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Posted:  22 Jan 2012 02:14
Angela Bowie, former wife of singer David Bowie, has revealed via an email to manwithoutfear.com that she was given the television rights to Black Widow and Daredevil for a year, and attempted to create a TV series back in the 70's around '75. However, due to cost and special effects reasons, the furthest they ever got was a brief photo shoot which you can see below.

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Posted:  22 Jan 2012 05:34
Holy carp on a stick!  What the heck?  I know about The Trial of the Incredible Hulk being an attempt at a pilot for a Daredevil series and it just didn't seem like Daredevil, but dang this looks wrong.  That first picture in itself is terrible.  Black Widow is supposed to be a sexy and confident spy, but there she just looks crazy (as in, I think she's going to start talking to herself).  She looks better in the next two pictures, but Daredevil looks like he's wearing a cheap devil costume from a 1940s serial.  Thank goodness this didn't get made, because when one doesn't pay attention to the look, they also are likely to not pay attention to the character.
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Posted:  22 Jan 2012 19:46   Last Edited By: Tim
My first thought was that this Daredevil should have been named Dork Man instead. He's just way to skinny to be Daredevil and the crazy look on his face with that cheap costume just ain't cutting it. His costume makes the one from Trial of the Incredible Hulk look awesome. You know if they had made this I wonder if anybody would have ever complained about the Ben Affleck Daredevil ever again.




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Personally, I've always thought the Daredevil movie got a bum rap, and maybe seeing the above pics might convince a few people of that at least.

That being said though for the 70's the Black Widow lady looked pretty good I thought especially compared to Daredevil.
Posted:  22 Jan 2012 19:50
This is crazy! Do you think it's real? I have my doubts with as bad as it looks. If real, the outfits seem more suited for a broadway show than a movie/TV production.
Posted:  23 Jan 2012 16:19
I found these pics on comicbookmovie.com so at the very least they seem to think it's real. I believe it is more than likely real. I wouldn't bet the farm on it though.
Posted:  23 Jan 2012 20:07
Looks like Angela Bowie was almost Wonder Woman too.

http://superherouniverse.com/images2/TV/wonderwomanbowie.jpg

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Believe it or not, Lynda Carter wasn't the first Wonder Woman on television. She was preceded by two other live-action Amazons. The first was Linda Harrison, who played alongside Charlton Heston as Nova in Planet of the Apes in an unaired 1967 screen test. The second live-action Wonder Woman was Cathy Lee Crosby, who starred in a 1974 Wonder Woman TV movie, which Mrs. Bowie was trying out for.

The Wonder Woman museum elaborates:
Bowie's audition was mentioned in the Feb. 11, 1974 issue of Newsweek, in which it was reported that Angela Bowie had been considered for the role of Wonder Woman for an upcoming ABC-TV movie but lost the part for her refusal to wear a bra.



Bowie herself wrote in her autobiography in 1993:
First I showed them the photographs, which totally flabbergasted the director- things were going well so far- but then, before I went to my dressing room to don the stipulated turtleneck, some woman from the studio came up to me.

"I see you're not wearing a bra," she said. "You have to wear one for the screen test. It's mandatory."

I couldn't believe it. I hadn't worn a bra for years. "Well, if that's what you want, okay," I said. "But I think you're going to have a problem finding one small enough."

She didn't like that very much, but she walked off, and I went to the dressing room.



If all that wasn't bizarre enough, one of the show's writers tried to pull the ol' "casting couch" on Bowie. It turned out that she was never seriously considered for the role.


source:http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Thorverine/news/?a=53244
Posted:  23 Jan 2012 21:37   Last Edited By: Rick Jones
I didn't know this lady or Linda Harrison were almost Wonder Woman. I think by looking those photos she might have made a decent Wonder Woman but not Black Widow.

Now Linda Harrison--I remember her from Planet of the Apes. I wouldn't complain if she had played Wonder Woman.
Posted:  23 Jan 2012 22:24
http://superherouniverse.com/images2/movies/linda-harrison.jpg
Yes, I'd have to agree she would have made a great Wonder Woman. She looked good on the Planet of the Apes as Nova.
Posted:  24 Jan 2012 13:23
Posted:  24 Jan 2012 21:49   Last Edited By: Tim
Heaven help us if the woman on that video ever gets a Wonder Woman TV show.

That is a woman, right?

Gee, Superman looks like he's never picked up a weight in his life.
Posted:  24 Jan 2012 22:29
It is a woman although she passed away quite afew years ago so she won't be up for the roll.
Posted:  24 Jan 2012 22:32
Sorry, to hear that. I'm guessing this was an pretty old video like around the time the first Superman movie came out I bet.


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