The Director of 'Bridesmaids' and 'The Heat' Pitched a 'Wonder Woman' Movie to Warner Bros.

The Director of 'Bridesmaids' and 'The Heat' Pitched a 'Wonder Woman' Movie to Warner Bros.

Oct 11, 2013

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman week continues here at (not really -- it just feels like there's lots of Wonder Woman news this week) with more inside skinny on various plans to bring DC's most beloved female comic character to the big or small screen. The latest reveal involves Bridesmaid's director Paul Feig and his crazy plan to take the character in a slightly different direction.
IGN caught up with the filmmaker recently and he spoke at length about a recent pitch he'd made to Warner Bros. with the hopes of finally bringing the character to the big screen. Feig's idea involves a Wonder Woman who "keeps hitting a glass ceiling" in the land of superheroes based on her gender. Superman and Batman are apparently a little jerky in how they treat their female counterpart and Feig went as far as to compare his Wonder Woman to suffragist Cicely Hamilton. 
The idea is sort of interesting if only because it's funny to think about portraying these serious heroes in a different (and potentially comedic) light -- but it's also easy to see why Warner Bros. passed on the pitch. This is way too radical a reinterpretation of the character and her universe to use as a potential launching pad for a film franchise. 
Needless to say, we won't be seeing Wonder Woman as a long-suffering feminist trying to make her way in a world filled with chauvinistic male superheroes anytime soon, but it's pretty funny to think about how this film might have turned out -- and it proves that there's a lot of heat around this whole "get a Wonder Woman franchise up and running" over at Warner Bros. 
For more on WW, check out this week's Geek Beat column, in which Rick Marshall tries to convince Hollywood to forget about a Wonder Woman movie for now.




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