Instead of just quietly trying to get the role, Beyonce went off and spoke to the L.A. Times about it, "I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It's time for that, right?"
"After doing these roles (referring to Dreamgirls and other movies she;s done) and that were so emotional I was thinking to myself, 'OK, I need to be a superhero. Although, when you think about the psychology of the heroes in the films these days, they are still a lot of work, of course, and emotional. But there's also an action element that I would enjoy. I would definitely have to keep it right for that costume. The way that Lynda Carter wore it, she was sooo fine. She was amazing. I saw her costume at the Met. Her waist was unbelievable. It was pretty crazy, actually, her proportions. But I love Wonder Woman and it'd be a dream come true to be that character. It sure would be handy to have that lasso. To make everybody tell the truth? I need that. It would come in very handy."
This must NOT HAPPEN!!
I don't mind some
comic characters crossing the color line (Nick Fury being top on the list), but if Wonder Woman was cast by a black woman, she would not be the one I'd choose.