Paul Feig Recently Pitched a WONDER WOMAN Action-Comedy Where She Kept Hitting the Glass Ceiling

     October 11, 2013

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Earlier this week, Warner Bros. reiterated its pledge to make a Wonder Woman movie.  Arguably the most famous female superhero, the Amazonian princess still hasn’t gotten a feature film, and I doubt it will happen any time soon if Warners is still waffling between telling her story in movies or on TV.  But they have fielded pitches from creative folk, and last night at an event for the Blu-ray/DVD release of The Heat, director Paul Feig revealed he recently gave the studio his idea for what a Wonder Woman movie should be.

Hit the jump for more.

According to IGN, Feig’s movie would have been a light action-comedy where Diana “keeps hitting the glass ceiling” of the superhero world, and has to contend with “jerks” like Batman and Superman, who are less than sympathetic to her dilemma.  Feig compared his Wonder Woman to suffragist Cicely Hamilton, who wrote the 1908 “feminist” play, Diana of Dobson’s.  When asked about the tone of his movie, Feig compared it to Iron Man.

Having Wonder Woman fight the glass ceiling is a wry, funny concept, but it’s also a bit puzzling that even in her own movie, she would be contrasted against more famous superheroes.  Then again, if we do see Wonder Woman on the big screen, I’m willing to bet it will be in Justice League rather than an individual picture unless someone comes along with an absolutely killer pitch.

Feig says he thinks his concept didn’t fly because “the fans can be quite protective of their characters and any changes that are made to them”.  I would say that studios are quite protective of putting Superman and Batman in movies not starring Superman and Batman.  Imagine trying to cast them again even if they’re only in supporting roles, and then think about how their portrayal would be contrasted against the “real” Superman and Batman.

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