by Brett White
With seemingly the rest of the DC Universe getting live-action attention nowadays—thanks to “Man of Steel’s” success, the upcoming “Superman vs. Batman” film, and Black Canary and the Flash’s upcoming appearance on “Arrow“—one has to wonder when Wonder Woman is going to get the spotlight she so rightfully deserves. Actress and former mixed martial artist Gina Carano is wondering the same thing, as she revealed in an interview with ComingSoon.net
“That’s the ultimate superhero for a woman,” said Carano, who has been a favorite of fans to bring the Amazon to life after roles in “Haywire” and “Fast and Furious 6.” “No matter what, no matter who ends up being Wonder Woman someday, I just hope it’s something that is done correctly. I know it’s there and that it could definitely be done correctly. It’s just a matter of getting the right people and having the right vision come together. A director and producer and writer have to see the beauty in it and make it real.”
Talk of a Wonder Woman television series was abandoned just as talk of a possible “Flash” show sped up. The pilot—entitled “Amazon”—was put on hold, as CW President Mark Pedowitz during the network’s TCA presentation in late July.
“Amazon is on pause right now,” said Pedowitz. “The script isn’t quite where we want it. It’s an iconic DC character, and we are not going to put it on unless it works.”
While it’s reassuring that everyone involved in DC’s live-action fare wants to get the character right, it’s also frustrating because Wonder Woman is no more complicated than Superman or Thor. She has the same moral fortitude of the last son of Krypton, and she has a mythological background similar to the God of Thunder. Just smack the best parts of the best Superman films together with the fish-out-of-water elements that made “Thor” enjoyable and bam—Wonder Woman. What’s confusing?
The lack of a proper and high-profile Wonder Woman anything is frustrating when you consider that the character headlined her own iconic television series in the late ’70s. And to people saying that Wonder Woman doesn’t have an iconic story to adapt in the same manner that Batman and Superman do, we say, “Here are five.”
Whether or not Carano ends up donning the star-spangled shorts (or pants, even) is moot at this point; we just want Diana Prince on any screen, big or small.
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