Tanit Phoenix - The Next Wonder Woman?

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South African actress and model Tanit Phoenix has been rumored to be the next Wonder Woman for a television series by David E. Kelley.  The actress who will next appear in DEATH RACE 2 with Ving Rhames, Sean Bean, Danny Trejo and Luke Goss (Hellboy 2, Blade 2), sat down with CineMovie and addressed the rumors.

Tanit Phoenix and Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman

While every comic book hero gets a big screen treatment from Thor to Captain America, poor Wonder Woman can't seem to get a break.  Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer series creator, has been on the quest to modernize the DC comic book heroine as a movie but the script can't seem to get out of development hell. The creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, Ally McBeal, and Boston Legal, David E. Kelley is making better progress on his end for a television series and he is currently searching for an actress to play the iconic role made famous by Lynda Carter in the 70s.


Tanit Phoenix is new to Hollywood but her name is getting around  for the Wonder Woman role. She made her feature film debut alongside Nicolas Cage and Jared Leto in Lord of War and also appeared in the straight-to-DVD Lost Boys sequel: Lost Boys: The Thirst

The South African beauty bears a striking resemblance to Lynda Carter so perhaps that gives her the upper hand.  During our interview, Tanit responded to the rumors by admitting she indeed met with the production team and is one of the "girls" being considered for the role. She is keeping her fingers crossed for a positive outcome.  "I would really love to play Wonder Woman", said the DEATH RACE 2 star.  

Her DEATH RACE 2 co-star Luke Goss chimed in and joked he, too is up for the role and would look great in a wig. Luke also added that Tanit is not a fragile flower as she can throw a "mean punch."  Danny Trejo of DEATH RACE 2 also can attest to her strength on set and was surprised by her fearlessness during the action scenes.

If Tanit Phoenix does win the Wonder Women role, we at least now know she is physically capable of handling the action scenes.   

DEATH RACE 2 is on DVD and Blu-ray on January 18.

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