CW's Wonder Woman project gets new writer

The CW’s Wonder Woman origin story may have a future yet.

Adrianne Palicki

Tentatively titled “Amazon,”  the story would explore Wonder Woman’s alter ego Diana of Themyscira. The project was being developed under Allan Heinberg, who also co-penned with DC’s Geoff Johns a five-issue arc of “Justice League of America.”

However, Heinberg (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is no longer working on the rewrite. Still, CW president Mark Pedowitz said Thursday after the CW’s upfront presentation that the project is still a priority. Aron Eli Coleite (“Heroes,” “The River”) is being brought on as Heinberg's replacement. Coliete (also “Crossing Jordan”) is represented by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.

David E. Kelley unsuccessfully tried to bring the Wonder Woman franchise back on NBC in 2011. Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”) was to star, but the network passed after giving a pilot order. Diana (Palicki) was to be a businesswoman who was shy, which would be a shift from the Wonder Woman character the public is familiar with. Joss Whedon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) was also set to write and direct a film version at one point, but that never materialized. DC Comics, meanwhile, recently connected her romantically with Superman in the print realm. They also reconfigured her outfit and even gave her pants!

- CW
- Aron Eli Coleite

Written by: KurtK26
May 16th, 2013, 10:42 am

Images courtesy of The CW


Message Posted On May 20th, 2013, 2:39 pm
If they brought Thor God of Thunder to the big screen they can bring Wonder Woman to the screen. Her outfit is not flashy, no women can be to exotic to fail (Please!) and this one is the one I disagree the most, women can be a lot more intelligent than man because we mature earlier than most men, so being to brilliant sound a bit sexist to me!

Message Posted On May 19th, 2013, 12:12 pm
Wonder Woman in pants? Horrors! Say it ain't so!

Message Posted On May 17th, 2013, 12:03 pm
If they put her in pants, the show will go nowhere fast.

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Message Posted On May 16th, 2013, 11:47 pm

So, at this point, we know that a show is a possibility but don't know what the premise will be, when it might be released, or who will be playing the lead role.  A coming of age show (in the same fashion as Smallville) might make sense with some time spent on Themyscira and some time spent in whatever city the writers decide to put her in.  But I doubt the network is willing to go with a teen version of Wonder Woman like they did with Superboy in Smallville.  What DC does in print probably won't wind up on screen (although with the number of reboots DC has had within its universe, Wonder Woman could eventually windup wearing head to toe armor in the print version.)   However, given the picture above, it's pretty clear that probably won't happen in the TV version.



Message Posted On May 16th, 2013, 10:42 pm
Will they not learn ? Not ever ? There are characters in the comic book world that simply do not work on screen with live actors. Wonder Woman is one such character. It's been tried a few times and it failed miserably every single time, usually long before the public even got to see it (be gratefull). Now, seeing that DC is trying to redesign or shall I say reimagine the Wonder Woman character (pants ?! wtf) maybe there is hope but I kinda doubt it. Wonder Woman is simply to flashy, too exotic and also too brilliant. In my opinion WW should stay in the comic books until such a time has arrived where she can be brought to live in the realm of computer animation on a believable level.
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