Posts Tagged ‘Wonder Woman’

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Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in the untitled “Batman vs. Superman” movie.

Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are set to star with Zack Snyder directing.

“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character,” Snyder said.

Variety first reported that Gadot, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” thesp Elodie Yung and Olga Kurylenko had tested for the part that was believed to be Wonder Woman.

The Wonder Woman rumor has been kicking around for some time, and insiders believe the plan is to have not just Batman and Superman in the film but several members of the Justice League as well. It’s unclear which members, but Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) and the Flash are said to be locks to make an appearance in some fashion, whether that’s a significant role or a cameo.

Warners will also look to now cast the villain with “Zero Dark Thirty” and “300: Rise of the Empire” star Callan Mulvey someone Warner Bros. is eyeing to play the role.

Pic will bow July 17, 2015. Gadot was last seen in “The Fast and Furious 6″ and is repped by ICM Partners.

She tweeted the following after Variety’s story hit on Wednesday.

Wonder Women! So exciting!!! Can’t express how happy I am :)))) http://t.co/gUXxgroTvr
Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) December 04, 2013

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ComicBookMovie – Alan Cumming Hasn’t Been Asked To Return For X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – I said McAvoy was probably mistaken. Though at least at this point Singer hasn’t said there will be no Kurt, it’s just that Alan hasn’t been approached at all… so far…

ComicBookMovie – X-MEN DOFP: Halle Berry Talks  “Storm” on The Tonight Show

ComicBookMovie – James McAvoy Talks X-MEN: DAYS  OF FUTURE PAST, Says Charles Xavier’s Journey Will Be ‘Dark’ – “I think it’s going to be quite a dark journey compared to the caddish, almost  playboy character that we turned him into in the first movie.” – I didn’t care for his portrayel of Xavier in First Class anyway…

ComicBookMovie – Marc Webb Reveals Gwen Stacy  Still Works At Oscorp In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Newsarama – Marvel Comics’ FULL June 2013 Solicitations

CinemaBlend – Superman And Lois Lane Stand Majestically For Total Film’s Man Of Steel Cover

CinemaBlend – Justice League Movie: What We Know So Far

ComicBookMovie – THOR: THE DARK WORLD Prelude  Comic Book Series Confirmed For June

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ComicBookMovie – Stephanie Szostak’s Role In IRON  MAN 3 Seemingly Confirmed

ComicBookMovie – New 2014 MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE  Show Announced
Under the recently signed multi-year agreement, family-owned and operated Feld  Entertainment will produce live Marvel touring events in the US and  internationally. Launching in July 2014, a new production of Marvel  character-based stories will be coupled with state-of-the-art special effects,  pyrotechnics, aerial displays, martial arts and countless other show elements to  bring audiences into the Marvel Universe. The production will embark on an  85-city North American tour before heading around the globe.

CinemaBlend – Kick-Ass 2 Red-Band Trailer: Meet The Motherf***er

ComicBookMovie – Six New Official KICK-ASS 2 Stills

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CinemaBlend – Veronica Mars Movie Campaign Breaks $1 Million And A Kickstarter Record – not comic book related, but definitely worth noting as the future of some of the smaller films that fans want to see, such as individual comic book characters or indie comics, could perhaps finally have an avenue to show that they have an audience.

ComicBookMovie – FAN MADE: THOR’s Jaimie  Alexander As WONDER WOMAN

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ComicBookMovie – Is Apocalypse The Villain In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST?

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“The idea of the Little Guy is something that I am very fierce about, and there has never been a better Little Guy than Clark Gregg.”

ComicBookMovie – Robert Downey Jr. Pushed For ‘Pepper Potts’ To Get More Action In IRON MAN 3
“That was the other thing, too: You have all these genre movies and you have  these capable women. And they’re kind of like, ‘Oh my God. Some action is happening. I better step away or get caught in  something over here.’ And I was kind of like, ‘Really? Is that where we’re at in  the 21st century?”

ComicBookMovie – Shane Black Hints At IRON MAN 3  Love Rectangle?

Newsarama – February 2013 Comic Book Sales Continue Strong Upward Trend
Geoff Johns’ Justice League of America #1, with its 52 state flag variants was somewhat predictably the bestselling comic book of February, followed by Marvel and Bendis’ Uncanny X-Men #1 debut.

ComicBookMovie – Jim Carrey On GUARDIANS OF THE  GALAXY Rumors

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ComicBookMovie – Sam Raimi Has Finally Seen THE  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

ComicBookMovie – Olivia Wilde Still Campaigning To Play WONDER WOMAN In JUSTICE LEAGUE – Um, no.

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ComicBookMovie – Bryan Singer Wants Halle Berry  Back For X-MEN: DOFP, But Will It “Work Out”?

CinemaBlend – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Casts Chris Cooper As The Green Goblin

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CinemaBlend – Wonder Woman Fan-Made Trailer: Is This What A DC Movie Could Look Like? – not bad for a Fan Trailer, though it brings up the question, if WW is going to exist next to Bats and Supes… she really couldn’t be fighting Nazi’s… so who then?

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ComicBookMovie – Hugh Jackman Talks X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST; Role Will Be “Large”
THR also says that Jackman’s role in Days Of Future Past will be “large”, and that he’ll be reunited with many members of the original X-Men cast. He then says that he has yet to read a finished script, and that he has only seen an eight-page synopsis. – I keep saying he will likely be the time traveler, if his role is as ‘large’ as this suggests then that would do it.

CinemaBlend – X-Men: Days Of Future Past Adds Game Of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage – no news who he will play, but Puck seems to be the frontrunner of the speculation

ComicBookMovie – More From Bryan Singer On X-MEN: DOFP; Reveals Richard Nixon Will Be A Character – I already said, if they are doing 1973, no way they couldn’t do the Watergate Scandal.

CinemaBlend – X-Men: Days Of Future Past Will Shoot In 3D, And Bryan Singer Explains His Secrecy
“There’s things that we’re going to do in this movie that haven’t been done in X-Men films before. Stuff involving [time travel], and stuff involving certain technology, and certain science fiction aspects that haven’t been used before in an X-Men film. We’d like to keep some of that a surprise.”

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Newarama – Marvel Comics’ FULL May 2013 Solicitations

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“Production has already started! Completely. It started months ago and we have an entire team in London already – we start shooting in June. Our director [James Gunn] travels next week and it’s going, baby! It’s a fast train to a beautiful place.”

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Rhodey As The Iron Patriot

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“It’s a way of doing a superhero film within another genre. I wanted to tell an origin tale in a slightly different way. It’s part of the Marvel cinematic universe, but it also feels like its own piece.”

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“HBO has signed George R.R. Martin to a two-year deal which will allow him to continue as co-producer on Game of Thrones, but also let him develop and produce new shows and projects for the network.”

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Mr. Dark Knight Returns by ~seniorgoldenspork

 

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Who Is Wonder Woman coverYesterday came the news via Deadline that the Wonder Woman tv series, Amazon, was pushed back to next season by CW. This makes a lot of sense seeing as apparently they had no script.

However, that really isn’t a reason for them to stop. The point of ‘pilot season‘ is to figure out what shows, which are at this point on paper, you want to produce. You then start the process of casting, getting a crew, stage set up, etc. They had already started on casting so they must have had least a bare bones script. All that they would need to do is settle everything else which is what getting greenlighted is all about. So there is no real excuse, logistics wise, for them to push back Amazon.

As for the possibility of this show pulling any ratings, the fact that Arrow has been doing quite well (for CW) despite the fact that I, personally, think it is horribly written, means that they know they have an audience. Although, there is much to be said about not wanting to flood the market… except that Arrow is the only superhero show on television at the moment seeing as Alphas has been cancelled.

I’m sure the execs who decided to push back Amazon have reasons we’re not privy to and that’s understandable. However, this doesn’t change the fact that Wonder Woman simply can’t catch a break.

In 2012, Warners said it was moving forward with a Wonder Woman movie, a movie we’ve not heard about since. That’s probably a good thing as the script was from the man who did the Green Lantern movie… and we all know how that turned out.

Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman

Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman
Let’s be honest, this looks like bad cosplay.

In 2011, NBC tried their hand at a Wonder Woman tv series with Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman, it failed spectacularly.

In 2010, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner wanted to do a Wonder Woman movie because apparently Warners ‘doesn’t want’ the franchise. That also failed to materialize anything.

In… you know what, read these two articles:
Will Hollywood ever get ‘Wonder Woman’ right?
The Weird History of Wonder Woman in TV, Movies and Beyond

These articles pretty much show how crazy it’s been to get a live-action Wonder Woman on the air, be it tv or film, since Lynda Carter’s 1975 tv series.

This begs the question everyone has been trying to answer, why can’t Wonder Woman catch a break and have a tv show of her own, even if it’s animated?

There have long been complaints about equality on television and the lack of ‘strong female roles’, and while many might say “execs don’t think people would watch a female superhero”, I have to wonder if it’s actually more like people realizing that to make her the character everyone wants her to be would literally mean creating a whole new character that, technically, isn’t Wonder Woman.

Woman Woman was created in 1941. This is not exactly the most progressive of times for gender equality, as made prominent by the fact when she first joined the Justice League they made her their secretary.

But that’s not the worst part. Wonder Woman is from a group of women based on the Greek Amazons, the Greek Amazon women of course being known for subjugating men for procreation and lobbing off breasts. To this effect, Wonder Woman carries a lasso. Up until the 80s, one of her weaknesses was ‘being bound by a man‘. And her famous bracelets? Yeah, those were “Bracelets of Submission”, if she didn’t wear them she went into an uncontrollable rage, and by slamming them together she could incapacitate Superman. Yeah, if that’s not innuendo I don’t know what is.

Sensation Comics #1

Sensation Comics #1
Wonder Woman’s first appearance

As Randall Hamm puts it, “A reoccurring theme is the dominance of women over men, by teaching them ‘loving submission.’” and “… the early Wonder Woman comes off as a fetishistic fantasy. That may be one of the biggest reasons it was such huge success with a male audience.”

So, yeah, Wonder Woman was a blatant dominatrix which is not exactly the best symbol for feminism.

But in the late 80s, Wonder Woman was revamped during the Crisis on Infinite Earths reboot. But now she’s not even human but made from clay? Then comes the next reboot, The New 52, and now she’s a demigoddess, still not a human. Oh, these Amazons also force themselves on sailors and kill them afterwards. Not to mention that it’s not been 20 issues and Wonder Woman’s already had one forced marriage and kissed Superman! (Note: Supes and Bats never got this far out in their reboots, each time they’re essentially the same as they’ve always been.)

I’m not really trying to bad mouth Wonder Woman, she as all the potential to be a strong female character and a feminist icon, but at the same time she’s hiting all the right notes… she also hits all the wrong ones. I would gather that only a third (probably less) of those who have heard of Wonder Woman have actually read her comics or anything about her many origins. So they only know her as a “strong female Superheroine” and are down with that. Put her up in a movie for everyone to see, especially in a time where ‘camp superhero shows’ are no longer the vogue, and you run into a real big problem.

If one side isn’t complaining about her being a travesty to feminism, the other side is complaining that ‘this isn’t true to Wonder Woman’, with a third side muttering to themselves how ‘they made her PC, the sell-outs’.

Until they can figure out how to marry her not-so-glorious past with realistic and modern feminine ideals, she just won’t make it off the paper into a mass media like film or television. Finding this Wonder Woman “sweet spot” looks to be an arduous task, one that a few have tried and none have succeeded at.

Although… they could start by getting an actual female to write her… just saying…

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