The Director Of Bridesmaids Pitched A Wonder Woman Action-Comedy To Warner Bros.
Shut the front door!
This…is not the kind of Wonder Woman movie news I ever expected to hear. Especially after we named one of our The Mary Sue party drinks “A Wonder Woman Movie” for laughs.
In an interview with IGN.com, Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids/The Heat, revealed a Wonder Woman movie idea he actually pitched to Warner Bros.
The idea for Feig’s film would’ve involved a Wonder Woman who “keeps hitting the glass ceiling” of the superhero world. Conceived as a lighter action-comedy, this Princess Diana of Themyscira has to contend with male heroes like Batman and Superman who are perhaps not as forward-thinking regarding their female counterpart as they should be. (I think the word “jerks” might’ve come up.) Feig compared this Wonder Woman to the suffragist Cicely Hamilton (who wrote the 1908 “feminist” play Diana of Dobson’s).
They didn’t specify when exactly this pitch had been made (“recently” was used) but, while a different idea could be just what we need, I can absolutely understand why this never went any further. That being said, something else Feig mentioned makes me think it could work.
“I asked Feig if the tone he had in mind would’ve been more in line with, say, the Iron Man films, and he said that was the basic idea,” they write. “[He also] told me that in retrospect he can see why the concept didn’t fly, as the fans can be quite protective of their characters and any changes that are made to them.
What do you think about a Wonder Woman movie similar to the tone of Iron Man? Not a straight comedy, but something that doesn’t need to take itself completely seriously.