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Katee Sackhoff kicks butt. The talented actress will long be remembered for her role as Starbuck in the new Battlestar Galactica, and she’s stayed busy since then. Most recently, she took on a role in a Riddick. She spoke with Total Film about the role, and they ventured into other territory – like comic books and Star Wars. Sackhoff is more than willing to take on iconic roles and even auditioned for the Wonder Woman television show:

I remember auditioning for the Wonder Woman television show and being told that I wasn’t the Wonder Woman type, but if I wanted to play the best friend, I could audition for that.

And remember thinking to myself, ‘You obviously haven’t seen my work!

As cool as Wonder Woman is, she would love to get a chance to play Harley Quinn and this isn’t the first time she’s expressed her love for the character. She told Total Film:

I would love to play Harley Quinn. I just think it’s amazing. I mean I think I might give away my firstborn to have an opportunity to play Harley Quinn…

I love trying to understand the villain, and trying to understand the things they do and why they do them, and I’ve always found her and The Joker, you almost can’t understand them. And it makes it so much more interesting because everything’s fair game, and I love that. I loved the usefulness of her, I thought that was interesting, and I just think that it’s a fantastic character.

And as far as Star Wars, she wouldn’t mind playing in that universe either. She’s already voiced a fantastic character on The Clone Wars and is a fan of Han Solo but getting involved in the new movies wouldn’t stink:

If J.J. would listen, I would play a rock in the Star Wars movies. I think that they’re fantastic, I think that he’s a great choice, and I’m excited to see what happens in that world.

I’d love to see Sackhoff in any or all of these roles. She would even manage to make a rock interesting.

(Superhero Hype via TMS)

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This little tidbit regarding Gal Gadot’s appearance as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie comes courtesy of Batman-on-Film.com (who have a good track record with DC rumors) and it’s likely to set your whole comic book world completely on end. Let’s just jump right into the crazy with a quote, shall we?

Personally, I’d say it’ll be about on par with Scarlett Johansson’s first appearance as Black Widow in IRON MAN 2. I believe that it’s a cameo-plus type of role that will (hopefully) serve as a springboard to a solo Wonder Woman movie.

With all that said, I’d bet a year’s pay – in MONOPOLY money, of course – that the “Amazons” of this cinematic DCU will be descendants of those “ancient Kryptonians” who attempted to set up Kryptonian outposts throughout spacedom thousands and thousands of years ago.

Um, so, Wonder Woman’s ancestry traces back to Krypton. This is interesting news as it would change everything. Every. Single. Thing. And there’s more:

Furthermore, I say that Wonder Woman will be powered-down, if you will, relative to Superman because these Amazons have evolved and adapted to living on Earth for hundreds of centuries. And since Kryptonians are produced without any “He’n and She’n” – Jor El and Lara excluded – couldn’t this original Kryptonian on Earth have used this reproductive science to create an all-female race? I say yes!

Take a deep breath and think about what this means for a second. It would mean Wonder Woman is sort of inferior to Superman in terms of her power and it would completely toss out all the mythology of her character in favor of a sci-fi origin story.

I’m not sure I know how to feel about this and since it’s only a rumor (an unsourced one at that) I wouldn’t get too worked up about it just yet.

UPDATE: Thankfully, this rumor was nothing more than speculation and opinion on the part of Batman-On-Film.com. They retracted the story as little more than a bit of fun in their mailbag segment. Rest easy fans.

(via io9)

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It’s winter, which means you still have an excuse to make paper snowflakes – not that you need one. Sonia Harris of Comic Book Resources has invested some time and creativity into coming up with superheroic paper snowflake designs. They feature Batman, Storm, Punisher, Wonder Woman, and Iron Man, and they are fabulous. The designs are intricate but not so much so that you need an X-acto knife and buckets of patience. Once you’ve downloaded the patterns, you should be able to knock these out in an hour or so.

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Fast and Furious star Gal Godot is your new Wonder Woman. She’ll be starring alongside Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the upcoming Batman vs Superman film. Director Zack Snyder notes:

Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.

Godot, 28, is from Israel and has a background in both modeling and acting. She seems a bit skinny for the role, but she did spend two years in the Israeli army so she seems to have some kick ass qualifications.

What do you think—is Gal Godot the right fit for the first big screen Wonder Woman?

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Fans have been doing everything short of begging Hollywood to make a Wonder Woman movie, but those pleas have been falling on deaf ears. Instead, we’ve got this beautifully shot fan film by Rainfall Films that has the star-spangled heroine fighting armed bad guys and giant beasts. It’s not a feature, but it’s a fantastic effort.

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Gina Torres has played Wonder Woman before, but it was just the voice. Though it was neat to have her involved in the DC Universe Online game, many fans would like to see her in the role of the Amazon in a live action film. In fact, they’ve campaigned for it and many hold on to the dream. Vulture recently interviewed Torres about Suits and they asked her what she thought about the fan campaign. Her answer makes my heart smile:

You know, she is a superhero that has been a part of my life since I can remember, and it is incredibly gratifying and heartwarming and wonderful that this campaign continues to have a life — even though it might be maybe three or four people that are keeping it alive. [Big laugh.] I love them! I don’t know how realistic it is. Of course I would love to do that. Who wouldn’t in their right mind? And why not? Well, there are all kinds of reasons why not. But yes, it is a fantasy. And it’s a hoot. It’s a hoot that every now and then, all these years go by, and people are still thinking that I could do that; I could make that wonderful and they will come and see it. I can’t even tell you how that feels.

I think she would make a stellar Diana, and I hope Hollywood listens to the suggestion one of these days.

(Vulture via TMS)

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Artist Dorez Romain has combined pin up girls, comic book ladies and polygons in a gorgeous and striking collection called Super Pinup Polygones.

Personally, I really like the Black Canary and Wonder Woman.

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These Wonder Woman shorts are part of a series airing on Cartoon Network on Saturday mornings. They’re broadcast during the DC Nation programming block and they’re a different spin on a familiar character. I especially love her Wonder Woman-style muscle car.

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Fans of Wonder Woman who are sick of waiting to see if she ever gets a movie should check out this fan film by Leo Kei Angelos. You’ll get to see the everyday persona of the heroine and then watch her kick some bad guy butt. Okay, Hollywood, what are you waiting for?

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The latest vehicle from Kia to join the campaign for We Can Be Heroes features the one and only Wonder Woman. We’ve seen the Superman and Justice League models so far, and I’m glad to see a female superhero join the ranks. The Sportage model was build for charity and has plenty of amazing touches.

From Motor Trend:

…the Wonder Woman Sportage adds an aero kit, and is finished in a red and blue paint scheme accented with silver stars, much like the heroine’s outfit. The gold trim on parts of the CUV represent Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth, while the Tiger Nose grille wears the Wonder Woman’s eagle chest-plate emblem. Blue headlight beams mirror her blue eyes, and the windshield is topped off with a tiara sticker. Chrome side panels represent her invisible jet, and the five-spoke wheels match the stars stamped on the side of the Sportage.

Open up the doors, and red upholstery is highlighted with blue LED accent lighting. The custom seats are embroidered with her logo, and the rear cargo area is decorated with stars and an eagle, along with a see-through panel that displays Wonder Woman’s bracelets, tiara, and her golden lasso.

The superhero car line up was built in support of We Can Be Heroes, a charity which helps families dealing with famine and drought in Africa.

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