People should stop watching Zack Snyder films, to prevent him from making awful decisions like this. Did you know Executive Producer Christopher Nolan wanted someone else entirely to play Batman? Instead of Ben Affleck he wanted Wes Bentley, which is brilliant. Nolan is so good at casting, I would love to know who he wanted for Wonder Woman.
The closest real life approximation of WW would probably be rather mannish. She needs to be tall and have broad shoulders, huge muscular thighs, long legs, big boobs, and be somewhat traditionally beautiful? Impossible. You have to drop some of those qualities.
Summer Glau is damned skinny too. I never bought her action scenes in Firefly. For Terminator it was a bit easier, since she’s supposed to be a robot, but still. It looks like she’d break a wrist trying to pick someone up.
Lucy Lawless from her Xena days would be a good fit.
Summer was just one name I threw out there. I’m sure there are better choices. Lucy Lawless was perfect as Xena and she could have played Wonder Woman then. You need a big framed lady that still looks attractive.
Don’t keep us in suspense, Reverse. To whom does that award go?
marshmallow, it’s not an impossible set of criteria at all-- It just seems that way because women who meet those criteria aren’t well-represented in Hollywood. But there are plenty of high-end female athletes who combine a fit, full-framed body with an attractive appearance.