In a bold move by newly announced writer/producer of the Wonder Woman movie, Joss Whedon revealed he's considering Ben Affleck for the leading role.
"It's no secret that female superhero movies don't fare well at the box office, " commented Whedon at the Comic Book Convention in Los Angeles. "We have to take movies like 'Elektra' and 'Catwoman' and learn from them."
Whedon, who has been approached by every actress from Brittany Murphy to Lucy Lawless to play the role of America's most beloved female superhero, says they're not ready to make the final decision.
"Obviously, we're looking for an Amazonian Princess, so that rules out most of the female actors in Hollywood. We need someone who's big and strong. I see no other option than to cast Ben Affleck. Besides, he was fantastic in DareDevil." said Whedon as he doodled Affleck in red, gold, and blue spandex.
Not everyone is excited about the prospect of Affleck playing Wonder Woman. In fact, some people are downright skeptical.
"I don't see how they're going to make Ben look like a woman." commented David Boreanaz. "There are tons of possible actors that could play Wonder Woman. Take, for example, me. I'm big and tall, too. I could be Wonder Woman. I could, I really could."
Warner Brothers has been considering a Wonder Woman movie for several years; however, they were not able to come up with a plot.
"I want to bring a new approach to the Wonder Woman adventures. Maybe something a little more 'in the now'." explained Whedon. "I'm still working out the details, but maybe Ben, or whoever we choose, doesn't have to look like a woman. Maybe Wonder Woman was really a woman trapped in a man's body. Maybe Wonder Woman is a gorgeous six-foot transvestite. All I know is we have a ways to go on the script."
Affleck's agent refused comment at this time, but did say they will contact us if Ben accepts the role.
Also considered for the leading role are Josh Hartnett, Keanu Reeves, and Morgan Freeman.