Superman and Batman are already facing off in the sequel to “Man of Steel,” but will Wonder Woman join them? That has been the speculation since the summertime, when Warner Bros. announced that Batman would appear opposite Superman in the 2015 feature as a prelude to a possible Justice League film. Now, according to Variety, three actresses have potentially auditioned to play the Amazonian warrior princess in “Man of Steel 2.”
Or maybe not. The trade reports that the actresses — Gal Gadot (“Fast and Furious 6”), Elodie Yung (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”) and Olga Kurylenko (“To The Wonder”) — tested for the female lead of the film, which may be Wonder Woman a.k.a. Diana Prince. (Kurylenko’s involvement was first reported by Schmoes Know earlier this week.)
Not on that list is “Thor: The Dark World” star Jamie Alexander, though many had her pegged as a possible Wonder Woman after comments she made during a comic book event last week. Alexander said she had talked with DC Comics, the brand that owns Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, and “kind of knows the story line for [‘Man of Steel 2’].” Speaking to Forbes.com, Alexander declined to elaborate much further.
“Being in the comic book world, we know a lot of the same people at DC and Marvel, so we hear a lot of things, but it’s all speculation right now,” she said. “But I would absolutely love [if Wonder Woman appeared in an upcoming film]. Thankfully and gratefully, I’m appreciative to the people who ask my opinion of the character, and that’s been pretty amazing.”