Following the spate of male-dominated superhero movies, it's high time Wonder Woman soars her way to the big screen -- and Warner Bros. might make sure that happens.
DC Entertainment chief Diane Nelson told The Hollywood Reporter that the female exemplar is "one of the top three priorities" among the studio's comic-book roster. "We have to get her right, we have to," she said. "She is such an icon for both genders and all ages and for people who love the original TV show and people who read the comics now."
Nelson's remarks come six years after Joss Whedon's Wonder Woman endeavors were rendered defunct and the director shifted gears to focus on "Marvel's The Avengers" instead. In the years following, Keri Russell voiced the superhero in a direct-to-video animated film and a television pilot almost made its way onto NBC before the network eventually decided to pass. ("Friday Night Lights" star Adrianne Palicki was to play Wonder Woman in that series.)
Now a Wonder Woman origin series is headed to The CW, the same network that provided the Superman-based "Smallville." Its potential 2014 premiere isn't stopping Warner Bros. from paying mind to the need for a big-screen adaptation. "What you do in TV has to be different than what you do in features," Nelson said.
No time frame or plot concepts have been revealed for the film edition, but Nelson ensures the studio is "still trying."
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