Since 2004’s “Blade: Trinity,” one of Jessica Biel’s co-stars, Wesley Snipes, has been convicted of tax evasion, while another, Ryan Reynolds, has played a mutant in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and been granted his own “Deadpool” spin-off movie. But where’s Biel headed? Would she ever dive back into the world of comic books -- as Wonder Woman, perhaps, as was rumored a few years ago?
The answer is yes.
“If Wonder Woman had the right script and it was really powerful and emotional and interesting, I would be into that kind of thing,” Biel told MTV News while she was promoting her upcoming 1920s comedy of manners, “Easy Virtue.”
Back in 2007, Biel reportedly was in talks to take on the role of the superhuman Amazonian crime-fighter but ultimately passed. Since then the project has languished in development hell, as has a long-planned, big-screen take on superhero all-star team, the Justice League. Last we heard, the "Justice League" adaptation was still on hold, while Warner Bros. had reportedly kick-started a search for a director to helm a Wonder Woman solo adventure.
So, the opportunity is there for Biel to give the role a second shot. The question, she said, is how strong is the script?
“I feel that sometimes the character development gets thrown to the wayside in those movies, and I’m really interested in that kind of thing,” she said. “So if both the elements could be there—the physicality and a real developed character, whether it’s a Wonder Woman thing or a Justice League thing—I’m open to it.”
What about one day returning to the “Blade” universe?
“I would always consider anything,” Biel said. “I had a really good time in that world. That was fun for me. I like that kind of physicality and playing a tough person who has awesome skills—like ninja skills—that’s pretty cool.”
Would you rather see Biel as Wonder Woman or as a vampire hunter in another “Blade”? Now that he’s got his own Deadpool flick, should Reynolds ever reprise his role in “Blade”?