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Updated! Upcoming Wonder Woman TV series Amazon has revealed a character description for its lead character Iris

Nov. 30, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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Updated: "Amazon" scribe Allan Heinberg has revealed via Twitter that the name "Iris" was in fact merely a code name so as to not draw attention to the actual role being cast.  Diana Prince is present and accounted for and will be the alter ego name for Wonder Woman after all.

Last reported about back in September, "Amazon" is the latest in The CW's seeming attempt to cement its place as the go-to network for DC comics on television, with a casting search having begun for the small screen's second attempt in recent years to tackle the character of Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince. 

Except, in this case, her name is Iris.

Which is a bit strange, until you realize that the main rendition of Wonder Woman we all know has probably been locked down for the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE movie.  Should the series go beyond its expected pilot pickup and JUSTICE LEAGUE actually come together, it'll certainly be interesting to have two different iterations of the character running around in the public entertainment consciousness.  The same thing happened before with SUPERMAN RETURNS and "Smallville", so the situation is not exactly unprecedented.  That doesn't make it less strange though.

The script is currently being written while a lead actress is found, so if you live in LA and are taller than 5'8" then I'd have your agent get a hold of the casting director pronto.  Unless of course you don't want to be Wonder Woman.  But if you do, or you're not an actress above 5'8" in height but are curious nonetheless, here's the character description for Iris: “She comes from a remote, secluded country and until now has spent most of her life as a soldier and a leader on the battlefield. Because of relentless brutality of her life at home, Iris looks at our world with absolute awe and astonishment. She’s delighted ­and just as often horrified ­ by the aspects of everyday life that we take for granted: skyscrapers, traffic, ice cream. It’s all new and fascinating and sometimes slightly troubling ­to her. Iris is completely unschooled in our world, our culture, our customs. And she’s completely inexperienced at interpersonal relationships. She has no social filter, does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer. There are too many sights to see ­and things to learn ­and people to care for. Hers is a true, noble, and generous heart. And she will fight and die for the people she loves. Iris is a fierce warrior with the innocent heart of a romantic ­and she will fight to the death to make the world safe for innocents and true romantics everywhere.”

Well Wonder Woman fans? What do you think about the creative direction being taken by The CW and "Amazon"?

WWII Wonder Woman cosplay

WWII Wonder Woman is... uhm... is definitely a good way to go.

Extra Tidbit: My last comment aside, am I the only one who vastly preferred the recent Wonder Woman redesign (pre-New 52) involving pants and a jacket?

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5:21PM on 12/02/2012

I like boobs as much as the next guy but...

Could not be less interested in this if I tried.
Could not be less interested in this if I tried.
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7:30PM on 11/30/2012
Gina Carano as WW plz
Gina Carano as WW plz
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7:10PM on 11/30/2012
Phew, a production code name. I was hoping that was the case, but "Iris" really did have me scared for a moment. Still skeptical, but there is one way they can win us all over: Lynda Carter as Hippolyta!
Phew, a production code name. I was hoping that was the case, but "Iris" really did have me scared for a moment. Still skeptical, but there is one way they can win us all over: Lynda Carter as Hippolyta!
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1:36PM on 11/30/2012
They wrote a 2 page paper for the description but managed to leave out 'brunette' and 'big boobs.'
They wrote a 2 page paper for the description but managed to leave out 'brunette' and 'big boobs.'
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1:34PM on 11/30/2012
Why do people feel the need to take origins and crap all over it. Is Themascara or whatever it's called again just not realistic? Why does DC think that grounding their hero's in realistic worlds makes sense? It can work for Batman, it can work for Green Arrow, not for metahumans or literally Amazon Goddesses. Smallville worked but still kept the universe and his origins. This is stupid for the Wonder Woman idea
Why do people feel the need to take origins and crap all over it. Is Themascara or whatever it's called again just not realistic? Why does DC think that grounding their hero's in realistic worlds makes sense? It can work for Batman, it can work for Green Arrow, not for metahumans or literally Amazon Goddesses. Smallville worked but still kept the universe and his origins. This is stupid for the Wonder Woman idea
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12:47PM on 11/30/2012

This could work if...

IF they go the route of Smallville. It's CW for Christ sakes, you'll have to have a love triangle, product placement and T.V rules... I liked Smallville because we knew he was Superman, without him being Superman. Surprising, the no cape no tights policy worked well. Make her pre-Wonder Woman, without the magic lasso, and without the invisible jet, but still let her have her strength and fight bad guys and train to be the Wonder Woman we all know and love,, that way, when a real movie comes
IF they go the route of Smallville. It's CW for Christ sakes, you'll have to have a love triangle, product placement and T.V rules... I liked Smallville because we knew he was Superman, without him being Superman. Surprising, the no cape no tights policy worked well. Make her pre-Wonder Woman, without the magic lasso, and without the invisible jet, but still let her have her strength and fight bad guys and train to be the Wonder Woman we all know and love,, that way, when a real movie comes out, there is no confusion. The Arrow, is basically Smallville with a bow and arrow...
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11:59AM on 11/30/2012

It's not Iris or Isis, people!

It's the code name for the project. The writer, Allan Heinberg already confirmed this via twitter. Get your reporting straight. [link] Either way, who cares. I hardly watch CW anyway. DC already F'ed up along time ago when Whedon showed interest. Guess they're eating crow now.
It's the code name for the project. The writer, Allan Heinberg already confirmed this via twitter. Get your reporting straight. [link] Either way, who cares. I hardly watch CW anyway. DC already F'ed up along time ago when Whedon showed interest. Guess they're eating crow now.
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12:26PM on 11/30/2012
Thanks for passing along the news! Article has been updated.
Thanks for passing along the news! Article has been updated.
11:52AM on 11/30/2012

This sounds totally stupid. REALLY stupid Like it was written by a man hating carpet diver

" does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer."
Sounds like someone needs a good ding dong up her to correct all that.
" does not suffer fools, and tends to do and say exactly what’s on her mind at all times. She’s bluntly, refreshingly honest. She can tell when you’re lying to her. And she doesn’t have time or patience for politics or tact because she’s too busy trying to experience everything our world has to offer."
Sounds like someone needs a good ding dong up her to correct all that.
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11:34AM on 11/30/2012
Hey, if Nolan can make a character who never existed in the comics Batman, why can't someone else make a character who never existed in the comics Wonder Woman?
Hey, if Nolan can make a character who never existed in the comics Batman, why can't someone else make a character who never existed in the comics Wonder Woman?
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11:31AM on 11/30/2012
13 Going on 30 meets Tarzan = uninteresting rubbish. I doubt there's anyway you could pitch wonder women where I would get on board.
13 Going on 30 meets Tarzan = uninteresting rubbish. I doubt there's anyway you could pitch wonder women where I would get on board.
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9:57AM on 11/30/2012
For truth, justice, ice cream and romantics! Damn, is there nobody out there who "gets" the character?
For truth, justice, ice cream and romantics! Damn, is there nobody out there who "gets" the character?
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9:02AM on 11/30/2012
Cute WWII Wonder Woman is cute
Cute WWII Wonder Woman is cute
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9:02AM on 11/30/2012
So, should I be getting "Patience Phillips" vibes?
So, should I be getting "Patience Phillips" vibes?
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8:33AM on 11/30/2012

How about NO!

Here's a crazy idea - what about a Wonder Woman production that actually FEATURES WONDER WOMAN!

Isis?! NO! Diana Prince is Wonder Woman - how can they screw this up so badly every time!
Here's a crazy idea - what about a Wonder Woman production that actually FEATURES WONDER WOMAN!

Isis?! NO! Diana Prince is Wonder Woman - how can they screw this up so badly every time!
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