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