Another "Wonder Woman" show now in early development

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  1. lurok

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    After watching that dreadful pilot, read the Jodi Picoult graphic. Would much rather have seen adaptation of that.

    for your consideration :) (she apparently matches DC bio stats)
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  2. Mars

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    Hollywood producers haven't got a clue. Wonder Woman is not just the way she looks, her history is important too, if you change it too much, you get a different character.

    Hollywood producers often get too creative in reinventing old characters and not creative enough in writing stories for them.
     
  3. Methos

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    You need to stick with the origins with Wonder Woman, as with all comic to TV / Movie franchise... otherwise you might as well call it a ripoff and be done with it...

    Wonder Woman was crafted from clay, and given birth by Zeus and Hera... she does not have 'parents' in the traditional sense, and was raised by Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons...

    It makes me cringe when i see Tv shows and movies where they've taken the character, given them a completely different back story and motivations, and tried to pass it off as the original...

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  4. Christopher

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    "She" who? You didn't say who that is.


    Well, actually, in the current "New 52" DC Comics continuity,
    it's been revealed that Diana's "molded from clay" origin story was a lie and she's actually the daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus.

    It's the nature of long-running myths and tales that they get reinvented and reinterpreted. That's not wrong. It's part of how creativity has always worked for as long as human beings have told stories. Heck, the whole Wonder Woman mythos is based on a very, very loose retelling of elements from Greek mythology, changing a wealth of detail and substance. If the comics were faithful to what mythology says about the Amazons, then Wonder Woman would've cut off (or cauterized) her right breast in adolescence -- or more likely would never have been born at all because Hercules would've killed Hippolyta thousands of years ago. So it's frankly pretty hypocritical to complain about people changing the details of Wonder Woman's story. There would be no Wonder Woman if Marston hadn't played extremely fast and loose with his source material.
     
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  6. Mars

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    So basically NOW Wonder Woman is a Demigod, much like Hercules and Percy Jackson in the Percy Jackson novels. In Percy Jackson novels, Demigods are mortal, they age, but they gain powers from their godly parent, in Wonder Woman's case those powers would include the strength of Hercules, since Zeus is the god of the sky, she might have the power of flight or she might not, I don't think she can cast lightning bolts.
     
  7. Dream

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    That's Thor's gimmick. :p
     
  8. wondertrash

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    The lady is Daniella van Graas, a Dutch/American model/actress.
     
  9. Guy Gardener

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    A model? Hell, you might as well cast a Beauty Pageant Queen.
     
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    And a Mexican one at that...
     
  11. USS Mariner

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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
     
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    Oh Lord, I was lucky enough to avoid that, She Bang, was plenty enough for me of William Hung
     
  13. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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  14. JD

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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.
     
  15. Silvercrest

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    Same here! Leave Sting alone.

    On the other hand, how about William Hung as Constantine?
     
  16. CorporalCaptain

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    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?
     
  17. Mars

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    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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    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.
     
  19. Christopher

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    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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    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.