We’re about four days away from the “World’s Finest” event between Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the Flash (Grant Gustin). Now, the Girl of Steel may soon one of THE “World’s Finest” of all superheroes – but we’re not talking about her cousin Superman and Batman. We’re talking about female superheroes, as Entertainment Weekly (EW) is reporting “Supergirl” executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg are making plans in bringing Lynda Carter – aka Wonder Woman – to make an appearance on CBS’ “Supergirl”.
“We had the perfect role for Lynda Carter,” Berlanti said. “We couldn’t work out her schedule. Next year.”
Carter led the first generation of girl power as Wonder Woman for three seasons on ABC and CBS from 1975 to 1979: fighting for what’s right and might for the red-white-blue of America and the free world against the forces of evil that ranged from Nazis to corrupt government officials and politicians to evil billionaires and mad scientists trying to take over the world with their greed and power. But Wonder Woman’s real power and strength lies not only within her femininity, but truly within her heart and compassion for others.
“This is what her life is – she’s just trying to do the right thing,” Carter said in her interview with Glamour. “I loved everything about playing her, and I never once thought she’d remain iconic for 40 years! … It’s time for a new generation to have a smart and powerful woman be part of their experience – and the reemergence of characters like Supergirl and Wonder Woman means that time has come.”
The time for Wonder Woman has come at last on the big screen with Gal Gadot succeeding as the Amazonian warrior princess in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, finally followed by her own long-awaited solo film from director Patty Jenkins; that is set for June 23, 2017.
“I was talking to Patty about maybe playing Wonder Woman’s mother, but because of my singing career and the upcoming tour dates, it didn’t cone together,” Carter stated. “But I wish both she and Gal the very, very best!”
Still, Wonder Woman found a successor on the small screen with Supergirl, who brings hope, positivity, and goodness to the world as a symbol of female empowerment.
Carter defines Wonder Woman as: “Embracing your inner goddess – and not making yourself smaller so that other people can handle you.”
Reruns of “Wonder Woman” can be found every Saturday night on Me-TV. “Supergirl” airs Mondays night on CBS.