Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wonder Woman DOA

Sometimes, It's hard for a Themscyrian...especially if she's the Ambassador to Man's World...
I'm sure by now we've heard about the Wonder Woman pilot not being picked up by NBC, despite all the tweaking done and that David E. Kelley was in charge of the show. (That part could've possibly sealed it's fate, but i digress...)
The initial outfit was cool, I thought, but there was a major outcry, cuz it looked like a bad spandex/leather dominatrix costume or something of the sort. They tried to tweak it and make the leggings look less leather-like, but ultimately, it didn't work.
I would like to see Wonder Woman back on TV or in the Movies. The time is ripe for it, but it does need to be done right. The effort should be made to keep everything beloved about the character but ground it in reality as much as possible (a la Dark Knight and Heroes). As far as suggestions go:

-Reference Greg Rucka or Gail Simone's runs on the comic. Possibly even have one or both write on the show.

-Keep the original costume, but make it look more in keeping with a warrior culture. (See the attached pic.)

-Look for someone who can be beautiful, but strong and warrior-like. Like Angela Bassett in "Strange Days". She was beautiful, but you didn't wonder if she could kick your ass or not.

Well, that's my two cents. Prayerfully, Wonder Woman will be on the air or in a theatre really soon.

How Wonder Woman should look

The Doomed TV look