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Green Lantern scribe hired to try and lasso Wonder Woman's story for the big screen

Jun. 7, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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Just a few days ago we ran a story about Warner Brothers' Boy Wonder Will Beall being hired to try and tackle JUSTICE LEAGUE, and along with that information came the confirmation that there are quite a few solo DC hero movies in the works.

We've known about THE FLASH for some time now, which also has a pair of GREEN LANTERN writers attached (Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green), but the thus far unkown news is that Michael Goldenberg (GREEN LANTERN, PETER PAN, CONTACT) was hired to give WONDER WOMAN a go.  The state of that script is currently unknown, as is the knowledge of what Warner Bros. would even do with it as they seem to have their sights set on doing a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie first.  If they even have their sights set on anything concrete really, as the "plan" seems to be more "fumbling about" than anything else.

How much do you want to bet Warner Bros. is trying everything they can to sweet talk Christopher Nolan into "godfathering" JUSTICE LEAGUE?

Extra Tidbit: Goldenberg also adapted HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, making it one of the better POTTER films simply because it was adapted by someone other than Steve Kloves.
Source: Variety

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5:13PM on 06/08/2012
Kloves is one of the biggest reason's the Potter franchise worked so well and endured. If not THE biggest.
Kloves is one of the biggest reason's the Potter franchise worked so well and endured. If not THE biggest.
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3:06AM on 06/08/2012
They learned nothing...absolutely nothing.
Refn/Hendricks WW 2013!
They learned nothing...absolutely nothing.
Refn/Hendricks WW 2013!
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7:30PM on 06/07/2012
They should've hired the screenwriter of Green Lantern to commit suicide.
They should've hired the screenwriter of Green Lantern to commit suicide.
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4:53AM on 06/08/2012
You made me laugh out loud at work.
You made me laugh out loud at work.
5:26PM on 06/07/2012
Yeah, Order of the Phoenix was boring as hell. By far my least favorite.
Yeah, Order of the Phoenix was boring as hell. By far my least favorite.
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5:22PM on 06/07/2012

Sounds like a good idea to me

Lets throw out all that work Joss Whedon did. What does he know?
Lets throw out all that work Joss Whedon did. What does he know?
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4:12PM on 06/07/2012
Those writers proved to be terrible, so why they keep popping up and getting chances is beyond me. But the TIDBIT, holy crap I could not actually disagree more. Order of the Phoenix was by far the worst movie in the series as it wasn't even close to the books.
Those writers proved to be terrible, so why they keep popping up and getting chances is beyond me. But the TIDBIT, holy crap I could not actually disagree more. Order of the Phoenix was by far the worst movie in the series as it wasn't even close to the books.
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5:11PM on 06/07/2012
I have to agree with you...OotP was not actually bad, its just the LEAST GOOD HP film. Most of the things from book didnt happened in film, and whatever that did happen, happened without any proper emphasizing and impact.
I have to agree with you...OotP was not actually bad, its just the LEAST GOOD HP film. Most of the things from book didnt happened in film, and whatever that did happen, happened without any proper emphasizing and impact.
3:54PM on 06/07/2012

Questionable move

Why they keep giving the job to the Green Lartern writer? The first thing they should do is get rid of this guy for his writing failure on that movie. He's gonna break Wonder Woman.
Why they keep giving the job to the Green Lartern writer? The first thing they should do is get rid of this guy for his writing failure on that movie. He's gonna break Wonder Woman.
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1:40PM on 06/07/2012
I would love to see an action packed serious Wonder Woman movie. This would be a great project. People can hate on Wonder Woman or complain that it isn't how the project they want it to be, but this is going to be something worth seeing I bet. I am glad to see them moving forward with it
I would love to see an action packed serious Wonder Woman movie. This would be a great project. People can hate on Wonder Woman or complain that it isn't how the project they want it to be, but this is going to be something worth seeing I bet. I am glad to see them moving forward with it
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1:17PM on 06/07/2012
The only Wonder Woman film that I would be interested in seeing is the one Nicolas Winding Refn wants to make with Christina Hendrix. They need to step back and realize that to make a character like this work, they need something stylized and over the top. Even Captain America is pushing it in terms of old school comic book heros that are so close to the line of way too cheesy.
The only Wonder Woman film that I would be interested in seeing is the one Nicolas Winding Refn wants to make with Christina Hendrix. They need to step back and realize that to make a character like this work, they need something stylized and over the top. Even Captain America is pushing it in terms of old school comic book heros that are so close to the line of way too cheesy.
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12:52PM on 06/07/2012
I hope they don't go the squeaky clean route that's plagued Superman.
I hope they don't go the squeaky clean route that's plagued Superman.
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12:42PM on 06/07/2012
It makes sense to do Justice League before Wonder Woman, only if they pull off Wonder Woman in Justice League. Obviously Warner's wants to capitalize off Avengers, but if they pull off WW in League, then fans will want to see it. Like Hulk in Avengers, now people are much more interested for another Hulk movie. All in all though, why give the Green Lantern writers another chance to F things up?!
It makes sense to do Justice League before Wonder Woman, only if they pull off Wonder Woman in Justice League. Obviously Warner's wants to capitalize off Avengers, but if they pull off WW in League, then fans will want to see it. Like Hulk in Avengers, now people are much more interested for another Hulk movie. All in all though, why give the Green Lantern writers another chance to F things up?!
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12:37PM on 06/07/2012
This all sounds like a quick attempt to clone the success of the Avengers. I'd be all for it if they did it right, but bringing in everyone from the Green Lantern movie to do stuff is certainly not a good start. GL wasn't a horrible movie, but it was nowhere near as good as any of the Marvel movies. They need more than "meh" to pull off a Justice League movie. Why not start to build up to it using the Man of Steel? Superman would be the perfect fit for that. Then establish Flash and Wonderwoman
This all sounds like a quick attempt to clone the success of the Avengers. I'd be all for it if they did it right, but bringing in everyone from the Green Lantern movie to do stuff is certainly not a good start. GL wasn't a horrible movie, but it was nowhere near as good as any of the Marvel movies. They need more than "meh" to pull off a Justice League movie. Why not start to build up to it using the Man of Steel? Superman would be the perfect fit for that. Then establish Flash and Wonderwoman in their own movies, but done right. And don't fuck up the inevitable re-imagining of Batman. Give us an Arkham City-type movie or something.
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12:18PM on 06/07/2012
I know this is a Wonder Woman article, but its turned into a JLA section.

That being said, Im surprised no one has mentioned one of the most important keys to Justice league. Yes. Getting the Flash, and Wonder Woman done is important. But to me the bigger issue is...

Who would play Batman? and how will this happen?
Batman is a pivotal part in the Justice league, and having a new batman just appear in the this film for the sake of capitalizing on the Avengers, won't be
I know this is a Wonder Woman article, but its turned into a JLA section.

That being said, Im surprised no one has mentioned one of the most important keys to Justice league. Yes. Getting the Flash, and Wonder Woman done is important. But to me the bigger issue is...

Who would play Batman? and how will this happen?
Batman is a pivotal part in the Justice league, and having a new batman just appear in the this film for the sake of capitalizing on the Avengers, won't be good.

However If they can keep Bale for the JLA then theres no issue.
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12:37PM on 06/07/2012
That would be awesome, but I think Bale's Batman is too realistic and serious for a JL Flick. I feel like his Batman wouldn't be down to team up with anybody, especially other costumed heros.

I mean, that could bring some tension, but I think they should recast and recalibrate the whole DC-universe to fit a more "this aint the real world and crazy out of this world shit CAN happen here" approach that works for the Marvel Universe.

Maybe this new superman will be heavily grounded in
That would be awesome, but I think Bale's Batman is too realistic and serious for a JL Flick. I feel like his Batman wouldn't be down to team up with anybody, especially other costumed heros.

I mean, that could bring some tension, but I think they should recast and recalibrate the whole DC-universe to fit a more "this aint the real world and crazy out of this world shit CAN happen here" approach that works for the Marvel Universe.

Maybe this new superman will be heavily grounded in serious tone and realism, and if that's the direction they're going then I'm all for it, but the GL movie was not in the same vain.

Clearly I think too much about this, but who would be the new batman... I can't even speculate... that is a HUGE cowl to fill.
12:45AM on 06/08/2012
No your not the only one who thinks about this too much, and i think your completely correct regarding Nolan's realistic Batman.

However, only a batman reboot would be a fix for that in order for this JLA and i don't see that at all.

I don't see this project happening as quickly as they want it too, and if it does then i see this being a catastrophic.

You would have to base the Man of Steel film to be your Superman for this JLA universe, and same with Flash, and Wonder Woman.
No your not the only one who thinks about this too much, and i think your completely correct regarding Nolan's realistic Batman.

However, only a batman reboot would be a fix for that in order for this JLA and i don't see that at all.

I don't see this project happening as quickly as they want it too, and if it does then i see this being a catastrophic.

You would have to base the Man of Steel film to be your Superman for this JLA universe, and same with Flash, and Wonder Woman. After these films are completed it might be time to Boot Batman, and have that be the main Lead into JLA.

Thoughts?
11:46AM on 06/07/2012
I think alot of people on this site know how much I loved Green Lantern (hence avatar), and think it really is a great movie. Besides the point, I would love to see a Wonder Woman movie and Flash movie before we get to see the whole gang unite for Justice League. I don't like the idea of making a Justice League film before everyone in the Justice League gets their own established origins film. I mean how less exciting would The Avengers be if Marvel decided to release that first THEN the
I think alot of people on this site know how much I loved Green Lantern (hence avatar), and think it really is a great movie. Besides the point, I would love to see a Wonder Woman movie and Flash movie before we get to see the whole gang unite for Justice League. I don't like the idea of making a Justice League film before everyone in the Justice League gets their own established origins film. I mean how less exciting would The Avengers be if Marvel decided to release that first THEN the solo Avenger films. It's the whole build up AND payoff that made the film amazing and satisfying.

I just think there are too many question marks here and alot of this is on the shoulders of Man of Steel. I'm PRAYING it does well, not just for Superman's sake, but for Justice League's sake. I just think DC is shooting themselves in the foot if they start out with a Justice League movie without establishing each character in the Justice League with their own solo film (i.e. Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman reboot).
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11:44AM on 06/07/2012

Why do a Justice Leage movie first??

I know they want to capitalize off the Avengers, but that movie is so popular because over the past 4 years we've been getting solid character building solo films with enough easter eggs and foreshadowing to fill any comic fans wank tank and slowly build the excitement needed to make the Avengers the blockbuster juggernaut it is today.

Sure we ALL know Superman and Batman's origins in our sleep, but most folks don't have a clue about Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman or Green Lantern (Cause no
I know they want to capitalize off the Avengers, but that movie is so popular because over the past 4 years we've been getting solid character building solo films with enough easter eggs and foreshadowing to fill any comic fans wank tank and slowly build the excitement needed to make the Avengers the blockbuster juggernaut it is today.

Sure we ALL know Superman and Batman's origins in our sleep, but most folks don't have a clue about Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman or Green Lantern (Cause no one saw that film... lucky bastards.)

I love all comics, DC, Marvel, Archie Comics. But this is a cash grab move and it shows. Good luck with all that, I'll try not to hold my breath it won't suck.
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11:34AM on 06/07/2012
I completely agree with lister; the animated Wonder Woman got a whole lot right and the animated Green Lantern movie was the one we should have gotten instead. I'm a big DC fan and really hope this works; but seeing as the awful awful awful Wonder Woman TV series pilot was actually filmed, hopes aren't very high. I think what's important for a Wonder Woman movie would be the mythological aspect; because this hasn't really been covered in a lot of superhero films.
I completely agree with lister; the animated Wonder Woman got a whole lot right and the animated Green Lantern movie was the one we should have gotten instead. I'm a big DC fan and really hope this works; but seeing as the awful awful awful Wonder Woman TV series pilot was actually filmed, hopes aren't very high. I think what's important for a Wonder Woman movie would be the mythological aspect; because this hasn't really been covered in a lot of superhero films.
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11:10AM on 06/07/2012
Here's a whacky idea, how about getting the DC animated folks to write these movies? They seem to do a good job with the animated movies despite the limited runtime imposed by Warner Home Video.
Here's a whacky idea, how about getting the DC animated folks to write these movies? They seem to do a good job with the animated movies despite the limited runtime imposed by Warner Home Video.
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12:41PM on 06/07/2012
Not that wacky. The Wonder Woman movie was good origin story, although Keri Russell wasn't great in the lead role.
Not that wacky. The Wonder Woman movie was good origin story, although Keri Russell wasn't great in the lead role.
11:03AM on 06/07/2012
Just get Lynn Collins for the role
Just get Lynn Collins for the role
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10:56AM on 06/07/2012

Sounds terrible

Man, if only they'd hire Joss Whedon to write/direct. He's known for his strong female characters and has a proven track record with genre fiction. Oh, nope, nevermind. They already did that then fired him. I have no faith in anything they do beyond Nolan's Batman.
Man, if only they'd hire Joss Whedon to write/direct. He's known for his strong female characters and has a proven track record with genre fiction. Oh, nope, nevermind. They already did that then fired him. I have no faith in anything they do beyond Nolan's Batman.
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9:40AM on 06/07/2012
Only cool thing about this news is the Michael Turner pic. RIP!!
Only cool thing about this news is the Michael Turner pic. RIP!!
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8:59AM on 06/07/2012
I can't believe the writers of Green Lantern are still getting work!
I can't believe the writers of Green Lantern are still getting work!
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8:54AM on 06/07/2012
Even the supposedly new series got canceled, this will probably stuck in development hell.
Even the supposedly new series got canceled, this will probably stuck in development hell.
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8:33AM on 06/07/2012
Being that Nolan is the savior of Batman and possibly Superman as well (time will tell), I'm sure they'll be all over him.

I'm surprised there is no word on a Flash movie yet.
Being that Nolan is the savior of Batman and possibly Superman as well (time will tell), I'm sure they'll be all over him.

I'm surprised there is no word on a Flash movie yet.
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8:27AM on 06/07/2012
You'd think they'd want to distance themselves from the Green Lantern movie as much as possible. It wasn't a complete train wreck - I actually kinda enjoyed it - but it clearly wasn't the big success they wanted/needed.
Doing things the opposite way to Marvel (ie: team up movie before individual movies) is interesting. It's not like nobody knows their characters, and a quick intro of some sort would get most other people up to speed, but it's a gamble nonetheless. Guess a lot hangs on the
You'd think they'd want to distance themselves from the Green Lantern movie as much as possible. It wasn't a complete train wreck - I actually kinda enjoyed it - but it clearly wasn't the big success they wanted/needed.
Doing things the opposite way to Marvel (ie: team up movie before individual movies) is interesting. It's not like nobody knows their characters, and a quick intro of some sort would get most other people up to speed, but it's a gamble nonetheless. Guess a lot hangs on the success of Man Of Steel. Mostly I just want to see them make a very different movie to The Avengers.
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