Using the most advanced computer technology ever invented, and a proprietary algorithm devised by a secret government think tank, The Dissolve created The Speculometron to determine the mathematical probability of the Internet’s latest movie rumors.
Rumor: Warner Bros. is adding Wonder Woman to their upcoming Man Of Steel sequel.
Source: Justin Kroll, Variety
Evidence: “Sources tell Variety that Fast & Furious actress Gal Gadot, G.I. Joe: Retaliation thesp Elodie Yung and Olga Kurylenko have or will test for the female lead, which appears to be the role of Diana Prince a.k.a. Wonder Woman. Sources stress there’s still a possibility this role could be Bruce Wayne’s love interest, but the casting description of ‘tall, brunette, athletic, and exotic’ also matches that of the Wonder Woman character in the comics.”
The Speculometron’s calculations: The Speculometron, which spent most of its teenage years (uh, I mean, “beta testing”) reading (uh, I mean “analyzing”) comic books, notes that almost every single female character in comics could be described as “tall, athletic, and exotic.” It could cite dozens of other characters that fit that description. It also recognizes the possibility that this tall, exotic woman is brand new to the DC Comics mythology. Zack Snyder added several new characters to Man Of Steel, like “Jenny,” who was sort of a female version of Jimmy Olsen. So maybe this is a female version of Dick Grayson. Or Green Lantern. Or Alfred. (A tall, exotic, sexy Alfred is maybe the most Hollywood idea in history.)
But The Speculometron’s calculations do reveal a strong likelihood that this character is Wonder Woman. Certainly the actresses listed have the physicality and action movie chops to play more than a girlfriend or love interest. If you were casting Wonder Woman, those are some of the actresses you would definitely consider. Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara has said recently that Wonder Woman is a “priority” at the studio; if that’s true, this makes even more sense (a least financially).
Odds: 7 to 1.