I have a confession to make ... and it's something I've never told anyone, anywhere. See, I have a "secret inside tipster" living under my desk. Crazy, I know -- but this "tipster" will throw out random names, and attach them to random projects on a daily basis. Rarely will I ever talk about these "inside tips" on Cinematical because, lets face it -- they're random, there's no substantial back-up and, while the traffic boost is nice, part of me feels real dirty when it's time to retire for the night. For a long time I thought I was the only one living with a "secret inside tipster" camped out under his desk, but thankfully there are others out there dealing with this pesky critter. For that, I salute them.
With that said, folks are still a bit eager to discuss the future of Wonder Woman now that Joss Whedon has officially jumped ship, and Warner Bros. bought another Wonder-ful spec script from newbie scribes Matthew Jennison and Brent Strickland. Obviously the studio is still interested in the character, and I am of the opinion that they probably want to go a bit darker -- using World War II as a backdrop -- while producing a film that's more along the lines of what Nolan is doing with the Batman flicks. Of course, now you need an actress who not only looks the part, but is also capable of handling dark-ish material and, at the same time, can kick a whole lot of ass. Not surprisingly, the first name to leak out the mouths of those beloved "secret inside tipsters" is Eva Green, everyone's favorite Bond girl. Keep in mind, Green is just as likely to nab the part as -- what are some other random actresses? -- Drew Barrymore or Dakota Fanning. Talk is cheap, and until something a bit more substantial shows up, the new, improved Wonder Woman shall remain in limbo.