As a good portion of the super hero movie fanbase is still at a pretty young age, many of those fans might not know about the 20th century attempts to bring today’s big screen super heroes to life. For instance, Gal Gadot was not the first actress to portray Wonder Woman in live action; that title belongs to Lynda Carter, who took up the role of the Amazonian warrior in a ’70s TV show.
When asked by ET Canada why it took so long for another to replace her, Carter joked, “Oh, I don’t know. They just had a hard time replacing me”.
“I think that they needed a woman director and they needed the focus to be about the story of who she is,” she continued. “And I think they got that. So from what I understand, it’s going to be great. I can’t wait!”
Wonder Woman is slated for a 2017 release, and features Chris Pine (Star Trek: Into Darkness) as Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Netflix’s House of Cards), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (the Harry Potter films, The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Snowpiercer), Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In) and Lucy Davis alongside Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman herself.