc. Megan Fox was thought to be a major contender, but then she bitched and moaned and talked herself out of the potential gig, declaring that Wonder Woman is a “lame superhero”. Anyway, the newest casting rumor is pretty spectacular… Christina Hendricks. Wonder Woman as a busty redhead? Sign me up.

Christina Hendricks says she would “love” to play Wonder Woman in an upcoming film adaptation.

The “Mad Men” actress told TV host Rachel Ray that nothing is official yet, but she did hear that she was being talked about for the role.

“I heard that rumor too — I don’t know where it got started but I love it!” she said.

“I’ve been wanting to wear that outfit my whole life! I’d love to (do it). That would be such fun! Let’s put it out there!”

Hendricks, 35, recently signed on to star alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan in the romantic comedy “I Don’t Know How She Does It.”

The red-head is best known for her role as Joan Holloway on AMC’s “Mad Men.”

[From Third Age]

I kind of love this idea. Would men? Some men really adore Christina Hendricks, some don’t see the appeal. But I think women would be all over this. Christina is sassy and campy and funny and she would fill up Wonder Woman’s bustier to the point of exhaustion. It could be really interesting!

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 18: Actress Christina Hendricks attends The Cinema Society & Everlon Diamond Knot Collection screening Of 'Welcome To The Rileys' on October 18, 2010 at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Actress Christina Hendricks poses at the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 12, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for IMG)

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Actress Christina Hendricks poses in the press room at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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  1. lucy2 says:

    I love her on Mad Men and would probably watch her as Wonder Woman, but I think it’s an odd casting decision. Of course, I doubt the film will ever get off the ground, people have been trying for ages and it never works out.

  2. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Pass. Malin Ackerman for WW.

  3. Luciana says:

    She’s beyond perfection!

  4. lin234 says:

    I don’t see it. I imagine Wonder Woman as more athletic.

  5. Stronzilla says:

    Wonderbra, maybe, but Wonder Woman? she’d never be able to work the golden lasso without her boobs getting in the way.

  6. jj says:

    bridget regan for wonder woman! she has the looks and is used to doing stunts. love christina but she def wouldnt be my first choice

  7. Rita says:

    I think she’s one hot redhead.

  8. spinner says:

    She really is a beauty. Motorboat, anyone??

  9. Kaboom says:

    Anyone who saw her on Firefly knows she can pull it off. Best villain that show had.

  10. Vi says:

    @ AMAZING how do you know christina can’t be bad ass, give her a chance for goodness sake.

    love christina- just hope if the rumours prove true that she doesn’t lose weight for the role like scarlett johanson.

  11. the original bellaluna says:

    NO. You know who would’ve been great as Wonder Woman? Delta Burke or Dixie Carter (in their heydays). Now, Monica Bellucci.

    Wonder Woman is NOT just the boobs, the gold rope, and the invisible jet. She is much, much more. (When I was little, my friends and I thought my Mom was Wonder Woman, because she’s so beautiful. But Mom would never do a movie!)

  12. Samigirl says:

    Linda Carter will always be Wonder Woman to me. I can’t think of anyone who is awesome enough to fill that role. Maybe Eliza Dushku? She is hot AND athletic….

  13. Anon says:

    No way. She’s just not very fit looking, and can you imagine her chasing after the bad guy without ending up with two black eyes?

  14. jj says:

    the only issue with eliza dushku is she can’t act to save her life. she can play faith and that’s it

  15. Maryann says:

    Megan Fox is a HELL no for the part bitch can act nor is she bad ass and people are so over her.

  16. maria says:

    She would be awesome.

  17. Really? says:

    OOH I would so like it if it where her to play my childhood superhero! I had it bad for wonder one point she was what I was going to be when I grew up..and I guess I sorta am with the amount of stuff I have to deal with and do..all of us women are wonder women especially those that work and have kids or are a single mother. I want to go see it..but if its not the right actress playing her I may think twice.

  18. mslewis says:

    Hendricks can’t play Wonder Woman because: (1) too old; (2) too fat; (3) too pale; (4) too unattractive and (5) she’s not a big enough star to carry what would be a multi-million dollar movie.

    This Wonder Woman movis has been trying to get off the ground for years now but nobody can get the go ahead. There is no script and no actress has been cast. I think this woman put herself in the running and now, as usual, the media runs with it. I don’t think anybody should hold their breath waiting for this thing to fly!!

  19. Marjalane says:

    To me, Christina Hendricks is that Seinfeld woman that looked great in some light, and hideous in others. I have no opinion on her playing Wonder Woman.

  20. PrimeO says:

    I vote no.

  21. Jo says:

    haha Marjalane is right.. She suffers from the ‘two face’ affliction. That was from the Festivus ep. Still one of my faves.

    Oh and a resounding ‘no’ to her playing WW.

  22. Lori says:

    Lynda Carter could still play her — have you seen her lately? Still beautiful.

    I joke, but she’s still WW to me.

  23. DB says:

    Lynda Carter IS and always WILL BE Wonder Woman. Megan Fox could never ascend to that level. Megan is too petite and full of herself to play that part. Wonder Woman needs to be played by a confident, beauftiful, statuesque women.

  24. munchies says:

    just too much boobs.. im afraid when she fly the corset will explode

  25. Boo says:

    Perfect! Watch Firefly…she can do the kickass stuff.

  26. Jeri says:

    I think she’d be great and she could rock dark hair.

  27. Whamo says:

    If magnificent tits are part of the “role” then she’s hands down the next Wonder Woman.

  28. LolaBella says:

    I think she is totally wrong for the part and I think she put her name out there herself for the role.

    I think Jordana Brewster or even Michelle Rodriguez would be perfect for the role.

    I especially would like to see Michelle in a movie where she wasn’t killed off.

  29. B says:

    I tire of fake redheads.

  30. Sally says:

    Megan Gale was rumoured awhile ago, I think she’d be awesome.

  31. Vi says:

    i’m surprised by all the CH hating. she’s a great actress and beautiful! what’s to hate?

  32. December says:

    If her Wonder Woman top looks anything like that corset she’s wearing, then HELL YEAH!

    And I don’t think she’s too old. She is after all Wonder WOMAN, not Wonder GIRL.

  33. Camille says:

    I think she would be an interesting casting decision, I could see it.

    My husband doesn’t get her appeal and he likes curvy women *shrug*. Then again I don’t get that Hamm guys appeal either :lol: .

  34. moi says:

    she really does have very nice chi-chis.

  35. Mouse says:

    #6 JJ – I agree! LOL, Legend of the Seeker is a guilty pleasure of mine.

  36. lola lola says:

    She is way too talented and beautiful to do such a stupid movie. Two words come to mind: career suicide.

  37. KateNonymous says:

    Nothing about that movie sounded interesting except for Joss Whedon’s involvement, which is no more. So I don’t care who plays Wonder Woman, because if it ever happens, it’ll be a really lame movie.

  38. lila says:

    She really must be wonder woman when she can drag all that weight. Each breast is bigger that her head!

  39. prissa says:

    She would have to dye her hair black. To me that is part of what made Linda Carter so stunningly gorgeous those blue eyes and dark hair!

  40. original kate says:

    ummm…in what universe is this woman “fat?” are we so used to seeing emaciated women that when we see a curvy, healthy woman we think she’s fat? and for the record, mr. original kate uses the word “bombshell” with regards to this post.