Now that the “Wonder Woman” pilot has been picked up by NBC, rumors, scoops and more have begun to hit the net.
For one, Bleeding Cool has read a draft of the pilot script and released some information about the elements and some characters from the DC Universe.
Before you read this, note that there are some spoilers:
• There’s a Myndi Mayer, herein portrayed as Diana’s BFF.
• There’s a scene with comics character Etta Candy, a role that’s pretty much written like a job offer to Melissa McCarthy.
• Long ago, government man Steve Trevor crashed onto Wonder Woman’s island and brought her back to New York, but now they’ve split up. She still loves him, though, and it’s obvious that their relationship is going to be a focus.
• Diana might not have an invisible jet (if she did, I didn’t see it) but she has a whole rainbow’s worth of over coloured aircraft.
• She has the lasso, and those bracelets with which she deflects bullets.
• Her nemesis is Veronica Cale, who in this continuity is an evil scientist and rival businesswoman with a secret, nefarious plan that you’ll probably guess ahead of time.
But that’s not all — they also revealed some things how she is as a person.
In the series, Wonder Woman …
• Identifies with “ET: the Extra Terrestrial” when his movie comes on TV.
• Really loves planes. Like really.
• Pines for Steve like Carrie for Big.
• Wants to belong and be “among” people, not just “with” them.
• Sings along to the radio in multiple scenes — but nothing with a hairbrush in front of the mirror just yet.
• Doesn’t like being “marketed, commercialized, merchandised”, though she is — there’s a joke about Wonder Woman tie-in dolls having their costumes redesigned that seems to reference the recent makeover for the comics.
• When she’s Diana Prince, she’s a mousy Miley Stewart, when she’s Diana Themiscyra, she’s the Hanna Montana of businesswomen, and when she’s Wonder Woman she’s Wonder Woman — which is precisely twice in the whole episode.
• Is a capitalist.
• Puts on her PJs for an ice-cream filled sleepover with best friend Myndi.
I have some mixed feelings after I read the stuff from Bleeding Cool. We now know that three DC characters will be in the WW show. Plus, the part where it mentions that Diana wants to belong and be “among” people is very similar to “Smallville” and Clark Kent. Other than that, the rest of it sounds interesting; like I said, I’m not sure what to think of this yet.
Additionally, the Futon Critic got the opportunity to read David E. Kelley’s script for the pilot and they answered 10 questions that reveal some very interesting facts about the pilot. They have asked for their information to not be reproduced on other sites, so we will respect that and let you guys visit the link if you want to know what they answered about the Wonder Woman pilot. Personally, I got excited about some of the questions that they answered. I won’t spoil anything, but there is especially one question that is answered that I think many of you have been wondering for a long time. Check it out.
Also, for those of you that haven’t heard seen this, Michael Ausiello reported that McG could possibly be the one that will direct the Wonder Woman pilot.
Now the one important thing that remains is who will play the Amazon princess. Casting search should begin in a few months, hopefully. In the meantime, check out Sherice Antoinette’s article on The Top 5 Choices to Play Wonder Woman: http://itsjustmovies.com/11999.
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