NBC Dumps ‘Wonder Woman’

The script was derided; the costume was scorned; and test audiences frowned at the rough-cut pilot. Now NBC has taken the same line as seemingly everyone else who has had a gander at David E. Kelley‘s new television Wonder Woman. The network passed on the pilot, and so the show won’t go to series. Read More »

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Hey, you know that Wonder Woman series we’ve all been worried about? One lucky comic book fan actually got to watch an early cut of the pilot, and from the sounds of it, most of our fears are totally justified. After the jump, highlights from this first, very early review, plus quotes about The Amazing Spider-Man from Martin Sheen (a.k.a. Peter Parker’s dear Uncle Ben) and future plans from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

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We’ve already seen photos of Andrew Garfield as both Peter Parker and Spider-Man and Emma Stone as love interest Gwen Stacy in
Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man. Today we have the first looks at Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors a.k.a. The Lizard, and Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben.

The first photo, snapped by college student J. Anthony Hall, shows Ifans and Garfield filming an outdoor scene. Not much is actually happening in the still, but it’s worth noting that Ifans is clearly wearing a bright green sock or covering over his right hand — presumably so it can be made to look missing or changed in post-production. (In the comics, Connors was a war surgeon who lost his arm in a blast. Upon returning to civilian life, he developed a serum from reptilian DNA and regenerated his arm. Then he became a full-on reptilian monster. Oops.)

The other images, from the Daily Mail, feature Sheen and Garfield standing outside in sunglasses. I’d guess that they aren’t in character in these pictures, but I can’t be sure. Scroll past the jump to see the full images. [Coming Soon via Obsessed with Film]

Also after the jump: possible bad news for Wonder Woman fans, possible good news for Pepper Potts fans, and an image from The Avengers set, and details on The Avengers‘ budget and locations.

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In just a few short months David E. Kelley‘s new Wonder Woman show for NBC has turned fans from optimistic onlookers to prognosticators of doom. Casting Adrianne Palicki seemed like a good move, and may well have been, but the first draft of the costume was terrible, and revisions only partially rectified things. But the costume isn’t the only thing getting revisions.

More problematic is word that the pilot script kicks off a series that features “a reinvention of the iconic D.C. comic in which Wonder Woman — aka Diana Prince — is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.” That reportedly involves three separate identities, a good deal of crying and an Ally McBeal tone that doesn’t sound very Wonder Woman at all. The latest round of info is that script revisions were done late in the process, as the pilot was shooting, to make the show a bit more tough. Will it help? Read More »

We’re not going to throw every new look at Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman your way, but the first decent-quality video is probably worth sharing. After the first costume reveal, subsequent round of boos and costume tweaks that followed, the character looks a little better. And seeing her (or the stunt woman version of Wonder Woman) in action helps make the character look a little more like the classic TV incarnation, which isn’t entirely a bad thing. We still have no idea what to expect from the show, but check out the video below and see what you think. Read More »

First Look: Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman

Here’s the first image of Adrianne Palicki in costume as the new Wonder Woman. David E. Kelley‘s new TV series is evidently going for the ‘Sexy Wonder Woman’ Halloween look. See the full image after the break. Read More »

We’ve got quite a few little updates on comic book related projects today — enough that DC Comics characters get their own post. First up is a possible logo for Wonder Woman, seen above. This was snapped on set, but that doesn’t mean it is final. It will, however, give you a general idea of the design for the new David E. Kelley produced show, which stars Adrianne Palicki as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Cary Elwes, Tracie Thoms, Pedro Pascal and Elizabeth Hurley. [WonderWomanTV]

After the break, Diane Lane talks about her role in Zack Snyder’s Superman, and the existing Superman films get one big blu-ray release. Read More »

Elizabeth Hurley Will Be ‘Wonder Woman’ Villain

Where has Elizabeth Hurley been? She hasn’t had a screen role since 2004, seemingly spending her time raising family and doing charity work in the meantime. Now she’s making her way back to movie screens — she’s got a voice role in the animated film The Wild Bunch, and now says that she’ll be the ‘evil villain’ in the new Wonder Woman TV series. Read More »

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