Wonder Woman redesigns, by Shakir Khan
As with any story, what makes or break it is the writing. To say Diana is an uninteresting character while not bringing up the same so-called concern about Hal Jordon when his film was being pitched is just a bit ludicrous. Marvel is releasing Guardians of the Galaxy in the summer of 2014, a movie which stars a raccoon named Rocket Raccoon and a talking tree named Groot. Yet Wonder Woman with all her rich history and compelling books like League of One, The Hiketeia, and Eyes of the Gorgon just doesn’t have enough backstory to make her an interesting character on film?
It sounds more like studios find her stuffy and don’t want to touch the unavoidable feminist aspects of her character. Studios seem to picture a Wonder Woman movie as a two hour snore-fest of Diana shaking her finger at little boys like some 50s grandma, while going off on bra-burning rants about how awful men are.
Diana is a multifaceted character with pythons and layers just like Superman and Batman, though you’d sometimes be hard pressed to find such things in their newer, grittier incarnations. Wonder Woman is a bridge between the genders–she’s a princess, but also a warrior, she can be a lover, mother, and sister, she is gentle and yet merciless, her sense of moral code and dedication to justice may even surpass that of Superman. She is a god-driven force of will who can also be a sense of inspiration and hope to people, mainly women and young girls.
It seems that all this talk about how Wonder Woman isn’t “interesting” is really just a cover-up for the fact people either can’t write interesting, layered female characters, or just don’t want to.
I think they are scared to death of the idea of a real, genuine, feminist character on screen, one who can’t be tamed, fridged, or diminished by the patriarchy, one who doesn’t need a man, and one who is out to change the world with love, compassion, and a healthy dose of skepticism about man’s world.
After all, Diana is the feminist messiah, and we can’t have *that*, now can we?
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Wonder Woman by Steve Rude
Wonder Woman | Dan Mora
[A vertically formatted two panel comic-strip of Wonder Woman looking at a less muscular, more cleavage-baring poster of herself that she comments about by saying: “Fucking Photoshop!”]
I love this!
I love this too. I think both versions are gorgeous, but I’m very partial to beefcake!Wonder Woman. Makes more sense in my head for such a physically strong character to look physically strong.
Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who was recently cast as Wonder Woman, has signed a three-picture deal with Warner Bros., Variety has confirmed. We’re told Gadot will play the role in not only the upcoming “Batman-Superman” flick, but in a Justice League movie and a Wonder Woman standalone film.
WONDER WOMAN STANDALONE FILM