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Old January 28 2013, 12:55 AM   #16
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Re: If Not Wonder Woman...Then Who?

I remember being impressed by Julia Rose who played Julie Newmar in Return to the Batcave, the Further adventures of Adam and Burt, which was an adaptation of Adam West's autobiography, but that's just further gratis to Julie since it was just a talented fascimilie of her rendition.

I feel saddened that we never saw Gina Gershon in some sort of Catwoman outfit after performing quite well on one of the animated series.

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Old January 28 2013, 06:05 AM   #17
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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.
I say thee nay, mon ami! This gentleman prefers the blonde! Yes, Anne looked fantastic, but her Selina spent her entire movie trying to get out of being (don't-call-her-)Catwoman, whereas Michelle was just delighted to wield the claws. Point goes to her!
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Old January 28 2013, 06:57 AM   #18
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Wonder Woman is a weird character with a weird origin story and weird powers. She worked in a cheesier time, but for her to work now, I think her backstory would have to seriously be re-designed. Daughter of the Gods? Invisible plane? Magic lasso that makes you tell the truth? Just too goofy. I can barely suspend my disbelief when she pops up in cartoons anymore.

I think Catwoman could work well as a live-action series, as she is also a fairly independent character that wouldn't require shoehorning Batman into the story (not that you couldn't).

DC is a boy's club. There are plenty of female Marvel characters that could support their own series, but unfortunately you just don't have that many if you're exclusively looking at the DC Universe.
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Old January 28 2013, 07:16 AM   #19
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I could see a Zatanna or Catwoman movie working. Sadly, I can't really think of any other solo female DC heroes who aren't a spin-off of one of the men.
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Old January 28 2013, 07:38 AM   #20
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I'd really really like to see Justice League: Dark (Zatanna & John Constantine, Swamp Thing... Hells yeah.)

Stargirl/Starwoman has lots of potential, especially if they go with a version that's post Jack Knight Starman's retirement. I've always liked Courtney's character.
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Old January 28 2013, 07:39 AM   #21
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Wonder Woman is a weird character with a weird origin story and weird powers. She worked in a cheesier time, but for her to work now, I think her backstory would have to seriously be re-designed. Daughter of the Gods? Invisible plane? Magic lasso that makes you tell the truth? Just too goofy. I can barely suspend my disbelief when she pops up in cartoons anymore.
I guess the counter-argument would be Thor.
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Old January 28 2013, 07:44 AM   #22
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Wonder Woman is a weird character with a weird origin story and weird powers. She worked in a cheesier time, but for her to work now, I think her backstory would have to seriously be re-designed. Daughter of the Gods? Invisible plane? Magic lasso that makes you tell the truth? Just too goofy. I can barely suspend my disbelief when she pops up in cartoons anymore.
I guess the counter-argument would be Thor.
Totally, and Marvel did an awesome job with Thor, so it's certainly not impossible for Wonder Woman to work as well.

Honestly, it's mostly the invisible plane that I can't get past. Get rid of that, and I'd be way more okay with the character.
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Old January 28 2013, 08:31 AM   #23
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Hawkgirl would be easy, but derivative.

What about Starfire as an introductory to the Titans franchise?

What if wonder Woman started in World War II, but she didn't join the JLA till modern day?
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Old January 28 2013, 03:18 PM   #24
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I'd definitely love to see an Anne Hathaway Catwoman movie. I think Wonder Woman could work fine if you play up the mythology Thor-style. Zatanna could be a hit, and I hope Del Toro's JLD happens.

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Stargirl/Starwoman has lots of potential, especially if they go with a version that's post Jack Knight Starman's retirement. I've always liked Courtney's character.
Give her Jack's badass longcoat and aviator goggles to go with the Staff?
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Old January 28 2013, 03:33 PM   #25
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Another vote for Anne Hathaway's Catwoman. Or even better, a Batgirl movie (or three) set in Nolan's universe.
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Old January 28 2013, 03:50 PM   #26
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Another vote for Anne Hathaway's Catwoman. Or even better, a Batgirl movie (or three) set in Nolan's universe.
I've always felt in Nolan's universe Catwoman is Batgirl.
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Old January 28 2013, 03:55 PM   #27
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Fan of the DCAU Batman/Batgirl pairing I take it?
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Old January 28 2013, 04:19 PM   #28
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I've always felt in Nolan's universe Catwoman is Batgirl.
Nolan's Catwoman is consistent with her comic book counterpart. She isn't an amalgam of several characters like John Blake is, so there's still room for Batgirl. I think Batgirl would be more like one of the pretenders we saw in The Dark Knight.
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Old January 28 2013, 04:29 PM   #29
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Honestly, it's mostly the invisible plane that I can't get past. Get rid of that, and I'd be way more okay with the character.
Well, that's easy. It's hardly an indispensable feature. The modern version of Wonder Woman can fly under her own power anyway, so she has no need of such a thing. In the animated Justice League, WW didn't use one, although she did acquire a cloaked aircraft by the time of JL Unlimited.

Would you be okay with it if it were done the JLU way, as an aircraft with a cloaking device, rather than a transparent aircraft where you can clearly see Wonder Woman sitting inside it?
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Old January 28 2013, 04:39 PM   #30
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I think a cloaked plane is better than one that is just invisible and we see her just sitting there. Since she can fly I don't see the point in a plane at all unless it is some sort of gag or the plane is big enough to transport a team of JLers that can't fly or to rescue a group of people...which would be the case in a stand alone WW movie.
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