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2013-01-29 12:03:56 AM
Is this going to be the one who can fly under her own power or the one with the invisible jet?
 
2013-01-29 12:11:32 AM
Good. It can't top the campy 70's version.
 
2013-01-29 01:58:05 AM
As appealing as the thought of a bustier-clad Erica Durance is, it's good this has been scrapped.
 
2013-01-29 02:44:53 AM
It's a paradox worthy of comics: You can't take the character seriously without changing the costume, yet, if you change the costume it's not "Wonder Woman" anymore.
 
2013-01-29 04:32:54 AM
If they rebooted the character to make her darker and edgier, and they changed her costume so instead of a tough Amazon she was a hardened soldier with a heart of gold, and they gave her a couple of sidekicks like a brawny tough guy, a wild and kooky but extremely smart lieutenant, a loyal #2 who was a master of disguise. Heck, instead of Wonder Woman, make it a Wonder Team. They could go around helping the unfortunate against the powers that are keeping them down.

I'd watch that.
 
2013-01-29 04:56:50 AM
Showtime should do it.
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With a lesbian Wonder Woman....
 
2013-01-29 05:17:26 AM
There can only be one.

i13.photobucket.com
Wow!
 
2013-01-29 05:33:24 AM
Good. I love Wonder Woman, especially Greg Rucka's Wonder West Wing run and the current New 52 stuff, but Wonder Woman does not translate into a television serialized drama. One, her backstory and secondary characters are hugely expensive to cast and depict. Of those secondary characters, ninety percent of them are nameless Amazons, no e who are it allowed to leave, thus can not interact with any outside plots unless you set the episodes on Themyscira.

Two, her foes are primarily mythological beasts, not criminals, making things more expensive.

If you want a reasonable DC property to adapt besides Green Arrow for live action, look at something like Gotham Central, Manhunter or the Secret Six or Orstrander era Suicide Squad.
 
2013-01-29 05:42:30 AM
Well, then, if that's the attitude they're going to take, I'm not going to watch it.

Apos: As appealing as the thought of a bustier-clad Erica Durance is...


What a bustier-clad Erica Durance might look like:
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What Erica Durance in a bikini top working a stripper pole might look like:
media.comicbookmovie.com

What a FARKer's computer may look like after viewing the above pictures and running to their bunks:
broadbandandsocialjustice.org
 
2013-01-29 05:51:50 AM
Wonder Woman is farking stupid, even  for a comic book character. She's an Amazon with American flag underwear, she has a lasso that makes people tell the truth, bracelets that deflect bullets but don't break her wrists, an invisible jet....someone was seriously high when they wrote that character. Still, Rose McGowan ten years ago would have been awesome in the part.
 
2013-01-29 06:20:53 AM
As long as they get Lynda Carter in the movie somewhere, I don't care how long it takes.
 
2013-01-29 06:29:15 AM
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Awww .. damn.
 
2013-01-29 06:48:45 AM

Mugato: Wonder Woman is farking stupid, even  for a comic book character. She's an Amazon with American flag underwear, she has a lasso that makes people tell the truth, bracelets that deflect bullets but don't break her wrists, an invisible jet....someone was seriously high when they wrote that character. Still, Rose McGowan ten years ago would have been awesome in the part.


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nuff said
 
2013-01-29 07:10:25 AM
Should have gotten Gina Cerrano. Just a 1 time filming. Busting in and having to wres...fight...fight...these naughty naughty sorority girls that were trying to....oh hell who cares?
 
2013-01-29 07:12:51 AM

You Are All Sheep: Should have gotten Gina Cerrano. Just a 1 time filming. Busting in and having to wres...fight...fight...these naughty naughty sorority girls that were trying to....oh hell who cares?


Go on.
 
2013-01-29 07:14:09 AM

psychicdeath99: There can only be one.

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Wow!


That looks like two to me.
 
2013-01-29 07:23:47 AM
The network has found great success in DC characters, first with Smallville and then with last fall's Green Arrow, in Arrow.

I feel dirty for watching Arrow. I catch it online, of course, but. The lead is awful. The rest of their actors are great, especially David Ramsey & Colin Salmon (when is Salmon ever bad?). But I hope to hell they replace Stephan Amell. :(

/ carry on with your 70's WW love
 
2013-01-29 07:43:10 AM
I love Wonder Woman.

/would watch it every week
//with the right lead (Erica Durance)
///no skinny chicks!
 
2013-01-29 07:52:11 AM
Morena Baccarin, the girl from Firefly would work well.

www2.pictures.zimbio.com
 
2013-01-29 07:53:25 AM

Mugato: Morena Baccarin, the girl from Firefly would work well.

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Gums 'n Noses, indeed.
 
2013-01-29 08:06:48 AM
It's just shiatty IP, the character stinks.

Plus they can never decide if they want it to be a girl power thing or just a cleavage fest for 13 year old boys and budding lesbians.
 
2013-01-29 08:25:14 AM

psychicdeath99: There can only be one.


Absolute perfection.
 
2013-01-29 08:27:21 AM
The original Wonder Woman was stupid. This one would be stupid too.
 
2013-01-29 08:44:38 AM
"Wonder Woman" would work if it were basically Xena set in modern times. Put it in syndication or on Netflix. Give WW an ambiguously homoerotic sidekick. Cast Bruce Campbell as Zeus. Book it. Done.
 
2013-01-29 08:49:40 AM
Needed more cleavage.
 
2013-01-29 09:14:52 AM

psychicdeath99: There can only be one.


Wow!


For all you youngsters - the most beautiful woman in the universe gets nekkit in pre-WW "Bobbie Joe and the Outlaw". Also wears some amazing blue jeans and tight halter tops.

I'll be in my bunk. AGAIN
 
2013-01-29 09:15:54 AM

LonMead: Well, then, if that's the attitude they're going to take, I'm not going to watch it.

Apos: As appealing as the thought of a bustier-clad Erica Durance is...

What a bustier-clad Erica Durance might look like:


What Erica Durance in a bikini top working a stripper pole might look like:


What a FARKer's computer may look like after viewing the above pictures and running to their bunks:


Not even close.
 
2013-01-29 09:17:55 AM

HotWingConspiracy: It's just shiatty IP, the character stinks.

Plus they can never decide if they want it to be a girl power thing or just a cleavage fest for 13 year old boys and budding lesbians.


You have to be 13 or a budding lesbian to enjoy these things?
 
2013-01-29 09:19:31 AM

LonMead: What a FARKer's computer may look like after viewing the above pictures and running to their bunks:


No Farker would have a monitor that small or that aspect ratio.
 
2013-01-29 09:23:45 AM

PonceAlyosha: Good. I love Wonder Woman, especially Greg Rucka's Wonder West Wing run and the current New 52 stuff, but Wonder Woman does not translate into a television serialized drama. One, her backstory and secondary characters are hugely expensive to cast and depict. Of those secondary characters, ninety percent of them are nameless Amazons, no e who are it allowed to leave, thus can not interact with any outside plots unless you set the episodes on Themyscira.

 
2013-01-29 09:31:08 AM

katerbug72: Good. It can't top the campy 70's version.


I loved the reruns of the 70s campy version when I was four or five I have a weird affection for the character based only on those reruns, because I've never read the comics.
 
2013-01-29 09:34:18 AM
Some farker suggested Catherine McFee. Interesting.

I'll be in my bunk. Sigh
 
2013-01-29 09:37:13 AM

psychicdeath99: There can only be one.

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Wow!


I don't know, the lead chick from Bones did a decent job of pulling off the getup.
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Any remake of Wonder Woman should be done by HBO to really play up the bondage theme central to the character.
 
2013-01-29 09:39:18 AM
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I've been waiting for an excuse to post this.
 
2013-01-29 09:40:20 AM

Trail of Dead: HotWingConspiracy: It's just shiatty IP, the character stinks.

Plus they can never decide if they want it to be a girl power thing or just a cleavage fest for 13 year old boys and budding lesbians.

You have to be 13 or a budding lesbian to enjoy these things?


It helps.
 
2013-01-29 09:40:56 AM

verbaltoxin: "Wonder Woman" would work if it were basically Xena set in modern times. Put it in syndication or on Netflix. Give WW an ambiguously homoerotic sidekick. Cast Bruce Campbell as Zeus. Book it. Done.


I think it'd also work if you dialed back the costume a bit or even just got rid of it, and did it sort of like Supernatural or Buffy monster-wise. The big difference would be most of the supporting cast/arc villains would be the Greek Gods but living during modern times, WW being super-strong, and her using easy to pull off divine artifacts like the bracelets (don't have her block with them, just have them make her near invulnerable; stuff like that) instead of guns/cell phones/computers. Heck, you could even throw in the Endless once in awhile as over-powered side-characters/deus ex machina if you wanted to; their books tie them up pretty closely with all manner of mythology. Cass and Donna could be thrown in as side-kicks. One of the cool things about WW that never seems to be investigated too closely is she straddles the line between DCs superhero properties and their supernatural ones like Constantine. Taking that route in a tv series would allow you to do some original story-telling, give you a good reason to focus more on the character than the heroics, allow you to introduce an obscure section of DC IP to a receptive audience, and would be hells of a lot cheaper effects-wise.
 
2013-01-29 09:47:23 AM
I think you definitely could do Wonder Woman is a good, modern style. The WB's style of teen romance bullshiat is not the way to go about it.

And that costume has to go. The explanations for why an Amazon women from another country is in America themed corset and panties are extremely strained.
 
2013-01-29 09:48:32 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: If they rebooted the character to make her darker and edgier, and they changed her costume so instead of a tough Amazon she was a hardened soldier with a heart of gold, and they gave her a couple of sidekicks like a brawny tough guy, a wild and kooky but extremely smart lieutenant, a loyal #2 who was a master of disguise. Heck, instead of Wonder Woman, make it a Wonder Team. They could go around helping the unfortunate against the powers that are keeping them down.

I'd watch that.


so ... the A Team with Hannibal dressed in drag?
 
2013-01-29 09:51:46 AM

Heron: verbaltoxin: "Wonder Woman" would work if it were basically Xena set in modern times. Put it in syndication or on Netflix. Give WW an ambiguously homoerotic sidekick. Cast Bruce Campbell as Zeus. Book it. Done.

I think it'd also work if you dialed back the costume a bit or even just got rid of it, and did it sort of like Supernatural or Buffy monster-wise. The big difference would be most of the supporting cast/arc villains would be the Greek Gods but living during modern times, WW being super-strong, and her using easy to pull off divine artifacts like the bracelets (don't have her block with them, just have them make her near invulnerable; stuff like that) instead of guns/cell phones/computers. Heck, you could even throw in the Endless once in awhile as over-powered side-characters/deus ex machina if you wanted to; their books tie them up pretty closely with all manner of mythology. Cass and Donna could be thrown in as side-kicks. One of the cool things about WW that never seems to be investigated too closely is she straddles the line between DCs superhero properties and their supernatural ones like Constantine. Taking that route in a tv series would allow you to do some original story-telling, give you a good reason to focus more on the character than the heroics, allow you to introduce an obscure section of DC IP to a receptive audience, and would be hells of a lot cheaper effects-wise.


I think scyfy made a few terrible properties like that. One about a sucubus? They didn't work well, and were just campy crap fests without the plot strength of a Buffy episode and enough subtlety to make Lexx go 'wow that's trashy'.
 
2013-01-29 09:52:14 AM
Poor Wonder Woman. Despite being one of the best known, best loved superheroes of all time, she's had a tougher time than most with finding her way to the screen.

Wat.
 
2013-01-29 09:54:23 AM
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2013-01-29 09:57:11 AM

kroonermanblack: Heron: verbaltoxin: "Wonder Woman" would work if it were basically Xena set in modern times. Put it in syndication or on Netflix. Give WW an ambiguously homoerotic sidekick. Cast Bruce Campbell as Zeus. Book it. Done.

I think it'd also work if you dialed back the costume a bit or even just got rid of it, and did it sort of like Supernatural or Buffy monster-wise. The big difference would be most of the supporting cast/arc villains would be the Greek Gods but living during modern times, WW being super-strong, and her using easy to pull off divine artifacts like the bracelets (don't have her block with them, just have them make her near invulnerable; stuff like that) instead of guns/cell phones/computers. Heck, you could even throw in the Endless once in awhile as over-powered side-characters/deus ex machina if you wanted to; their books tie them up pretty closely with all manner of mythology. Cass and Donna could be thrown in as side-kicks. One of the cool things about WW that never seems to be investigated too closely is she straddles the line between DCs superhero properties and their supernatural ones like Constantine. Taking that route in a tv series would allow you to do some original story-telling, give you a good reason to focus more on the character than the heroics, allow you to introduce an obscure section of DC IP to a receptive audience, and would be hells of a lot cheaper effects-wise.

I think scyfy made a few terrible properties like that. One about a sucubus? They didn't work well, and were just campy crap fests without the plot strength of a Buffy episode and enough subtlety to make Lexx go 'wow that's trashy'.


Oh man; Lost Girl :/

Obviously whether anything is good or not depends on it being done by competent people who aren't deliberately trying to make a pile of shiat. Jeez I hate that series. Why did they have to try to make the Fae a bunch of human sub-species; you're already relying on magic for the series to make sense, why throw stupid nonsensical pseudo-science into the mix?! Not to mention the terrible writing and acting in that show.
 
2013-01-29 10:19:21 AM

PonceAlyosha: Good. I love Wonder Woman, especially Greg Rucka's Wonder West Wing run and the current New 52 stuff, but Wonder Woman does not translate into a television serialized drama. One, her backstory and secondary characters are hugely expensive to cast and depict. Of those secondary characters, ninety percent of them are nameless Amazons, no e who are it allowed to leave, thus can not interact with any outside plots unless you set the episodes on Themyscira.

Two, her foes are primarily mythological beasts, not criminals, making things more expensive.

If you want a reasonable DC property to adapt besides Green Arrow for live action, look at something like Gotham Central, Manhunter or the Secret Six or Orstrander era Suicide Squad.


Um..hello...Xena:Warrior Princess
 
2013-01-29 10:22:13 AM
Wonder Woman can work. I feel if they actually went straight back to its roots, almost like the Thor movie or the original Superman, and introduced the audience to this concept of otherness and exceptionalism then we could accept a divine heroine to walk among us. Allow her to have a fabulous warrior get up on the Island, hang out with Amazons in a spectacularly rendered backdrop and then she finds herself down in the dirt with humans and all that nice sheen has been rubbed off. She fights in jeans and a leather jacket, only breaks out the lasso on special occasions. Maybe a gay boyfriend makes her the 70s Wonder Woman costume (joke for the audience) and she's all "Aww hell naw". Ease the audience into this world of supernatural villains and heroes. Don't jump straight into having a single female lawyer donning the star spangled panties and fighting crime. Bring out the Greek style armor for the season finale.
 
2013-01-29 10:36:01 AM
WW would work if you kept the mythology.
"Zues takes Manhattan" just couldn't be done.
Keep her on the island, like Lost or something.
 
2013-01-29 10:39:16 AM

Zombie DJ: WW would work if you kept the mythology.
"Zues takes Manhattan" just couldn't be done.
Keep her on the island, like Lost or something.


So at the end it turns out that she's been dead all along?
 
2013-01-29 10:48:27 AM
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a little more practical WW costume.
 
2013-01-29 11:04:33 AM

Karac: psychicdeath99: There can only be one.

[i13.photobucket.com image 850x674]
Wow!

I don't know, the lead chick from Bones did a decent job of pulling off the getup.
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x705]

Any remake of Wonder Woman should be done by HBO to really play up the bondage theme central to the character.


yeah, i thought that was a nice costume... but, totally inappropriate to attend some kind of fbi party
 
2013-01-29 11:50:53 AM

KatjaMouse: Wonder Woman can work. I feel if they actually went straight back to its roots, almost like the Thor movie or the original Superman, and introduced the audience to this concept of otherness and exceptionalism then we could accept a divine heroine to walk among us. Allow her to have a fabulous warrior get up on the Island, hang out with Amazons in a spectacularly rendered backdrop and then she finds herself down in the dirt with humans and all that nice sheen has been rubbed off. She fights in jeans and a leather jacket, only breaks out the lasso on special occasions. Maybe a gay boyfriend makes her the 70s Wonder Woman costume (joke for the audience) and she's all "Aww hell naw". Ease the audience into this world of supernatural villains and heroes. Don't jump straight into having a single female lawyer donning the star spangled panties and fighting crime. Bring out the Greek style armor for the season finale.


I like the cut of your jib. Basically, if the writers took the current New52 storyline and did it just like that - it would be a really neat Fantasy/Comic story. Have Diana doing exactly what she's doing now in the comics, running around dodging the hissy fits of Greek Gods, preventing their stupidity from wrecking the world and saving an innocent baby in the meantime. Heck, the sidekick Hermes is awesome - toss him in there as well. Just use the New52. Screw all the old stuff. Do it.

And if they want a "single female lawyer" fighting crime as a superhero? Her name is Jennifer Walters, she is better known as She Hulk. Seriously, you want a campy/fun laugh at comic heroes? You want a character to break the fourth wall and laugh at herself? She Hulk.

It would be epic good.
 
2013-01-29 12:00:18 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's a paradox worthy of comics: You can't take the character seriously without changing the costume, yet, if you change the costume it's not "Wonder Woman" anymore.


Really?
 
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