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Title: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on October 04, 2005, 08:51:24 AM
Just when you were thinking the Sci-Fi genre had been renewed...


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Dushku Wants Wonder Woman

Eliza Dushku, who played the vampire slayer Faith in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, told attendees at the Wizard World convention in Boston on Oct. 1 that she would love to be considered for the main role in Buffy creator Joss Whedon's next film, Wonder Woman. "I would follow that man anywhere," she said in a panel session. "He's a genius. He writes women and he gets women. It's not that I'm done with TV, but I hear Joss is doing a little movie called Wonder Woman [laughs]. I'd slap on the dukes for that."

Dushku last appeared on television in the series Tru Calling, which lasted for a season and a half on Fox. Her next film will be the drama Nobel Son, in which she plays an insane-asylum escapee alongside Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Danny Devito and Peter Boyle.



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Cherry Producing New SF Pilot

Mark Cherry, who created the Emmy award-winning series Desperate Housewives, is working on a new SF pilot for ABC along with Don Mancini, creator of the horror franchise Child's Play, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cherry, who will executive-produce the new series, described the one-hour suspense drama as Touched by an Angel meets Quantum Leap.

The show, titled Kill Switch, centers on a woman who is executed for killing her daughter's murderer and then enters a sort of purgatory, wherein every week she finds herself in the body of someone about to be killed. It's up to her to figure out who the murderer will be and prevent it from happening, the trade paper reported. "Instead of a whodunit, it's a who-will-do-it," Cherry said.

Mancini, who is writing the pilot and will also executive-produce, told the trade paper he took the project to Cherry because its sensibility was similar to Desperate Housewives. "The tone isn't exactly like Desperate Housewives" he said. "But it has humor and wit in it. [It] seemed like something in his wheelhouse."


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Near Dark To Rise Again

Rogue Pictures is developing a remake of the 1987 vampire film Near Dark, the Dread Central Web site reported. According to the site's "very reliable sources," producers Amy Kaufman and David Bixler have started soliciting pitches from writers for a new version of the script. Rogue recently produced the domestic horror films Cry Wolf and Seed of Chucky and distributed Shawn of the Dead in North America.

The original Near Dark centered on a young man (Adrian Pasdar), who falls in love with a vampire (Jenny Wright) and faces the choice to become immortal himself. The film also stars Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein and Bill Paxton. The Web site reported that Rogue isn't planning any drastic changes to the story from the original version, which has become a cult favorite among horror fans.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 04, 2005, 10:26:47 AM
Dushku as WW? There have been worse women thrown out for the role. (Charisma Carpenter for example.)

The Cherry thing seems vaguely interesting. The guy really is a pretty fine writer. (though he doesn't write all the episodes of Desperate Housewives anymore) The concept is sort of "Blah" though. Sounds like all the CSI/Cold Case/Law & Order bullshit.

Remake Near Dark?!?

<clutches heart and collapses>

</clutches heart and collapses>
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on October 04, 2005, 11:05:12 AM
I think Carpenter is more in keeping with Wonder Woman than pouty tough gal Dushku.  Wonder Woman = Amazonian love queen with a mission.  Dushku = neighbor's bitter daughter visiting from college.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 17, 2006, 09:31:31 PM
Kay, I've had it. I can't live in the shadows anymore, so I'm finally coming out of the closet and saying it.:

I'm more stoked about the Wonder Woman movie Joss Whedon is writing and directing than anything else Hollywood has on the books right now. Seriously. I think it's a fantastic character and I think Whedon is the guy to handle it just right. Here's hoping he doesn't let me down.

Anyway, www.superherohype.com (http://www.superherohype.com) did an informal poll of who they should cast as WW, and here they are in the order that masses prefer most. Me? I'm a Kate Beckensale guy because a) she's a good actor, b)she's old enough to own the role instead of the other way around, and c) she's the hottest woman on the face of the earth.

Charisma Carpenter 
Kate Beckinsale 
Another Actress 
Jessica Biel 
Monica Bellucci 
Jennifer Connelly 
Catherine Zeta-Jones 
Evangeline Lilly 
Morena Baccarin 
Alexa Davalos 
Taylor Cole
Michelle Monaghan
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Sarah Wayne Callies
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on April 17, 2006, 09:37:11 PM
Ooh... Monica Bellucci.  I can see that.  And Charisma.  I can't see Kate, though.  The runt from the tribe of the Amazons, huh?

And we all know that Morena Baccarin looks good on TV and lousy on the big screen.  She can have the spinoff series.

Here's what I want to know:  Nazis? 

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Matt on April 17, 2006, 10:31:41 PM
Monica Bellucci or no one. Sorry, she's #1 fit for it. I can't think of anyone else better suited. Baccharin's got a TV series down pat. Otherwise, I really think a different unknown actress would work better. You need someone with presence. Biel doesn't have it. Carpenter is too skinny to pull it off. You need someone tall. And with great baps. Bellucci for all, my friends.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 19, 2006, 12:11:16 AM
Belucci strikes me as too prissy/girly. I need somene who I can believe as an ass kicker.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Matt on April 19, 2006, 12:41:38 AM
What, and Kate Beckinsale isn't? Kate has no weight. You saw The Brotherhood of the Wolf, right? Bellucci can do it.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Cassander on April 19, 2006, 12:56:59 AM
i saw the brotherhood of the wolf and then immediately went to the place in Eternal Sunshine so I could get my memory erased and flirt with Kirsten Dunst.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on April 19, 2006, 09:02:57 AM
Belucci strikes me as too prissy/girly.

Time for you to see Irreversible!  With the most brutal, unwatchable, sickening rape scene ever filmed. 

I know what you're saying though.  Bellucci Europe usually has her as a tough, commanding, coldly beautiful presence.  Bellucci Hollywood has her in all the sealed away since she was 14 years old roles, like in Brothers Grimm.  Or the five lines only, we hate heavy accents, Matrix roles.

She's perfect for Wonder Woman because she fills the suit, has the look, and American audiences think she can't do anything more than a throwaway superhero movie.

Enough of that, though, let's move back to the fantasy where Baccarin gets the TV series.  Because that girl deserves to be on the television more often.  Not just a pretty face, but she managed to eek something worthwhile out of Whedon's Tits and Be Quiet role.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 26, 2006, 10:16:55 PM
So, this doesn't have much to do with Wonder Woman, but there's tons of hot pictures of Charisma Carpenter and Elisha Dushku here.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/vine/showthread.php?t=478551
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on April 26, 2006, 11:04:56 PM
I have always been an Eliza man.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Tatertots on April 27, 2006, 12:34:55 AM
Are you blind?

Charisma gets five hard-ons (out of five)

8===D   8===D   8===D   8===D   8===D   

:bounce:
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Matt on April 27, 2006, 02:19:31 AM
Eliza looks like she'll do dirty things. Charisma? Nice, but she'll just give you a handjob.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on April 27, 2006, 08:44:14 AM
See, Tyson, that's why Eliza's hot.  The dirty bad-girl exotic factor.  Charisma looks exactly like the character she always plays and we all hate in real life.  Eliza...  She's the tom boy on the bike who hangs out with you on the loading dock when you try to avoid the annoying party your friend dragged you to.  And we all love that girl.

I also think Eliza looks better in her candid photos.  She actually looks more girly and unassuming.  And that's even better -- the girly girl who's putting on the tom boy tough girl attitude.  Charisma is always a little mean looking.   

Two hot girls -- one haughty and obsessed with youth and beauty ("I did Playboy to prove that I still could"  ???)  the other approachable and cool.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 06, 2006, 06:55:33 PM
So, Charisma Carpenter is after the role bad. More interesting, in a recent TV Guide interview, she alluded that she and Whedon have talked to Warner Bros. about it as well.

I'm not a fan of her for the role, but I may have to get myself to a place of acceptance.

Quote from: TVGuide.com
TVGuide.com: Is it with Joss Whedon, and you're holding a golden lasso? [Carpenter's name often comes up in discussions about the Buffy creator's in-the-works Wonder Woman feature film.]

Carpenter: We're working on that [Carpenter possibly playing Wonder Woman]. I'm working on it, I'm working on it...

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on September 06, 2006, 10:49:07 PM
If not dearest Monica, then Carpenter will do fine. 
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 03, 2007, 10:26:12 AM
Whedon is out which is sort of disappointing. According to AICN, Warner Bros. has now commissioned a script that takes place during WWII.

I'm a little disappointed that Whedon got yanked, but I still have hope that they don't completely fuck up the project.

Quote from: Joss Whedon
February 03 2007

SATIN TIGHTS NO LONGER. Joss will not be fighting for our rights after all.

You (hopefully) heard it here first: I'm no longer slated to make Wonder Woman. What? But how? My chest... so tight! Okay, stay calm and I'll explain as best I can. It's pretty complicated, so bear with me. I had a take on the film that, well, nobody liked. Hey, not that complicated.

Let me stress first that everybody at the studio and Silver Pictures were cool and professional. We just saw different movies, and at the price range this kind of movie hangs in, that's never gonna work. Non-sympatico. It happens all the time. I don't think any of us expected it to this time, but it did. Everybody knows how long I was taking, what a struggle that script was, and though I felt good about what I was coming up with, it was never gonna be a simple slam-dunk. I like to think it rolled around the rim a little bit, but others may have differing views.

The worst thing that can happen in this scenario is that the studio just keeps hammering out changes and the writer falls into a horrible limbo of development. These guys had the clarity and grace to skip that part. So I'm a free man.

Well, sorta. There is that "Goners" movie I can finally finish polishing, and plenty of other things in the hopper I've wanted to pursue. I'm as relieved as I am disappointed, and both of those things lead to drink, so that's a plus. Truly, you may be hearing some interesting things brewing in the coming months. But all potential jets therein will be visible.

But most importantly, I never have to answer THAT question again!!!! And you don't have to link to every rumor site! Finally and forever: I never had an actress picked out, or even a consistant front-runner. I didn't have time to waste on casting when I was so busy air-balling on the script. (No! Rim! There was rim!) That's the greatest relief of all. I can do interviews again!

Thanks for your time. You are the people who make the world go 'round. Or, no, science does that.

-j.

ps All right, it was Cobie Smulders. Sorry, Cobes.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Dragonfly on November 23, 2008, 09:32:24 PM
Beyonce as the next Wonder Woman?!

I am so excited about this prospect...
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=662775

Halle Berry as Catwoman was unbelievably hot...

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Cassander on November 24, 2008, 12:50:16 AM
there is only one wonder woman, and her name is lynda carter.  unless you were born in the reagan administration.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Dragonfly on November 26, 2008, 09:27:57 PM
Yes, Cass- Initialy, I agreed with you....  I am still a Linda loyalist.  She IS and always will be the original, the classic....
 I have the whole collection( along with other collectibles)!  (Born during Ford, ugh)- As a little girl, I even ran around with my WW undies, Linda Carter doll, & lunchbox...

Of course, I never thought there could be another African American Catwoman besides Eartha Kitt - She had the "purrrrfect" voice!  Yet, everything old is new again.  With the resurgence of comic-book movies, I had been pondering when someone would tackle Wonder Woman.  As times change, so have the concepts of heroes/heroines. Even from season 1 to season 2 of the original TV series - the setting changed from one era to another.

Since she (WW) will appear in a live action Justice League movie... it was only a matter of time before a feature was made.
Beyonce (though not set in stone) is intriguing.  At least her facial structure seems to fit and perhaps she could pull it off, though I am not sure she has enough charisma>

The other interesting thing is if there is a DC as well as Marvel crossover conceptualization, then we will see two versions (like the Batman & Hulk movies).  Warner Brothers did an amazing job with Dark Knight (Marvel), though the former version (DC) was classic.  So there is no telling...  I am sure there will be many more incarnations in the future!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 04, 2009, 04:43:10 PM
Is this the Wonder Woman thread?  The cartoon is out...and she's hot!

(https://greatsociety.org/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.wired.com%2Funderwire%2Fimages%2F2009%2F03%2F02%2Fdianatrevorfight.jpg&hash=47a2bd55b0f310606e179d06aa8d337b95219e25)

http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2009/03/review-wonder-w.html

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 18, 2011, 09:38:55 AM
Do we have like eight Wonder Woman threads?

Anyway . . .

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Adrianne Palicki, all 5’11 of her, will play Diana Themyscira in the pilot for David E. Kelley’s contemporary NBC reboot of “Wonder Woman.”

Pics below:
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/48529 (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/48529)
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on February 18, 2011, 10:07:13 AM
Yeah. She's hot.

Does Alan Tudyk try to drunkenly pose with every single woman in Hollywood, or are they related in some way?
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 03, 2011, 07:42:28 PM
And Liz Hurley is opposite Sexy Pants Wonder Woman on TV! It's going to be a good year for superheroes.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 03, 2011, 08:46:36 PM
Have you seen that leaked Wonder Woman script? It's awful.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 03, 2011, 11:30:02 PM
What? You mean something that was outdated and hammy even when it was new is going to be awful?
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 04, 2011, 01:00:41 AM
Read and weep.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-02-02/wonder-woman-a-sneak-peak-at-david-e-kelleys-script/
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 04, 2011, 07:53:06 AM
Ugh.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 04, 2011, 09:45:28 AM
You see? You thought you understood the depths of how awful it could be. Then you were forced deeper.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 04, 2011, 10:47:31 AM
The chick's pretty, though!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 04, 2011, 10:54:28 AM
See, I would love to get my hands on the Joss Whedon script that Warner Brothers rejected. Yrah, it's probably 'Buffy II' but I can't imagine it being worse than this.

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 04, 2011, 06:21:24 PM
Split our WW TV show conversation off from the Superheroes thread, merged it with our Wonder Woman thread, AND moved it to TV since things to be speeding along with this.

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Cary Elwes, who romanced the title character in “The Princess Bride,” will now do the same with Princess Diana, having landed the role of Steve Trevor in David E. Kelley’s “Wonder Woman” pilot for NBC.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 04, 2011, 10:27:56 PM
Split our WW TV show conversation off from the Superheroes thread, merged it with our Wonder Woman thread, AND moved it to TV since things to be speeding along with this.

With all this booze in my system, it took me 72 seconds to figure out WTF.

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 05, 2011, 04:44:01 PM
Well, it's not necessarily the most well structured sentence I've ever written.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 18, 2011, 11:17:27 PM
Palicki in her new WW digs! I'm down I guess... though the script still sucks.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/03/18/wonder-woman-adrianne-palicki-photo/ (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/03/18/wonder-woman-adrianne-palicki-photo/)
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Cassander on March 19, 2011, 03:52:20 AM
That looks AWFUL. 
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 19, 2011, 08:05:41 AM
It looks great as long as it comes off in every episode for a hardcore sex scene.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 19, 2011, 09:11:00 AM
There is a "Sexy Suzy's Fetish Clothing Catalog" feel to it, eh? On the flip side, Lynda Carter's "Star Spangled Panties" probably wouldn't really work either. I'm not exactly sure what would. Also, part of the problem is Palicki. Sure, she's hot, but she doesn't exactly scream Wonder Woman to me. Would Kate Beckensale have made that costume look any better?

Could they have actually made her chest plate more like Roman armor, or given her a "skirt" with the roman soldier loincloth vibe to play up the goddess thing? Being a pilot, there's still a somewhat limited budget as it's being produced on spec.

I guess none of it really matters because if you make an attempt to read the script review above, you'll see it's a turd dipped in shit. The costume is the least of this show's worries.

This has disaster written all over it which makes me kind of sad, because they're blowing a great opportunity.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 19, 2011, 09:21:50 AM
What's the classic Wonder Woman outfit look like? A GIS makes me think it was always the star-spangled panties...

And how could a modern day Wonder Woman fly? Can't keep her with the Nazis and as a humble secretary at OSS, can we?

I think it's actually a franchise that does not have legs unless you keep it in the 30's and 40's. That's what did the most harm in the original series: Season one: Nazis and OSS. Season 2: Oh, what, it's the modern day? Or not? Or... What?
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 19, 2011, 11:10:45 AM
That's been the adaptation problem all along, no? The comics have gotten around this by putting WW in a world filled with mythology and fantasy. They read like the Illiad half the time. That shit would be pricey though.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 19, 2011, 11:25:54 AM
There's a much larger conversation here about the relevancy of comics (and why). Batman (and, to a lesser degree, Superman) can exist because they're based largely in made-up cities. Gotham and Metropolis can be Any City at Any Time, or just fantastically outside of the modern day's scope because, well, they're fantasy settings to begin with.

Wonder Woman's more of a fish out of water/under cover thing, no? And way, way outdated in terms of the sexual revolution and all that. Electra-Woman and Dyna-Girl are more liberated than any version of Wonder Woman.

You know, ever since Unbreakable, I've wondered why movies don't just simply create relevant modern-day superheroes. Not bullshit like The Cape, where he's aping a made-up generic superhero... But just misfits of evolution with limited, realistic powers. Yet another chapter in the human experience, you know? Willis and Jackson were classic super-hero and super-villain, but also completely approachable and human.

I guess we've seen it in Heroes and No Ordinary Family, as well, but both of those shows also lacked the human element. How would people really react to their powers? Willis and Jackson sort of got it, didn't they? The only one with real power was Willis, and he was a humble schmoe with no ambition. He wasn't a Peter Parker great power/great responsibility guy... Instead of being driven by his gift to do greater things, he was driven by the simple need to right wrongs. His real power was his humanity not his super-power. We never see that in superhero stories.
 
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Cassander on March 19, 2011, 12:37:02 PM
We are getting down to the bottom of the barrel, and they know it.  It's why Marvel is rebooting spider-man instead of trying to force Ant-Man or She-Hulk on us.  Initially this was all about exploiting untapped resources.  But now that the most popular ones have been tapped, you can either recycle them again, which wears down on the public, or try to come up with new ones.  Here's the hard part: Marvel and DC have been coming up with new superheroes and villains for 80 years.  So it's hard to create something new and not get accused of being a rip off.  I never watched more than two episodes of Heroes, but I could give you all of their "real" corollaries from the comics.  Granted, the general public doesn't care like we do, but at a certain point this clumsy machine has to give out and Hollywood is going to have to give us something new.  Hell, it's so bad that few new things that arise are pre-judged to be based on a comic and sort of have to play by superhero movie rules (i.e. SuckerPunch). 

On the other end, though, stuff like 300, Walking Dead, Scott Pilgrim, 30 Days of Night, etc. keep getting picked up because it's beneficial for everyone.  Hollywood has half of their work done for them, and the small fry gets to sell more books once 25% of the movie's fanbase finds out they were comics.  And offbeat, non-hero stuff like that is in an almost infinite abundance. 
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 19, 2011, 10:54:01 PM
On the other end, though, stuff like 300, Walking Dead, Scott Pilgrim, 30 Days of Night, etc. keep getting picked up because it's beneficial for everyone.  Hollywood has half of their work done for them, and the small fry gets to sell more books once 25% of the movie's fanbase finds out they were comics.  And offbeat, non-hero stuff like that is in an almost infinite abundance. 

I agree with that summation.

And both of you seem to be saying that it's the superhero genre rather than comic book/graphic novel adaptations that have started to feel stale. Stuff like Scott  Pilgrim, 300, Road to Perdition, et al, is actually quite refreshing.

WW has a strange history. She started out as a WWII hero inspired by greek mythology and bondage. (Her creator, William Moulton Marsten was also the inventor of the polygraph machine, and was apparently way into S&M, which is why WWW is always tied up, and tying people up in those early comics. Google that fucker. He was something else.)

In the 70s she became a sort of Rosie the Riveter figure for the second wave feminists. I think so much of the problem in adapting her is the Women's Studies issue; they're worrying way too hard about pissing off feminists. I agree with Nacho that as a feminits symbol, she's kind fo dated. I remember a great conversation I had with a firmly left-leaning feminist in which she talked about how stereotypically "girly" WW was "with her tiara, bracelets, and hocus pocus rope."

Again, the comics seem to have escaped all this but making her world largely one filled with fantasy. I mean her main nemesis is Ares, the Greek God of War.

Is she relevant? are any of these characters relevant? Spider-Man works because teen angst almost never goes out of style. Batman works because at essence, his stories are detective/crime stories. (Though interestingly enough it's only with the Nolan films, that Hollywood has truly grasped this.) I actually think WW is more relevant than Superman. To me, that's a character that just needs to be retired. Even in the comics they've basically made him a demi-god. How much further can you take the most powerful being in the universe?

With WW, I think there's some possibility depending on how it's handled. However, Ally McBeal II is not the direction to go.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 19, 2011, 11:03:37 PM
I'm hoping Walking Dead leads the way for a new breed of comic adaptations... Not the 300 level freakouts, but TV series that play out at a more casual pace. Get Ex Machina and Y a multi-year series.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Cassander on March 20, 2011, 12:23:28 AM
I don't know shit about WW and I never watched the show when I was a little toddler, so I'm not going to comment on that.  The character herself probably has potential, but acting on potential has never been hollywood's strong suit.  that's why we're getting 15 different Wolverine movies. 

as far as TV adaptations go...shit.  the slow pace is part of why we read comics!  the goal is to cover a satisfactory amount of ground in about 20-25 pages once a month.  it's completely different from a weekly show with 10-15 episodes a season.  what the real discussion should be about is why comics are still around.  not because they're entry-level jobs into TV or hollywood, but because they're a medium that can't be reproduced easily. 

as much time as I spend on the DC and Marvel and Vertigo stuff, it's the real comics that can't be made into movies without drastically changing them that always make it onto my "purchased" shelf.  I should make a dropbox compilation.  Actually, they're trying to make movies out of all of those, too, which is depressing, but at least I know that they're doomed to fail.  It's like "On the Road."  no one is going to make that movie work.  Which is why billions of people identify with it. 
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 20, 2011, 02:38:59 AM
Alan Morre has long been a proponent that comic books can't be adapted well to cinema. And there's something to it. The movie From Hell becomes a striaght Jack the Ripper narrative where the graphic novel transcends both words and art and becomes it's own creature.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 20, 2011, 10:34:37 AM

  I should make a dropbox compilation.   

Yes!

Alan Morre has long been a proponent that comic books can't be adapted well to cinema. And there's something to it. The movie From Hell becomes a striaght Jack the Ripper narrative where the graphic novel transcends both words and art and becomes it's own creature.

As I sat here thinking about a reply, I realized that...he's right. I really enjoyed Watchmen, but it tanked, didn't it? As I listed off others, it became clear that, even when the adaptation attempts to be loyal, it's proven to be a mess every time. Either it eats itself (Tank Girl) or the audience can't connect with it (Watchmen).

And, then, when they try to simplify the story within the framework, it becomes mindless and dull (Walking Dead).

I think the depth of comics eludes people because they are coming out with just 20 pages a month. And sometimes on more erratic release schedules -- what, it was two years between issues for Planetary, right?

I always lose the thread... So much so that I don't follow monthly comics anymore. I wait for the series to end and then marathon it. I did that with Y towards the end and, of course, Transmet came to me that way when it was introduced to me a few years ago (was that by you, Cass?) and, recently, Ex Machina (which totally jumped the shark). The impossible depth of storytelling that comes across when 20 pages a month turns into a thousand page mega-marathon is incredible. And impossible to imagine on the screen when I really think about it.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Cassander on March 20, 2011, 01:17:59 PM
Ghost World has been the best attempt so far, and even though it was written by the same writer and directed by a person who loved the story, they still sort of failed to capture everything and had to eliminate a lot of the story for it to be a cohesive, two hour movie.  But that sort of predated all this comic book fever anyway, right? 

On the other hand, Kick Ass was almost exactly like the comic, but that was sort of written to be some kind of farce, crazypants story anyway. 
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 20, 2011, 01:48:43 PM
I keep forgetting that Kick Ass was a comic. God, I loved that movie.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 30, 2011, 01:39:41 PM
The redesigned outfit (supposedly in response to public opinion) can be seen here:

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/03/wonder_womans_costume_revised.html

Still looking ridiculous!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 13, 2011, 08:43:56 AM
And, be on the lookout for the bootleg.

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NBC rejects 'Wonder Woman'

Well that was fun (to make fun of) while it lasted. EW has learned that NBC passed on the much buzzed-about Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley and Warner Bros. TV.

Kelley had penned a script that updated the comic book classic to have Diana Prince as CEO of a major conglomerate by day and a butt-kicking Amazon (with a fleet of cool planes) by night. Kelley’s take asked for lots of heart-thumping, contemporary music, and at one point the Boston Legal writer even requested a commercial-free premiere for the pilot if it aired.

Why did the ‘ol girl fail to pass muster?

NBC isn’t saying for now but scuttlebutt reveals the pilot earned mixed reviews at test screenings. And then there was all the online blow back about the costume – which seemed to de-emphasize the patriotism and play up the comic’s Greek mythology. Ultimately, the wardrobe department went back to the drawing board but that didn’t seem to save the project.

Big bummer for Adrianne Palicki — a budding star from Friday Night Lights who deserved a leading role on the fall lineup. Maybe she can fill the void left by Minka Kelly on Parenthood and be the hot gal who keeps messing with Crosby’s mind. Or…Warner Bros. TV may try to shop the pilot elsewhere. But who would take a gamble on a pilot that NBC rejected?

Also not making the cut: Don Johnson’s return to TV in Mann’s World, a drama about a hairstylist, and the Civil War-era Western Reconstruction and Ron Moore’s magic cops drama 17th Precinct.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 24, 2011, 03:59:25 PM
I still want the bootleg.

Apparently, by the end of the pilot she's back in start spangled panties.

(https://greatsociety.org/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fcoolproduction%2Fckeditor_assets%2Fpictures%2F1842%2Foriginal%2Fwwpanties.jpg&hash=912c6b99128ee5a590e15abcbeefabb078132f94)
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on May 24, 2011, 04:02:31 PM
You know, maybe I'm gay, but she hasn't looked good in any of the outfits.

I'm keeping an eye out for the pilot.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 24, 2011, 04:06:38 PM
She doesn't look like Wonder Woman is the problem.

I mean, we grew up lusting after Lynda Carter's thighs before we even knew why we were lusting after them. WW is the ground zero of adolescent sexual fantasies, right up there with slave girl Leia. Those red boots are almost impossible to fill.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on May 24, 2011, 04:10:47 PM
Dusku would have been a good Wonder Woman.

Or Michelle Ryan. She'd be my pick, actually.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 24, 2011, 04:12:26 PM
I'm not sure anybody but the most perfect no-name ever could make it work.

I'm keeping my ear down for the bootlegged pilot too.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on May 24, 2011, 04:17:05 PM
Don't trust the public trackers. That one's gonna be ripe for malicious intent.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 24, 2011, 04:43:48 PM
I don't touch that shit.  I just keep track of all the geektastic news sites that say "such and such is getting leaked."
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 10, 2011, 09:20:45 PM
Leaked teaser. (?)

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on June 11, 2011, 07:06:58 AM
More a leaked clip with some fan editing, eh? We've seen that clip before, too. That's where the original outfit still is from.

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 11, 2011, 09:50:21 AM
Ah... I bet you're right.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 20, 2011, 08:11:31 PM
AICN Headline:

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LOGAN’S RUN Director: I Want MAD MEN’s Christina Hendricks As My Big-Screen WONDER WOMAN!!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on June 23, 2011, 05:45:03 PM
A slightly longer than usual clip.  Man...this show looks horrible. Still no sign of the full episode, but the more these clips get leaked the closer we get.


Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 23, 2011, 10:58:53 PM
Blocked!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on June 24, 2011, 12:35:25 AM
"...who has blocked it on embarrassment grounds."
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 25, 2011, 10:39:00 PM
So, she almost looks like Wonder Woman in the clip.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on June 26, 2011, 01:20:20 AM
I actually operated on myself and removed the part of my brain that knows what this thread is about.

Might need your steady hands, RC, to perform a similar surgery after Rise of the Apes.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 26, 2011, 10:50:56 AM
I can't wait to go to Rise of the Apes. I won't watch half the movie because I'll be watching your reactions.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 21, 2011, 10:37:29 PM
Three leaked clips from the failed WW pilot.

Two fight scenes. The first is terrible. The second is pretty okay, though when did her magic lasso become Spider-Man's webbing?

This chick's face is all wrong for WW.

And since this is a 21st century superhero story, she has to be all angsty.

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on July 22, 2011, 06:40:41 AM
This is the worst thing I've ever seen! At this point, even if the whole show is leaked, I'm not going to bother.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on July 24, 2011, 02:22:17 PM
Pilot leaked. Downloading it just for you, RC.

Maybe you'll get lucky and the world will blow up before you feel compelled to watch it.

Also, I hate you.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 24, 2011, 06:51:16 PM
I want it.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Cassander on July 24, 2011, 08:17:42 PM
This is the worst thing I've ever seen! At this point, even if the whole show is leaked, I'm not going to bother.
Pilot leaked. Downloading it just for you, RC.

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on July 24, 2011, 10:36:56 PM
I'm doing my friend a favor, bitch. Because this will be the last thing RC watches before he shoots himself.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 24, 2011, 11:06:34 PM
I demand to see it.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 25, 2011, 07:28:56 PM
Marry me.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 25, 2011, 09:14:40 PM
Oh my god.

That's horrifyingly awful.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on July 26, 2011, 06:59:32 AM
So...don't even bother trying to watch it at work today?

I kind of want to just so I can see the worst 40 minutes of television ever.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on July 26, 2011, 07:06:34 AM
Heh... post-leak reviews:

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One of the most amazing pieces of bad television I have ever seen. There is nothing about this 40 minutes that isn't stunningly horrible.

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Black Woman 1: Thank you for seeing me, I know how busy you are.

WW: That's okay. How's Willis?

Black Woman 1: Well, the doctors say there's hope but... He's conscious now, I guess that's good.

WW: That could be great.


This show is awesome. Thank you.


Quote
This was amazingly bad. I know it's a rough pilot and all, but jesus the visible wires in the fight scene, the wilhelm scream, the "maybe things will be OK after all/touching scene" LOST music...

And on and on and on...
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on July 26, 2011, 01:15:39 PM
Haha! Oh my god... As the pilot makes the piracy rounds and the regular blog folks catch it, the reaction is universally one of horror and disgust.

This really is the worst thing ever put to film, eh?

I'm going to watch it this afternoon because my Google Reader trend today is just hilarious.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 26, 2011, 03:00:57 PM
I had to skim it after fifteen minutes of eye rollingly bad scenes of corporate stupidity.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on July 27, 2011, 12:33:33 PM
Oh...my god.

How'd you even make it through 15 minutes, RC?
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 28, 2011, 08:23:23 AM
Hope and geek love will get you far.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 08, 2012, 04:18:26 PM
Resurrected from the Jumped Sharks thread!!

After that Kelley pilot, I don't see how they could do any worse. So bring it on, says I

http://www.vulture.com/2012/09/cw-is-developing-wonder-woman-origins-series.html (http://www.vulture.com/2012/09/cw-is-developing-wonder-woman-origins-series.html)

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The CW Is Developing a Wonder Woman Origins Series

Boom! Wonder Woman may be coming back to TV after all, but not in the way we've been used to seeing her on film. Barely a year after NBC opted against moving forward with David E. Kelley's reworking of the comic book icon, and just as the character is hooking up with the Man of Steel in the comics, Vulture hears that the CW, Warner Bros. TV, and DC Comics have found a new way to revive the legend of Diana of Themyscira. The plan this time: origin story, all the way.

Our sources say the new take on the comic book crime fighter is being written by Allan Heinberg (Grey's Anatomy, The O.C.) under the working title Amazon. Unlike past TV incarnations, it will focus on Wonder Woman as a young, budding superhero, rather than a fully formed defender of liberty. (Think Smallville, but instead of a "no tights, no flights" rule, this show might have a "no bracelets, no crown" mandate.) Heinberg seems a logical candidate for the job: His resume includes work on the kinds of soapy dramas the CW favors as well as comic-geek street cred (he wrote the Young Avengers comic book series back in 2005).

It should be noted that CW is only developing a script at this point; no pilot production has been greenlit or even contractually guaranteed.  (The network, along with WBTV and D.C., declined comment) But if a pilot is filmed, and a show gets ordered, it will be a major accomplishment for WBTV and D.C., since rebooting WW (outside of animation) has proven challenging in the three decades since the campy Wonder Woman TV series wrapped its three-year run on ABC and CBS in 1979. Most recently, there was the aforementioned Kelley take. It was pitched to various networks in the fall of 2010, apparently rejected by broadcasters, but then picked up by NBC in early 2011. After Kelley turned in his pilot, however, the Peacock made the decision to not move forward with a series. Likewise, Joss Whedon had long been attached to a film take on Wonder Woman. That never came to fruition, either, and Whedon is now busy with another comic franchise these days.

But Warners (which owns D.C.) seems determined. This past June, Variety reported, almost as an afterthought, that writer Michael Goldenberg was developing a new feature film centered around the Wonder Woman character. No details of that project have emerged and it's unclear if D.C. would proceed with a film revival if Amazon moved forward. (It's worth noting that Warners launched Superman Returns in theaters even as the origins-centric WB series Smallville continued on TV). If Amazon ultimately takes off, however, CW does seem the right environment for bringing back Wonder Woman: The network has a long history of successful sci-fi/superhero shows (it aired the last few seasons of WB import Smallville; Arrow launches this season) and its female-centric lineup seems a natural home for one of pop culture's leading feminist icons. As long as there's not a campy World War II subplot or any mention of Wonder Woman dolls, we're interested to see what develops.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on September 10, 2012, 11:17:59 AM
Man. They need to stop. Everyone needs to stop!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 15, 2013, 02:20:41 PM
Pretty cool...

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on July 16, 2013, 03:51:54 PM
Hmmm...he says.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 22, 2013, 03:56:09 AM
Hollywood is soon going to reach the point where they can't outdo the fan shorts.

http://nerdreactor.com/2013/09/30/fanmade-wonder-woman/ (http://nerdreactor.com/2013/09/30/fanmade-wonder-woman/)
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on October 22, 2013, 07:39:33 AM
Yeah. So just give Rainfall Films the deal and let's have it ready for next fall!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 04, 2013, 05:29:42 PM
I've never of this woman until just now.

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Gal Gadot to Play Wonder Woman in ‘Batman vs. Superman’

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/gal-gadot-wonder-woman-batman-vs-superman-1200918310/ (http://variety.com/2013/film/news/gal-gadot-wonder-woman-batman-vs-superman-1200918310/)
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on December 05, 2013, 08:10:58 AM
I've never of this woman until just now.

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Gal Gadot to Play Wonder Woman in ‘Batman vs. Superman’

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/gal-gadot-wonder-woman-batman-vs-superman-1200918310/ (http://variety.com/2013/film/news/gal-gadot-wonder-woman-batman-vs-superman-1200918310/)

I've fucking heard of her because Paul Walker's death means that we get a F&F 6 commercial/news item/charity/profile/announcement on every channel, everywhere, every 3 minutes.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: monkey! on December 05, 2013, 09:15:42 AM
Who's Paul Walker?
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on December 05, 2013, 09:55:25 AM
Who's Paul Walker?

Nobody! He's fucking nobody! A nobody co-star in F&F 6 who died in a car accident and suddenly became more important than the healthcare issue! And now I can't pee without someone bursting into the room and talking about him.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Reginald McGraw on December 05, 2013, 06:07:43 PM
What healthcare issue? That website?
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on December 05, 2013, 06:18:03 PM
Sorry...Obamacare!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: monkey! on December 16, 2013, 02:39:52 PM
Sorry...Obamacare!

Communists! Jews! Terrorists!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 24, 2014, 08:19:34 PM
I know this thread is in TV and this is a movie, but since the director is a TV director it's okay, right?

Quote

The Wonder Woman movie has now officially snagged a director.

Warner Bros. began its search for a Wonder Woman director over the summer, shortly before announcing an ambitious slate of DC Comics films that will include the 2017 release of the character's first ever solo film. Many fans, as well as people involved in the selection process, were hoping a woman would direct the film, and earlier this month Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead director Michelle MacLaren emerged as the rumored frontrunner in Warners' search.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 14, 2015, 11:01:10 AM
Our DC Superhero threads are all goofed up.

I'm not trying to be Johnny Feminist here, but it seems like female directors are always getting the boot for "creative differences."

http://www.thewrap.com/wonder-woman-movie-loses-director-michelle-maclaren/ (http://www.thewrap.com/wonder-woman-movie-loses-director-michelle-maclaren/)

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‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Loses Director Michelle MacLaren

Gal Gadot is set to star in the comic book movie for Warner Bros.

Michelle MacLaren has exited the “Wonder Woman” movie at Warner Bros. due to creative differences, TheWrap has learned.

“Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct ‘Wonder Woman’ together,” a representative for Warner Bros. said in a statement.

Gal Gadot is set to star in the comic book movie. Her character will be introduced in next year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The solo “Wonder Woman” movie is slated to hit theaters in 2017, and MacLaren’s departure is not expected to affect the release date.

“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe,” said director Zack Snyder at the time of Gadot’s casting. “Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”

MacLaren is the second female filmmaker to exit a high-profile comic book movie following Patti Jenkins, who parted ways with Marvel’s “Thor” sequel due to creative differences.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on April 14, 2015, 11:04:13 AM
Our DC Superhero threads are all goofed up.


Haha! Yes! I was just about to post this in the "Superhero Movies" thread!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 16, 2015, 11:31:53 AM
Sure. You know. Whatever.

http://www.blastr.com/2015-4-16/wonder-woman-movie-has-already-found-new-director (http://www.blastr.com/2015-4-16/wonder-woman-movie-has-already-found-new-director)

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The Wonder Woman movie has already found a new director

Earlier this week Warner Bros.' much-anticipated first solo Wonder Woman film was dealt a pretty heavy blow: Its director, Michelle MacLaren, parted ways with the studio over "creative differences." It was bad news for plenty of fans who'd rejoiced when MacLaren got the gig, and not just because they wanted to see a woman land the job. MacLaren is a high-powered, award-winning director, and the film felt in good hands with her at the helm.

As soon as news broke that MacLaren was out, fans began speculating over who might replace her. Now, just days later, it seems we have our answer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patty Jenkins has "closed a deal" to direct Wonder Woman, and the studio has swiftly resolved what could have been a major crisis that slowed down the film ahead of its 2017 release. Jenkins is best known as the writer and director of the 2003 film Monster, which earned Charlize Theron a Best Actress Oscar and put Jenkins on the map. She's since earned Emmy nominations and Director's Guild of America awards for her television work, including episodes of The Killing, Entourage and Arrested Development, but among superhero movie fans she's also known for something she didn't direct.

In 2011, Jenkins was set to direct what would become Thor: The Dark World for Marvel, which would have made her the first female director at the studio. In December of that year, creative differences led to her departure, and Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor stepped in to take her place. Now, it seems, she's set to be the first woman to direct in Warner Bros.' shared superhero universe, while Marvel is reportedly eyeing a woman to direct Captain Marvel.

So it looks like Jenkins will be a superhero director after all. She just took the long way around. What do you think? Is she a good choice for Wonder Woman?
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on April 16, 2015, 11:39:28 AM
So how about those Caps, eh? Bad game last night.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 16, 2015, 11:46:06 AM
And the fucking Nats finally won one too!

Oh, and Toronto is struggling as much as the Wizards so I'm hopping Beal, Wall, et al can get them to the second round. I don't have high hopes for a deep playoff run though. What happened there, huh? Did others teams just figure them out?
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Reginald McGraw on April 21, 2015, 04:47:29 PM
Caps in the dumpster. Must win tonight. I forgot to deploy my Caps totem at work. Deploying now.
Wiz...I think they played more bad teams early and thought they were better than they are. Disappointing lead blow in game one but got the win. Another win tonight and we're back home with momentum.
Nats...boo...O's for life.

Wonder woman: not hot enough.

Why are all these posts from April 16th?
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on April 21, 2015, 04:56:39 PM
It really is hard to beat Lynda Carter.

Are our women getting smaller? Carter was 5'10, the Bionic Woman was 5'9. All of our buxom, kick ass actresses, like ScarJo, are little short things. Maybe Wonder Woman can't exist in the modern era because we've bred all of our women to be elf-like porn stars.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on April 21, 2015, 05:05:56 PM
So I care so little that I forgot who was playing Wonder Woman and went to look it up. In doing so, I discovered that the first live action attempt in the mid-60s starred none other than Linda Harrison!

Nova! That's awesome!


What a perfect Wonder Woman.

They...um...did not handle it well:

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Reginald McGraw on April 21, 2015, 05:07:59 PM
Interesting point. Which led me to this list... http://www.imdb.com/list/ls005144661/

I had no idea, but Sigorney Weaver is 6' tall!!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on April 21, 2015, 05:12:14 PM
Interesting point. Which led me to this list... http://www.imdb.com/list/ls005144661/

I had no idea, but Sigorney Weaver is 6' tall!!

And all too old to play Wonder Woman! Though I see much potential for Wonder Woman's mom and other denizens of Paradise Island.

(Edit: Also noting an instance of Team "Put Tricia Helfer on Every List.")
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 22, 2015, 10:38:15 AM
2-0 against the Raptors, though the Toronto kind of snuck in the way The Wiz did, no? My confidence against Atlanta is not high, though second round would be an improvement from last year I guess.

I like how Reggie and I have now commandeered this thread for DC sports.

Oh! Wonder Woman! Is this Gal Gadot chick short. I somehow thought she was 5'8" or something.

Did you see the video of the mew costume with color? Pretty sweet.

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on April 22, 2015, 11:25:58 AM
Great game last night for the Caps!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: Reginald McGraw on April 22, 2015, 11:35:51 AM
Glorious night for DC sports! Caps have a chance now. If they get the next one, they've got all the momentum to close the door.
Wizards are looking strong now! Still a bit inconsistent, but they should put their foot on the Raptors' throats.

I like the uniform. I think I was thinking about the supergirl pick with reference to hotness.
Also, Gal Godot is 5'10" so all our gnashing of teeth is for naught!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on April 22, 2015, 11:38:59 AM
Now let's compare her boobs to Lynda Carter's.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 20, 2015, 03:51:02 PM
Pretty cool.

http://movieweb.com/wonder-woman-costume-justice-league-george-miller/ (http://movieweb.com/wonder-woman-costume-justice-league-george-miller/)

Quote
Wonder Woman from George Miller's ‘Justice League’ Revealed


(https://greatsociety.org/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.movieweb.com%2Fimg.site%2FPHwvv9jqlT5UzD_1_l.jpg&hash=6f71330edd3db3ecb93f7f80c0462cd36e421de4)
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 20, 2016, 10:33:08 AM
Not a trailer, but lots of footage. This looks very similar to the first Captain America, but you know, less fun.

Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on January 21, 2016, 11:07:31 AM
 snorebot!
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 21, 2016, 09:15:39 PM
That's kind of how I felt. This is not the unboxing WB/DC should have done.

Or maybe it just sucks.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 24, 2016, 10:34:26 AM
After BvS, is there any point of getting excited about this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lGoQhFb4NM
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on July 24, 2016, 11:48:52 AM
Wait...is it set during WWI, WWII, and Warhammer 40k?
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 12, 2017, 10:58:44 AM
Somehow this shows the cracks in this thing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INLzqh7rZ-U
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on March 12, 2017, 12:46:34 PM
Oh, man, those cracks were clear months ago. Probably when we first saw the WWI Germans who looked more like the fantasy Nazis from Wolfenstein.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 12, 2017, 12:48:31 PM
Oh, man, those cracks were clear months ago. Probably when we first saw the WWI Germans who looked more like the fantasy Nazis from Wolfenstein.

Well, yes, but I've been in denial... Somehow that doesn't seem possible anymore.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 30, 2017, 09:29:32 AM
Early reviews came in last night, and they're glowing... with the caveat that the DC Universe bar has been set so low that "not too bad" is enough to pass muster.Most say that the first half is indeed pretty awesome, but the lead up to the lame and  nonsensical CGI climax kills the buzz a bit.

That said, I'm pretty excited to see what's up.
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 08, 2019, 05:51:20 PM
I can't believe we never gushed about Wonder Woman after it came out. Superhero typhoon fallout, I guess.

Watching this made me wonder (ha!) how WB can get Batman and Wonder Woman right for the most part, but just can't stick the landing on any of the other DC characters. I remember liking Man of Steel, but everything that followed was awful. (I have yet to watch Aquaman and Shazam so it may be that I simply have no idea what I'm taking about here.)

It seems to me that Marvel's superheroes were sort of designed to interact from the get-go whereas DC retconned all these characters to interact much later on. Hence the awkwardness when they try to team them up.

Anyway, this looks fantastic, and I'll watch Kristen Wiig dance through shit. (Which I think I did in the Ghostbusters reboot.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfM7_JLk-84
Title: Re: Wonder Woman
Post by: nacho on December 10, 2019, 10:12:47 AM
I'm pretty sure I super-skeeved about Gal Gadot somewhere.

So Gadot? Wiig? Pascal? 1984? Sign me the fuck up, motherfucker. This is what I fucking want in my superhero movies. No connections to the huge multiverse franchise. Just fucking Gal Gadot kicking fucking ass while New Order plays at top volume. Thank you.