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(SlashFilm)   Wonder Woman TV series not going forward. This is not a repeat from 2012   (slashfilm.com) divider line 92
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2013-01-29 12:03:40 PM  
I see that there's a lot of small-minded, misogynistic people in this thread.
 
2013-01-29 12:11:38 PM  

quizzical: 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.


That's me with WW and Superman. The only comics I read as a child were Archie, Ritchie Rich, some Disney shiat and the horror ones like Tales From the Crypt. I was raised on a LOT of tv.
 
2013-01-29 12:36:26 PM  

Kipple: 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.


Both of these.

WW's New 52 run was surprisingly decent. Went straight back to her Olympian origins, made her a badass and boom. Go from there.

And I would LOVE a Shulk series. Boston Legal + the old Incredible Hulk show = She Hulk: Attorney at Law
 
2013-01-29 12:41:57 PM  

stevetherobot: [robot6.comicbookresources.com image 850x317]
I've been waiting for an excuse to post this.


What the holy hell?
 
2013-01-29 01:19:51 PM  

Raug the Dwarf:
And I would LOVE a Shulk series. Boston Legal + the old Incredible Hulk show = She Hulk: Attorney at Law


Yep. It would be rather awesome if written well. The best parts of Ally McBeal, Boston Legal with superhero punches and a lot of green-skinned fun. All the hollywood types that keep trying to "camp" up Wonder Woman (which was one of the early reasons they couldn't get good writers to stay on the movie project), WHY screw with one thing when you already have a perfect camp super-hero waiting for you! Jennifer is cool, funny and sexy. And how hard is it to find a good-looking actress with muscles you can paint green and put in a purple power suit?

Wait, I just asked that question of the people that brought me the bionic woman reboot. Nevermind, forget I asked.
 
2013-01-29 02:03:25 PM  

AtlanticCoast63: As long as they get Lynda Carter in the movie somewhere, I don't care how long it takes.


She'd be perfect to portray Diana's mother Hippolyta.

I'd also cast Charlize Theron as Silver Swan, Rosario Dawson as Cheetah, Peter Dinklage as Dr. Psycho, and Moreena Baccarin as Circe. In the sequel, bring in Jennifer Lawrence as Wonder Girl and Kate Beckinsale as Donna Troy.
 
2013-01-29 02:31:47 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: AtlanticCoast63: As long as they get Lynda Carter in the movie somewhere, I don't care how long it takes.

She'd be perfect to portray Diana's mother Hippolyta.

I'd also cast Charlize Theron as Silver Swan, Rosario Dawson as Cheetah, Peter Dinklage as Dr. Psycho, and Moreena Baccarin as Circe. In the sequel, bring in Jennifer Lawrence as Wonder Girl and Kate Beckinsale as Donna Troy.


Donna Troy is from Star Trek, you moron!!!
 
2013-01-29 03:04:49 PM  

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

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Indeed. David E Kelly is the wrong man for the job. Let's get Joss Whedon in on it. He knows how to treat female characters, keeping them interesting, three dimensional, and yet allowing the male viewers some eye candy without pissing off the female viewers.
 
2013-01-29 03:08:34 PM  

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

[www2.pictures.zimbio.com image 431x594]

Indeed. David E Kelly is the wrong man for the job. Let's get Joss Whedon in on it. He knows how to treat female characters, keeping them interesting, three dimensional, and yet allowing the male viewers some eye candy without pissing off the female viewers.


So basically, what you're saying it, Joss Whedon is the only show runner who knows how to write women as actual characters?
 
2013-01-29 03:20:20 PM  

stevetherobot: [robot6.comicbookresources.com image 850x317]
I've been waiting for an excuse to post this.


WTF is what the crotch on that first pic?
 
2013-01-29 03:22:53 PM  

Charlie Chingas: stevetherobot: [robot6.comicbookresources.com image 850x317]
I've been waiting for an excuse to post this.

WTF is what the crotch on that first pic?


One hell of a clenis?
 
2013-01-29 03:30:06 PM  

psychicdeath99: There can only be one.

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Wow!


img.mu.cdn.li
 
2013-01-29 04:03:09 PM  

Ed Grubermann: stevetherobot: [robot6.comicbookresources.com image 850x317]
I've been waiting for an excuse to post this.

What the holy hell?


Link.
 
2013-01-29 04:04:47 PM  

stevetherobot: Ed Grubermann: stevetherobot: [robot6.comicbookresources.com image 850x317]
I've been waiting for an excuse to post this.

What the holy hell?

Link.


Sorry.
Link.
 
2013-01-29 04:09:26 PM  

amindtat: Charlie Chingas: stevetherobot: [robot6.comicbookresources.com image 850x317]
I've been waiting for an excuse to post this.

WTF is what the crotch on that first pic?

One hell of a clenis?


Either that or she has a fat mons pubis and a junglebush going on underneath that costume.
 
2013-01-29 04:09:31 PM  

Charlie Chingas: stevetherobot: [robot6.comicbookresources.com image 850x317]
I've been waiting for an excuse to post this.

WTF is what the crotch on that first pic?


Let's see... that was taken back in the day, so I'm thinking it's pubic hair.
 
2013-01-29 04:14:11 PM  

rickycal78: amindtat: Charlie Chingas: stevetherobot: [robot6.comicbookresources.com image 850x317]
I've been waiting for an excuse to post this.

WTF is what the crotch on that first pic?

One hell of a clenis?

Either that or she has a fat mons pubis and a junglebush going on underneath that costume.


Yup. A school production in the 80's. Bet she looked like a wookiee down there.
 
2013-01-29 04:29:04 PM  
Lynda Carter puts all the others to shame
 
2013-01-29 04:31:49 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: rickycal78: amindtat: Charlie Chingas: stevetherobot: [robot6.comicbookresources.com image 850x317]
I've been waiting for an excuse to post this.

WTF is what the crotch on that first pic?

One hell of a clenis?

Either that or she has a fat mons pubis and a junglebush going on underneath that costume.

Yup. A school production in the 80's. Bet she looked like a wookiee down there.


Since when does pubic hair retain the shape of a... of a... what ever that jub jub looking thing is...
 
2013-01-29 04:39:51 PM  

Charlie Chingas: Raug the Dwarf: rickycal78: amindtat: Charlie Chingas: stevetherobot: [robot6.comicbookresources.com image 850x317]
I've been waiting for an excuse to post this.

WTF is what the crotch on that first pic?

One hell of a clenis?

Either that or she has a fat mons pubis and a junglebush going on underneath that costume.

Yup. A school production in the 80's. Bet she looked like a wookiee down there.

Since when does pubic hair retain the shape of a... of a... what ever that jub jub looking thing is...


Like I said, a fat mons pubis. Wikipedia link, but still nsfw.
 
2013-01-29 06:11:18 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: AtlanticCoast63: As long as they get Lynda Carter in the movie somewhere, I don't care how long it takes.

She'd be perfect to portray Diana's mother Hippolyta.

I'd also cast Charlize Theron as Silver Swan, Rosario Dawson as Cheetah, Peter Dinklage as Dr. Psycho, and Moreena Baccarin as Circe. In the sequel, bring in Jennifer Lawrence as Wonder Girl and Kate Beckinsale as Donna Troy.


That's.....really cool casting for the most part. I'd probably replace Baccarin with Famke Janssen. I think she can pull off a villainous vibe better. And Beckinsale is a little too old and too big of a name to play Troy.
 
2013-01-29 06:33:45 PM  
Best new design I've seen in YEARS

img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-01-29 06:35:25 PM  

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


comicsgrinder.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-29 07:18:42 PM  
Lynn Collins.

www.aceshowbiz.com

Born for the part and has already played two fantasy myth/superhero characters.
 
2013-01-29 08:18:07 PM  

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.
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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.


HA! she has boob-fold
 
2013-01-29 08:53:24 PM  

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

[www2.pictures.zimbio.com image 431x594]

Indeed. David E Kelly is the wrong man for the job. Let's get Joss Whedon in on it. He knows how to treat female characters, keeping them interesting, three dimensional, and yet allowing the male viewers some eye candy without pissing off the female viewers.


Uh, should I tell you that Joss Whedon wanted to do WW with Cobie Smulders as Diana and DC said no?

/And DC/WB wonders why Marvel/Disney are kicking their ass...
 
2013-01-29 09:10:24 PM  

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

[comicsgrinder.files.wordpress.com image 600x300]


heh, I forgot about Cathy Lee Crosby.

/that's incredible!
 
2013-01-29 09:13:48 PM  
I was really looking forward to this series.

I have loved Wonder Woman since childhood. She's one of the female superheroes that is not a copy of a male one. (Ex Supergirl, Spidergirl, Batgirl, etc.)

Her costuming has always been flexible through the decades, her story has been flexible (original Capt Trevor boyfriend vs. alternate reality Superman boyfriend). The most important factor that has remained the same is the original premise that she is a clean-cut, powerful, feminist heroine that's still ok with being feminine.


various costumes link
 
2013-01-29 10:57:56 PM  

Empty Matchbook: Best new design I've seen in YEARS

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That. Is. Badass.
 
2013-01-30 12:22:57 AM  
There HAS to be a Wonder Woman series. It's a tie-in to the follow-up Justice League of America series, and if they don't have Wonder Woman, who's going to work the phones and make coffee at the JLA Headquarters?
 
2013-01-30 01:33:30 AM  
You know what I'd like to see?

Steve Trevor dies and WW goes rogue because he was the only control the US ever had over her. She was an artificial (although magical) being who's mission was to destroy the Axis, the Nazis in particular. Now that Steve is gone and WW is able to sorta kinda think for herself, she goes after the Nazis here on American soil, ripping them apart like ready-to-eat roast chickens from your supermarket deli. But these days, there are so many groups and individuals running loose that qualify as Nazis, a fairly large portion of the American public are in danger.

Imagine WW playing Terminator.
 
2013-01-30 08:12:47 AM  

Heron:

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, wh ...


I just watched the first two seasons on netflix. I actually kinda liked it. It started rough but had improved a lot by season 2. It certainly ends up better than the likes of Lexx or anything that had Kevin Sorbo in it. I would even say it's better than warehouse 13. Not the highest of bars I'll admit, but not a total waste of time either.
 
2013-01-30 08:40:29 AM  

Coelacanth: You know what I'd like to see?

Steve Trevor dies and WW goes rogue because he was the only control the US ever had over her. She was an artificial (although magical) being who's mission was to destroy the Axis, the Nazis in particular. Now that Steve is gone and WW is able to sorta kinda think for herself, she goes after the Nazis here on American soil, ripping them apart like ready-to-eat roast chickens from your supermarket deli. But these days, there are so many groups and individuals running loose that qualify as Nazis, a fairly large portion of the American public are in danger.

Imagine WW playing Terminator.


Yeahhh....i'm going to have to say no to that. It totally goes against the whole character. WW was sent as an ambassador for peace, not an unstable killing machine. Yes, Wondy does fight, but she does it for the right reasons and doesn't rip her enemies in half either. Plus, the whole "Diana needs a man to keep her from going bonkers" thing makes no sense since she spent her whole life raised on an island devoid of men without going kookoo for Cocoa Puffs.
 
2013-01-30 12:06:15 PM  

bagumpity: There HAS to be a Wonder Woman series. It's a tie-in to the follow-up Justice League of America series, and if they don't have Wonder Woman, who's going to work the phones and make coffee at the JLA Headquarters?


Duh - Aquaman of course.
 
2013-01-30 12:24:04 PM  

Kipple: bagumpity: There HAS to be a Wonder Woman series. It's a tie-in to the follow-up Justice League of America series, and if they don't have Wonder Woman, who's going to work the phones and make coffee at the JLA Headquarters?

Duh - Aquaman of course.


Yes, if there's any aquatic lifeforms that have technical support issues.

/they're going to have a hard time producing a Justice League movie to compete with The Avengers.
 
2013-01-30 06:07:09 PM  

KatjaMouse: Empty Matchbook: Best new design I've seen in YEARS

[img.gawkerassets.com image 800x1214]

That. Is. Badass.


The guy's on deviant art (but don't hold that against him) here.  Check out his Gambit redesign as well.
 
2013-01-30 09:35:01 PM  
Nobody seems to get that the modern Wonder Woman is basically Superman as a chick, but with less concern about killing her opponents if the occasion requires it.

She can fly, she's super-strong, she's highly damage-resistant (and even more resistant to fire), she has telescopic vision, she has super-hearing, she has super speed (not like Flash, but she can fly at half the speed of light and dodge bullets), and she even has super-tactical skills (god-granted. An actual power from the gods). Batman himself has called her the finest melee fighter on the planet. Her costume was armor forged by the gods. Her lasso is unbreakable and compels people to be truthful, as well as being able to break mind-control and resist magic. She herself is highly resistant to magic, too.

And yet whenever they put her on TV, all we get is a slightly athletic-acting skinny girl with a rope. She's never portrayed as being on Superman's level, even though she  is on his level, and has been ever since Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Nope... It's always designed as a vehicle for some sort of weak soap opera in which Wonder Woman is always supposed to be 'balancing superheroism and getting a man' or some lame shiat like that.  Just write it like you would Batman or Superman, and try not to make her into Bridget Jones with magic bracelets, you dolts!
 
2013-01-31 01:26:06 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Nobody seems to get that the modern Wonder Woman is basically Superman as a chick, but with less concern about killing her opponents if the occasion requires it.

She can fly, she's super-strong, she's highly damage-resistant (and even more resistant to fire), she has telescopic vision, she has super-hearing, she has super speed (not like Flash, but she can fly at half the speed of light and dodge bullets), and she even has super-tactical skills (god-granted. An actual power from the gods). Batman himself has called her the finest melee fighter on the planet. Her costume was armor forged by the gods. Her lasso is unbreakable and compels people to be truthful, as well as being able to break mind-control and resist magic. She herself is highly resistant to magic, too.

And yet whenever they put her on TV, all we get is a slightly athletic-acting skinny girl with a rope. She's never portrayed as being on Superman's level, even though she  is on his level, and has been ever since Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Nope... It's always designed as a vehicle for some sort of weak soap opera in which Wonder Woman is always supposed to be 'balancing superheroism and getting a man' or some lame shiat like that.  Just write it like you would Batman or Superman, and try not to make her into Bridget Jones with magic bracelets, you dolts!


I'd grown up on the Linda Carter Wonder Woman.  After my friends tried the Marvel pen and paper RPG, they looked at the DC version, and I was shocked at Wonder Woman's strength.  The game had 2 as average human strength, 3 as twice that, 4 as twice 3, and so forth.  45 is strong enough to pick up Mt. Everest.  Wonder Woman was 48 strength.. and Superman was 50.
 
2013-01-31 09:02:44 AM  

ZeroCorpse: She can fly, she's super-strong, she's highly damage-resistant (and even more resistant to fire), she has telescopic vision, she has super-hearing, she has super speed (not like Flash, but she can fly at half the speed of light and dodge bullets), and she even has super-tactical skills (god-granted. An actual power from the gods). Batman himself has called her the finest melee fighter on the planet. Her costume was armor forged by the gods. Her lasso is unbreakable and compels people to be truthful, as well as being able to break mind-control and resist magic. She herself is highly resistant to magic, too.


Are we talking about a comic book or playing Dungeons and Dragons?
 
2013-01-31 12:09:15 PM  

Alphax: ZeroCorpse: Nobody seems to get that the modern Wonder Woman is basically Superman as a chick, but with less concern about killing her opponents if the occasion requires it.

She can fly, she's super-strong, she's highly damage-resistant (and even more resistant to fire), she has telescopic vision, she has super-hearing, she has super speed (not like Flash, but she can fly at half the speed of light and dodge bullets), and she even has super-tactical skills (god-granted. An actual power from the gods). Batman himself has called her the finest melee fighter on the planet. Her costume was armor forged by the gods. Her lasso is unbreakable and compels people to be truthful, as well as being able to break mind-control and resist magic. She herself is highly resistant to magic, too.

And yet whenever they put her on TV, all we get is a slightly athletic-acting skinny girl with a rope. She's never portrayed as being on Superman's level, even though she  is on his level, and has been ever since Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Nope... It's always designed as a vehicle for some sort of weak soap opera in which Wonder Woman is always supposed to be 'balancing superheroism and getting a man' or some lame shiat like that.  Just write it like you would Batman or Superman, and try not to make her into Bridget Jones with magic bracelets, you dolts!

I'd grown up on the Linda Carter Wonder Woman.  After my friends tried the Marvel pen and paper RPG, they looked at the DC version, and I was shocked at Wonder Woman's strength.  The game had 2 as average human strength, 3 as twice that, 4 as twice 3, and so forth.  45 is strong enough to pick up Mt. Everest.  Wonder Woman was 48 strength.. and Superman was 50.


Well in season 1 of the Linda Carter version (which took place in WW2), she did pick up a German tank.  That's gotta weigh 50 tons.
 
2013-02-01 12:37:49 AM  

bhcompy: ZeroCorpse: She can fly, she's super-strong, she's highly damage-resistant (and even more resistant to fire), she has telescopic vision, she has super-hearing, she has super speed (not like Flash, but she can fly at half the speed of light and dodge bullets), and she even has super-tactical skills (god-granted. An actual power from the gods). Batman himself has called her the finest melee fighter on the planet. Her costume was armor forged by the gods. Her lasso is unbreakable and compels people to be truthful, as well as being able to break mind-control and resist magic. She herself is highly resistant to magic, too.

Are we talking about a comic book or playing Dungeons and Dragons?




Humans have an innate need to quantify things. D&D is the only applicable system for such things.
 
2013-02-01 12:50:02 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Nobody seems to get that the modern Wonder Woman is basically Superman as a chick, but with less concern about killing her opponents if the occasion requires it.

She can fly, she's super-strong, she's highly damage-resistant (and even more resistant to fire), she has telescopic vision, she has super-hearing, she has super speed (not like Flash, but she can fly at half the speed of light and dodge bullets), and she even has super-tactical skills (god-granted. An actual power from the gods). Batman himself has called her the finest melee fighter on the planet. Her costume was armor forged by the gods. Her lasso is unbreakable and compels people to be truthful, as well as being able to break mind-control and resist magic. She herself is highly resistant to magic, too.

And yet whenever they put her on TV, all we get is a slightly athletic-acting skinny girl with a rope. She's never portrayed as being on Superman's level, even though she  is on his level, and has been ever since Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Nope... It's always designed as a vehicle for some sort of weak soap opera in which Wonder Woman is always supposed to be 'balancing superheroism and getting a man' or some lame shiat like that.  Just write it like you would Batman or Superman, and try not to make her into Bridget Jones with magic bracelets, you dolts!


Yes, but none of that matters. Pop culture thinks Aquaman is a dude in pajamas who can talk to fish, not the king of Atlantis with super-strength and high resistance to damage, whose "talk to fish" power actually affects the primitive back-regions of the human brain (the "lizard brain," if you will), as well. They've never seen the Busiek Aquaman or the New 52 Geoff Johns run. Likewise, they know Superman as the invulnerable Boy Scout, Green Lantern as the guy who's afraid of yellow (or as Ryan Reynolds, now), and yeah, Wonder Woman as the stick-figure with magic bracelets who flies an invisible jet and is into bondage play.

What's worse, these uninformed versions of these characters are held by more people than the cooler, better conceived versions in modern comics, so the great recent characterizations have to battle uphill to get past the cheesy Superfriends versions.

I'm hoping Man of Steel does really, really well, with a more modern interpretation of Superman. If people could take a look and see DC's people past Superfriends, then maybe those characters can finally get the big screen treatments they deserve.
 
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