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Batman vs Superman producer says Wonder Woman will be empowering and not relegated to the background

Dec. 23, 2013by:

Just as the outcry over the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman has died down, the furor over Gal Gadot being named the first big screen Wonder Woman is still in full force. Nerd-rage over the actress not being experienced enough, physically imposing enough, or even buxom enough has been consistent and BATMAN VS SUPERMAN still seems to be headed in the wrong direction for many. Some feel that the character will be window dressing as Warner Bros ramps up for the long in development JUSTICE LEAGUE movie but now one of the producers on the project is trying to set the record straight.

MAN OF STEEL and BATMAN VS SUPERMAN producer Wesley Coller spoke at a University of Michigan event last week and was asked about how Wonder Woman will be portrayed on the big screen. This was his response.

[S]omething thats become a reality, being a dad with a new daughter, is that I have a special place in my heart for the idea of a strong, empowered female superhero being out there.

"Were super excited to have her in the film, it will be a ton of fun,"

Coller went on to say that they are completely focused on BATMAN VS SUPERMAN and there are currently no plans for a standalone Wonder Woman movie. While it is likely true that they are focused on BATMAN VS SUPERMAN and getting it right, I am also certain that Warner Bros is still doing everything they can to outline and prepare all of their DC properties, including a prospective Wonder Woman film if all goes according to plan.

But, Coller will not be the final say in how things go down with BATMAN VS SUPERMAN. That will fall to Zack Snyder, David Goyer, new screenwriter Chris Terrio, and the cast. We will find out for ourselves when BATMAN VS SUPERMAN hits theaters on July 17, 2015.

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10:05AM on 12/26/2013
At this point. i really don't care who is casted as who. What's done is done. I'm not judging. I just simply can't wait to see the new costume designs or something in that facsimile.
At this point. i really don't care who is casted as who. What's done is done. I'm not judging. I just simply can't wait to see the new costume designs or something in that facsimile.
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4:45PM on 12/24/2013
Man of Steel was a massive disappointment to me and since they're giving the sequel to the same group of people, I find it very hard to get excited about it.

Perhaps Affleck and Gadot will be vaguely interested in their characters, which couldn't be said about Costner and Crowe.

At least no Nolans are involved, so Snyder won't be held back by anything resembling talent, the last time that happened, we got Sucker Punch (the only movie ever made that could make Movie 43 look good)
Man of Steel was a massive disappointment to me and since they're giving the sequel to the same group of people, I find it very hard to get excited about it.

Perhaps Affleck and Gadot will be vaguely interested in their characters, which couldn't be said about Costner and Crowe.

At least no Nolans are involved, so Snyder won't be held back by anything resembling talent, the last time that happened, we got Sucker Punch (the only movie ever made that could make Movie 43 look good)
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5:29AM on 12/24/2013

Whaaaaaa

Why are they loading the movie down with all these characters? I can see the trailer spoof for Bats vs Supes now on YouTube with all 3 heroes competing for screen time. What the F. I'm not sure about it but I'll still pay to go see it in theaters.
Why are they loading the movie down with all these characters? I can see the trailer spoof for Bats vs Supes now on YouTube with all 3 heroes competing for screen time. What the F. I'm not sure about it but I'll still pay to go see it in theaters.
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10:17PM on 12/23/2013

And people complained

when Heath Ledger was picked for joker before the finished product was seen because of his Brokeback Mountain role. I remember seeing that people wanted Paul Bettany or Crispin Glover to play the Joker. I won't complain until after I have seen this movie.
when Heath Ledger was picked for joker before the finished product was seen because of his Brokeback Mountain role. I remember seeing that people wanted Paul Bettany or Crispin Glover to play the Joker. I won't complain until after I have seen this movie.
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1:15AM on 12/24/2013
Heath Ledger was an Oscar-nominated actor. Gal Gadot is that chick from Fast and Furious 6. There's a difference.
Heath Ledger was an Oscar-nominated actor. Gal Gadot is that chick from Fast and Furious 6. There's a difference.
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10:03PM on 12/23/2013

with all this complaining.....

Maybe DC should not do any live action movies and just make you all watch cartoons and read comic books. Then you can't complain about image, a city being destroyed, people being hurt, acting being bad.....comics....all based on comics. Perhaps Alan Moore was right.
Maybe DC should not do any live action movies and just make you all watch cartoons and read comic books. Then you can't complain about image, a city being destroyed, people being hurt, acting being bad.....comics....all based on comics. Perhaps Alan Moore was right.
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9:53PM on 12/23/2013
Gotta love the internet. A place where people already KNOW a film will suck before they even see a behind the scene picture of a set-let alone an actual still from the film. It must be so miserable to just hate things for no real reason. I bet everybody bitching incessantly will be the first fuckers in line at a midnight screening.

I mean FUCK. Nothing is ever right with you fucking people. Before the MCU made it big and the whole shared universe thing took off all people would say on
Gotta love the internet. A place where people already KNOW a film will suck before they even see a behind the scene picture of a set-let alone an actual still from the film. It must be so miserable to just hate things for no real reason. I bet everybody bitching incessantly will be the first fuckers in line at a midnight screening.

I mean FUCK. Nothing is ever right with you fucking people. Before the MCU made it big and the whole shared universe thing took off all people would say on message boards and shit was "How cool would it be if so and so just showed up in so and so's movie!" This is finally happening and people wanna bitch.

Yes a stand alone Wonder Woman movie would be cool, but what exactly is the inherent problem with introducing her this way? Why does every single hero need an obligatory origin film?

There is nothing wrong with being worried. I myself have reservations about the film too but I don't just decide 2 fucking years before it comes out that it's gonna suck and take to the internet like I fucking know exactly how the should be. What ever happened to just being cautiously optimistic? It's not the internet if people aren't needlessly bitching about anything and everything they can without rhyme or reason. "WAHHH HER TITS ARE TOO SMALL!" Really, really people? All this whining about wanting to see this character on film and she her done right and you're going to bitch about her tit size? Jesus, at least TRY to hide the hypocrisy.

Fandom on the internet is nothing more than a cesspool for every cynic crybaby bitch there is.
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10:09PM on 12/23/2013
Thank you! I am tired of the preproduction news and then people complaining afterward.

I remember people who wanted to see Superman fight and throw down. Then when he actually does...people complain it was too much? People want a Justice League movie.....but now they don't? It's too much?

I am looking forward to this project.
Thank you! I am tired of the preproduction news and then people complaining afterward.

I remember people who wanted to see Superman fight and throw down. Then when he actually does...people complain it was too much? People want a Justice League movie.....but now they don't? It's too much?

I am looking forward to this project.
3:24AM on 12/24/2013
Im one of those people that bitch when certain film news is announced, but Im not the one who thinks this film will suck,Im actually interested in it, though Im not feeling the cast. I wasn't upset when Affleck was cast, It got me interested. But when Gal was casted for WW, then i was let down and this is why: In comics, characters are drawn very muscular and sexy/curvy. Now we all know people aren't all built like that. The only film characters that I think should be muscular as their comic
Im one of those people that bitch when certain film news is announced, but Im not the one who thinks this film will suck,Im actually interested in it, though Im not feeling the cast. I wasn't upset when Affleck was cast, It got me interested. But when Gal was casted for WW, then i was let down and this is why: In comics, characters are drawn very muscular and sexy/curvy. Now we all know people aren't all built like that. The only film characters that I think should be muscular as their comic counter-part are Hulk, Batman, Superman, Captain America, Wolverine and Wonder Woman, not for her tits, hell Im a ass man anyways but thats not my point, what Im trying to say is that some of us want someone that is believeible in the role, a woman that looks like a fighter, and can hold her own, not Chyna, but doesn't looklike she needs help. Gal is a very thin woman, and I just don't buy her as WW. If she gains some weight and works out alittle for the role like so many others do, then I may go for it, but til then, Im skeptical. No way do I think this film will suck, and I will go see it. But I will say I agree with some of what you say, just know that there are others who arent concerned with her tits and are concerned with if she can pull it of and not become a weak link in the film.
7:47AM on 12/24/2013
Gotta love the internet. It's a place where people can complain about people complaining about a comic book movie. I mean FUCK. Right now!

But seriously, this is kind of the place to do that. I don't complain about movies on the midgetporntube.com forums and rarely rant about midget porn quality on Joblo. There's nothing wrong with people holding hollywood accountable for the shit they feed the public. Yes, we haven't seen anything about this movie yet, but if you thought MOS was a POS then
Gotta love the internet. It's a place where people can complain about people complaining about a comic book movie. I mean FUCK. Right now!

But seriously, this is kind of the place to do that. I don't complain about movies on the midgetporntube.com forums and rarely rant about midget porn quality on Joblo. There's nothing wrong with people holding hollywood accountable for the shit they feed the public. Yes, we haven't seen anything about this movie yet, but if you thought MOS was a POS then you could expect that this one will be garbage too.
9:35PM on 12/23/2013

Everyday regular asshole here

"I am also certain that Warner Bros is still doing everything they can to outline and prepare all of their DC properties..."

Really? What makes you so sure, because other than handing off their most famous charcter to a director with a vision and staying as hands off as possible for a production like that they have yet to get anything right since the 2nd Burton Batman. THE NEXT 2 bat abominations, nothing, nothing, cat woman, super-man returns, Jonah Hex, Green Lantern, PLEASE don't try to
"I am also certain that Warner Bros is still doing everything they can to outline and prepare all of their DC properties..."

Really? What makes you so sure, because other than handing off their most famous charcter to a director with a vision and staying as hands off as possible for a production like that they have yet to get anything right since the 2nd Burton Batman. THE NEXT 2 bat abominations, nothing, nothing, cat woman, super-man returns, Jonah Hex, Green Lantern, PLEASE don't try to say WATCHMEN, have u ever seen a group DC hero picture with any of them in it? Thats like throwing Men in Black in the list of Marvel's wins, your reaching pretty hard.

I feel like I forgot some more crap they might have done inbetween batmans.

I didn't even list their failed productions... How much money they have spent on projects that never saw the light of day would dwarf th budget of The Avngers.

U sill feel pretty confident about that statement?
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8:15PM on 12/23/2013

Wow...

I have never seen a bigger group of complainers in my whole life...
I have never seen a bigger group of complainers in my whole life...
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8:10PM on 12/23/2013
If my suspicions are correct this will likely be a batman and robin level bomb. So bad that it will likely bury both franchises once people begin to see what happens when you leave the wrong kind of people in charge of good franchises. Batman and Robin already confirmed that but this one will probably be close to that same level.
If my suspicions are correct this will likely be a batman and robin level bomb. So bad that it will likely bury both franchises once people begin to see what happens when you leave the wrong kind of people in charge of good franchises. Batman and Robin already confirmed that but this one will probably be close to that same level.
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7:53PM on 12/23/2013
Convince. Us. Wonder Woman on the big screen, we've all waited so long for this! Honestly, I'm psyched, and optimistic.
Convince. Us. Wonder Woman on the big screen, we've all waited so long for this! Honestly, I'm psyched, and optimistic.
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6:04PM on 12/23/2013

:(

Great, a character that should have had some build up, is going to be squeezed in.
Great, a character that should have had some build up, is going to be squeezed in.
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5:40PM on 12/23/2013
Gadot is fine for the role, but I wish they would make a standalone movie first. I'm not that familiar with the comics, but I think Greek mythology is involved. Zack Snyder directing a Wonder Woman origin story with Greek mythology 300-style might be kind of cool. Then they could add her to the 3rd Man of Steel, and just focus on Superman and Batman for the second one. WB makes tons of money, all the characters get the attention they deserve and everyone's happy.
Gadot is fine for the role, but I wish they would make a standalone movie first. I'm not that familiar with the comics, but I think Greek mythology is involved. Zack Snyder directing a Wonder Woman origin story with Greek mythology 300-style might be kind of cool. Then they could add her to the 3rd Man of Steel, and just focus on Superman and Batman for the second one. WB makes tons of money, all the characters get the attention they deserve and everyone's happy.
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5:34PM on 12/23/2013
He had to have a daughter to appreciate the IDEA of a strong, powerful female superhero? What a joke.
He had to have a daughter to appreciate the IDEA of a strong, powerful female superhero? What a joke.
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5:30PM on 12/23/2013
At least we are sure to get an amazing trailer out of this film. The movie might suck, but Snyder's films are pretty much a collage of money shots specifically created for trailer editing.
At least we are sure to get an amazing trailer out of this film. The movie might suck, but Snyder's films are pretty much a collage of money shots specifically created for trailer editing.
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5:04PM on 12/23/2013

The word 'convoluted' was created for this movie.

Why introduce a major character in such a half assed way? Wonder Woman's introduction should have been an entire movie based on her & her mythology. Not squeezing her introduction into a Superman movie, which is already too busy introducing a new Batman which is an old Batman who for some (most likely convoluted) reason retired and now uses drones, and also has a complicated past with Nightwing who used to be his old sidekick Robin, who for some (most likely convoluted) reason stopped being
Why introduce a major character in such a half assed way? Wonder Woman's introduction should have been an entire movie based on her & her mythology. Not squeezing her introduction into a Superman movie, which is already too busy introducing a new Batman which is an old Batman who for some (most likely convoluted) reason retired and now uses drones, and also has a complicated past with Nightwing who used to be his old sidekick Robin, who for some (most likely convoluted) reason stopped being Robin and went solo. 30 years of comic story lines compressed into half a movie.
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4:43PM on 12/23/2013
I don't have high hopes for this movie in general...but that mock drawing(?)/photo of Gal Gadot on the news homepage as WW...looks pretty good. As for words like "buxom", or "physically imposing enough"...did the WW from the JL animated series or WB's animated movie look like the former...and did the WW from the 70's series look like the latter? Whilst Gadot was a surprise...I'm glad they've gone with an actress with a "foreign" look...and accent and I'm pretty sure a good workout regime
I don't have high hopes for this movie in general...but that mock drawing(?)/photo of Gal Gadot on the news homepage as WW...looks pretty good. As for words like "buxom", or "physically imposing enough"...did the WW from the JL animated series or WB's animated movie look like the former...and did the WW from the 70's series look like the latter? Whilst Gadot was a surprise...I'm glad they've gone with an actress with a "foreign" look...and accent and I'm pretty sure a good workout regime will give her a physically imposing look. At the end, it'll come down to how convincing a performance she gives as WW...so hopefully her acting skills will be good enough to deliver that.
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4:41PM on 12/23/2013
The most important thing this movie can do is do justice to Wonder Woman. We all know there will be more Superman movies and more Batman movies whether or not this film flops. But if it fails there will never be another appearance from Wonder Woman on screen and the WB execs will always point to BvS as the reason why.
The most important thing this movie can do is do justice to Wonder Woman. We all know there will be more Superman movies and more Batman movies whether or not this film flops. But if it fails there will never be another appearance from Wonder Woman on screen and the WB execs will always point to BvS as the reason why.
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4:36PM on 12/23/2013
I have enough faith that Snyder and co. will find the right balance between all three superheroes; plus the supporting characters as well.

I just hope we actually get to see Clark evolve more into his destiny in being Superman. Not just pushed to the background for Batman and Wonder Woman.
I have enough faith that Snyder and co. will find the right balance between all three superheroes; plus the supporting characters as well.

I just hope we actually get to see Clark evolve more into his destiny in being Superman. Not just pushed to the background for Batman and Wonder Woman.
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4:31PM on 12/23/2013
Not really sure how much confidence I have in WB to pull this off. Perhaps it's because all of their producers seem to be spending an extremely large amount of time at press junkets and speaking at events about what they plan to do with the movie, rather than actually doing anything with the movie at all. Considering they go in front of cameras in less than three months, it leads me to believe that Coller doesn't really have any inside scoop since no one seems to be relying on him too much at
Not really sure how much confidence I have in WB to pull this off. Perhaps it's because all of their producers seem to be spending an extremely large amount of time at press junkets and speaking at events about what they plan to do with the movie, rather than actually doing anything with the movie at all. Considering they go in front of cameras in less than three months, it leads me to believe that Coller doesn't really have any inside scoop since no one seems to be relying on him too much at WB to get this done.

Just more smoke being blown up our ass.
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4:28PM on 12/23/2013
Yeah, because if anything, Zack Snyder knows how to make the women in his movies 'empowered'. Just look at how well he did that in "Sucker Punch" and "Watchmen".

Oh, wait...........no he didn't.
Yeah, because if anything, Zack Snyder knows how to make the women in his movies 'empowered'. Just look at how well he did that in "Sucker Punch" and "Watchmen".

Oh, wait...........no he didn't.
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4:14PM on 12/23/2013

That's good to hear

One of the many things that worries me about this project was the role of Wonder Woman. She represents female empowerment and if there's one thing that's lacking in comic book adaptations, it's female representation other than being a love interest or comic relief.
One of the many things that worries me about this project was the role of Wonder Woman. She represents female empowerment and if there's one thing that's lacking in comic book adaptations, it's female representation other than being a love interest or comic relief.
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4:14PM on 12/23/2013
Awesome, I'm excited to see this. The amount of hate this is getting before we have seen anything is hilarious.
Awesome, I'm excited to see this. The amount of hate this is getting before we have seen anything is hilarious.
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5:21PM on 12/23/2013
More often than not you can smell shit before you see it.
More often than not you can smell shit before you see it.
4:10PM on 12/23/2013
I really wish there was going to be a legit Man of Steel sequel and a film for Batman and Wonder Woman individually before putting them all in a film together. It just seems too much too soon.
I really wish there was going to be a legit Man of Steel sequel and a film for Batman and Wonder Woman individually before putting them all in a film together. It just seems too much too soon.
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4:20PM on 12/23/2013
C'mon! Stop using common sense . . .
C'mon! Stop using common sense . . .
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