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Old September 9 2012, 07:02 AM   #76
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Where was everybody getting the whole high school thing earlier in the thread? In all of the stuff I read the only way they compared it Smallville was by saying it would be a young Diana just starting out as a superhero. I don't see where any of what was said prevents them from following the traditional WW origin. The show could just follow her as she's new to "Man's World" and learning about our society and at the same time starting the path to becoming a superhero. I think it's worth keeping in mind that the guy who is trying to put the show together has a history with comic books, and Wonder Woman specifically. So he should have at least some familiarity with the traditional portrayal and history or the character.
Just because Smallville, being a teen drama based on the exploits of Superboy, is quintessentially a story whose protagonist is a teenager. Granted, it proves nothing, but why make a comparison with respect to tangential elements? In other words, why compare it to Smallville, if the better and more obvious comparison is to Batman Begins?
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Old September 9 2012, 01:40 PM   #77
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A model? Hell, you might as well cast a Beauty Pageant Queen.
Being good looking and in good physical shape usually go together, I wouldn't want Wonder Woman to be a "fat slob" would you? Personally, I think she would make an excellent choice to play Wonder Woman, just as I think Taylor Swift would have played an excellent Supergirl. I think having a foreign accent would help in this role, I hope she doesn't Americanize her speech too much.
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Old September 9 2012, 01:55 PM   #78
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In other words, why compare it to Smallville, if the better and more obvious comparison is to Batman Begins?
Because the CW is not interested in any kind of show like the movie BB, they would rather have something poorly written aimed at teens like Smallville.
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Old September 9 2012, 02:20 PM   #79
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In other words, why compare it to Smallville, if the better and more obvious comparison is to Batman Begins?
As always, it's important to read carefully and pay attention to the difference between what an official source actually says and what a reporter talking about it says. We have no quotes from any network official or producer stating that they intend this show to resemble Smallville in any way. All we have is the reporter from the original article saying, "Think Smallville, but...." So that's just the reporter's spin, and we can't assume it reflects the creators' intentions.
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Old September 9 2012, 02:30 PM   #80
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I didn't have that many problems with Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman, she was nice to look a good actress and she's pretty athletic as well being a former high school track runner.
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Old September 9 2012, 02:30 PM   #81
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In other words, why compare it to Smallville, if the better and more obvious comparison is to Batman Begins?
As always, it's important to read carefully and pay attention to the difference between what an official source actually says and what a reporter talking about it says. We have no quotes from any network official or producer stating that they intend this show to resemble Smallville in any way. All we have is the reporter from the original article saying, "Think Smallville, but...." So that's just the reporter's spin, and we can't assume it reflects the creators' intentions.
Good point.
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Old September 9 2012, 03:50 PM   #82
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Why is Warners/DC is trying to copy everything Marvel does now?
Batman was a movie serial and Superman was a TV series before Marvel even existed. Who's copying whom? Or is anybody actually copying anybody? Hmmm?
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Old September 9 2012, 04:43 PM   #83
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Why is Warners/DC is trying to copy everything Marvel does now?
Batman was a movie serial and Superman was a TV series before Marvel even existed. Who's copying whom? Or is anybody actually copying anybody? Hmmm?
Actually, Superman was a movie serial, too, and so was Captain America . . . .

So none of this is new. Hollywood has been in bed with DC and Marvel/Timely since before most of us were born.
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Old September 9 2012, 05:08 PM   #84
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^Not to mention that a number of iconic elements of the Superman mythos, like The Daily Planet, Jimmy, Perry, kryptonite, and the famous catchphrases, debuted on the radio series, not in the comics. And Superman first flew in the Fleischer cartoon shorts, when he'd originally just jumped really far.
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Old September 9 2012, 06:32 PM   #85
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I don't think she can cast lightning bolts.
That's Thor's gimmick.
...and Storm's.
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Old September 9 2012, 07:07 PM   #86
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I don't think she can cast lightning bolts.
That's Thor's gimmick.
...and Storm's.
And Lightning Lad's.
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Old September 9 2012, 08:22 PM   #87
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And Electro's, and Livewire's, and Maxie Zeus's, and...
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Old September 9 2012, 08:30 PM   #88
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Nah, you need a Gordon Sumner lookalike.
agreed there...

Constantine is blonde, unshaven, speaks with a strong Liverpool accent, and chainsmokes Silk Cut cigarettes... oh, and he's a pure, unmitigated bastard lol

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You could just cast Sting himself and have the show take place late in his life.

Oh and for added horror, have him perform any of his post-Police material (excluding All This Time).


OH GOD ITS LIKE WILLIAM HUNG DOING AN IMPRESSION OF MCCARTNEY. GOD MAKE IT STOPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH
*Regional UK accent pedantry alert*

Sting is actually from Newcastle, not Liverpool. He's a Geordie, not a Scouser.

Plus he can't act...
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Old September 10 2012, 03:33 AM   #90
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I don't think she can cast lightning bolts.
That's Thor's gimmick.
...and Storm's.
But Thor was the son of Odin, not Zeus, and Storm was a mutant, not a Demigod at all, while Thor was a full god. Probably Wonder Woman could attend Camp Half-Blood in the Percy Jackson novels. Another character in those novels could fly by controlling the winds and getting them to blow him around. Some versions of Wonder Woman can fly, so I wonder if this one does, or does she have an invisible plane? Wonder Woman would also have to be part Jedi to use those bracelets to deflect bullets.
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