If the nation has evolved enough to elect its first black president, surely it would accept an African American woman in the role of white superhero Wonder Woman. At least, that’s what Beyonce is banking on.
“What would be better than Wonder Woman?” she tells the Los Angeles Times of her dream role. “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?”
The 27-year-old said she has already met with representatives at DC Comics and Warner Bros. to discuss donning the red, white and blue bathing suit on screen.
“After doing these roles that were so emotional I was thinking to myself, ‘OK, I need to be a superhero,'” Beyoncé tells the Times. “Although, when you think about the psychology of the heroes in the films these days, they are still a lot of work, of course, and emotional. But there’s also an action element that I would enjoy.”
Her interest in the role got a boost earlier this year when she saw Lynda Carter’s iconic costume on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“I would definitely have to keep it right for that costume,” she says. “But I love Wonder Woman and it’d be a dream come true to be that character. It sure would be handy to have that lasso.”