Hollywood has not given up on Wonder Woman. One year after the buzzy David E. Kelly pilot about the world’s most famous superheroine failed to make NBC’s schedule, Vulture is reporting that Warner Bros. TV is in the very early stages of developing a new Wonder Woman series for the CW, which would adopt a Smallville-esque approach and focus on the superheroine’s early years.
The CW and Warner Bros. would not comment on the existence of the series — which Vulture claims is still in very early script stages, under the working title Amazon. But the character is on the cusp of a mini-renaissance. Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang have turned the rebooted Wonder Woman comic book into a critical favorite (and have also, not coincidentally, cleaned up her oft-confusing origin story.) And Warner Bros. is currently developing a massive Justice League movie, which would feature the character in a prominent role.
And going the Smallville route would eliminate one major concern: That costume. Wonder Woman’s iconic, rather skimpy outfit has always been a troublesome aspect of any live-action interpretation, what with all the skin-baring and the golden boob-eagle. (It’s been a problem in comic books, too, though most attempts to change the character’s look usually go too heavy on the jacket.)
Readers, are you interested in this potential new Wonder Woman interpretation?
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