Wonder Woman is one of the most famous and loved superheroes in the DC Universe. And after a long wait, the character got its place on the silver screen. Many actresses have played the character of Wonder Woman since then and have received critical acclamation.
However, many actresses almost did the character of Princess Diana in other projects like in TV shows or films that never could make its way to the big screen. The article will be all about the actresses who played Princess Diana but did not get enough recognition.
Joss Whedon signed Angelina Jolie in his 2005 Wonder Woman film. Whedon wrote the screenplay of the film. However, the script of the film got leaked online, and the movie never made its place on the big screen. Although Whedon shared that Angelina Jolie was his first choice. Jolie was the perfect actress for the part of Diana. The audiences are well known for her cool action sequences from the Tomb Raider series.
Jolie debuted as a child artist with her father Jon Voight in the movie Lookin’ to Get Out and started her career from a low budget movie, Cyborg 2. In the movie George Wallace, she featured in Hackers as a lead and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She got recognition from the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, an adaptation of the Tomb Raider video games. The film was an international hit and made her image as a female action star.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Geller has proved that she is perfect for the character of Wonder Wonder by her fantastic performance in Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Sarah Michelle Prinze Gellar is a producer, actress, and also an entrepreneur. Her debut TV series An Invasion of Privacy in 1983 made her a recognized actress. She also did a few projects with Joss Whedon. Gellar was also one of the preferred choices for Wheadon’s Wonder Woman. Still, the project went under development hell, and Sarah never got an opportunity to portray the classic female superhero character.
Gellar won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series titled All My Children. For her Warner Bros. TV drama Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Geller received nominations for a Saturn Award, five Teen Choice Awards, and a Golden Globe Award.
In the 2000s, Megan Fox was rumored to play the character of Princess Diana, which was an early version of the Justice League. At that time, she was famous for her work in the Transformers franchise.
However, Fox separated her from consideration. In one of her interviews, she described the character of Princess Diana as Lame, and she also said that she does not want to get the role. Her statement for Wonder Woman backfired her, and she ended up disappointed for her character in the Transformer as well. As in the set of the film, Fox was horribly treated by the director Michael Bay.
Megan Fox started her film career with the movie Holiday in the Sun in 2001. And got recognition from the sitcom Hope and Faith premiered in 2004. Later she did the blockbuster action movie Transformer in 2007.
When the project of Justice League was in its early stages, one of the actresses who got a lot of mention for the character of Wonder Woman was Jessica Biel. And Biel was a perfect choice for the role as she already had made her mark as an action star in the movie Blade: Trinity.
Jessica Claire Timberlake Biel is a model, producer, model, and singer. She is known for her role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre as Erin Hardesty. Biel also featured in The Illusionist, Total Recall, Valentine’s Day, and Hitchcock. However, she never got the opportunity to play the role of Princess Diana.
Jamie Alexander was another perfect option for the character of Princess Diana back in the 2000s. She was known for playing the action character Lady Sif in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Thor franchise.
However, Alexander and Marvel’s work contract was a significant barrier for her to achieve the role of DC’s Wonder Woman.
The above is the list of actresses who were in the consideration list for the character of Wonder Woman before Gal Gadot finally made it to the big screen.