Beyonce: Now It’s Time for a Black Wonder Woman

Caroline Graham, Daily Mail (London), November 9, 2008

She is already a superstar, but now Beyonce Knowles wants to be a superhero—as the first black Wonder Woman.

And she has likened landing the role to the election of Barack Obama, whose campaign she backed.

The 27-year-old has met executives at DC Comics and Warner Brothers, who own the rights to the iconic figure.

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Beyonce, whose acting career has included a comic turn in Austin Powers In Goldmember and a Diana Ross-type character in Dreamgirls, says she is ready to camp it up in Wonder Woman’s red, white and blue swimsuit.

She put on 20lb to play soul sensation Etta James in Cadillac Records, and admitted the suit would be unforgiving of any extra weight.

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[Editor’s Note: Read about a black James Bond here.]

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