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Why WB Should Make a WONDER WOMAN Movie Happen


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Warner Bros. wants to bring Wonder Woman to the big screen. That's been a known fact for some time, butyesterday's reaffirmation from Greg Silverman, the studio's president of creative development and worldwide production, was welcome news for fans of the DC Comics character.

 

So, when's the right time to make it happen? The studio is currently neck-deep in its part-sequel/part-reboot that is Zack Snyder's still-untitled Superman/Batman flick. While their priorities should be on crafting the best possible version of that movie, the future is now--and the future of movies, if you haven't been paying attention, is in bringing women to the forefront.

 

Perhaps more than any other studio right now, Warner Bros. knows that. Their Gravity is still the talk of the town three weeks after release, and Sandra Bullock's turn in the film's lead role is a major contribution to its phenomenal global success (having banked $286 million and counting). 

 

Disney and Marvel know it, too. Just hours before Silverman's comments were published, Movies.com's Erik Davis posted an interview with Marvel's Kevin Feige--the executive mastermind behind the success of the Avengers franchise--in which he confirms that there are no current plans for a female-led superhero film coming out of Marvel. Not before 2016 or 2017, at least. (Sorry, Scarlett Johansson/Black Widow fans.) It's not that they don't want to, but logistically, their slate is already packed for the next few years.

 

Note to WB: that window opening in front of your eyes is one of significant opportunity... (more)

 

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Edited by ShawnMR, 22 October 2013 - 03:39 PM.

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WB should best Disney to the punch of making a supergirl movie. Wonder Woman is the only good supergirl most people can think of, anyway.
Well, of course there is Black Widow...

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They should, but they won't.


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I wouldn't be surprised if Wonder Woman is the next DC film after Batman/Superman, the box office potential is IMO on the same level as Spider-Man and Man of Steel given how iconic the character is. It does need to be done right and that won't be easy but I think director wise, it should be someone like Kathryn Bigelow or Sam Mendes but casting is also key I'd go for an unknown/semi known actress for Wonder Woman and big names for the supporting cast similar to Batman Begins and Man of Steel.
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They've been trying for years, before and after any other project that wasn't Batman or Superman. I'll believe its coming when there's a director, script, cast, production and release date and not before. Sadly I think Flash has a better chance of making it to any screen before WW. Whedon tried and it was rejected, many say for good reason, some other scripts were bought and nothing came of them, DEK did and TV pilot and it was 90% terrible. CW have tried to develop and "Arrow" type series but can't get a decent script off the ground. Not holding out hope.

 

Even if there are no current Marvel plans for a Female lead movie I can see it happening before WW becomes more than a pilot or script treatment as of right now.



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If WB wants to make a comic book films they should make a Wonder Woman and Aquaman.




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If they followed the Marvel template and hired a worthy director, it could happen. It sucks that Elektra and Catwoman sort of ruined it for the others. A good female superhero film would be huge. 


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The problem with Warner Bros is they don't have a nerdy mastermind like Kevin Feige to plan things out.

What kind of moron combines the Superman sequel and a World's Finest stand alone? Make them seperate and you practically double your profit.

I think the biggest reason Warner Bros is so slow to greenlight Wonder Woman and Flash is because they still feel the sting of Green Lantern. But being that MOS is their second biggest ongoing series I'm not sure why the obvious move isn't DC's other A-lister, Wonder Woman.

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They need to grow a pair first.


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So who would be the front runners to play WW?


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The problems are exactly the same as they were 10 years ago or 20 years ago. I think WB/DC will do with Wonder Woman what  Marvel did with Black Widow so don't expect a standalone WW movie any time soon.



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So who would be the front runners to play WW?

 

I can't think of any established actress that would be good for the part.

 

An unknown would be the way to go.


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The problems aren't insurmountable, same as there aren't for Ant Man or GOTG or Black Widow or Thor or Green Lantern etc in the right hands. Adrianne Palicki wasn't even a bad choice either looks or acting wise, it was mainly a terrible script.


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I can't think of any established actress that would be good for the part.
 
An unknown would be the way to go.


They won't go for established actresses, I think an unknown or semi known actress is more likely in the same way that Superman has been played an unknown actor, Batman seems to be the exception as Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale were established and it continues with Ben Affleck. My choices for Wonder Woman would be either Gemma Arterton or Elizabeth Debicki,

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A Wonder Woman movie would be a disastrous flop.  I don't ever expect to see her on screen unless they force her into a future DC team up movie.


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I think if Warner Bros announced a Wonder Woman film tomorrow, it would be a big news story just with the entertainment trades and geeks but with mainstream media, same applies it whoever would play the role of Wonder Woman, you can bet it would be on the same level as who is the new Superman or the new James Bond.

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I don't think it would be a disaster at all.  If they treat WW the same way TDK or IM was treated, it would work well.


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I don't think it would be a disaster at all.  If they treat WW the same way TDK or IM was treated, it would work well.

 

Sadly knowing their track record it'll probably turn out to be another Green Lantern.


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I don't think it would be a disaster at all.  If they treat WW the same way TDK or IM was treated, it would work well.


I agree, I think a Wonder Woman film could easily have a $100m+ OW if MoS can do it with mediocre reviews, imagine what a strong reviewed Wonder Woman film would do

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I agree, I think a Wonder Woman film could easily have a $100m+ OW if MoS can do it with mediocre reviews, imagine what a strong reviewed Wonder Woman film would do

 

I think an opening weekend of 70 million is more realistic, unless WB does amazing marketing (like they did with MOS).

 

Wonder Woman might be iconic, but she hasn't been in the spotlight as much as Batman and Superman have been.


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