The creation of this this fan-made Wonder Woman poster has provoked a lot of people to talk about the possibility of non-animated Wonder Woman movie again.
Colin Boyd thinks DC Comics is missing the boat:
So when I say Marvel can’t really compete with Wonder Woman, that’s not a slam on Marvel; they just haven’t had a female character that is as top-of-mind to John Q. Public. Sorry: Before the X-Men movies, most people had never heard of Jean Grey. And if Hulk isn’t making waves, She-Hulk is a terrible idea.
With Marvel pushing some of their less mainstream characters into theaters over the next couple of years, I wonder why DC wanted to go with the Justice League, which actually dilutes their pool of heroes, instead of the biggest name in their stable who hasn’t had a movie. The thing about Wonder Woman is it requires very little invention because we’re familiar with the character already. We know, more or less, what she’s about. We saw the TV show or picked it up through cultural osmosis. So why is Wonder Woman still on the shelf and why is her maiden voyage likely to be arm-in-arm with a bunch of other heroes in JLA? You got me.
EDP on the other hand is not as enthused about the idea:
This is a nifty, fan-created poster for the the live-action Wonder Woman movie, which, apparently, is never going to be made. The image is a little static for my taste, but the poster is proof of WW’s passionate fan base. Meanwhile, Hollywood yawns.
Warner Bros. is releasing a direct-to-DVD animated Wonder Woman movie in February, and while I’ll probably buy it, my excitement has waned considerably. Stiff-looking animation and a reheated storyline (From princess to warrior!) are a long way from “Dark Knight.”
While Rich from Comic by Comic wonders if Wonder Woman’s origin can work for movies:
But maybe it won’t. Maybe the origin of Wonder Woman – of being made from clay on an island full of women who, let’s face it, hate men and are kind of butch, what with the armor, spears and wrestling – doesn’t lend itself to movies too well.
And if that origin was changed, if Diana was a cast out minor Greek deity, or a miracle of science, or some other bastardization, how well would it work?
How well would it work, period?
Diana has a muddy origin, no clear mission (want to bring peace to man’s world? good luck with that!), very few defining storylines or moments, a sparse rogue’s gallery and a constantly-shifting supporting cast. Let’s face it, she might be iconic but she’s hardly marketable.
So what do you think?