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Could Logan’s Run Remake Lead Nicolas Refn To Wonder Woman?

Bronson director Nicolas Winding Refn has made no secret of his desire to helm a Wonder Woman movie, declaring last year that, ” I was born to make it.” There was some question at the time whether he was being serious, but over the weekend at Empire Big Screen in London, Refn made it clear that he is.

Following a screening Drive, The Playlist reports the director shared with journalists that he’s been told by studio executives hit shot at Wonder Woman may hinge on the success of his remake of Logan’s Run, Refn’s first major Hollywood release.

“I would love to make Wonder Woman,” he said. “And I also think that Christina Hendricks would be the perfect Wonder Woman, but Warner Bros. haven’t called yet. But I’m getting closer with Logan’s Run. I think someone said to me in a meeting that if I get Logan’s Run right, then I’ll get Wonder Woman.”

The Emmy-nominated Hendricks, who appears with Logan’s Run star Ryan Gosling in Drive, has been an Internet favorite to play DC Comics’ Amazon Princess, a movement that began when David E. Kelley’s failed television revival was still in its infancy. The Mad Men actress embraced the notion, saying in December that, “I’ve been wanting to wear that outfit my whole life.”

NBC’s rejection of the Wonder Woman pilot raised concerns about the immediate future of the franchise. But Logan’s Run doesn’t open until 2014, placing plenty of distance between Kelley’s TV project and a potential feature film — which, if the stars aligned for Refn, probably wouldn’t arrive in theaters before 2016. So … save the date?

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  • http://twitter.com/HeroicTStudios Michael Sacal

    If Wonder Woman is played by anyone who isn’t a teenager, it will make the character pathetic. It will make all of Hyppolyta’s concerns about Diana traveling to Man’s World sound silly and out of place for a grown woman.

  • Mythos

    If they make a Wonder Woman movie with Christina Hendricks as Diana, I don’t care if it sucks, I will watch it on movies and get it on Blu-ray. Just for Hendricks alone.

  • John Lynch

    I can’t help but wonder whether she’s being considered for her acting abilities (the only role she seems to have gotten is in the Mad Men tv series) or her large and obvious assets. Can we please make Wonder Woman about something besides big breasts?

  • Scud

    Hendricks is so wrong for Wonder Woman its not even funny.

  • Mel

    I’d go with Erica Cerra from Eureka. She’s got a mediterranean look; she’s athletic and hot.
    But, that’s just me. Her height can be faked.

  • Billy Whala III

    Don’t forget the two episodes of Firefly she guest-starred in.

  • http://twitter.com/Dawnell_do Dawnell_do

    Can’t they just cast a unknown or an actual Greek person?

  • demoncat_4

    given how  Nicolas seems to really want to do wonder woman espicaly given how he is closer to finaly maybe getting a new Logans run to the screen. hopeing Logans run does well enough so Nicolas gets wonder woman and finaly brings the last of the trinity to the screen where she has been long over due . though think he should look at getting some one who has the wonder woman look like an unknown or maybe angela Jolie . glad to see some one  stating wonder woman over due movie is one of their passion projects

  • Sonofspam

    For the life of me i can’t see why anyone would want Christina Hendricks to play WW and i’m not saying this as a dis cause i think she’s is gorgeous and talented in Mad Men.

  • RunnerX13

    Why, Diana traveling to Man’s world would be the equivalent of traveling to a different planet for you or I.  Plus, her mom’s the queen, which adds different levels

  • Cjorg2

    “Can we please make Wonder Woman about something besides big breasts?”

    Exactly!!!  People always forget that Wonder Woman also has an awesome arse!! It’s unforgivable.  More arse please. 

  • Cjorg2

    What, like that chick from My Big Fat Greek Wedding?  Can’t exactly see her as Wonder Woman, but each to their own…

  • Cjorg2

    Angelina Jolie’s way too old – she could play Hippolyta or an older sister or matriach or something but NOT Wonder Woman