At this point it appears as if a Wonder Woman movie will never see the light of day, or at least that’ll be the case for this decade. So many filmmakers have tried their best to bring this project off the ground, but none have been able to succeed so far. Bridesmaids filmmaker Paul Feig tried his shot at the Amazonian princess at one point, but it just didn’t cut it for Warner Bros executives.
Nobody really knows why none of the previous pitches for the Wonder Woman movie haven’t been able to get the green light, but now we’ve got a better idea as to what filmmaker Paul Feig had in store for the fictional character. He wanted to take her away from the incredibly dark and serious dramas that Batman and Superman have been coaxed with for the past few years and turn it into something a little more jovial. Read on to see what he was going to do with Princess Diana (via IGN):
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).
Well it may be a unique approach, but at the same time I can see how WB would have immediately shot it down. They’re so concerned with keeping these superheroes around the same overly dramatic tone that there’s really no room for humor in the DC cinematic universe. A Wonder Woman movie of that tone wouldn’t fit in well with the other superheroes at all. At the same time, it would be nice to see a different tonal spin on the character.
Would you have liked seeing Paul Feig’s interpretation of Wonder Woman? Why or why not?