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Warner Bros. Exec Says We “Need” A Wonder Woman Movie
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:46 am, October 7th, 2013
I feel like if Wonder Woman were real, she’d be like, “Can you stop fussing about a movie? I’ve got people to save.” But she’s not real, so we’re fussing. Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said spoke about the lack of a Wonder Woman movie recently but also touched on the return of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter property to the big screen and Gravity.
Tsujihara spoke at the USC Gould School of Law over the weekend while Warner Bros. new film Gravity (our review will be up shortly) premiered in theaters. He called it “a fairly risky movie” but didn’t elaborate on why, according the report (Academy Award-nominated director, Academy Award-winning actress, what’s risky?). However, the film wound up making $55.6 million for its opening weekend.
As to his thoughts on Wonder Woman, The Hollywood Reporter writes:
Tsujihara said that the lack of superhero movies other than the Superman and Batman franchises had been a “missed opportunity,” but added that the studio had “huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV.” Perhaps one hint in that direction: “We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”
We already know they’re planning a Flash spin-off from Arrow and are working on Constantine and Gotham City television series as well. Though last time we checked, the Wonder Woman Amazon series on The CW was on hold. So, uh, get your people to work, Tsujihara.
As to continuing the cash-cow that is Harry Potter for the studio, while Rowling gave Tsujihara a lot of credit, the man himself takes none. “There’s never any one person who does anything,” he said. “I don’t think it was anything I did.”
(via The Hollywood Reporter)