News: Beyonce Bids For Wonder Woman Role

Monday, Nov 10, 2008 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

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R&B superstar Beyonce has begun early talks of hitting the big screen as iconic heroine beauty, Wonder Woman.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the singer has already spoken with DC Comics and Warner Bros. studios to reveal her desire to portray the cherished character in her first superhero role dominated by male figures like Iron Man, Superman and The Incredible Hulk.

"I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman," she told Times. "And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It's time for that, right?"

If chosen to portray and replace the Wonder Woman made popular on television in the 1970's by Lynda Carter, Beyonce would join the likes of other African American women modernizing past heroines like Eartha Kitt (Catwoman - Batman 1960's series) and Halle Berry (Storm - X-Men, Catwoman)

"After doing these roles that were so emotional I was thinking to myself, 'Ok, I need to be a superhero," she added. "Although, when you think about the psychology of the heroes in the films these days, they are still a lot of work, of course, and emotional. But there's also an action element that I would enjoy."

There is no official word on whether a live-action Wonder Woman film will be developed, though an animated film is slated for 2009.

In related news, with only a few weeks away from its release date, Beyonce's new album has been leaked online.

The two disc album follows up Bey's 2006 platinum-selling disc,B'Day, and features production from Rodney Jerkins along with a contribution from Justin Timberlake. Serving as her third solo release, the project is led by the singles "If I Were A Boy" and "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)."

I Am...Sasha Fierce is currently scheduled to hit retail stores Tuesday, November 18 via Sony Records.

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