2013 Wonder Woman Movie Fan Casting: Pauley Perrette as Doctor Poison



With Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's 2015 sequel to Man of Steel, and more pre-Justice League actors being lined up for cameos, my old fan casting project is becoming ever more irrelevant (even in the inherently ephemeral context of fan casting.) I figure I better try to make this a more regular affair than seasonal/twice-yearly if I want to throw out surprisingly time consuming filler material say my piece before the film industry materializes actual performers.

To that end, I'll steal a suggestion from regular commentator karl (from 2011!) and offer NCIS featured player Pauley Perrette as the original Golden Age Wonder Woman's first masked super-villainess, Dr. Poison. Princess Maru was a cross-dressing Japanese spy who took part in Villainy Inc. before being forgotten for half a century. She was reinvented in the modern era as an extra creepy mad scientist who experimented on herself to create a death's head grin that would not allow her to betray emotions or intentions through expression. Then she created monstrous Japanimation body horror threats to attack the Amazing Amazon before taking part in Villainy Inc. and being forgotten for another decade.

I'm not especially fond of Dr. Poison, but she's visually striking, and I certainly see the potential in her. Perrette has been playing a quirky goth forensic specialist on television since 2003, and has a rock band on the side, so going full evil wouldn't be much of a stretch. At 44, you'd think she'd be game to wear the gimp mask if it meant exposure in a big franchise flick, but she's earning $175,000 a week on TV, verses the $250,000 Marvel's paying members of the Guardians of the Galaxy for a months long shoot. Noelle Dubois did a solid Abby Sciuto impersonation on the Cinemax softcore sci-fi mini-series Forbidden Science, if we need to go Dave Batista on this role.

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