WONDER WOMAN: Here’s Why Lynda Carter Did DC TV Instead Of DCEU

Lynda Carter as President Marsdin in "Supergirl"

Lynda Carter as President Marsdin in “Supergirl”

The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, recently made a splash when it was announced that she’d be returning to her DC roots by appearing on The CW’s Supergirl. On that series, she’s making an appearance as the President of The United States of America- a pretty cushy role for someone who is DC TV royalty. 

With Carter returning to DC for Supergirl, it made people wonder about another- far more natural- spot for her to cameo in, which is the upcoming standalone film for Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. The film is set to put Gadot’s Diana front-and-center after she was introduced in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Considering how Carter will be forever linked to the iconic character, you’d think a walk-on role might have been in the offing for her in Wonder Woman.

As it turns out, Carter will not appear in Wonder Woman, but in a recent interview she revealed why:

“We were trying to see if I could do something with the movie, but it didn’t work out. The timing was off, and I was doing other things and couldn’t get over to where they were shooting.”

So it sounds like the possibility was definitely discussed, and that director Patty Jenkins would’ve liked to get Carter into Wonder Woman somehow, but it just didn’t pan out.

Carter doesn’t sound particularly crushed about that, though, as it seems that- aside from popping up in Supergirl– she’s happy to move on from the DC realm and explore new things. When asked if she’d like to make an appearance in an eventual Wonder Woman sequel, here’s what she said:

“I might, but at this point in my life, I pretty much do new parts in things. There’s someone else doing the role now, and that’s OK. They should do it. I support Gal wholeheartedly, and I wish her and Patty all the success in the world.”

You’ll be able to see Carter in the third episode of the second season of Supergirl, which just returned earlier this week. 

SOURCE: Variety

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