Fanboys and girls the world over are about to find out what I've known all along: Keri Russell is a superhero!
Reliable sources confirm to me exclusively that my reigning BFF is in advanced talks to voice the title role in Warner Bros' straight-to-DVD animated Wonder Woman feature. The flick, which is slated for release in late '08/early '09, is part of a new line of DVD feature adaptations by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics. The first, Superman: Doomsday, hit stores in September and promptly flew off the shelves. Upcoming releases include Justice League: New Frontier (2/26) and Batman: Gotham Knight.
It's probably safe to assume that new-mum Russell would record her dialogue sometime in Feb./March whilst she's in L.A. shooting the Adam Sandler comedy Bedtime Stories. In related news, a $100 reward has been posted for information leading to the exact dates of those audio sessions, as well as the address of said recording studio. Send any/all tips to email@example.com.
So, any thoughts on this Wonder-ful piece of casting? Could this be a precursor to Russell lassoing the lead in the studio's long-gestating live-action WW flick? Probably not, but it sure as hell wouldn't hurt to spread that rumor. Feel free to get the whispering campaign started in the comments section below!
Check out our Online Video Guide for full episodes of the original Wonder Woman series.