Although I'd be perfectly happy with a 24-hour live broadcast of director Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot's interpretation of Wonder Woman, I have to say I'm pretty glad these projects never saw the light of day. They might've cursed Diana into the realms of mediocrity and not let the wondrous vision we saw this summer take shape.
Things We Saw Today
As you wait for the San Diego Comic Con Agents of SHIELD
panel on Friday, enjoy this new image, which gives away just about as much as the word "classified" would lead us to believe. By the way, did you see the featurette we posted earlier
today?(via SuperHero Hype
Once More With Feeling
If Robin Williams
and Sarah Michelle Gellar
were to engage in a successful television phenomenon it would be a significant to return to television for both of them. Williams hasn't been a television regular since Mork & Mindy
, and while Gellar recently graced screens in Ringer
, the show was short lived. And that's what, according to Deadline, is happening.
star Jaimie Alexander's
name is one that pops up frequently on dream casting for Wonder Woman, and if you saw her kicking butt as Sif, you know why. But while the actress herself would love to play Diana, she's not sure she actually would if asked. Why? Well because no one treats Wonder Woman with respect, of course. Click ahead to see the awesome truths Alexander laid down recently about women in superhero properties.
If someone was thinking about making a Wonder Woman
show, you would want to know, right? No matter how many times we've been burned? No matter how early in the production it is? No matter if it's just a concept and not a script?
Yeah. I know. I'd want to know too.
Today in things that make us scream incoherently
You may think that sounds like the most ridiculous title in the world and you'd be right. This is really happening. Smallville's
Lois Lane, Erica Durance
, will be sporting Adrianne Palicki's
failed Wonder Woman
pilot outfit when she guest stars on David E. Kelley's Harry's Law
. We are not amused. Hit the jump for the reveal.
, who played Lois Lane on the CW's Smallville
, has just been cast as Wonder Woman. Sort of. David E. Kelley
, you know, the guy who tanked his Wonder Woman
televisions series? He's chosen Durance to play "a psychologically infirm woman who retreats into the persona of the DC Comics heroine to help wreak revenge on perpetrators of domestic abuse," on his dramedy Harry's Law
. David, slowly back away from the Amazon Princess.
Wonder Woman, we hardly knew ye.
Oh wait -- yes we did.
That’s why we’re not too sad that Entertainment Weekly
has reported that NBC
passed on the revamped Wonder Woman. Is this a jab at all the women-in-something-arms across the nation? Well, we've decided not to take it that way. So why did they pass?
Some vague news about David E. Kelley
's new Wonder Woman
series is coming through the wires today saying that it's been picked up
for a full series. This would be a good sign of the quality of the show (among television executives and test audiences, at least), but its fate still looks a bit unclear for the moment.
For many people Lynda Carter is the definitive Wonder Woman, for her starring role in the 1975-79 television series. And though she hasn't had many other screen credits, she's still a lady with great class, and has never forgotten that Wonder Woman put her on the map.
Fans of Carter should be excited to know that she's been talking to David E. Kelly, writer and director behind the new Wonder Woman show as well. From Monsters and Critics:
The 59-year-old actress revealed she had been in talks with writer David E. Kelley but refused to confirm whether she would have a role.
'I've talked to David E. Kelley, who's a brilliant writer, a number of times and we're hoping to plan something,' she said. 'But I cannot reveal.'
Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.
As we wish, indeed!
Deadline reported today that British dreamboat/very accomplished actor Cary Elwes has joined the Wonder Woman cast. He will play Henry Detmer, "the acting CEO of Themyscira Industries who is deeply devoted to Diana [Themyscira]," aka Wonder Woman (Adrienne Palicki), in the David E. Kelley series. No mention on if he'll be using his American or British accent, but whatever he says will likely be very handsome and dashing either way. So we know the prognosis for the show has been worrying, but if you needed a "deal-maker" to watch this show, here is one. Want another?
The news broke last night from The Hollywood Reporter: Adrianne Palicki will be playing Wonder Woman in the new David E. Kelley series on NBC. Palicki's longest running role to date has been that of Tyra Colette on Friday Night Lights, but we're happy to report that... well, she might be one of us.
According to an ancient Friday Night Lights actor profile (too old to be dropping this kind of connection unless it were actually true), she "collects and reads comic books." She's also done voice acting for Robot Chicken, including Robot Chickent: Star Wars Episode II.
The venerable tumblog DC Women Kicking Ass has gotten a hold of the casting sheet for David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman pilot, revealing what looks like the majority of the major characters of the show.
The new show will portray a Wonder Woman who is a "powerful C.E.O.", and most of the characters named fall into the category of a CEO's entourage. A press secretary/best friend, a personal assistant, and a second-in-command-CEO. Those who don't fall into that category, naturally, are love interests.
Honestly, our favorite part? Liberal use of the phrase "open ethnicity" when used to describe casting requirements.
Some surprising news from NBC
this weekend: Two weeks after passing on a Wonder Woman show
scripted by David E. Kelly
because the network couldn't afford the character's licensing fee, the National Broadcasting Company has changed it's mind an given the green light to the Amazonian princess.
Apparently two weeks ago, NBC was still going through some internal staff changeups, and didn't have someone who could vouch for a project as big as Wonder Woman. Now that new president Bob Greenblatt
is firmly in charge, the network could firmly commit itself.
In other news, the show might not be about an Amazon. Or a princess.
Both Deadline Hollywood
and The Hollywood Reporter
have some blockbuster geek news today: instead of making the long pre-production purgatory dwelling Wonder Woman
movie, DC Entertainment
is optioning a television show featuring the Amazonian princess, with David E. Kelley
to write and produce.
Aside from the sense of "Oh, good, somebody is going to do something
with Wonder Woman," this tingles every last geek girl sense in my body.
Nerdrage commencing in t-minus... now