CHATSWORTH, Calif.—AVN Director of the Year three-peater Axel Braun has tapped Kimberly Kane, herself the bearer of an AVN Best Actress trophy, to fill the wondrous bustier of Wonder Woman in his XXX spin on the sexy superheroine for Vivid Entertainment, going into production Tuesday.
"I saw over a dozen different actresses, and many of them were truly excellent, but Kim Kane just nailed it," Braun told AVN. "What she brings to the character is the image of a strong, independent woman ... the movie deals with the Wonder Woman story in a much darker, more adult way. She's not going to be the goody-two-shoes that she was in the '70s. She's a woman, she kicks ass. And Kim can definitely kick serious ass."
Kane, who underwent three weeks of intensive training to get in fighting shape for her scenes, is thrilled about the opportunity. "I'm so happy that Axel chose me for the part," she said. "It feels good to be trusted with another one of his mega roles."
She added, "Also I was Wonder Woman for Halloween for like 10 years when I was a kid, so I can't wait to share those pics on Twitter!"
Braun joked that in the wake of David E. Kelley's NBC-canned Wonder Woman pilot of 2011, he was now solely responsible for carrying on the character's legacy. "After the failure of mainstream, apparently this rests on my X-rated shoulders alone," he intoned.