Is Jessica Biel Wonder Woman?

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bill-swift - September 25, 2007

This could be the best, or worst, piece of fanboy casting news, depending on your tastes, but we may see Jessica Biel as Wonder Woman in the big screen version of DC Comics' Justice League of America, reports

Jessica Biel is in talks to play Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.' all-star superhero film Justice League of America, reports Variety.

The potential deal marks the first piece of casting to emerge from the DC Comics-based ensemble project, which is expected to feature Superman, Batman, the Flash and Aquaman in addition to Wonder Woman.

George Miller (Happy Feet) will direct the big screen adaptation. Kieran and Michele Mulroney wrote the script.

Biel is filming the indie drama Powder Blue, which wraps in October, opposite Forest Whitaker. She will then segue to A Woman of No Importance, based on the play by Oscar Wilde. That leaves room on the actress' schedule for "Justice League," which Warner is fast-tracking as a project before any potential strikes. However, the film's likelihood hinges on the studio's ability to assemble a cast of superheroes in a small window of time.

The trade says the studio declined comment, saying that it prefers to announce an entire cast rather than piecemeal deals.

The rest of the cast for the film has yet to be announced, but Christian Bale will not be playing Batman, and it looks like Brandon Routh may not reprise his role as Superman, either.

Jessica Biel would be the first actress to play Wonder Woman in a feature film, but I'm not sure she would be the best. She definitely has the body for it, though, and with the dark hair, she might actually fit. And speaking of her body, I just might have a change of heart once I see her in that gold boustier... Yeah, this might be pretty good after all.

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