Could Wonder Woman feature in ‘Man of Steel’

Gregory Wakeman
7 May 2013
Could Wonder Woman feature in ‘Man of Steel’
Could 'Wonder Woman' be coming to cinemas?


DC's attempts to emulate Marvel's cinematic dominance will begin when Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' hits multiplexes later on in the summer.

Around its release date you can expect the studio to announce their future slate of films for the next few years, and all that we know so far is that this will probably entail a 'Man of Steel' sequel.

But David S Goyer, the screenwriter behind Superman's return, already has his own plans.

During a Reddit Q&A Goyer was asked about his dream DC project, and he responded, "Hmmm … 'Wonder Woman' would be cool. "

He was then asked why she hasn't had her own movie produced yet, to which he stated, "I think 'Wonder Woman' is a very difficult character to crack. More difficult than Superman, who is also more difficult than Batman."

Goyer then added, "Also, a lot of people in Hollywood believe that it's hard to do a big action movie with a female lead. I happen to disagree with that. But that tends to be the prevailing wisdom. Hopefully, that'll change in the next few years. Who should play her? No idea …"

A 'Wonder Woman' television pilot is still apparently under consideration at the American network The CW though, which should keep her in the public consciousness. 'Amazon' is written by 'Grey's Anatomy's' Allan Heinberg and would focus on the origins of the character.

But this leaves her in a rather precarious position. Will the TV show ruin attempts to bring her to the big screen? Or maybe David S Goyer has already planted her in 'Man of Steel' already? Doubtful I know.

Previous cinematic attempts to bring 'Wonder Woman' to cinemas have failed to get off the ground, with even Marvel deity Joss Whedon having a script for the character rejected back in 2007.

Taking about the character, Whedon stated, "She was very powerful and very naïve about people, and the fact that she was a goddess was how I eventually found my in to her humanity and vulnerability, because she would look at us and the way we kill each other and the way we let people starve and the way the world is run and she'd just be like, 'None of this makes sense to me. I can't cope with it, I can't understand, people are insane.'

He then added, "And ultimately her romance with [classic Wonder Woman love interest Steve Trevor] was about him getting her to see what it's like not to be a goddess, what it's like when you are weak, when you do have all these forces controlling you and there's nothing you can do about it.

Then mentioning his film, Whedon noted, "That was the sort of central concept of the thing. Him teaching her humanity and her saying, OK, great, but we can still do better."

'Drive' director Nicolas Wending Refn has also previously announced his desire to direct a 'Wonder Woman' movie, with 'Mad Men's' Christina Hendricks his preferred choice in the titular role.

But despite her established history and following, she made her debut back in 1941, there is a feeling that she doesn't possess the villains and attributes to excel.

However, the success of Jennifer Lawrence in 'The Hunger Games' means that studios are now willing to take a risk on leading female characters.

'Wonder Woman' is the original, and ultimate, heroine so she deserves her own big screen incarnation, and chance to compete with the likes of 'The Avengers' and 'Batman.'

Would you go and see a 'Wonder Woman' film?

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