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Sep. 6, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Even after the debacle that was the David E. Kelley/Adrianne Palicki WONDER WOMAN series, another network is trying to adapt the comic for television, but with a twist.

The CW, the home of SMALLVILLE and the upcoming ARROW, is looking at a Wonder Woman origin series, according to Vulture. The series comes from writer Allen Heinberg who has worked on GREY'S ANATOMY and THE OC. The show is in the very early stages but it appears that the series will not feature Wonder Woman in the trademark outfit we all know.

According to Vulture's sources. the new take on the comic book crime fighter 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.)"

While I still am holding out hope for a Wonder Woman feature film, I would think that DC and Warner Bros are holding out until JUSTICE LEAGUE to see how audiences react to the character. This being an origin, much like ARROW, does not prohibit a film from being made. SMALLVILLE did pretty well and SUPERMAN RETURNS had no connection to it whatsoever.

In the end, a unique take on the character may be just what is needed. I mean, it can't be as bad as this:

Extra Tidbit: Who would be your ideal WONDER WOMAN?
Source: Vulture

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8:15AM on 09/08/2012

Wonder Woman

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8:02AM on 09/08/2012

Wonder Woman

Wow that looked horrible...any who i think erica durance would make a solid wonder woman!
Wow that looked horrible...any who i think erica durance would make a solid wonder woman!
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3:50AM on 09/08/2012

Um...

Those aren't credits. That looked like an in house promo. It looked like they had just finished principal photography on the pilot and had put togthersome rough scenes to show the NBC execs what they were up to. Notice that the effects we're finished: you could see the wires in the fight scenes. The actual show was much worse. Which is too bad because the actress did a good job based on these out takes.
Those aren't credits. That looked like an in house promo. It looked like they had just finished principal photography on the pilot and had put togthersome rough scenes to show the NBC execs what they were up to. Notice that the effects we're finished: you could see the wires in the fight scenes. The actual show was much worse. Which is too bad because the actress did a good job based on these out takes.
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5:10PM on 09/07/2012
I actually liked that trailer. I think, as long as they can remain true to the character, and keep the show on Themyscira, then it would be interesting.
I actually liked that trailer. I think, as long as they can remain true to the character, and keep the show on Themyscira, then it would be interesting.
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4:43PM on 09/07/2012
An outfit that could work would be a full leather suit, colored of course, kinda like the one Scarlett Johansson wore in the Avengers. Adrianne Palicki could still work for the role in the movie I think. Do I think this will ever work? No. I don't imagine Wonder Woman will ever be a big hit...EVER, it's sad but it is what it is.
An outfit that could work would be a full leather suit, colored of course, kinda like the one Scarlett Johansson wore in the Avengers. Adrianne Palicki could still work for the role in the movie I think. Do I think this will ever work? No. I don't imagine Wonder Woman will ever be a big hit...EVER, it's sad but it is what it is.
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1:54PM on 09/07/2012

What were you expecting ?

Almost EVERY movie with a female action hero bomb at the BO.
So WHY should a studio spend north of $150M in a film that has every chances to loose money ?
IT'S A BUSINESS REMEMBER ?!
Almost EVERY movie with a female action hero bomb at the BO.
So WHY should a studio spend north of $150M in a film that has every chances to loose money ?
IT'S A BUSINESS REMEMBER ?!
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12:01PM on 09/07/2012
They should just wait till Man of Steel and gauge by the reception of that. After seeing the video, anyone thought Wonder Woman is like Scorpion when she throws the rope :"GET OVER HERE!!"
They should just wait till Man of Steel and gauge by the reception of that. After seeing the video, anyone thought Wonder Woman is like Scorpion when she throws the rope :"GET OVER HERE!!"
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4:14AM on 09/07/2012
so i take it in this show she will not be made out of clay...
edit i forgot they changed this in the new 52. I guess it is teen demigod.
so i take it in this show she will not be made out of clay...
edit i forgot they changed this in the new 52. I guess it is teen demigod.
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11:50PM on 09/06/2012
no matter who you put in a costume, it's going to look ridiculous, because the iconic outfits of wonder woman just don't look legitimate inperson
no matter who you put in a costume, it's going to look ridiculous, because the iconic outfits of wonder woman just don't look legitimate inperson
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9:54PM on 09/06/2012

Just give us a movie!

For all the bad the NBC WW show might've had, it was actually about WW. WW didn't really hve formative years, appart from being on Amazon Island. So unless you're looking at a fantasy show about the amazons (which would be cool), what's the point of this?
For all the bad the NBC WW show might've had, it was actually about WW. WW didn't really hve formative years, appart from being on Amazon Island. So unless you're looking at a fantasy show about the amazons (which would be cool), what's the point of this?
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9:47PM on 09/06/2012
For fucks sake just give me a wonder woman film already!! She's such a rich character and bad ass woman I dont know why she hasnt had a proper film yet. Skip this TV crap and get her her own film and suited up for the JLA movie.
For fucks sake just give me a wonder woman film already!! She's such a rich character and bad ass woman I dont know why she hasnt had a proper film yet. Skip this TV crap and get her her own film and suited up for the JLA movie.
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9:13PM on 09/06/2012
I seriously doubt that this is what the show was about. People on here are complaining about the campy song. Well, sorry to disappoint but that is the song from the original Wonder Woman show. It appears this was made to purposefully look campy and was probably not the focus of the show. The stunts showcased in the video look pretty good for a TV show but it's obvious not polished as you can still see the rigging wires in a lot of the shots. I don't know if the show would have been good or not
I seriously doubt that this is what the show was about. People on here are complaining about the campy song. Well, sorry to disappoint but that is the song from the original Wonder Woman show. It appears this was made to purposefully look campy and was probably not the focus of the show. The stunts showcased in the video look pretty good for a TV show but it's obvious not polished as you can still see the rigging wires in a lot of the shots. I don't know if the show would have been good or not but I can't judge it on a fan made video using a song from the 70's in it. Anything edited to the original Wonder Woman theme will look campy. You could edit the Dark Knight Rises to the theme and it would seem just as bad. Try turning off the volume and watching the footage and you will see what I mean.
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8:40PM on 09/06/2012

Hate CW all you want....

But if any network has any actual experience of handling outdated costumed superheroes to make them modernized & audience-friendly, its CW. Because lets face it, WW unfortunately has the potentiality of becoming campy and awful in every other network, might as well let it turn into a modern series by the network who had some sort of success in the past in that catagory.
But if any network has any actual experience of handling outdated costumed superheroes to make them modernized & audience-friendly, its CW. Because lets face it, WW unfortunately has the potentiality of becoming campy and awful in every other network, might as well let it turn into a modern series by the network who had some sort of success in the past in that catagory.
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8:27PM on 09/06/2012
I was just at the Singapore Toy Games and Comics Convention where Green Arrow Year One writer Andy Diggle was a guest. He said he's very happy with how the TV show 'Arrow' looks and hopes it last. If that show is successful, it certainly could pave the way for a show like 'Amazon'. However, my friend pointed out that it would seem all too much like Xena, and Lord knows we've moved past that stage. I would very much like a fully-fledged Wonder Woman series that contains flashbacks to her
I was just at the Singapore Toy Games and Comics Convention where Green Arrow Year One writer Andy Diggle was a guest. He said he's very happy with how the TV show 'Arrow' looks and hopes it last. If that show is successful, it certainly could pave the way for a show like 'Amazon'. However, my friend pointed out that it would seem all too much like Xena, and Lord knows we've moved past that stage. I would very much like a fully-fledged Wonder Woman series that contains flashbacks to her upbringing on Themyscira sporadically, just like Andy Diggle said 'Arrow' opens with Ollie just getting off the island, with flashbacks to the origin included as the series goes along. At any rate, I just hope anything Wonder Woman - preferably a movie - gets off the ground. The animated film was excellent; I sure wish they follow that style (although nobody at WB seems to think the animated films formula can apply just as squarely to live-action.)
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8:00PM on 09/06/2012
Let a person acknowledge that this show will have an audience. Smallville and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) did. Arrow will.
However, some of us shall not be this Wonder Woman's audience for at least three reasons. One, Smallville has been done already. How does this Wonder Woman series' premise differ from Smallville greatly? The CW is not being very original here at all. Two, Smallville sucked. At least, some of us thought that the series really, really sucked. It was a teen drama disguised
Let a person acknowledge that this show will have an audience. Smallville and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) did. Arrow will.
However, some of us shall not be this Wonder Woman's audience for at least three reasons. One, Smallville has been done already. How does this Wonder Woman series' premise differ from Smallville greatly? The CW is not being very original here at all. Two, Smallville sucked. At least, some of us thought that the series really, really sucked. It was a teen drama disguised as a superhero story, but it was really a teen drama. Three, Smallville sucked because the show altered and removed too many beloved elements of a favorite character. Superman and Wonder Woman should be in costume. They should fight super-villains. Their TV episodes should imitate and reference the comics constantly. Some of us want those things. Granted the George Reeves Superman and the Ferrigno Hulk were significantly different from the comics. But, those programs' episodes respected the spirit of the comics, and they improved the source material occasionally too. Hell, The Superfriends and the West Batman were acceptable alterations, for they were but family-friendly versions of the Justice League and the detective of Detective Comics. I worry that a CW Wonder Woman will bastardize its source material.
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8:56PM on 09/06/2012
AMEN. I agree on all points. Why cant they make a good Wonder Woman show or movie? Btw Smalleville sucks balls. I own EVERY Superman dvd there is to own, except smallville - thats cause its NOT SUPERMAN. i even own that shitty superman returns and a bootleg of super pup!
AMEN. I agree on all points. Why cant they make a good Wonder Woman show or movie? Btw Smalleville sucks balls. I own EVERY Superman dvd there is to own, except smallville - thats cause its NOT SUPERMAN. i even own that shitty superman returns and a bootleg of super pup!
7:43PM on 09/06/2012

An origin story is not original any more. It's the expectation and it's boring.

I'd rather see her as an Amazon. Spartacus style. Xena up the character and you have a show.

[link] And his writing credits? That's not a writer. That's a gay guy with friends who likes to insult the world.
I'd rather see her as an Amazon. Spartacus style. Xena up the character and you have a show.

[link] And his writing credits? That's not a writer. That's a gay guy with friends who likes to insult the world.
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7:33PM on 09/06/2012
wow that theme music was horrible & looks like they were going for a campy style. It's no wonder they passed on it. In this day & age of more realistic & darker take on comics,it just doesn't fit like it did in the 70s & 80s.
wow that theme music was horrible & looks like they were going for a campy style. It's no wonder they passed on it. In this day & age of more realistic & darker take on comics,it just doesn't fit like it did in the 70s & 80s.
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1:43AM on 09/07/2012
Apparently, that is a fan-edited video using clips from the unreleased pilot set to the theme music of the old show. As far as I know, the unreleased pilot had different music, and while cheesy, actually made Wonder Woman a very ruthless and dark character who'd kill indiscriminately, then go home and watch The Notebook on her couch, eating ice cream, cat on her lap. It just was so off, as much in characterisation as in tone.
Apparently, that is a fan-edited video using clips from the unreleased pilot set to the theme music of the old show. As far as I know, the unreleased pilot had different music, and while cheesy, actually made Wonder Woman a very ruthless and dark character who'd kill indiscriminately, then go home and watch The Notebook on her couch, eating ice cream, cat on her lap. It just was so off, as much in characterisation as in tone.
7:25PM on 09/06/2012
Just what we need, Smallville: Amazon Nights.
Just what we need, Smallville: Amazon Nights.
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7:24PM on 09/06/2012
The CW has some really fantastic shows and I think they have some of thebetter female characters on television so let us see what they can do.
The CW has some really fantastic shows and I think they have some of thebetter female characters on television so let us see what they can do.
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7:09PM on 09/06/2012

Hmm

After seeing that, I wonder if they can even make a wonder woman film without it being campy, or a rip off of superman in the unknown publics eye, I mean, fans know she can fly, but those who only know of the" Linda Carter" era are going to be like "WTF,....she's like superman now" But maybe it can happen, have to wait and see.
After seeing that, I wonder if they can even make a wonder woman film without it being campy, or a rip off of superman in the unknown publics eye, I mean, fans know she can fly, but those who only know of the" Linda Carter" era are going to be like "WTF,....she's like superman now" But maybe it can happen, have to wait and see.
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6:44PM on 09/06/2012

WTF I actually kind of thought that was rad, haha

Just make a movie, Warners. Wonder Woman, heck, WOMEN deserve THE female hero in a huge summer blockbuster. Gawd it's almost embarrassing.
Keep the TV shows for B-Graders like Green Arrow, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, etc...
Just make a movie, Warners. Wonder Woman, heck, WOMEN deserve THE female hero in a huge summer blockbuster. Gawd it's almost embarrassing.
Keep the TV shows for B-Graders like Green Arrow, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, etc...
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