If you were looking forward to the CW’s prequel series about Diana before she became Wonder Woman, you better re-designate that excitement towards the Man of Steel sequel. At the Television Critics Association press tour earlier today, CW president Mark Pedowitz told The Hollywood Reporter that they would not be moving forward with the series. He did, however, say that they would be willing to revisit the character if the right material came their way.
It all depends on the script. We were very careful with Arrow, and we’re being very careful with Flash. These are iconic characters, so we’re going to be very careful with Wonder Woman. You only get one shot before you get bit.
This news shouldn’t be of much surprise to anyone. With all of the attention they’ve devoted to the upcoming Flash pilot, not to mention other in-development shows they’ve mentioned like Hourman and Young Justice, Amazon basically dropped off the face of the Earth, much like the Deadman, Spectre and Booster Gold shows that were in development for other networks.
Part of me finds this a little irritating since Wonder Woman is always touted by writers and producers (except for Joss Whedon of course) as the one character that’s very hard to write for live-action. If they can do it for Thor, another comic book character steeped in ancient mythology, why can’t they do it for Wonder Woman? However, the other part of me remembers the awful NBC Wonder Woman pilot that was leaked several years ago, so I guess I’d rather have no show than one that completely sucks and harms the character’s image.
Still, I’ll try to remain optimistic. At least DC can devote their attention to making Wonder Woman amazing for her live-action feature-film debut in the Man of Steel sequel and a possible solo film. Because obviously DC and Warner Bros. have a plan to make her look cool and portray her in a way that’s appealing to both fans and general audiences alike. Right, guys? RIGHT?
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter