Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Rima the Jungle Girl and more Wonder Woman casting

When am I going to stop decorating these Wednesday posts with Victor Santos' jungle girl drawings? When he stops making them, most likely.

Speaking of jungle girls, The Comic Book Catacombs offers a brief overview of Rima the Jungle Girl. My wife and I are Audrey Hepburn fans and saw Green Mansions without ever making the connection that Hepburn was playing a bona fide jungle girl. I need to go back and watch it with that in mind and figure out what's missing. The CBC article notes the same thing, but doesn't try to explain why. I honestly don't think it's that she's not scantily clad or voluptuous. Maybe it's that she lives with her dad and is shy and demure rather than aggressive and strong? That's the impression that's stuck with me, but I could be mis-remembering.

In Wonder Woman news, the director of the JLA movie held auditions last weekend. Amongst the female actors auditioned were Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Live Free or Die Hard), Teresa Palmer (December Boys), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights), and Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights). Of those four, Winstead and Kelly have a Wonder Woman sort of look (long, dark hair; slightly exotic). Palmer and Palicki are both cute, girl-next-door blondes, which doesn't necessarily mean anything, but makes me wonder if they're not auditioning for a different role.

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