Fighting mythological creatures and demi-gods may have set actress Alexandra Daddario up perfectly for the role she wants next: Wonder Woman.
The Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters star wants to see the Amazonian Princess on the big screen and hopes to don the heroine’s famous red and gold costume. "Whether I’m in a Wonder Woman movie or not, I would love to be,” she said. “I would love to see Wonder Woman get made. I would love to see this strong, female action hero.”
The 27-year-old actress has the dark hair and steely gaze to play the superhero but there’s no concrete word from DC about a Wonder Woman movie or show in the mix.
Wonder Woman projects have been notoriously plagued with setbacks, including a failed NBC pilot in 2011. A CW version, Amazon, was slated to hit the small screen but that too was recently placed on hold. "We have to get her right, we have to," DC Entertainment chief Diane Nelson told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that the heroine is one of DC’s priorities. “She is such an icon for both genders and all ages and for people who love the original TV show and people who read the comics now.”
However, fans are looking forward to Wonder Woman’s debut on the big screen in the highly anticipated Justice League film. There has been no casting news for the ensemble superhero flick, so Daddario may still get her wish.
For now she can be seen in the Percy Jackson sequel, Sea of Monsters which opened in theaters Thursday.