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February 04, 2013

Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance a Wonder Woman tryout?

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Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance has been linked to the super-secret Illuminati sect, and some wondered whether it was linked to the Super Bowl blackout. The rest of us?

We had visions of Wonder Woman dancing in our heads.

But here’s a question: Why is it that seemingly every comic book character has had a shot at the big screen of late except she of the golden lasso? (OK, we’re exaggerating. But only slightly.)

Isn’t it time for a Wonder Woman movie already?

As Beyoncé told Hero Complex as far back as 2008, she was gunning for the movie role of Wonder Woman.

“I want to do a superhero movie and what would be better than Wonder Woman? It would be great. And it would be a very bold choice. A black Wonder Woman would be a powerful thing. It’s time for that, right?”

Whether you like the idea of Beyoncé as Wonder Woman or hate it, you have to admit Beyoncé cuts a fierce figure that reminds us of that fiercest of superwomen.

Don’t believe us? Check out the above photo gallery, matching up some of our favorite Wonder Woman images with shots of Beyoncé in action at the Super Bowl. Yes, Lynda Carter is represented.

And for a big screen adaptation of Wonder Woman, here’s Joss Whedon talking to Rookie.com about, among other things, how he’d hoped to tackle Wonder Woman as an Angelina Jolie-esque character.  Director Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”) also has an angle, as he talked about to MovieLine.com.

What do you think? Were you thinking “Wonder Woman” during the half-time show? Or were you looking for cold beer?

And for the conspiracy theorists among us: That diamond hand signal that Beyoncé threw up during the half-time show was probably just an inside nod to hubby Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella records. The Yahoo Sports story links to a Complex Music gallery showing plenty of celebrities doing the same. Unless, of course, they’re all members of the …

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