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Our Live-Action Wonder Woman Film is Close to Hiring a Writer

TerryDodsonWonderWomanWe were happy to hear Wonder Woman was getting a woman to sit in the director’s chair. Will we go two-for-two?

Sadly, no.

Jason Fuchs, whose name I shall avoid speaking out loud, is “in negotiations” to write our first live-action Wonder Woman film script according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fuchs, whose name I will also carefully type, wrote the script for Warners’ Pan, so we hope he’s comfortable being attached to two… aggressively discussed films.

The writer also worked on Ice Age: Continental Drift but so far no specific word on which direction Wonder Woman will take as far as storyline. However, it has been said they’ll be utilizing the character’s DC Comics New 52 origin story.

And here is where I express my disappointment in Warner not hiring a woman to work with director Michelle MacLaren. Now let me get in before “they should choose whoever is best for the job.” Fuchs is currently working with Warner Bros. and THR notes he’s also working on a Pan sequel. He doesn’t have much else on his resume so yes, I think I can safely say there might have been a few people, particularly women, better for this job. However, THR also writes, “Fuchs will work with MacLaren on the drafts.”

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."