“We did not go forward with it,” says CW president Mark Pedowitz of the previously-in-development Wonder Woman origin series Amazon.
While I think I would actually prefer a solid Wonder Woman television show that would necessarily be primarily about Amazons or their cultural beliefs over a solid Wonder Woman cameo or secondary character appearance in what already promises to be a movie with a lot of things going on, it does not come as a surprise to me that Amazon has been abandoned. After all, Warner Bros. doesn’t want some TV writer stepping all over a character that Zach Snyder‘s going to introduce. Heaven forfend they bolster the mixed blessing of Wonder Woman as a secondary character in a movie whose working title still contains the names of two male superheroes who’ve had multiple franchises based around them by expanding on her character in a television series. I mean, it’s not like that would be an ideal way to introduce her origin story to all the folks they assume would find it confusing.
But Warner Bros. doesn’t at this point have the intestinal fortitude to dive in to an interconnected universe franchise that bridges the small and big screens. Despite moving forward with a the Flash television show, they show no sign that the Arrow universe is connected to the Man of Steel one. Pedowitz still thinks Wonder Woman would work on TV. Maybe, you know, because she already has.
It all depends on the script. We were very careful with Arrow, and we’re being very careful with Flash. These are iconic characters, so we’re going to be very careful with Wonder Woman. You only get one shot before you get bit.
Well, unless you’re The Fantastic Four, who got a sequel after a bust of a first movie. Or if you’re Ghostrider. Or The Flash.
(via The Hollywood Reporter.)