Actress Traci Thoms inspired a DC Comic character; now she'd like to play one
Actress Traci Thoms has appeared on television’s Cold Case and Harry’s Law as well as on the movie screen in Rent and The Devil Wears Prada. But to superhero fans she may be most known for her role as Etta Candy in the much maligned 2011 pilot of Wonder Woman.
The race blind casting of Thoms carried through to the comic world and in the new 52 as I pointed out to readers (and to Thoms herself) a few months ago, the actress is a ringer for the character.
But now Thoms would like to see the reverse happen and she’d like to appear as a character in DC Comics or Vertigo to be specific. A mini campaign called #tracifor355 has appeared on Twitter to get Thoms cast as Agent 355 in the movie of Y: The Last Man. Of course Y: The Last Man is in seemingly endless hell development with New Line Cinemas, so who knows when that will happen? But when it does I think Thoms has a good case:
Again it may be awhile before that project gets to to casting. That’s okay, Thoms also has ideas for Marvel. When Tumblr Robot Boy tweeted Thoms about whether she would play Misty Knight, Thoms didn’t just say yes, she tweeted back this:
I’ve been saying that Marvel should make a Daughters of the Dragon movie. Marvel, looks like Traci Thoms has her character research all done.