Are They Screentesting Actresses To Play Wonder Woman In The Man Of Steel Sequel?


The entertainment website Schmoes Know is reporting that Olga Kurylenko is testing for the role of Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, according to what they call a reputable source.  There have been rumours that Wonder Woman is a part of the film, perhaps to set up a Justice League movie, and Thor star Jaime Alexander mentioned that she had read the script, and this seems to be further fuel for that fire.  It’s all just rumours so far, with no confirmation from anyone involved, but it’s fun to speculate.

Olga Kurylenko is a French model and actress probably best known for her role in Quantum of Solace, though she’s also appeared in Oblivion, Hitman, and Seven Psychopaths.  I’m one of perhaps four people on the planet who actually thinks that Quantum of Solace is the best of the Daniel Craig Bond movies, but even as a fan of the film I actually don’t recall much of Kurylenko’s role.  Gemma Arterton had far more to do in the movie, and got to display more of her acting ability.  I wish that I saw more of Kurylenko’s body of work so I could comment on her skills and her suitability for the role, but I don’t know much about her.

She’s certainly lovely, and I can see her as Wonder Woman, but appearance is only part of the equation.  She’s also tall, which is a nice plus when you’re trying to cast an Amazon.  At 5’9, she fits the bill.  But again, you don’t just pick someone to play Wonder Woman because she’s tall.  Height is a bonus more than a necessity.

This will most likely end up as nothing; these rumours rarely pan out.  Even when they are officially doing a superhero movie, the first names you hear never last.  I remember when Captain America was announced I heard about 20 different actors who were up for the role over the span of a few months, none of whom were Chris Evans.  And even if Olga Kurylenko is testing for Wonder Woman, it doesn’t mean that she’ll get the part.  If Wonder Woman is happening, more names will pop up soon, I’m sure.  And if it’s not, well we’ll just be sad when we go to the Man of Steel and it’s just Affleck and Cavill, broing it up without any lady superheroes.

Published by Tim Hanley

Tim Hanley is a comic book historian and the author of Wonder Woman Unbound, Investigating Lois Lane, The Many Lives of Catwoman, and Betty and Veronica: The Leading Ladies of Riverdale.

2 thoughts on “Are They Screentesting Actresses To Play Wonder Woman In The Man Of Steel Sequel?

  1. Wow, nice rumor. Never really thought of Olga as a WW possibility. It’s a good choice and I liked her a lot in Quantum of Solace. QoS was in my opinion the weakest of the Craig movies but it was still a good movie with Olga being one of the better Bond girls (who doesn’t actually sleep with Bond, which was shocking and awesome as hell). Hope this rumor is a bit genuine because acting skills aside, she looks damn fine 🙂 lol

  2. Olga Kurylenko, did she really audition for the role of Wonder Woman?

    She can speak Russian, English and French perfectly…

    She is outstanding with a heart shape top.

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