Let’s be honest. Batman aside, DC Comics sucks at movies. One of their long-stalled projects is a Wonder Woman film which, despite the best creative backing (and I’m talking about Joss Whedon), could never seem to get off the ground because studio execs didn’t think the Amazon Princess would appeal to audiences.
Wonder Woman has more failed live-action projects than just about any other DC superhero (or any superhero). Despite a successful 70s TV show starring Lynda Carter, an announced pilot in the 90s never happened, a cameo in Smallville failed to materialize, and a 2011 pilot starring the mind-blowingly sexy Adrianne Palicki was never picked up.
A satisfying contemporary screen rendition of feminist comic book icon Wonder Woman has thus far proven to be an undecipherable riddle for the male-dominated film and television entertainment industry. That’s despite the best efforts of people like Joss Whedon Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers and David E. Kelley Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, whose interpretations were either rejected or went amiss due to an admitted lack of familiarity with comic tropes, in the latter’s case. (CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE)
Marvel’s “The Avengers” has grossed over $1 Billion worldwide and is one of the most successful films in history. Yesterday it was announced that Warner Bros. would seek to duplicate this success by moving forward with the development of a much expected “Justice League” Movie. As a fan of the JLA and of its many members I should be ecstatic about this—but I’m not. In fact, given the information we have, I think it’s a pretty big mistake.
In brief, we’ve been told that Warner Bros. has hired “Gangster Squad” writer Will Beall to provide a screenplay likely to feature Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman…..
Ready or not, the New 52 is coming. The massive (and controversial) DC Comics initiative — which will have the entire DC line of comics “start over” in numbering, beginning with Justice League No. 1 on Aug. 31. — is being promoted with a trailer, which you can see below for the first time anywhere. It will air in movie theaters as part of National CineMedia’s “FirstLook” pre-feature programming.