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TayLaLaLa January 27 2013 04:51 AM

If Not Wonder Woman...Then Who?
 
I kinda get the feeling Wonder Woman isn't gonna connect with the masses and maybe not a character that works(live action)...so is there another lady in the DCU that could swoop in with a live action movie and become queen?

My top contender is Zatanna. Magic seems to be in now with all these witch movies coming out. :p

Gaith January 27 2013 06:19 AM

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Mr. Adventure January 27 2013 06:27 AM

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^ That belt/chestplate is just odd.

If Halle Berry didn't taint it too much I could see a Catwoman film working.

TayLaLaLa January 27 2013 06:37 AM

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As nice as that pic is and as much as I LUV Supergirl, I'd like to see something that isn't close to Superman or even Batman with Catwoman, Batgirl...even Batwoman.

Other than Zatanna, Stargirl also works with me. :)

Guy Gardener January 27 2013 09:03 AM

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Whenever I'm watching the Lying Game, and I'm always watching The Lying Game and those stupid Twins mummy enters the camera frame, my heart skips a beat because that's frakking Supegirl.

You want off kilter?

How about Mary Marvel?

That way the token girl introduces the rest of the boys (and the tiger) who then have a walk on in the Justice League movie.

But as long as I can't get my mind off Supergirl...

http://coedmagazine.com/2010/09/29/1...fakes-gallery/

Looking through all that, the one thing that did leap out at me, although I don't find her attractive, her face is squished up like a pitbull, but chicken of the sea stupid is almost indistinguishable from naive and innocent.

Jessica is apparently trying to get herself on a sitcom at the moment... Although she is hardly a girl anymore.

32 (Wikipedia.) is a Superwoman, not a Supergirl.

Although if she's bending steel in her bare hands, no one is likely to call her on it.

C.E. Evans January 27 2013 10:04 PM

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It really has to be Wonder Woman--everyone else is either a derivative of Superman or Batman or is unknown outside of comic book geekdom (if audiences can't connect with Wonder Woman, how can they possibly connect with lesser-known characters?).

A case could be made, however, for a studio to make those lesser-known characters household names, but that involves them taking a bigger financial risk...

Temis the Vorta January 27 2013 10:50 PM

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You're all putting too much emphasis on the character and not enough on the actor who's cast in the role. We already have a successful superheroine type heading up a movie franchise: Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games. Get someone like that for Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Catwoman, Ms. Marvel, whoever you like, and it'll be a hit. Superheroine characters aren't all that different from one another.

And Halle Berry hasn't tainted Catwoman for good. I'm sure the general audience has long since forgotten that. People don't care enough about popcorn movies to remember them for long. If George Lucas didn't kill Star Wars dead with those horrible prequels, then Catwoman is still perfectly viable. Let's see, who could be Catwoman...Kerry Washington is pretty popular nowadays, isn't she?

Gotham Central January 27 2013 11:40 PM

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The only female character of any consequence that is not part of one of the families and yet is still interesting would be Zatanna. The magic angle definately works. If the proposed JL: Dark ever gets made, she would certaonly be worth having a standalone movie.

As for the others...aside from the fact that we a not likely to get a superhero movie with a female lead for a while...but the pickins are slim

Supergirl...derrivative of Superman...he would have to get a SERIES of movies before she would even get one

Batgirl...derrivative of Batman...Batman, Robin and probably Nightwing are more likely to get a movie first.

Batwoman...even less likely than Batgirl.

Catwoman...this could work, but only AFTER another Batman reboot.

Mary Marvel...not a chance in hell. Mary is much less interesting that Billy. She is not really a stand alone character anyway.

Vixen....eh...maybe

Guy Gardener January 27 2013 11:43 PM

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Catwoman is still perfectly tainted.

I saw Jennifer's snl a couple days ago.

Not a lot of range.

After surviving two Fantastic Four movies, I think Kerri knows better than to stick a cape on no matter how much money they give her.

dru January 28 2013 12:14 AM

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Quote:

I kinda get the feeling Wonder Woman isn't gonna connect with the masses and maybe not a character that works(live action)...
Except for that whole three years on TV thing. :p

Greg Cox January 28 2013 12:17 AM

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Guy Gardener wrote: (Post 7600675)
Catwoman is still perfectly tainted.

You don't think Ann Hathaway dispelled the taint somewhat?

And it's not all-important that the character have a lot of name-recognition value, as long you make a good movie.

Blade and The Mask and Hellboy and Men in Black were all pretty obscure comic books. Didn't hurt the movies any.

So why not try the Huntress or the Valkyrie or Modesty Blaise or somebody, as long as you keep the budget under control?

sidious618 January 28 2013 12:18 AM

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Mr. Adventure wrote: (Post 7597645)
If Halle Berry didn't taint it too much I could see a Catwoman film working.

I think Anne Hathaway's Catwoman cleared that up a bit. I'd be very excited to see a Catwoman movie.

Christopher January 28 2013 12:26 AM

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Zatanna may indeed be coming to the big screen, though not as a solo character. She's one of the supernatural characters in the so-called "Justice League Dark" project that Guillermo Del Toro is in talks to develop.


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Gotham Central wrote: (Post 7600660)
Catwoman...this could work, but only AFTER another Batman reboot.

I think just the opposite -- we need an Anne Hathaway Catwoman spinoff.


As for other DC female characters, I think Big Barda has a lot of potential, but she'd kind of have to be part of the whole Fourth World thing. Power Girl might work, if you could come up with a good origin story that wouldn't drag in all the continuity baggage. And though I haven't read anything involving her, I've heard a number of things about a character called Manhunter, a lawyer who takes on a superhero persona. I can see how that could have TV-series potential -- what network exec doesn't love lawyer shows? Not sure about movies, though.

Guy Gardener January 28 2013 12:32 AM

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Anne's Catwoman, didn't make sense and faded into the background of an awful and disjoint movie.

I had forgotten that Batman Rises had happened.

Bandaid on a bullet hole.

She was going to be like his nurse?

10 years of Batman had turned Christian Bale in Mr Burns.

All he could do with that beautiful woman is ask her to rub ointment on the sore places.

...

Manhunter was cancelled in 2008 Christopher. It was a good book with dangerously sexy covers but couldn't find an audience. Although if you want to talk about baggage... She's wearing a Darkstar (space cop rival to the green lanterns) uniform which is broken or she can't turn on to give her some Supermanlike powers, Jeanpaul Valleys' psycho Batman Gloves, and a boom stick (battlestave) that used to belong to a former lad named Manhunter...

The covers are like porn made specifically for Deadpool.

Christopher January 28 2013 12:43 AM

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Most of the reviews I've seen agree that Hathaway's Selina was the best thing about The Dark Knight Rises even when they found the rest of the movie flawed. She's certainly the best live-action screen Catwoman since Julie Newmar.


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