Those of us who cannot believe that Warner Bros. hasn’t greenlit a Wonder Woman movie yet have a complicated relationship with news about a given possible adaptation. On the one hand, we’re incredibly cynical about the actual prospects of any body saying anything. We know “how it is.” On the other, we’re willing to consider any path to getting her on the big screen, no matter how vaguely couched or insidery the connection.
So for this post, lets entertain the hypothetical notion that Max Landis, screenwriter of Chronicle, was intentionally dropping hints about pitching a Wonder Woman movie to Warner Bros.
Landis mentioned the Amazon Princess in a recent Reddit AMA, where he both mentioned that he’d be doing a reboot project soon of one of his favorite properties, and that he has a Wonder Woman pitch ready to go.
You’ll know sooner than you think.
Either a version of Green Lantern that played like ET meets Stand By Me using the goth/punk seen and Kyle Raynor, or Wonder-Woman, using a pitch that I intend to make to WB.
Now, Landis already has my interest for being the writer behind a development-hell-bound television show examining our ideas about heroic vigilanteism with “more in common with The Wire than Smallville,” that also has a female character donning the combat boots of +2 to Mugger Kicking. I’d be even more interested in seeing the Wonder Woman pitch of somebody who has an interest in coming at superheroes from that angle. I’m not saying he has to come at a Wonder Woman story from that angle, just that I’d really like to see somebody tackle one of Warner Bros. future superhero blockbusters who has documented history of recognizing that there are more interesting things about superheroes than how they “symbolize hope” and punch things really hard.
Anyway, I think that’s enough hoping for one day. Landis is probably talking about a reboot completely unrelated to Wonder Woman, and the odds of Warner Bros. entertaining a pitch from him, despite his extensive resume, on Wonder Woman is pretty slim. Back to imagining a Peggy Carter/Agents of SHIELD time travel episode.