Lorelai Gilmore as Wonder Woman: The Gilmore SuperGirls!


Milo Ventimiglia (Jess Mariano) continues his latest television run with an upcoming role in the Batman prequel series, Gotham.

He will play Jason Lennon AKA The Ogre and as you might guess from his nickname, he’s a bit of a bad egg. A devilled egg, even. Gotham‘s Ogre is described as handsome, wealthy and seductive. So far, so Christian Gray. But he’s also a serial killer preying on the young women of Gotham, seducing them, then confronting them with a series of “tests” as he searches for his perfect mate. Less Christian Gray, more Christian Bale, then. In American Psycho that is, not in real life.

So Milo goes from bad boy in Stars Hollow to bad boy in Gotham… I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I would pay good money to see Milo doing something less baddie and more funny. We know he’s got the comic chops – remember when he got beaked?  Or dressed as Luke, placing the pepper pot ever so daintily?

pepper potts

How do you think Milo would look donning the cowl and playing Batman?  This would offer up a whole other Gilmore parallel universe since Jared Padelecki (Dean Forester) was once offered the cape in Superman: FlyBy – which was eventually disbanded and superceded with 2013’s Man Of Steel.  And there was an episode of Justice League where Batman and Superman fought over Lois Lane’s affections – a natural fit for Alexis Bledel AKA ace reporter, Rory Gilmore.

I’d prefer Rory Gilmore as Barbara Gordon / Batgirl / Oracle and Lorelai would as Wonder Woman.  She ticks the boxes on so many levels – the blue eyes, the dark hair, the butt-kicking… and her shoulders in that costume… fuhgedaboutit.

wonder woman spin

I would pit them against evil genius Lex Luthor (Taylor Doose), the Riddler (Kirk) and The Joker (Emily Gilmore).  Or perhaps Emily as Black Canary because… y’know – those legs in stockings… ’nuff said.

If you’re not already watching Gotham, will you be catching up before Milo’s appearance in episode 19? At the current schedule, it’ll be aired in early March.  

Who’s in your Gilmore Superheroes cast?

Pics c/o TheWB



Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

2 thoughts on “Lorelai Gilmore as Wonder Woman: The Gilmore SuperGirls!

  • February 11, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    A bunch of obvious choices: Lorelai and Rory as Zena and Gabrielle; Luke and Jess as Batman and Robin; Louise, Madeline and Paris as Josie and the Pussycats; Hep Alien plus Keion as the Scooby Doo Gang with special appearance by Kirk as a CGI Scooby; Charleston, Strobe, and Mitchem as Bizarro Three Stooges; the LDB group with Logan at the helm as the X-Men; Doyle and Paris as Spiderman and Gwen Stacey–

    • February 13, 2015 at 1:38 am

      Obvious? The old guys as the Three Stooges – inspired, my friend.


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