OK, Wonder Woman fans, we are now getting word from the good folks over at io9 that there have been some tweaks and changes made to the David E. Kelly pilot script for the upcoming “Wonder Woman” TV series.
Since its leak to various media outlets, the original script has received nothing but criticism. Reviewers didn’t like the way Diana was being interpreted — for example, she was too whiny and even seemed to have low self esteem. Plus, there wasn’t much of Wonder Woman showing off her powers and the fights weren’t long enough.
Well, it seems some of these worries did not go unanswered.
io9 got a hold of the new revised script and here are some of the changes:
• There are a bunch of new scenes added where Wonder Woman/Diana (Adrianne Palicki) uses her super-strength to lift various guys by their throats. Personally, I don’t mind watching her use her powers, but hopefully they don’t make her out to be ruthless, instead of heroic.
Here is an example of one of those newly added scenes as described by io9: “At one point, she confronts a pair of security guards, whom the script calls Frick and Frack. They tell her she can’t go up to the roof of a hospital, and she says, ‘I’m Wonder Woman. How do you think this ends?’ And then she lifts one of them into the air by the throat and the other one by the chest, until they admit they’re goons working for her nemesis, Veronica Cale (Elizabeth Hurley).”
• The pilot also has a “beefed-up final battle.” A longer final fight, villains willing and able to use deadly force, kicks and eye gouging — this is all starting to sound like the pilot we all wanted.
• We are also getting a kinder, more heartfelt Wonder Woman who visits a wounded innocent man in the hospital, “and spends a lot of time with him — even promising to give him a ride in her plane if he gets better.”
• Plus, this new revision explores the meeting of Diana and Steve Trevor (Justin Bruening) and their feelings for each other, as well as meeting her neighbor William Marston, who she goes on a date with.
• There may even be flashback scenes of Paradise Island. This is what I’m most excited about.
Additionally, they are saying: “It’s also possible the episode was bumped up from a one-hour to a two-hour pilot.” I must say, I really hope it is a two-hour pilot event. Wonder Woman hasn’t had the screen time she deserves for more than 30 years.
So, what do you think? Is this shaping up to be a show you will watch and enjoy. Or, do these few additions do little for you? Sound off in the comment section.
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