Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2013 by Angie Han
Poor Wonder Woman. Despite being one of the best known, best loved superheroes of all time, she’s had a tougher time than most with finding her way to the screen. After David E. Kelley tried and failed to bring her to life at NBC, The CW decided last year to take its own crack at the character with a Smallville-esque drama titled Amazon. Allan Heinberg (Marvel Comics’ Young Avengers) was hired to write the series, a casting call was sent out, lead actress rumors began to swirl, and the series looked on track to debut during the 2013-2014 season… until today, when The CW decided to hold off on greenlighting the pilot.
But all hope’s not lost. While the network has wrapped up most of its pilot orders, some sources say Amazon still has a shot at a late pickup for this fall. And if that doesn’t pan out, the network still hasn’t ruled out the possibility of slotting it in for midseason or 2014-2015. Keep reading after the jump.
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Joss Whedon took a crack on the big screen. So did producer Joel Silver. David E. Kelley tried on the small screen. And even though Wonder Woman has been rejected more often than not, she’s getting another shot. Over a year after the latest attempt to adapt the DC Comics superheroine for TV (on NBC with Adrianne Palicki as the star) Vulture has learned that Warner Bros., DC and The CW have hired Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy, The O.C.) to write a script for a new TV show.
Currently titled Amazon, the show would be in the mold of Smallville and focus on the character in her early years, long before she put on power bracelets, crown and red, white and blue tights. No pilot has been ordered so this is in the earliest stages of development but with a new Wonder Woman movie also in the works at Warners, the character certainly has proven resilient. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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In the wake of the uber-massive-success of Marvel’s The Avengers, it wasn’t a huge surprise to hear that Warner Bros. had hired a writer to revive Justice League. They’re DC’s answer to the superhero team and a project has been in various stages of development for several years. The key to The Avengers, though, wasn’t just that it was a good movie. Much of its success was because it was more than a movie. The Avengers was an event with a four year, five film build up that started with Iron Man in 2008. Which begs the question, will Warner Bros. attempt to go the same route or will they jump right into a Justice League movie?
A report from Variety suggests the former. They’ve dug up that in addition to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, the Justice League news, and the Wonder Woman news, Warner Bros. has six other characters at various stages of development. And no, that does not include Green Lantern or Batman, both of which might get rebooted. Read what’s what after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 by Angie Han
Over the past decade, we’ve seen practically every major mainstream superhero make it to the screen in some form or other. Marvel’s Spider-Man, X-Men, and various Avengers have all made it to the theaters, as have DC’s Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern. Hell, even the supposedly unfilmable Watchmen got a faithful adaptation courtesy of Zack Snyder. And yet one of the most beloved icons of the genre has been notably missing from both the big screen and the small screen: Wonder Woman.
Several different writers and filmmakers have tried to crack the Amazon princess over the years, and David E. Kelley actually got pretty close as far as shooting a TV pilot starring Adrianne Palicki last year. But after NBC passed on the show, it started to feel like Wonder Woman was destined to remain forever offscreen. Warner Bros. is apparently determined to make it work, though, and has now hired Green Lantern co-writer Michael Goldenberg to pen a feature script. More details after the jump.
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Briefly: It was a little over a year ago that we heard that Drive and Bronson director Nicolas Winding Refn would like to make a film featuring the long-running DC Comics character Wonder Woman. He has talked about the project here and there, saying that he thinks Drive co-star Christina Hendricks would make a perfect Wonder Woman. But DC and Warner Bros. have not extended any offer to him to make the film.
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