Wonder Woman can't get a break

Let's face it: Wonder Woman can't get a break.

Before David E. Kelley's failed TV pilot, Buffy creator Joss Whedon was appointed by Warner Brothers to pen a script (that to this day, has never been leaked), the 2009 movie (although an excellent adaption), was animated.

Beyond different adaptations, prior to DC comics reboot,  her history has been complicated.  Which now, has become even more complicated since apparently, Wonder Woman was not a virginal birth. (Zeus is her daddy.)

Which begs the question, if there were a Wonder Woman in the future, would it be based on DC comics recent reboot, or would it revisit classic Wonder Woman? The other thing to consider is that Wonder Woman today, would not be the same as Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman. That campy style, will not fly today. But she needs to be adapted in a way that is relevant today, while staying true to her origin story.

Wonder Woman creative team, Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang, talked briefly with LA Times' Hero Complex.

"I would say that the audience has wanted different things out of a Wonder Woman movie over the years and that the creative side hasn’t quite figured out the way go...Wonder Woman presents a thorny question: How are you going to show the premier female superhero to the audience in a way that will satisfy that audience?"
Azzarello identified Wonder Woman's lack of a concrete, widely-known identity as a big reason behind her inability to catch a big-screen break.

"You go to a Superman movie or a Batman movie and you know who they are," he said. "What sold the first Superman movie was the fact that he could fly and the special effects were so great — ‘You’ll believe a man can fly,’ that was the tagline. They are kind of these clear niches where they work, Batman in Gotham City and has seriously creepy villains, Superman is in Metropolis and he fights with the smartest man on Earth. With Wonder Woman, I don’t think people know what they would get out of that right now. Lyle Waggoner as Steve Trevor?"

But Chiang believes that if ever there was a time to make a "Wonder Woman" movie, it's now.