Lake Bell Wants to Play Wonder Woman, McG May Direct Pilot

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A couple of “Wonder Woman” TV show news for ya today: the first, according to TVLine, has “Charlie’s Angels” director and “Supernatural” and “The Human Target” executive producer McG as the frontrunner to direct the pilot episode of “Wonder Woman”.

McG has a surprisingly impressive track record when it comes to TV, including the aforementioned two titles above, but also “Chuck” and the recent reboot of “Nikita”

Meanwhile, actress Lake Bell (who can currently be seen in the romcom “No Strings Attached”) has kick-started her campaign to play Diana Prince in David E. Kelley’s rebooted version of Wonder Woman.

The actress tells E! Online:

On my lists of things to do in my life—I mean, I campaign for it—is, I just want to play a superhero at some point. I got the guns! With superheroes you have to have this tickle of humor in there and you have to be a really great actor and also kick ass.

And I’m fine with kicking a guy’s ass. I’ll be honest, I think I’d make a great Wonder Woman. So if anyone out there is listening…

What do you think? Lake Bell? I have to admit, she’s certainly more buff than most of the actresses out there, and could probably even put on more muscle and still look feminine. In terms of credibility, she would certainly look more convincing kicking some guy’s ass than say, a skinny Eliza Dushku.

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  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    i actually would love her as wonder woman

  • super-ramen

    I’ll take Michelle Ryan…

  • Anonymous

    Since there’s no way to de-age Monica Bellucci or Jennifer Connelly by about 10-15 years, why not? As long as they avoid the 5′-2″, 98 lb type that someone like Joss Whedon would throw into a superhero movie/show

  • Sam

    Shes got my VOTE.

  • Sam

    Shes very attractive too.

  • http://theaccessorylady.tumblr.com TheAL/OneDay

    Excellent notion! She was really great on ‘Surface’ and has the right presence for the part! I hope she’s in the running.

  • Doubleh55

    I think comparatively speaking her face is a 5.

    • Unreconstructedcracker

      A five?….Man, she is a ten. Her face is majestic. I could easily see Her draped in purple, with a crown, waving at the Roman Legions as they march by.

  • Anonymous

    Going through the list of candidates by height and look it would go Megan Gale then Lake Bell. Megan up front because she is 5’11 while Bell is 5’8. I know that camera work can lie but come on the closer to six feet the better. I look forward to this series as long as its not on a major network. Fox, NBC, or CBS need not apply. It doesn’t need to be canceled before it starts. Television would work well for comics like the unappreciated Wonder Woman, Flash and Doom Patrol.

  • slick

    yessss plaese be her
    shes a great actress
    funny when required serious when it needs
    and of course pretty everything

  • ThorsFury

    No argument here.