by Brett White
Adrianne Palicki revealed to BANG Showbiz at the London premiere of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” that one go as Wonder Woman just wasn’t enough for her. The “Red Dawn” and “Friday Night Lights” actress played the iconic character in a high-profile pilot for NBC in 2011. Despite the pilot’s failure to go to series, Palicki revealed that she’s always up for more.
“If they wanted me, I would absolutely do it in a heartbeat… I was devastated [when the series wasn’t picked up]. We shot it and it was amazing. I got to wear the uniform, I got to wear the outfit, and it didn’t go. I was completely devastated about it.”
The 2011 “Wonder Woman” pilot was written by David E. Kelly, the man behind numerous successful television series, including “Ally McBeal” and “The Practice.” The pilot was heavily scrutinized by comic book fans online, with most of the criticism focusing on Wonder Woman’s costume. Even script revisions and costume alterations couldn’t save the pilot.
Despite Wonder Woman’s constant presence and critical acclaim in comic books, Hollywood has had a tough time transitioning the character to live action since the end of her television series in 1979. Another pilot called “Amazon”, this time for the CW, was abandoned in January before the series could begin casting.
Fans are still desperate to get the heroine on the big screen, going so far as to shoot incredibly cinematic fan trailers proving just how awesome the character could be if treated seriously. That’s just what Joss Whedon did when he was hired to write a “Wonder Woman” screenplay in 2005, one that was then passed over. Wonder Woman will surely appear alongside her fellow DC superheroes in a Justice League film, but even that prospect isn’t looking to great lately.
Considering all the bad luck Wonder Woman has had in the past decade, having an actress as talented and committed to the character as Palicki is a good start. Take her up on her offer, Hollywood.
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