She’s known in her homeland as Diana of Themyscira, and is a Princess of the Amazons (a nation of all-female warriors).
She wins the right to return a US officer, whose plane crash-lands on the Amazons homeland, and to stay in the Man’s World and fight the Nazis.
Wonder Woman has the power of flight, she's one of the strongest beings on the planet and highly resistant to bodily harm.
She can psychically communicate with animals and is a master of all forms of classical armed and unarmed combat.
A lasso of truth is her weapon of choice, which forces the person within it to tell the truth, she protects herself with bracelets that deflect bullets.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead was chasing the role when the
film was casting but didn’t get it.
Since then, she’s found favour among the comic-book community as Ramona in
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
. She’s ready for that lead role.
Joss Whedon was attached for a number of years, but they wouldn’t let him have his vision. If
does well, then he should get his own way.
The setting is already rumoured to be moving to a contemporary setting, ridding the Nazi-fighting element.
In hindsight, that would be a bit too
, so off those bleeding Nazis go.