A recently issued casting call for Zack Snyder's "Batman vs. Superman" film has led to speculation that the female lead role may actually be Wonder Woman.
Bleeding Cool reports that an actress is being sought in her late 20s and of all ethnicities. The key element is she has to be tall and "physically capable of going toe-to-toe with The Dark Knight".
As a result of this, agencies have been submitting actors for this role under the belief that they are submitting candidates who would also be suitable in the Wonder Woman role.
Warner Bros is neither confirming or denying the reports.
In more solid news on the film, David S. Goyer sat down with the Associated Press and revealed that the film is "a bit a further along than what I think people realize." He goes on to speak about fan expectation and its impact on the creative process:
"From a fan point of view, we're conscious of that when you're working on these things, but you can't let yourself be paralyzed by that.
At the end of the day, you still have to create something. And if you try and think, 'Well what would the fans like?' then you stop being creative. It's sort of like, 'Where does it end?' You have to write the story that you want to write, and hope that people want to see it."
Goyer was also asked that eternal question - Batman and Superman, who would win in a fight?
"Most comic book purists would say Batman, because he is the ultimate strategist. Even though it makes no sense whatsoever. If Superman just flicked his finger, Batman would be done for."