Remember when DC President Diane Nelson said making a Wonder Woman film would be too “tricky?” Apparently the people at Rainfall Films didn’t agree with her, because they put together this insanely-beautiful two-and-a-half minute Wonder Woman short film that needs to be made into full theatrical-length flick right now.
Directed by Sam Balcomb (best known for that Legend of Zelda April Fools’ trailer on IGN), the film stars Team Unicorn’s Rileah Vanderbilt as the eponymous Amazon, and she pulls it off brilliantly. Here’s what Balcomb has to say about the short:
Firstly, thanks for watching. Whether you like, or dislike, our live action interpretation of Diana of Themyscira, Wonder Woman, born of clay, I think (quite a few of) you will agree she is a character just as vital and crucial to our understanding of humanity as any other superhero… if not more so.
We spent the majority of 2013 working on this — the look, the feel, the aspects we most wanted to portray. It’s a scant two and half minutes, but in the end, it’s one hundred and fifty seconds of pure fantasy, where I get to consider the two sides of my favorite warrior: a crusader in man’s world, and a paragon of virtue told through Greek mythology.
It’s a fun world to hang out in. I hope you enjoy it.
Your move, DC. Let’s make it happen.
- Here’s an excellent stop-motion version of the 1966 Batman opening credits
- And some awesome art of rock stars as DC superheroes
- But DC hasn’t been great with the female characters as of late