Wonder No More

Kate Speaking of A List of Things Thrown Five Minutes Ago (see item below), that Kate Beckinsale item you wrote about yesterday, how the bitty Brit wants to play Wonder Woman?

April Fools.

Yeah, you couched your post with the word "apparently," but apparently not. The news came from IMDB's Web site, which wrote this on Tuesday:

Kate Beckinsale has reportedly joined the race to play Wonder Woman in Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon's upcoming comic book movie. The British actress is in negotiations with Whedon, according to movie gossip website joblo.com. Insiders claim Whedon is "very happy" with Beckinsale and confirmed last week that production on his highly anticipated movie adaptation of the popular comic book series will begin filming in early September.

The source of that reportedly stuff, JoeBlo.com, got on its high horse soon afterward, loving the link from IMDB, but sort of surprised that a well-respected movie site would completely fall for an April 1 post.

JB: Anyone with half a brain who read past the article's first 2-3 paragraphs would have noted that it was an April Fool's joke, particularly in the story's last paragraph in which...we basically tell you that it's an April Fool's joke!

Guess IMDB didn't read about the part how the producer asked the actress to have a breast job to fill out the red, white and blue suit. And how Beckinsale's publicist seemed to think that was ok.

Oh, and another fish bit.

That Dude
Posted 04/05/2006 10:14:36 AM

I think Beckinsale would be great as Wonder Woman. Is it also false that Whedon is involved? They are going to need someone with credibility there so it doesn't turn into another Catwoman fiasco.

Daniel Rubin
Posted 04/05/2006 10:51:48 AM

no, that's true.

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Posted 05/03/2006 01:29:15 PM