Jaimie Alexander could never have been Wonder Woman

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 February 2016
Jaimie Alexander

Jaimie Alexander

Jaimie Alexander thinks she was an "obvious choice" to play DC Comics character Wonder Woman - but she'd "never" be chosen because of her attachment to the Marvel Universe

Jaimie Alexander thinks she was an "obvious choice" to play Wonder Woman - but she'd "never" be chosen.

The 31-year-old actress thinks she would have been a "strange" choice to take on the DC comics superhero - which Gal Gadot portrays in 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' - because she already plays Lady Sif in the Marvel cinematic universe.

She said: "I was one of a few people that were an obvious choice for Wonder Woman, but it was never going to happen.

"I'm contracted with Marvel and it would (be) strange. Sif, in her way, is Marvel's Wonder Woman. They're both ethereal and have armour and a sword, and have special abilities; the physicality of the role is very similar."

The 'Thor: Ragnarok' star loves being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and loved the solid foundations their characters are built on.

She added to Variety: "The thing I really enjoy about Marvel is that they start with a character first and all the explosions and costumes, the glitz and glam, are secondary to who the actual character is deep down.

"That's something I haven't really been able to find with DC Comics. I know that's a bold statement, but it's been my experience.

I'm a huge comic book fan, and I've read a lot from all different comic book outlets. I enjoy Marvel, and I'm not just saying that because I'm in the 'Thor' films. I gravitate towards the Marvel characters."

Wonder Woman

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patty Jenkins
  • Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright
  • UK release: 1 June 2017

Diana (Gadot) is a princess of the Amazons, who rescues WW1 pilot / secret agent interest Steve (Pine) and resolves to end the war. Stylish and exciting, with a top cast, touches of real humour and tragedy, and spiffing action sequences, anchored by a strong and highly likeable performance from Gadot.

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