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 »
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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.
At the Empire Big Screen festival this past weekend, The Playlist recorded Refn talking about the idea of a Wonder Woman movie. And it sounds as if the success of Logan’s Run, which he is making at Warners with Wonder Woman producer Joel Silver, could directly impact his chances. Read More »
Nicolas Winding Refn could own 2011 and 2012. The director has been one of our faves for some time thanks to the Pusher trilogy, Bronson, and Valhalla Rising, and his action thriller Drive, with Ryan Gosling, generated great buzz at Cannes and won Mr. Refn the Best Director prize.
Drive recently premiered in LA, and the director was on the red carpet to answer questions from press. In doing so, he talked about another film that he and Ryan Gosling would like to do after their Logan’s Run remake, which he described as a romantic comedy. He also continued to press the idea of directing Wonder Woman, in which he would cast Drive co-star Christina Hendricks. Read More »
Rubbernecking 2.0: scouring the web for traces of failed projects. Case in point: the interest in even a bit of footage from David E. Kelley‘s rejected NBC pilot for Wonder Woman. Naturally, as soon as the network realized that no one might want to see the show, a great many people consequently want to see it. (There were people who wanted to see the show, period; but I think a good many more are interested simply on the basis of the pilot’s rejection.)
So here is a promo for the show that provides our first and possibly last look at Adrianne Palicki in motion as Wonder Woman. Read More »
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We may never see a broadcast of the canned NBC pilot for David E. Kelley‘s Wonder Woman relaunch, starring Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman. But copies are floating around, and the show is sure to end up as a fully circulated bootleg. Until it hits YouTube, those curious about the show that will never be will have to rely on info drops like this one. A copy of the pilot fell into the hands of one writer, who has penned a mostly positive review, and pulled a few screencaps that show the classic ‘short pants’ costume and even the show’s version of Wonder Woman’s jet. Read on for some review details, and for a gallery of images. Read More »