Because of the coming change in DC Studios‘ DCU, fans are now open to the idea of casting Alexandra Daddario as the new Wonder Woman. In fact, they have images to support the possibility. That said, it does not signify that the character will indeed get a recast anytime soon.
When new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran introduced their DC slate, Chapter One: Gods and Monsters, they basically stated that a new DCU was coming. While it will still retain some series and characters that are clearly connected with Zack Snyder’s Justice League, they have clearly stated that they will have a new Superman for Gunn’s Superman: Legacy.
Furthermore, because Ben Affleck is basically done as DCU’s Batman, the studio is expected to announce a new actor for their upcoming The Brave and The Bold movie. Thus, even though DC Studios doesn’t appear to have plans on recasting Wonder Woman, fans can’t help but think of other actors who can take over Gadot’s iconic demigoddess.
This brings Primetime Emmy nominee The White Lotus actress Alexandra Daddario into fans’ minds as one of the few who can take over the character.
Fan Art Shows Alexandra Daddario Can Be The Next Wonder Woman
ComicBook.com featured a graphic artist who goes by the name ‘horrific.heroics’ and has almost 7K followers on their Instagram account. The account shows his various fan art depicting his vision of comic book characters as specific actors and actresses. Their posts have generated varied responses from fellow fans of the characters. Most commend his work and request for other fan art for specific fan casts.
Images certainly make it easy to visualize actors portraying the characters. Some characters are also stylized to his idea of costumes or attire. While some are also taking a few poses from the comic book covers as well.
Meanwhile, no official announcements are made on whether they are recasting Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot is still DCU’s Amazon Princess. The Daughter of Zeus even appeared to re-ignite the Wizard’s Staff in the latest Shazam: Fury of the Gods. And fans are still happy knowing Gadot is Wonder Woman.
But, considering that there are plans to prepare for a DC arc that will run for 4 or 5 more years at the very least and that they are looking into a younger Clark Kent, aka Superman, there will be a need to make some changes for Batman and Wonder Woman eventually.
Fan Art Displays Alexandra Daddario As The New Wonder Woman
Daddario is depicted as the adult Wonder Woman in the inspiration image. However, many say she can also take on the younger-looking Diana easily. In the new DC slate, one of the series in the list released in January is Paradise Lost. The co-CEOs described it as DC’s version of Game of Thrones for a back story of the Amazons of Themyscira. Safran said:
It’s going to be a Games of Thrones-ish story about Themyscira, the home of the Amazons and the birthplace of Wonder Woman. This drama is really about the political intrigue behind the society of all women. How did that come about?
While the newest project coming up for DC Trinity’s half-goddess will not exactly feature Diana Prince herself, many are assuming that perhaps a cameo or a flashback will be in order. Or maybe a scene showing a teenage Diana would be good to consider—someone who can easily appear like a teenager and later be an adult Diana.
Daddario’s eyes and locks check all the necessary boxes. She even already portrayed the role of a demigod in the movie series Percy Jackson about a decade ago. She was Annabeth, Daughter of Athena, to Logan Lerman’s Percy Jackson Son of Poseidon in 2010 Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and 2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
So, being cast as Diana would be right up Daddario’s street.
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