How Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman Could Have Been Brought Back In Movie Form

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman

Decades before Gal Gadot debuted as Wonder Woman in the DC film universe, the general public was most familiar with the Amazon superhero from the 1970s TV series starring Lynda Carter. Over three seasons (including the TV movie pilot), this version of Wonder Woman became a pop culture icon, and she's been revisited in recent years in the comics. But it turns out that we also could have seen Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman appear in the recently-released animated movie Batman vs. Two-Face, which, like last year's Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, follows the '66 versions of Batman and Robin. According to the sequel's co-writer, Michael Jelenic:

We were talking about doing a [tag] on this movie where he's teaming up with Lynda Carter at the very end, and we see Adam West in '77 and he's aged up a little, and the mansion's all decorated in the '77 style... that could be a possibility, but I don't think it would be a Batman thing.

Due to the passing of Adam West earlier this year, Batman vs. Two-Face director Rick Morales expressed doubt at New York Comic-Con earlier this month (via Comic Book Resources) that DC will make any more Batman '66 animated movies. However, there is a possibility that we could see an animated movie centered on the '77 Wonder Woman somewhere down the line, leading Michael Jelenic to make the above revelation. Adam West's Batman and Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman recently teamed up in the comic book miniseries Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77, but a tag in Batman vs. Two-Face teasing a team-up with between these heroes (and Robin, probably) sounds like it would have been cool, especially since it'd be an older version of that Batman.

Along with her printed page team-up with the '66 Batman and her standalone comic book series, Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman also recently appeared in the miniseries Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman, a collaboration with Dynamite Entertainment. An animated movie would be a great way to revitalize her popularity even further, and presumably Lynda Carter would be game for recording such a project, as she's recently appeared on the Supergirl TV series as President Olivia Marsdin and has expressed interest in appearing in Wonder Woman 2. Ideally it would be just as easy for her to slip back into character as it was for Adam West and Burt Ward reprising the Dynamic Duo in the two animated Batman '66 movies.

We'll be sure to let you know if DC Entertainment officially announces that a Wonder Woman '77 animated movie is in development, although on the animated front, the company is already keeping busy with Gotham by Gaslight, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, the two-part Death of Superman adaptation and the theatrically-released Teen Titans Go! to The Movies. In the meantime, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman will jump back into action when Justice League is released on November 17.

Adam Holmes
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