A big question amongst fans of the DC Comics is what movies will Warner Bros. be going with after the Man of Steel.
Man of Steel is currently heading toward the studio projected $700 million mark, and while a sequel is a sure bet as well as most likely a Justice League movie and the Batman reboot, fans are wondering which of the DC characters will get their chance to shine next on the silver screen.
Wonder Woman has been a name that has come up in the past many times with the defunct Joss Whedon movie as well as most recently the two television series that never came to be with the NBC Adrianne Palicki show and the CW Amazon series that is said to still be in development.
Now, president of DC Comics Diane Nelson once again mentions Wonder Woman while talking about the future of DC movies, and says the character is a top priority, hinting that the Amazonian princess is as important as Superman and Batman.
Via The Hollywood Reporter:
We have to get her right, we have to. She is such an icon for both genders and all ages and for people who love the original TV show and people who read the comics now. I think one of the biggest challenges at the company is getting that right on any size screen. The reasons why are probably pretty subjective: She doesn’t have the single, clear, compelling story that everyone knows and recognizes. There are lots of facets to Wonder Woman, and I think the key is, how do you get the right facet for that right medium? What you do in TV has to be different than what you do in features. She has been, since I started, one of the top three priorities for DC and for Warner Bros. We are still trying right now, but she’s tricky.
We see how Diane Nelson stressed that they have to get Wonder Woman right. Regarding the Adrianne Palicki NBC series, that seemed to be more of a homage to the Linda Carter 70s Wonder Woman (which didn’t work for Bryan Singer and Superman Returns), and the Amazon series was described at one point as having a teenage Diana eating ice cream.
More than likely WB needs something more akin to their hit show on the CW with Arrow, which is a more realistic take on Green Arrow. The same worked for Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Trilogy and Zack Snyder on Man of Steel. Not too long ago writer on both the Batman and Superman movies, David Goyer, said he would like to do a Wonder Woman feature film.
Perhaps it’s already in the works.
Announcements regarding DC Movies are thought to be coming at this week’s Comic-Con.