Relax, CW isn't renaming Wonder Woman to Iris, but she will "suffer no fools"

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A recent casting call for The CW's new Wonder Woman series lit the internet aflame when it seemingly named the Amazon superhero Iris and not Diana, the name she's been using for the last 70 or so years. But rest assured, angry masses, this will not stand- because it's just a big misunderstanding.


According to Deadline, this is the top-secret casting call for the lead in the new Wonder Woman drama. And as you can see the main character's name in this casting call is named Iris. But it was merely a ruse (or at least that's what The CW wants you to think), as Wonder Woman script writer Allan Heinberg took to twitter proclaiming, "Merciful Minerva! So much for using code names to avoid internet speculation. ;)" Which we're assuming means, relax, she's still Diana.

She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She's delighted and just as often horrified by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It's all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she's completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what's on her mind at all times. She's bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you're lying to her. And she doesn't have time or patience for politics or tact because she's too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see and things to learn and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.

The CW is also looking for a lady who is at least 5'8″ or taller to play the part, which could put her eye-to-eye with her superhero competition on The CW's Arrow. Do we like this version more than NBC's Lady Tony Stark Wonder Woman pitch? Sounds like a classic fish-out-of-water story, which is always fun, and might be a lot more fun with a woman.


Angrier Geek

If they were serious, that height minimum would be 5'10." The average male height in the US is 5'9". The the most famous and powerful female superhero should not still be shorter than the average dude. Compare to the other shows. The dude on Arrow is 6'1" and both Jusin Hartley (who was Aquaman in that failed pilot as well as Green Arrow) and Tom Welling are 6'3". Only Darwyn Cooke seemed to understand what it meant when a woman is "amazonian."