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Before Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter was the most famous live-action version of Wonder Woman. Attempts were made to get the actress to cameo in the new film, but unfortunately, the timing was bad so it never happened. However, with early talks already seemingly underway for a Wonder Woman sequel, it looks like they're absolutely going to take another swing at bringing TV's Wonder Woman to the big screen. The actress says she's absolutely willing to play a role in the next film if they can make it work this time around. According to Carter...
Am I open to it? Absolutely. I adore Patty Jenkins, and it'll be wonderful to do. But we'll just see how that goes.
Lynda Carter isn't the only one who adores Patty Jenkins these days. Pretty much everybody adores Jenkins right now for making a great summer movie. Even the critics, who have been routinely down on DC's recent film efforts, have rallied around Wonder Woman and Patty Jenkins has, deservedly, received most of the credit for the film's success. Wonder Woman has been one of the most successful movies of the summer season, thanks in large part to its remarkable box office staying power. Patty Jenkins has, in turn, become one of the most successful female directors in Hollywood.
It would have been great to see Lynda Carter show up in the first Wonder Woman film, but luckily the movie was in no need of the cameo moment in order to be a memorable film. Still, it would be nice to see her appear in the sequel, as she tells People she would like to do. Prior to Wonder Woman finally making her big screen debut Lynda Carter's portrayal on television was the most well-known version of the character for general audiences. It's become common for remakes and reboots to include cameos by those who came before and while they're rarely necessary, and occasionally they actually hinder the film, one would expect that Patty Jenkins would find an organic way to include Carter that will add something to the movie, rather than stopping all the momentum so the audience can enjoy some nostalgia.
While it's far too early to know exactly what Wonder Woman 2 has in store, the current rumor is that the sequel will trade the hot zone of World War I for the Cold War of the 1980s. It would be fitting, since the Wonder Woman TV series that Lynda Carter herself starred in did something similar, with the show moving between World War II and the, then modern day, 1970s between seasons. If this is the plan for the movie sequel, then perhaps they'll find a place for Lynda Carter that will fit considering this similarity. There's plenty of time to figure that out as Wonder Woman first needs to get through Justice League before she can think about her next standalone movie.