Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman hit theaters last weekend, and took the box office by storm. The first critical hit of the DC Extended Universe, Wonder Woman was a grounded origin story that had all of the heart and focus that the previous three DCEU films lacked. And while DC fans were pleased with Dian Prince's powers, fish out of water comedy, and connection to the other movies, there was one aspect that was sorely lacking: Lynda Carter. Carter played the titular character in the Wonder Woman TV show, so many fans were hoping she'd pop up for a cameo in the new film. It didn't happen, but perhaps we can expect a cameo the sequel.
Director Patty Jenkins is fairly generous with her social media presence, interacting with the film's many fans. She was recently asked on Twitter of Lynda Carter might show up in Wonder Woman 2, to which she said:
It looks like Wonder Woman's director is determined to book Lynda Carter in a role sometime in the franchise's future. And considering that early plans for the sequel are being thrown around, I wouldn't be surprised if Carter showed up in Wonder Woman 2.
While Patty Jenkins and the folks over at DC attempted to nail Lynda Carter down for a Wonder Woman cameo, it didn't happen for the first film. Carter herself revealed that the cameo wasn't happening, citing a schedule conflict as the reason why it didn't work. Indeed, Carter has been very supportive of Gal Gadot's version of the character. The two were photographed at Wonder Woman's premiere, and Carter even spoke to Jenkins before filming to give her advice on the character. So while it seems like all parties wanted the OG Wonder Woman in the blockbuster, the logistics didn't work out.
If Lynda Carter does indeed appear in Wonder Woman 2, it should be interesting to see how large of a role the iconic actress is given. While the cameo seems like fan service and respecting one's elders, Carter is still a very active actress who can hold her own in a scene opposite the likes of Gal Gadot. Carer was most recently seen in another superhero property, playing President Marsdin in The CW's Supergirl. Her base fandom was thrilled to see her in another comic book adaptation, so it might be the perfect time to give Carter a more hefty role in Wonder Woman's eventual sequel.
You can currently catch Wonder Woman in theaters, so be sure to check our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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