Another "Wonder Woman" show now in early development

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  1. Mars

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    What if Sarah Palin were to take off her glasses and put on a bathing suit, would you recognize her then?
     
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    Hey, it worked for Superman. :p
     
  3. Nerys Myk

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    You're not really familiar with comics in general or Wonder Woman in particular, are you?:lol:
     
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    Last I heard, wonder woman didn't have a secret identity. Diana Prince can't take a dive in a swimming pool without revealing she is Wonder Woman. Did you ever think about that?
     
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    They should set it in the 30s.
     
  6. Nerys Myk

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    She had one for her first forty years and off and on for the next thirty. No, I don't often waste time thinking about how Diana Prince can never go swimming. Because she's a comic book superhero, I'm willing to suspend disbelief in regards to "secret identities".
     
  7. Nerys Myk

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    Why? She was created in 1941.
     
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    Because they're going the younger kid version route. So when 1941 rolls around in the show, she'll be the correct age when punching Nazis during WWII.
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    So Wonder Woman: The Wonder Years? ;)
     
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    "And there it was..."
     
  11. Christopher

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    It was never actually said that Wonder Woman would be a "kid" in this. It just said "a young, budding superhero," a character at the start of her heroic career. (Again, the Smallville comparison was the reporter's interpretation, so we can't assume that's the actual plan.) That could be intepreted in a number of ways; "young" can mean young adult, someone in their 20s, not just a teenager. As I said before, the description could potentially fit the post-Crisis Perez reboot from the '80s, where Diana was an adult but still innocent and inexperienced with the world beyond Themyscira, having to learn her role as a superhero and celebrity as she went while trying to balance that with her mission as an ambassador for her people.

    In any case, we don't know enough at this point to make any assumptions about how the show will actually be done.
     
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    But everybody already expects Thor to smooch gals. Notice how Marvel Studios has yet to try a solo superheroine flick.


    Hasn't stopped nine pages of speculation, though, has it? :p
     
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    I'd love to see that. I'm more interested in Wonder Woman's life than I am in non-stop crime fighting. When I saw the Wonder Woman pilot last year, the best stuff involved Diana, the CEO.
     
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    ie. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
     
  15. Christopher

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    Whereas I liked it when Phil Jimenez and Greg Rucka, writing in the comics, focused on her work as the Themysciran ambassador, her advocacy and charity work, etc. In particular, Rucka's early issues brought a neat West Wing flavor to the embassy scenes.

    Of course, it's a given that any live-action TV adaptation of a superhero is only going to devote a few minutes to action and fighting, since it would be too expensive to do otherwise. So there's zero chance that the show will be "non-stop crime fighting."
     
  16. Guy Gardener

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    But all that uplifting good work was rendered how moot by Amazons Attack?

    "When the Amazons aren't slaughtering small towns or trying to kill the president, I still respect their values that a woman can do anything if all the men are dead or deported."
     
  17. Mars

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    Wonder Woman was always portrayed as a young woman, never middle aged or elderly. Linda Carter was a young woman when she played her.
     
  18. Mars

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    I like World War II Wonder Woman myself. I'd have her partner with Captain America and fight the Red Skull.
     
  19. Mars

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    If she is a girl, then her name will have to change to "Wonder Girl", its kind of awkward to say "Wonder Woman when she was a girl"
     
  20. Nerys Myk

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    I dunno, Guy. Fury was created as a Wonder Woman sub in 1987, Sandman was first published in 1989. I don't know if Daniel was ever the Golden Age Wonder Woman's grandson.