I want my 'Wonder Woman' movie!
August 31st, 2011
07:00 AM ET

I want my 'Wonder Woman' movie!

Editor's note: Erika D. Peterman is a Florida-based writer and editor, and the co-creator of the comics blog Girls-Gone-Geek.com.

Ask someone unfamiliar with comic books to name three superheroes, and chances are that they’ll mention Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman — arguably the most iconic representatives of the capes genre. Until very recently, it was far less likely that the average person would have cited or even considered Green Lantern.

So it would stand to reason that Wonder Woman, who has been a major part of the DC Universe since 1941, would get the big-screen treatment long before a second-tier character that only recently entered the general public consciousness. Yet, Hal Jordan made it to Hollywood first and already has a sequel in the works. Amazon Princess Diana can’t even get a live-action TV show off the ground.

It’s bad enough that Wonder Woman has consistently received second-class-citizen treatment compared to her alleged equals. The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight have had several major motion pictures across several generations, with more on the way. Wonder Woman’s last big moment outside of comics was when Lynda Carter donned the costume in the ’70s. Not to harp on Green Lantern, who is perfectly OK, but it’s ludicrous that he’s the star of a franchise while there’s still no Wonder Woman film in sight.

Whether on message boards or in conversations with other comic book readers, we’ve heard several theories about why this project hasn’t happened, despite some well-documented attempts to make it so. Out of sheer frustration, we’re going to address them, as well as other things that could be behind the foot-dragging.

The Story
More than once, I’ve seen Wonder Woman referred to as a boring character who doesn’t have enough good story material to draw upon. Not true. Several authors, notably George Perez, Greg Rucka and Gail Simone, have created compelling stories based on Diana’s Greek mythology-based origin. She’s been presented as an innocent newcomer to Man’s World, a misunderstood, peace-loving warrior (an interesting contradiction) and a hero adrift after forsaking her own gods. Her comic book history has been uneven, but it’s hard to believe that no one can come up with a winning script from decades of storytelling.

The Appeal
Even in 2011, some consider a big-budget action movie with a female lead to be a risky proposition. But if people won’t pay 10 bucks to see one, why is a Tomb Raider reboot in the works? A film about an iconic superheroine with awe-inspiring powers is hardly a tough sell. If the script and the buzz are good enough, it’s a safe bet that people will line up. Imagine the bullets ricocheting off of her bracelets in 3-D!

The Actress
Granted, Wonder Woman has large boots to fill. She’s a regal, statuesque princess with goddess-given beauty. But if a studio can find someone to play an idealized character like Twilight’s Edward Cullen — or Superman, for that matter — surely there is a dazzling unknown with the right look and the acting chops to play Wonder Woman. Catherine Zeta-Jones would have been perfect 15 years ago, and she’d still be wonderful as Diana’s ageless mother, Queen Hippolyta. The point is, she’s out there if a studio is willing to look.

The Costume
Wonder Woman’s famous wardrobe change from star-spangled briefs to dark pants earlier this year was a nod to modernity and practicality. Though we liked the briefs, going with pants might be one way to address the concern about her outfit being dated or looking campy. Bright, primary-colored costumes are tricky to adapt for the screen because they have to be instantly recognizable without coming off as silly. However, it’s probably easier for an actress to get away with wearing a patriotic bathing suit if she has the right presence. Even today, Christopher Reeve looks commanding in a late 1970s interpretation of Superman’s costume. Why? Because he was so utterly perfect for the role.

The 2009 direct-to-DVD, animated Wonder Woman movie was very well done, but it’s just not the same — especially when so many other superheroes are starring in cartoon movies and TV shows, and live-action films. If you want proof of the demand, just look around the Internet, where her fans have created their own movie posters and consistently expressed a desire to see Diana’s story in theaters. Even Beyonce wants in, saying she’d be happy to wear the tiara.

Summer 2011 yielded a film feast for comic book fans, and next year is shaping up to be even better. But as long as Wonder Woman’s invisible jet is idling on the runway, there will always be something missing.

soundoff (432 Responses)
  1. SP

    Wonder woman vs vampires! No wait, Wonder Woman vs Zombie Care Bears! With a setup like that, it wouldn't matter who played Wonder Woman!

    Of course they will probably make it like Cat Woman. Are you sure you want this movie?

    August 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
  2. TheBigChicklet

    Cast Bridget Regan as Wonder Woman, then build around that.
    People will come, and she's perfect for it.

    August 31, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
    • Willis

      Based on how superman has pretty much flopped in its recent remake I think a super hero with weak appeal wouldn't work like wonder woman. You cite tomb raider but that was geared toward 12 year old boys just like the games were. No one watched for the story. serious DC universe female heroine bad girl movies haven't done well cite Catwoman with a great actress like Hallie Barry. When it comes to the story Batman and superman have kept a very similar storyline for over 70 years now Wonder woman has had way to many redo's to make her story work. And I hate to say it but you think of iconic super heros you think Batman superman and Spider man even before the toby mcguire film.

      August 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
  3. Seneca

    I don't understand how people can demand actresses for the role of Wonder Woman who were hot in a movie from 10+ years ago. Mystique was hot in Xmen? Pamela Anderson was hot in Barb Wire? Have you seen these women lately? They are not exactly capable of looking like a woman under the age of 40 anymore. You do realise that people age right? Please stop, your hurting my brain.

    August 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  4. Troy

    All of the other super heroes are fine, but c'mon.....a woman who is wonderful???? Give me a break.

    August 31, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  5. Sean

    Hey a Wonder Woman Movie would be about pure fun and escape, which is what comics are all about, heck ask these guys:

    August 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  6. MTP

    See I'm a WW fan but the way the DC movies have been going lately (save for the Batman series) I'm in no rush to see a WW movie. Do it right. Not that pitiful attempt at a TV series that was shot down.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  7. marc

    Who cares about a Wonder Woman movie...make a Justice League CGI movie exactly like the DC universe online CGI trailer that goes straight to DVD and I'm a fan for life.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  8. Geekster

    "Ask someone unfamiliar with comic books to name three superheroes, and chances are that they’ll mention Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman" OK.. I know I'm being a geek, but there is this little company called Marvel. Name three DC super heroes, you might get that list....

    August 31, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
    • jeff9705

      AKA Walt Disney. They acquired Marvel in 2009.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
      • rwilli94

        You say that like it's a bad thing. And yeah, we all thought it might be a bad thing at the time, but the only real impact I've seen it have is that I can go to my local Disney store and buy cooler action figures than I can get at Walmart. Disney isn't cutting our wings the way I thought they would.

        August 31, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  9. Darkwulf

    Just a few 2010 sales figures that may explain the challenge:
    Sales of Batman comic series (not counting 3 other Batman-centered titles): 63,467 per month
    Sales of Superman comic series (not counting 3 other Superman-centered titles: 30,678 per month
    Sales of Green Lantern comic series: 106,444 per month
    Sales of Wonder Woman comic series: 25,156 per month
    Sales of Power Girl comic series: 21,760 per month

    As you can see, WW's sales figures just don't support the risk. She gets easily beaten by 1/4 of the Batman/Superman titles, and while the GL movie was pretty poor, the comic book sales annihilates WW's. In fact she barely beats out Power Girl, who (as much as I enjoy the snarky attitude of the writing) is about as generic a character as there is.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm |
    • ChickenButt

      What were the comparative sales of Wonder Woman and Green Lantern before the GL movie? I just wonder if the GL movie also sparked more sales in the comic series. If so more reason to make the WW movie.

      August 31, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  10. kurtinco

    Nobody can touch Lynda Carter as Wonder Women, period!

    August 31, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
    • jeff9705

      Was the use of the word "period" intentional?

      August 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  11. alexmaster

    if ther is going to be a wonder woman movie, they have to give it some darkness and grey areas. if the line between rihgt and wrong is to clear, its boring. nobody likes perfect characters, thats why god is never a main character in eny story outside of sacred texts.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
    • zarath

      UMMM did you forget Passion of the Christ? flawless characters do work...

      August 31, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  12. Todd

    There is a general problem with our culture with Female hero's, Being strong and good without seeming sappy or "dog like", still isn't really accepted well in our culture. Movies are still not good with complex female figures, they tend to make them one sided, or they make them flipflop.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
    • lolsigh

      yup almost every single angelina jolie blockbuster action movies show that huh?

      August 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  13. MTM

    Personally i'm sick of comic books turned blockbuster films. Lately it seems like Hollywood is running out of ideas. Or is it lack of creativity?! Instead of thinking of exciting new plot lines that revolve around new and interesting characters, Hollywood's writers are "phoning it in" lately. Preferring to either to adapt issue 1-20 of (insert Marvel superhero here), or just blowing the dust off of an old script from the studio vault. The LAST thing we need is another superhero film. Instead of pouring out your support for a WW adaptation why not comment that Hollywood writes should be getting off the golf course and back behind their keyboards?!

    August 31, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
    • svscnn

      Yeah, this "remake" trend really kicked in hot & heavy during the writer's strike a few years back. Seems like they accidentally found a new formula for striking gold in previously mined out stories. So, (unfortunately) when the strike ended, the remake trend didn't.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
    • Leafonthewind

      Yeah, those danged writers! Shame on them! They want to get paid for original ideas, the bums!

      If the blockbuster-making studios could get away with it, they'd have sequel after sequel and remake after remake, employing writers minimally if at all. Please don't blame the writers, blame the studios.

      And just a little note to those studios who ignore the female action hero like Wonder Woman: At Comic-Con International last this year and in previous years, Wonder Woman is the most popular female costume. There are WWs everywhere you look, from toddler sized (so cute!) to real Amazon size. Keep ignoring them at your peril.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
    • tcalexander1

      The problem isn't the writers of creativity. It's cost and the risk associated with it. It is very hard to get investors behind some idea that nobody has heard of. On the other hand, if you sell the idea as already having a huge fan base and pent up demand (comics, Twilight, Percy Jackson, etc.), you can at least get people interested in investing. Remember it costs millions to make a movie these days and if there are special effects the cost just goes up from there. Now add in a top Hollywood actor making $10-20M per movie and you need huge dollars before you even sell any tickets.

      August 31, 2011 at 4:10 pm |
  14. Dwight Guy

    The comic book sucked, and the TV series sucked even more. Why would anyone expect a movie to be made? Put Katy Perry in as the lead, though, and I'd go see it.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
    • Christian

      Seriously dude you are stupid in the head. It goes to show how a lot of you guys smoke too much weed, drink too much that most of your brain cells are gone.

      I think maybe the Male heroes get so many readers is because scretly guys are harboring gay tendencies. What straight guy would want to turn down to watch a hot woman in a hot costume for a guy version like Superman, or Batman?

      I know I wouldn't. And Greek Mythology COULD Work. Just ask the guy who Made Thor a cool hit.

      August 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  15. Thomas Veil

    Kind of amazing, the number of people who have comic amnesia and forget so much about Wonder Woman.

    The person who claimed that she was extremely lame compared to Spider-Man is horribly misinformed. He claims WW has only athletic skills, as well as her iconic rope, bracelets and plane. He sorta neglected to mention that she also has super-strength, super-agility, super-speed (Spidey has only two of those three) and other skills. Though she might not win, Wonder Woman could (and has) put up a pretty good fight against Superman. Hardly lame.

    Fans worth their salt know of the story in which an evil Max Lord controlled Superman and turned him against other heroes. Under duress of WW's magic lasso, Max confessed that the only way to stop him (that is, Max) was to kill him. Whereupon Wonder Woman twisted Max's head and broke his neck, killing him instantly. Despite the fact that she had no other choice, Superman and other heroes rejected her because she took a life.

    Yeah, boring character there. (rolls eyes)

    BTW, Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] is #4 in the DCU and #7 on IGN.com's all-time greatest heroes list (Wonder Woman is #5 at IGN), so throwing him into the lower tier (with people like Captain Atom and Booster Gold) is a little ridiculous.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
    • rob

      how much time and energy did you waste typing this?
      Wonder Woman is a lame character. period.
      go ahead and make a movie about her and the point will prove itself (if the wonder woman comic book sales don't already)

      get over it.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
      • Thomas Veil

        "How much time and energy did I waste?"

        As much as you did actually refuting anything I said: 0.

        September 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
    • NOT MY CHAIR

      the only way i would see a ww movie is if it was a porn

      August 31, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
  16. Anomic Office Drone

    Sorry. Wonder Woman IS a weak character with no good stories to draw from. There is a reason she is being rebooted. There is a reason that all of her stories have to involve other major DC characters and/or the end of the world. That reason is that you can't write a good story about a character with an origin, outfit and persona that are downright silly. Better to create something new than to adapt her for her own movie.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
    • Greyman

      Are you THAT daft? THE ENTIRE DC UNIVERSE is getting rebooted in the comic books, not just Wonder Woman. And everyone's entitled to their own opinions, not their own facts. You may not have enjoyed them, but Wonder Woman has had plenty of writers pen storylines over the last few decades that focus on her and her alone. Ignorance about something does not count as proof against it.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
    • Christian

      You are so silly it iisn;t even funny. Your mother gave birth to you? Daredevil is boring. Not Wonder Woman.

      She has a lot of great stuff to draw from. But you are so daft (probably a high school drop out) to know what you are talking about.

      August 31, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  17. Eric

    What about Xena? She was, for all practical purposes the equivalent of Wonder Woman.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
    • Sencho

      No, she really wasn't. VERY different backdrops for each character, too (sword-n-sandal vs. WWII America). I see where you're trying to go, but this is hardly a fair comparison.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
  18. dee

    I know who would Rock as Wonder Woman. Kyle Richards from Beverly Hills housewives would totally rock that roll, she's stunningly beautiful and practically Lynda Carter's twin. VOTE FOR KYLE RICHARDS as the next Wonder Woman!

    August 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
  19. Todd

    If we are talking about people to play Wonder Woman, it's so easy to imagine Olivia Wilde playing the role perfectly. While Angelina Jolie would have been great 15 years ago, just like Zeta-Jones, Olivia Wilde has the looks and the personality to pull off the role.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
    • Trinity

      she's hot, but she's kinda skinny, and is she tall enough?

      September 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  20. Dev

    Well google for Priyanka Chopra (She can possible be a good fit for the role) :)

    August 31, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
    • svscnn

      Just googled (ogled) her. Pretty girl, to be sure. Perhaps, a bit too noticably ethnic for the Amazonian character, as currently written, though.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
      • Trinity

        a bit 'ethnic'? WW can be any colour, actually.

        September 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  21. Feast of Beast

    Don't underestimate wonder Woman's character. As a life-long comics collector, I've seen her fight Superman to a stand-still on several occasions. She's not just an Amazon. Diana was formed from clay by the Queen of the Amazons and was imbued with the attributes of the Greek and Roman gods by Athena — "beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Hermes, and stronger than Hercules."

    August 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  22. jason

    Looking at the comments here, I'd say that a lot of people like to troll here just as much as anywhere else.

    Comic book sales have NOTHING to do with the viability of a character's potential for a blockbuster movie. I'd like to see WW on the big screen, but a regular television series would be the way to go since there's a dearth of female action stars in Hollywood.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
    • lolsigh

      so sales reports from comic books, viewer reports from TV shows and cartoons as well as the audience pulls from every single WW movie attempted that shows no one wants ot watch the movie has nothing to do with why it isn't being made? You are bad for business.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
      • Christian

        You see how dumb you are? Thor was NEVER a top seller. He was cancelled on several occassions. 2 he never had a hit cartoon, or a hit animated movie. But guess what dimwit? They made a movie of Him. Iron Man was the same. Put that in your Pipe and Smoke it.

        August 31, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
    • Christian

      Agreed Jason. Well said my friend

      August 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
  23. svscnn

    I've been sying for years that Catherine Zeta-Jones would have been perfect for Wonder Woman. But, as the author notes, even she is now a bit long in the tooth for the role.

    Boat officially missed Hollywood.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • Trinity

      well, she can play the Queen, she's got the perfect 'regal' bearing for the role. and of course, the right hair.

      September 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  24. BBK

    WOW PEOPLE...LETS NOT MISS THE BOAT..WONDER WOMAN IN SHORT SHORTS..BIG BUSTED AND BEAUTIFUL...NOT TOO HARD TO IMAGINE/FANTASIZE OVER....EVEN EASIER TO GET AN ACTRESS TO PORTRAY...Pam Anderson with jet black dyed hair?????????? START PRODUCTION NOW!!!!!

    August 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • Leafonthewind

      PLEASE STOP SHOUTING!

      August 31, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  25. W

    Batman is by far my fav super hero, that said....I want to see Bane break the Bat, Knightfall style. And how about we get some of Doomsday beating Superman's boyscoutt a$$ to death. Enough of the good guys always winning, lets dead some of these dudes already!!

    August 31, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  26. lolsigh

    This chick is not a geek all of her information is wrong, all of the male characters mentioned where created before WW and a wonder woman movie has been in the works since 2001, but test audiances do not favor it so they have all been canceled, there is even one being made right now by fox.
    use google and stock calling yourself a geek if you do not know anything about what your talking about!

    August 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
    • Sara L

      I know, I know, don't feed the trolls. Still... your only argument that this girl has no idea what she's talking about is the other comic book characters she mentioned were created first? Superman, Batman, and WW were all created around the same time (Superman & Batman late 1930's, Wonder Woman early 1940s). I think a Wonder Woman reboot (TV or film) would be a fantastic idea, especially if they can get people who were fans of other female superheroes. Get Joss Whedon to write it, and you've got the Buffy fans on board.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
    • G

      lolsigh, if you don't want to see the Wonder Woman movie, don't go see it. I will see it if it comes out and won't have to put up with you texting your friends while I'm trying to watch it.

      August 31, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  27. billy bonez

    I think Wonder Woman could own up to it, it did in the 70's, and its not like producers, directors, actors have to be stuck in the 70's. I'm not a real politically correct person, I think its hokey, but with the right team it could be politically correct, and like younger kids who idolize Batman, Superman, Thor(?), Spiderman, Hulk, and Green Lantern, if done right she could be the next idol.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
    • EarlGrayHot

      Political Correctness has nothing to do with filming a WOnder Woman movie. Where did that come from?

      I agree that WW could be a great movie if the right script (come on- another origin movie would be great!) and the right actress was brought into the project. It's astonishing that the movie is still languishing. If we can have Captain America and GL we can surely find a way to get Wonder Woman onto the big screen!

      August 31, 2011 at 3:41 pm |
  28. J

    The last great female super-hero was Sigourney Weaver in Aliens. The next one will be Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games. Real women, real super-heroes.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
    • Sencho

      Despite your admiration for the character, Ripley is NOT a superhero.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
    • Jamel

      Wrong. The last great super-heroin was Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in Terminator 2, which occurred after the Alien movie. There's also Juno (Natalie Mendoza) and Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) from the Descent. Angela Basett would make an excellent action hero, if she'd land a role in one (playing the X-Man Storm immediately comes to mind).

      August 31, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
  29. will

    Monica Belucci is the only woman needed to play Wonder Woman, or her mother at least. Obviously, prefer her as the main character.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  30. oneSTARman

    I would LOVE a Wonder Woman Movie – True to The COMIC BOOK HEROINE I Remember. She was COOL and She was Also HOT. In Today's 2PC World I doubt THAT would get into the Mix. The Reason we Love Lara Croft is NOT because of her Big BOOTS. She Whacks the Bad Guys and Saves the World in a Tighter than Skin Tee-Shirt with Pistols hanging off her Daisy Dukes.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
  31. Dan

    Ask Megan Fox how well a woman can holdup a trilogy. She got dumped after the second Transformers movie for not playing along with the director's incessant need for the heroine to strike sexy poses and show no personality beyond inexplicable attraction to the ambiguously heterosexual male lead.

    The problem with casting WW is finding a woman who will be able to be the sexy female lead for ten years or more, as the trilogies or crossovers build on the characters. Linda Carter was great because she was ageless. She could play a character both disarmingly hot and subtly brilliant well into her 40s. That's what's called for in a WW. Not just a hot model, but someone with the acting chops to make her age a non-issue.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
    • Seneca

      She was canned bacuase she was impossible to work with, not because of incessant sexy poses. She does the sexy poses herself and she goes on to do even more in Jonah Hex. Coupled with the fact that she's not a great actress (se can memorize lines but cant put any emotion behind them.) she got canned.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
    • Dude

      She was canned for calling Bey a Nazi, Spielberg found out and ordered Bey to lose her. Look it up.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
  32. mattmchugh

    I agree. Wonder Woman is a seriously overlooked property when it comes to big-screen adaptions. If you ask me, it all comes down to lunkhead Hollywood sexism. Males studio execs are, plainly and simply, to dumb and sexist to recognize the enormous potential of the character when done right. The recent - thankfully - failed attempt at a WW TV show proved that.

    Producer David E. Kelly was all set to crank out one of his cookie-cutter corporate shows featuring a CEO-by-day/Crime Fighter by Night caricature of female empowerment concocted utterly by male TV execs in a pitch meeting. That has absolutely nothing to do with the direction the character has taken in the comics for the last 20 years. Another abortive film attempt by Joss "Buffy" Whedon was also canned, again thankfully, since Whedon's idea of a creating heroic female character is to cast a clumsy actress and hire lots of stunt doubles (sorry, Buffy fans, but it's true).

    To do WW right, you need someone who understand the character. The author mentioned an animated DVD movie from 2009. That was produced by Bruce Timm, who pretty much single-handedly created DC's outstanding animation division. Let him produce the live action version. Let him pick the writers. And who should direct? One and only one real choice.

    Kathryn Bigelow.

    Go ahead. Argue with that.

    – mm

    August 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
    • Seneca

      Thats right because Aliens 1-3, Resident evil 1-5?, Laura Croft, Salt (or any movie with angelina Jolie as the main character), Kill Bill 1 &2, terminator, Domino, charlies angels, the underworld movies, Xena, and Red Sonja were obviously failures due to sexism against women. My Super-Ex Girlfriend had female super heroes, so did Supergirl.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
      • mattmchugh

        Yep. Lots of examples of successful sci-fi/comic properties with female heroes in there. So why can't Hollywood get a clue with WW?

        Jolie alone can move a property forward. As can James Cameron or Quentin Tarantino. That accounts for about half of what you list. So what it really takes to get something going in Hollywood is a powerful mover. It can't be an actress. You need a relative unknown (like Kate Beckinsale when she took on Underworld). The mover has to be a producer/director with proven clout in the Hollywood boys club, with ties to a heavy hitter experienced with launching a female-lead action franchise (e.g., James Cameron).

        And I come back to Kathryn Bigelow.

        –mm

        August 31, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
    • Gordon Gecko

      No Arguement needed. It just won't sell. Plot too unbelievable unless you are a kid. Maybe a cartoon or comedy can be made of WW. Surly a porn movie.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
      • Leafonthewind

        Plot too unbelievable? Really? Name one Hollywood blockbuster lately with a "believable" plot . . . that is, if you can find one with any plot at all. Go ahead, we'll wait . . . . yeah, that's what I thought.

        August 31, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  33. David

    Malin Akerman has the look and physical attributes

    August 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  34. Tina

    A WW movie is an insult to women. A women is not a super hero. It is fake like wrestling is. So transparent. A super hero is a male role only. Lets stop pretending. It won't work.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
    • G

      Tina, you're pathetic. Many man think that way and it's sad, but it's even sadder to hear that coming from a woman. Do you think that women shouldn't be heads of state or CEO's, too?

      August 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
    • G

      Also, superheros aren't real so it makes no difference if one is a man or woman.

      August 31, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  35. lolsigh

    Whoever wrote this article should go do some research alost every character mentioned was created in the 1940's BEFORE wonder woman and there has been several live action movies attempted including one that is currently being developed by fox to be released in 2012-early 2013. I wish people had the intelligence to use google for something other than pr0n.

    August 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
    • Sencho

      Yeah, um, didn't they just shelve a Wonder Woman movie due to lack of interest?! Stupid blogger.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
    • lolsigh

      yea they did in 2001, 2005, 2008 and will be probably doing the same in 2012. it doesnt sell to people.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
      • will

        Actually, the recent can for Wonder Woman was a television show, not a movie.

        August 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
      • lolsigh

        omg please research before posting, you are dead wrong "According to FoxNews.com, Warner Bros. is indeed developing a film which is slated for release in 2013" man i hate stupid people who try and correct others knowing NOTHING about what they are saying.

        August 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
    • Sencho

      I'm just so tired of superhero movies. And nerd chic.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
    • G

      The article's minor inaccuracies aside, there is no Wonder Woman movie in any serious stage of development. If so, who is directing it and who is starring in it?

      August 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  36. Carol A. Strickland

    I've been laughingly suggesting it for years, but now she's actually old enough for the part: Selena Gomez.

    The character of WW is overdue for Hollywood treatment, but the suggestions/script proposals I've seen have been about... well, someone else entirely. Apparently Hollywood doesn't possess a writer who "gets" Wonder Woman, with her think-before-you-punch, pro-active, empowering way of dealing with the world. Instead we get sad, sad pseudo-feminism and/or a violent Batman-with-boobs.

    Yes, Wondie's a second-tier hero, but she stands there next to Flash and Green Lantern (both of whom have current H'wood projects), right under the behemoths Superman and Batman, and above everyone else. She stands for the cutting edge of social change and not just "female issues." Over the years her stories have run the gamut from fairy tales and myth to urban grittiness to space epics to James Bondian adventure to "regular" superheroic globetrotting. Why can't Hollywood find a compelling storyline in that?

    Oh, I get it—she's just a chick. Wish I could find the right link, but recently some site looked into the sales figures for recent action movies starring female protagonists and showed how, despite rumors to the contrary, these made far higher revenues than movies featuring male Hollywood mega-stars.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
    • Seneca

      Selina Gomez is an excellent choice! The villain could be trying to force a sandwiche on her, and she could battle the evil forces of Anorexia with her sidekick Bullemia. They could also save some metal on her breast plate by using a flat metal plate.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
    • Trinity

      Selena Gomez? PLEASE! she's too young, and short, and not athletic enough. the only good thing would be maybe all her little fans would go and see her in the role. can she even act? still to be fair, she could be Wonder Girl, but not Wonder Woman.

      September 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
  37. Daniel

    Because she is a boring character. She is an iconic character generally defined by her equipment, not her story, nor her villains, not her relationships or connections to other characters in the setting. Captain America has a more compelling back story and has Red Skull to create a central conflict. She has no superlative elements to her character, abilities, or background. She's a home-grown Superman, only lesser in pretty much every way.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  38. Beth

    Wonder Woman is my all time fav! My husband has heard me complain of that they need to get this movie made. For a girl who grew up in the 70's she was everything I wanted to be. So for all us girls get the movie made!! A good actress will make this HER role not the other way around

    August 31, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
    • Jerico

      You must meet a work requirement in addtoiin to being disabled to get Social Security Disability (SSD). There is another program called Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) which is based on need. Your household income and resources must be under the Social Security limits. You do not need to have worked and contributed to the Social Security system. When you reach age 62, you will be eligible for a spousal benefit from your husband's work record if he is eligible for disability or retirement benefits.

      May 24, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  39. Feast of Beast

    Jessica Biel could do it, and there were rumors since 2007 that she might. She can certainly handle the physical part. I like Charisma Carpenter too.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  40. IndyBearFan88

    Tall statuesque gorgeous women who would make a good Wonder-woman. I think we need to delve into the world of fashion models:

    Adriana Lima
    Miranda Kerr
    My pick – Rebecca Romjin – aka Mystique from the Xmen movies

    August 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  41. Richard

    Read up on the origins of Wonder Woman; she has some of the flakiest in comic book history, and despite "compelling rewrites" it's hard to make it so she's not just a "less powerful female superman". Her powers seem to change greatly; she's flying an invisible jet(!?!) oh wait no she can just fly on her own...she uses her bracers to deflect bullets (!?!?!??!), oh wait she's made of clay and mostly impervious to damage anyway, and so on.

    Her weaponry also is pretty much sexist; a bikini clad woman using a whip to make men submit and tell the truth is obvious, but even if you take the bikini out she's supposed to be cast as this big breasted paragon of beauty.

    Finally, some of her early material was...well, EXTREMELY racist.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  42. kazz

    Megan Fox

    August 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • Feast of Beast

      Megan sure looks the part, but she is apparently a real bitch to work with. And they would spend a fortune on effects to cover up all her tattoos.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
      • Trinity

        i'm not sure that'she right for the role. she might be tall enough, but she's probably not athletic enough. of course, they'd have a stunt woman, but she looks took skinny to be believable. as for the tats, ever hear of makeup? Angelina Jolie is practically a tattoo parlour, and they seem to have no problems covering up hers. same with Lena Headley who has tons all over, she didn't wear much in 300 and one didn't see any of her tats. and now that i mention those two, they'd be perfect for the Queen.

        September 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
    • Seneca

      It would help if she could act and wasn't impossible to work with. "I told them to pick all the chocolate out of my M&M's!"

      August 31, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  43. Wade Wilson

    Maybe if women want a Wonder Woman movie then they should go out and actually support her character by buying her comic book. Batman and Superman have a male base loyal enough and who care about the character enough to support multiple monthly titles each. Yet DC has a hard time keeping a single Wonder Woman title afloat. If your really pissed you don't have a Wonder Woman movie perhaps you should blame the gender that generally frowns on the medium that created Wonder Woman and thinks it's childish without truly even understanding it or giving it a chance.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • Orac

      I am not a woman and I want a Wonder Woman movie. And I did buy the comic until the latest creative team took the character in a direction that did not suit her. We'll see what happens after the DC Universe reboot.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
  44. WWFan

    Sofia Vergara would make an outstanding Wonder Woman in the looks department.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  45. PHK3

    Simply put, the reason they will not make a wonder woman into its own feature length movie, is that no one is willing to see a woman get beat down, even if she is WW.
    Remember GI Jane? I thought it was a very good movie, but once again you had a strong female role that was beaten to pulp in one scene, and I am not sure if she was raped or not, but at the time Master Chief brings up a very good point, do you want to see a woman in that position (getting hurt).
    If you could make an exact copy of the WW animated movie that WB did about two years ago, and fluff the story a little more, I would go see it a few times, but whomever is ultimately over the creation of the DC character live action movies is missing a point. While Batman works out fine because he is mortal (which the moviegoer can identify with), the other characters are not. They are so much larger and it is hard to translate that into a live action movie without heavy investment in CGI for the film.
    Superman Returns is a great example, who wants to see Supes fighting Lex Luthor anymore??!! He needs an adversary worthy of him and CGI. We need to see Supes get a super beat down, not just Lex whipping out a piece of Kryptonite and having his henchman beating him, it is SO beneath the character of Superman and Lex Luthor to continually play the krypto card.
    WW would need something on the mythical/earth about to get destroyed scale, not chasing bank robbers down the street. I laughed at the one leaked pic of the WW pilot. WW, Superman, & Batman are the triad of the first amongst equals of the justice league/DC Universe, while WB has done an amazing job of once again reinventing Bats, it is exetrmely hard to do it on the scale that it needs to be done with Supes and WW.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • lolsigh

      yes, it has to do with sex of a person and not selling points or marketing, your example is even bad. GI jane won many awards and was a top seller, WW is not a top seller and has won few awards. People need to look at a business like a business and not like an ignorant person who thinks everyone is a bigot.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
      • PHK3

        The only award it won was a razzie, which tells you have the movie was receieved, it got bad reviews and did horrile at the box office. It just broke even. I would suggest you look at the facts before you comment.

        August 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  46. Leslie

    Wonderwoman shwonderwoman. Some of you make this idiotic argument that there should be more women superheroes, fighting women, and other such nonsense in the male-dominated so-and-so world, like that of comic books. You are too stupid to realize that even if most comic artists are men, it's not the sex of a person that determines his or her bias, but the ideology. Comic books are an entertainment outlet. Like all information media, such as mainstream entertainment and news media, it has a liberal bias caused by liberal arrogance and overrepresented feminist complaining organizations. Every time one of these dimwit entertainers opens his or her mouth to make a political statement it's some kind of far left propaganda. This has happened with comic-writers too. And after you get all of these tough-acting women everywhere, you turn around and ask for special consideration for your weaknesses, like in physical fitness tests where men have to do 10 pull-ups but women only have to hang for 10 seconds. A large percentage of you are absolutely selfish and spoiled.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
    • real_personn

      Within the Magna realm females characters often dominate...and are, just as often, obsessed over.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  47. Orac

    C'mon! A Wonder Woman movie needs to happen. If the "Avengers" movie is a success you know Warners will want to make a Justice League movie. That won't be possible without Wonder Woman. She's the second most powerful (good) character in the DC universe and any movie should be written with that fact in mind. No feminist plot necessary, just a strong woman character in a role that *could* be filled by Superman, but instead is handled with a more interesting, nuanced character. Pay George Perez to adapt his 6 issue origin story from the '80's, with Ares as the villain and you'll be set. I'd pay to see it.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
    • Leafonthewind

      So would I. Excellent idea.

      August 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  48. Chazzzz

    Jennifer Wenger IS Wonder Woman!

    August 31, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  49. Jodey

    Wonder Woman? I'd rather see a good Batgirl or Catwoman movie!

    August 31, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
    • Trinity

      after the last debacle with Catwoman, i'm sure we'll never see a standalone movie with her as the main character.

      September 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
  50. M.S.O.

    What does everyone got aginst Wonder Woman? Wene Charles Moultom created her it was to give girls A superhero to look up to, Boys already had Superman and Batman as there heros. And about her powers,she's 9/10ths as strong as Superman,she has great compassion and wisdom,reflexs fast enough to dodge and deflect bullets or arrows, And ulike that gag scene on Family Guy you can,t see into her jet because the material it,s made of allows light to slide around it. Also her abilty to fly seems to come and go with different artists,

    August 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
    • lolsigh

      sorry but the agility was gien to her by hermis which was only for a while and was very temporary along with the atlas gloves that gave her super strength that was also taken away after 1-2 comic books, the real wonder woman has no super strength or agility and can somehow block bullets, it is not a very good character.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
    • Jodey

      Wonder Woman was created to be a role model for little girls? If that's true, why are Wonder Woman's early comics basically bondage magazines?

      August 31, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
      • Joyce

        Hollywood must be out of ideas. a true waste of time watching wonderdog movie. Must be a B movie for busty broad trying to make a quick buck. I give it one week once it is released before it is on DVD rentals.

        August 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
    • Seneca

      Wonder Woman was NOT created as a role model for girls. Her comics were about portraying a hot female hero that constantly got tied up by villains. She would loose her powers when tied up by a man, and then her boyfriend would come save her. She later BECAME a role model for girls when this was all wiped away. You need to know what your talking about before you start rattling off at the mouth.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  51. Women Super Hero

    A women super hero is just not possible. It has to be a man for a women is just too weak for anyone to believe in. The movie is just another good looking female not wearing much to get the teenaged boys excited about. A looker with no substance. Zero rating. Won't sell with adults.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
    • Betty Poop

      Your right. Just anothe sleezy movie showing a women's body to young boys. Loser. Save your money

      August 31, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  52. Actually Literate

    Wonder woman actually does have a well developed background but it would require that audiences be literate enough to understand. A tough thing in today's society, still if movies like Percy Jackson can be successful then there is a chance. In the D.C. universe she was the first woman. Not girl, not sidekick, not inferior but noble, capable with deep-seated conviction. To imagine someone as missish and spoiled and Megan Fox in the role can upset the stomach. I would love to see a movie done but I think only talent really capable of doing her justice are working on the Marvel movie projects.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
    • lolsigh

      Whoever wrote this article should go do some research alost every character mentioned was created in the 1940's BEFORE wonder woman and there has been several live action movies attempted including one that is currently being developed by fox to be released in 2012-early 2013. I wish people had the intelligence to use google for something other than pr0n.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  53. Renee

    Wonder Woman has been my favorite superhoero for decades! I'll leave the why for a later discussion. For this discussion, the Thor movie team would do a FANTASTIC job creating a Wonder Woman movie. Wonder Woman and Thor have much in common – blend of superhero with established mythology, both heroes are newcomers to our world/society, both have strong parental figures, etc. And for sure need to cast an unknown in the role (again, like Thor).

    August 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  54. G money

    The gal who plays Ellie on Chuck, Sarah Lancaster would be perfect. She is a spitting image of the original but in her own way is sexier.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  55. Rollo Tomassi

    I'd go see it if she still had the invisible jet.

    Heheh,..

    August 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  56. TheKitchenSink

    A wonder woman movie?!! Fine, but how many cameras can fit in the kitchen?!

    August 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  57. Dan

    I think WW could work, but I think to make it successful it needs to be based in the past not the present. It should have a similar look and feel as Captain America. Casting the correct actress would be hard, I'd rather go for a relatively unknown actress then one that has been tainted with other roles.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  58. y.

    I wouldn't mind a wonder woman movie at all actually. Megan fox could fit the bill. I thought I heard someone was making it..was it not?

    August 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  59. Che Bravo!

    Here's a short list: Zoe Saldana, Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Sydney Tamiia Poitier,Salma Hayek circa 1994.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  60. f

    Singer Katy Perry is ready-made Wonder Woman !!!

    August 31, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
    • CJ

      Question is can she act and do her own stunts shes a pretty face and too big of a diva, She's out there but I think an unknown would def be better...just my opinion

      August 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  61. Feast of Beast

    Man, it's hard to think of an actress that could handle that. They need a tall, well-built body, and a beautiful face (but not too cute, Wonder Woman has to be taken seriously). I honestly can't think of any woman in today's Hollywood acting pool that would work. .

    August 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
    • G money

      Sarah Lancaster from Check would be perfect.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  62. Paul

    You want to know why WW hasn't gotten a movie/ new tv show. Money plan ol stupid marketability. I hold up the box office stinkers of Catwoman, and Elektra as examples. I've heard rumblings of a Justice League film in the works, maybe she'll get a spin off movie from that, if it ever materializes.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  63. Brian

    This is in developmental hell actually. Blockbuster Producer Joel Silver and Josh Weldon tried to get a movie script together but it never worked out. Josh Weldon was fired and Joel Silver left the project. It has been bounced around for a bit, then they decided a TV series but from what was released it was not that good and was not picked up by a network. WB/DC is trying to make a Wonder Woman movie, but you need to remember outside of Chris Nolan's Batman, all the other DC superhero movies: Superman Returns, Green Lantern, Jonah Hex,Catwoman, Losers, etc in the past 15 years did not do well in the box office. DC/WB which should have had less issues than Marvel has failed completely.
    I love Wonder Woman but if they do what they did with her like the did in the failed TV series (daughter of a CEO, with Amazon connections) or go the way of Catwoman, creating something that is not even remotely familiar to the character at all or go the way of Electra, which Marvel seemed to have no idea what to do. It is best to leave alone now. In all those films she needed her lover to save her and be the strong one unlike the male counterpart superheroes.
    If I made a Wonder Woman I would bring in director Phillip Noyce & writer Kurt Wimmer who made Salt, which was a surprisingly good movie and they set it more believable female action hero and it clicked. Bring them in to see if they can make Wonder Woman with that same feel and mentality you have a hit.
    But this is WB/DC, they will probably cast Ryan Reynolds as Wonder Woman because he seems to be playing all the superhero characters now adays.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  64. Bob

    How about: NOBODY LIKES HER!?!?!

    Any old super hero doesnt get a movie – its not a right but a privilege. Wonder Woman has done nothing to deserve it!

    August 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
    • U.S.Army-OverLord

      Speak for yourself. I LOVE Wonder Woman. ALWAYS HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL!!!! (P.S. Lydia you are still hot)

      August 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
      • Bob

        Who else would I be speaking for – Doofus!

        August 31, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
    • jon

      Well, if you were speaking for yourself, you would have said, "I don't like her," although you would have obnoxiously put it in all caps. By saying "Nobody likes her" you are, in fact, attempting to give the opinion of everybody.

      Doofus.

      August 31, 2011 at 5:50 pm |
  65. Jeff

    I saw Green Lantern, not that great. Here's a thought, Lynda Carter as her mother. This will draw back in the folks from the 70's t.v. show. I think there are pleanty of actress's to fill the role of WW, There just may not be a great story to make a movie.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
    • f

      Perfect ! And singer Katy Perry as WW !

      August 31, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
    • Trinity

      great idea re: Lynda Carter!

      September 1, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
  66. Ben Chod

    GL is not a second tier character!!!!

    August 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
    • Lanoom

      He really is. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but putting him on the same "tier" pedestal as the likes of Superman, Batman, or even Spider-Man, is wrong.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
    • lolsigh

      green lantern is also older the WW, whoever wrote this article did zero research before writing it. GL circa 1940.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
      • Drewcifer

        You are right in that a character named Green Lantern was created in 1940, the year before Wonder Woman debuted, but that was the Golden Age Green Lantern, Alan Scott. However, who Ms. Peterman is referring to is Green Lantern Hal Jordan, whose first appearance was in Showcase #22 in 1959, and who for many years had no connection at all with his predecessor other than the name "Green Lantern." There were similar instances of dual characters for "The Flash," The Atom," and many other characters – it does get a bit confusing.

        August 31, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
      • me

        There was a GL in the 40's, his name is Alan Scott, first appearance July 1940. His powers were magic based and couldn't effect wood.

        The Green Lantern from the recent movie is Hal Jordan and he didn't make his appearance until October 1959 AFTER Wonder Woman, December 1941. His powers are from an alien ring, and originally he could not effect anything the color yellow.

        And since the article is talking about the movie and Hal Jordan the author is correct.

        August 31, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
      • me

        @Drecifer:
        you beet me to the explanation faster!

        August 31, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
  67. Oscar Soto

    I'm glad someone finally focused on this! How can people make up so many excuses for not making a Wonder Woman movie? Comic Book super heroes have been adapted left and right, and yet we keep calling all those directors and filmmakers "talented" when they seem to be stumped, stupefied, and clueless by a super hero who happens to be a different sex than they are. It's 2011, Hollywood, I thought we had grown up and stopped being awkward around girls?

    August 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
    • lolsigh

      because wonder woman does not sell very good even as a comic book, the industry knows from that, that it would not make a successfull movie. It is common marketing sense.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
      • Volntyr

        So common marketing sense would include Ghost Rider, Blade, Daredevil, Electra, Jonah Hex, Catwoman?

        September 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
  68. chibidw

    Is there a even way we can have a REAL super hero movie with a female lead with the state Hollywood is in right now, without going the ridiculously Hollywood-typical ultra-feminist route of portraying all of the men in the movie as female hating chauvinists and Wonder Woman being out to prove a gender-based point?

    August 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
    • CJ

      Actually there was a female movie done SUPERGIRL!!!!! w Helen Slater and she was an unknown for the role opposite Faye Dunaway. So it is possible to have a big budget film for a female role.

      Problem with hollywood is these executives who sit in there offices having no clue what the people want to see. Also you need someone who is a unknown who can act as well as be able to do the stunts required and right now hollywood only has pretty faces. Helen slater also did some of her own stunts in the film as well and the movie still works today just like superman did. I will take a very special team of people to bring her to life and if they do a TV show you can forget about a movie.

      As for Green Lantern is didnt live up to the budget and they lost money on the film even though there is a sequel in the works. I think people should keep on doing what they've been doing make your own movies and keep posting. Hopefully it will get the attention of the right person.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  69. jon

    I think it would be something to actually make a GOOD, WATCHABLE movie with a sole female superhero as the main character. And for those that want to bring up Catwoman and Elektra, please let me stress that I'm suggesting a GOOD AND WATCHABLE MOVIE.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
    • neoritter

      Catwoman and Elektra are perfectly good characters to have a movie for. Wonder Woman is too. The problem is, studios and film makers tend to screw it up.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
      • lolsigh

        really? elektra was a flop, she even destroyed the daredevil movie by being in it. It is about the consumer, and female comic characters are ill concieved with horribly written stories, if you want a super hero woman they need to make a new one.

        August 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
      • Lanoom

        So you admit that the horrible writing is what does them in, ya? Thanks for proving the point, you can troll somewhere else now.

        August 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
      • lolsigh

        considering the horrible writing was not talked about, i do not see how that is trolling nor how that idea had anything to do with what has been discussed, maybe you should troll somewhere else.

        August 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  70. Kevin

    there is only ONE girl who could Pull it off now, MEGAN FOX...IS WONDER WOMAN

    August 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
    • David

      No way, wouldn't but into it. She's too petite and frail looking. Plus she's an over-hyped skank with minimal acting skills. Malin Akerman would be a good physical fit, plus she did a good job with Silk Spectre II in Watchmen.

      August 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  71. jackmama

    I am waiting for a movie too!! Khloe Kardashian is Wonder Woman! Let's face it. She would be perfect in that role!
    I hope she considers acting, takes lessons, and they give it too her.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
    • Jay

      You're what's wrong with America.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
      • Trinity

        thank you for saying that!

        September 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  72. neoritter

    Well I'm done. Green Lantern is an older and more well known superhero than Wonder Woman. Period.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
    • neoritter

      BTW – Green Lantern came out in 1940.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
      • Fish

        And Wonder Woman 1941, but yes you are right.

        August 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
      • Marie

        Green Lantern may have debuted one year prior to Wonder Woman, but WW has been published continuously since 1941 (with only one year's break in the 80's), while GL has been in and out of publication so many times (for most of the 50's for example), his storyline looks like swiss cheese. WW definitely has better staying power than GL.

        August 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
    • U.S.Army-OverLord

      I disagree, GL may be older but if you ask most fans to name the top DC characters WW will beat out GL. His movie sucked also ;)

      August 31, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  73. Seneca

    Just because Wonder Woman hasn't recieved a movie or show does not mean the world is sexist. There have been many movie scripts and a live action series tossed towards holywood but the reason why they all were passed on was because they all sucked horribly. It had nothing to do with Men keeping women in thier place. Theres thousands of movies where women are the fighting action hero star. The scripts were horrible. The live action was a mix of wonder woman meets ally McBeal and she rarely spent any time as wonder woman. She spent most of her time pursuing legal cases and her boyfriend. The majority of people who would be dedicated viewers of wonder woman don't watch Ally McBeal. Lay off the sexist accusations and understand that she may not have a movie for the same reason her comic gets canceled frequently, because the character is great in a group setting but when you focus on her as the sole subject matter people loose interest. It's the same reason why Aquaman is a joke amongst society but in the justice league he fits.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  74. lolsigh

    BTW there is a reason why wonder woman does not have a live action movie and is one of the lowest selling comic books.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  75. Lanoom

    The biggest problem she faces is the fact that big studios equate "female lead" with "failure," but not "bad writing, bad directing, bad acting, bad CGI, etc."

    August 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • lolsigh

      yea, it has nothing to do with wonder woman being a low market seller in comic books and cartoon shows while all the others sell big.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
    • Seneca

      Thats right because Aliens 1-3, Resident evil 1-5?, Laura Croft, Salt (or any movie with angelina Jolie as the main character), Kill Bill 1 &2, terminator, Domino, charlies angels, the underworld movies, Xena, and Red Sonja were obviously failures due to sexism against women.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  76. lolsigh

    Wonder woman was created to appeal to the womens right movement, her story is very poor as is her character in general. i mean she flies in a see through plane that cannot conseal her, her "magic lasso" only makes people tell the truth and even though she only has the strength and agility of an athlete she can somehow block bullets with her "bullet proof bracers" I mean she is a horribly constructed character, the bionic man is better.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
    • quantisha

      Speiderman throws infinite web out of his arm and can fly through Manhatten....

      August 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
      • Dan

        In the comics, Spidey runs out of webbing all the time. It was basically silly-string that shot out of cartridges hidden up his sleave. They glossed over that detail in the movies.

        August 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
    • lolsigh

      at least his powers are explained and plausable hers are not, spider man was btten by a radioactive spider that allows him to use their webbing, strength and wall climbing ability, wonder woman is an athlete that can somehow block bullets, her magic lasso is a joke and her invisible plane doesnt turn her invisible. So really you an idiot for even trying to say spider man is the same thing.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
      • G

        Hmm, let's see. Teen gets bitten by a radioactive spider and somehow he inherits spider-like ability...and you think that makes sense? Dude, just admit it you either don't like Wonder Woman in particular or you just don't like women in general.

        August 31, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
    • Leafonthewind

      So much ignorance, so little time. Wonder Woman was originally created as a comic book character in 1941, long before the modern feminist movement. Also, why is acquiring super powers via a bite from a radioactive spider more plausible than obtaining those powers via gods and goddesses from Greek mythology? It's all equally make-believe.

      August 31, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
  77. cash

    I would like to see if she could make a part of me disapear.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
    • gene

      you are sick

      August 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm |
    • quantisha

      oooww you nasty boy

      August 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • Feast of Beast

      First, she could tie you up with her lasso.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
    • oic

      Heh brings a whole new meaning to the mile high club when every one within a mile around could see it in the invisible jet. BTW, the jet only showed her inside for a matter of asthetics and TV, she was supposed to be unseen while flying; still a bad idea for a movie

      August 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
    • Leafonthewind

      Like your brain? Oh . . . too late, someone already made that part disappear.

      August 31, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
  78. ebby

    The thought of Beyonce playing this role is gross! She is a horrible actress! I don't there is anyone in Hollywood right now that could play this role.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
  79. Fish

    Since they just came out with Capt. America, Wonder Woman would fit perfect in the sequel, but there's that D.C. vs Marvel controversy. I'm not a big comic book fan, but as a kid I watched the Justice League every Saturday morning. Wonder Woman's best "powers" were the magic lasso and the invisible jet (that you could see)... Pretty lame compared to, running at the speed of light, manipulating sea creatures, driving the bat-mobile and being indestructible (except for the kryptonite thang of course) The Wonder Twins even had more powers!

    August 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
  80. oic

    Wonder Woman, Really? Truth Rope, OK then, just not enough interest in an invisible jet; maybe the movie people should use her in a canopy type role to see response, but they have enough common sense to realize a full movie would be a flop due to lack of interest. And I haven't seen an actress that could pull the roll, maybe brook shields 5, 6 years ago, sorry brooke, I still love you, oh and you haven't answered any of my emails either, heh.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  81. Badonkadonk!

    a pornographic wonder woman would be ideal

    August 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  82. Dan

    they couldnt even come up with a tv show....a movie is probably the least of their worries

    August 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  83. NICKYP

    Sorry to say, it's just not something that feasibly translates to something remotely believable. Take GL for example. With WW, the only reason she manages to beat the bad guys is because they're too mesmerized by her gold-plated boobage.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
    • Leafonthewind

      Remotely believable? So you actually believe that:

      1. Superman came from a different planet where gravity was heavier, and that's why he has super strength on earth and can fly?
      2. Spiderman gained super powers and the ability to cast webs by being bitten by a radioactive spider?
      3. The Incredible Hulk drank some mysterious substance that causes him to become a giant green monster when he gets angry?

      I could go on. Perhaps you should be more specific about what you find believable?

      August 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
      • Trinity

        actually, Superman's powers come from Earth's yellow sun, not the difference in gravity.

        September 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  84. Barry Comer

    What about a WonderBra Movie – ha ha

    August 31, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  85. Dan

    You'll get your Wonder Woman movie once we get over what Jennifer Garner and Hallie Berry did to Elektra and Catwoman. Besides, it's Marvel Comics making all their characters into movie. DC needs to prove it can make a good Superman movie before they move on to other characters with fantastic powers.

    Oh... And Batman needs to be her romantic tension. He's the goddamn Batman, he can handle the amazonian

    August 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
    • Sean

      Agreed

      August 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
    • Nick

      Couldn't agree more. Concentrate on making Superman epic, before you worry about a snoozer like Wonder Woman. Or maybe do a Justice League movie and then do some spin offs like X-Men did for Wolverine, dead pool, first class, etc...

      August 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
  86. Tara

    I just don't have a whole lot of faith in Hollywood's ability to cast Wonder Woman. Linda Carter made Wonder Woman my hero at a very young age, and I'd rather have NO movie at ALL than one who either cast a scrawny 20something starlet (see the short-lived NBC pilot) or who tries to turn her character into some neurotic sex bomb (see the short-lived NBC pilot).

    So as much as I'd love to see Wonder Woman get her big-screen debut, I'm mindful of the expression 'be careful what you wish for.'

    August 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
    • Trinity

      i love Linda Carter too, very classy and by all accounts, an incredibly nice woman, but to be fair, she was a bit scrawny too, and not very athletic.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
      • Marcus

        I've met her in person. Very, very nice, but not at all scrawny!

        August 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  87. OZLelila

    Forget Wondy...she's had her day. I wanna know when the Nightwing movie is coming out. If any superhero deserves a movie, it's him.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
    • Kit Gainer

      Her catfighting Nemesis is Panthera, but it's always cool when she's whipping some nazi frau. Hope the movie's like the first Matrix and not a dud.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  88. keeth

    Oh God no, not another movie to rehash the past. Try coming up with something new.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  89. Sam

    Who is her villian? That's the problem. A superhero without an awesome villian is nothing.

    August 31, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
    • Nobody N. Particular

      Ares would be one, the God of War has been in other WW comics and anime, or Eris, the Goddess of Discord. There are a lot of enemies that WW could face in a movie, using the Greek mythos as a back drop they could easily cover her origins and lead up to her departure from her island.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  90. Emily

    For some reason I see Lauren Graham being a perfect fit for the role.

    August 31, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
    • WWFan

      Good casting!!! I lilke!

      August 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
    • Trinity

      too old, too skinny. maybe ok for the Queen, though.

      September 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
  91. Robert

    Maybe at one time in the past (before the 2000's) someone might have said "Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman" but now the field has widened and you are just as likely to hear Iron Man, Wolverine, Spiderman, Thor or Captain America for that question. The era of the question being answered with only DC stars is over (note, I am a fan of both companies, but you are owned by one of them). With the Avengers movie and sequel treatments getting made, you should probably get used to it. You are just as likely to see She-Hulk, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel as the female lead and possibly the first female to unseat WW from being a major comic character to be a public favorite considering that Marvel Studios actually has there stuff together and is making good films. I do give respect to the current Batman films, at least they have one of their characters movie treatments sorted out.

    August 31, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  92. Darin

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740828/

    August 31, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
    • GoAdrianne

      Here's to you, thorough journalistic research! Could have googled "Wonder Woman" and "Movie" before publishing this piece.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
      • Trinity

        wow, lecturing someone when your own info is wrong. that link is not for a theatrical movie, but for a FAILED TV PILOT. it was supposed to be a TV show, but it got cancelled before the premiere episode aka the pilot was even shown on tv. it's possible it might show up on DVD somewhere in the $1.99 bin.

        August 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
    • Brent

      if you had paid attention you would have noticed that NBC chose NOT to pickup the TV series... which is what you linked to... but nice try... not an EPIC FAIL, but a fail none-the-less.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  93. The Fanatic

    What really makes Wonder Woman so unique and interesting is that her creator actually concocted the character not for little girls to finally get into comics but to prepare little BOYS for the female-dominated society he predicted would be the future. We're almost there, Chuck. Almost there. That aside– she's super badass, so MAKE A MOVIE ALREADY.

    August 31, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
  94. jman

    I vote Angelina Jolie plays Wonder Woman. Or Eva Mendez.

    August 31, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
    • Dude

      Have you ever read or seen Wonder Woman? She's an Amazon – seriously? Mendes and Jolie? I'm scoffing right now....right now...scoff.

      August 31, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
      • Sean

        You almost got me in trouble at work lol

        August 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
    • Ulysses

      I am a big fan of the Legend of the Seeker TV Series. Unfortunately, the series got shafted after only 2 seasons. I signed petitions to try to keep the Series alive.... But one thing is for sure, Bridget Regan has definitely proved that she is the right person to play Wonder Woman. A perfect choice, in my opinion!!

      August 31, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
      • lance

        big "Seeker" fan also. it was better than the books. Regan would be a great fit.

        August 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
  95. Voice of Reason

    What are you talking about?!?!? If you ask someone unfamiliar with comic books to name three superheroes they would say Superman, Batman, and SPIDERMAN. Who cares about wonder woman. Your genre of blog writing makes this article bias.

    August 31, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
    • Matmatter

      Hey...I thought the same thing too!

      August 31, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
    • Volntyr

      True but if you asked those same people, they would think Spiderman was best friends with Batman and worked down the street from Clark Kent. There is plenty of reasons to give Wonder Woman her own movie. Considering that it's HER BLOG and its about women in comics, of course there is bias. There needs to be some female bias in the Male dominated Comic Book world.

      August 31, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
      • allaboutbuff

        This has NOTHING to do with comics, but about Hollywood moviemaking. We need less movies based on comics and more movies with real plots and much less special effects- I don't care if the protagonist is male, female, equine, canine, so long as the movie is original, is made with Scorcese-like brilliance, and is worth going to see. A movie about Wonder Woman will be the same old recycled Hollywood garbage that we've seen for over a decade.

        August 31, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  96. Cunamara

    There had been a WW movie in the works to be run by Joss Whedon (and who would be better for the job?) back in 2005 but the deal fell apart in 2007 and was shelved by the studio execs. Maybe Eliza Dushku for WW?

    August 31, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
  97. Kynt

    In the animated movie JLA: The New Frontier, the voice actress for Wonder Woman was Lucy Lawless. There are BTS clips of her in the studio and she seemed to have had a great time, using her whole body to act out the scenes. It would be awesome to have her play Wonder Woman in a 'real' movie.

    August 31, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
    • celticfaerie

      She's always been my choice for Wonder Woman.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
    • nobody

      Who was Lucy Lawless's sidekick? Gabriel?

      That girl would be awsome as WW !!!

      August 31, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
      • Trinity

        cute, talented, but WAY too short.

        August 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  98. notactuallysexist

    Wonder Woman the Movie: Coming to a kitchen near you

    August 31, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  99. stacy

    Wow! What a great point! I didn't even realize I wanted a Wonder Woman movie until now. Thanks!

    August 31, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  100. Allison

    The fact that there has been nothing progressive on the Wonder Woman front has been disheartening to say the least. I love Wonder Woman–she's arguably the most recognizable female superhero out there and has become an early "role model" for geeks like me to look up to. Why she hasn't gotten her due is beyond me–they've had plenty of opportunity to make it work (putting Joss Whedon behind the script; the names that have been bandied about over time to play her; etc.) but the studios just can't seem to make it happen. Maybe the fans should just be put in charge.

    August 31, 2011 at 10:20 am |
    • Sean

      Looking over the comments on this article, I’d say the fans have rendered a NO verdict.

      August 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
      • Dan

        Looking over the YES votes, I'd say the cast will be:

        Megan Fox: Diana
        Lynda Carter: Hippolyta
        Hugo Weaving: Random badguy (srsly, does she have any decent villains)?

        August 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
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