Created by the inventor of the lie detector, Dr. William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman was created by the Queen of the Amazons, a society of only women. Longing for a child, Hypolita crafted a baby from clay and prayed to her Gods for the gift of life (this was later changed to twins when another similar child was introduced much later). Born from women in a society solely made up of women, it is no surprise that Wonder Woman became an icon of the women’s movement. She even traded in her eagle-emblazoned bodice for a WW-bearing one in the mid 1970′s to show her support for women’s lib.
Along with Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman is the only superhero to have remained in print since her first appearance back in 1939. She is also the most popular superheroine around, made all the more familiar by the outright feminist TV program in the 1970’s starring Lynda Carter in which the statuesque actress espoused sexual equality while defending the free world from its enemies.
So, uh… why is there no big budget Wonder Woman movie in the works?
A live action movie has been in production Hell since 2001 when producer Joel Silver of Lethal Weapon fame decided it was time to bring the Amazon Princess to the big screen as a ‘flawed hero.’ From what I can gather, the problem seems to be that no one attached to the project can understand the character or gain a foothold on a story, fan favorite Joss Whedon in particular who, when he was involved in a Wonder Woman film development back in 2005 said ‘there’s nothing from the comics that felt right 100 percent, no iconic canon story that must be told. Batman has it made — he’s got the greatest rogues gallery ever, he’s got Gotham City. The Bat writes himself. With Wonder Woman, you’re writing from whole cloth, but trying to make it feel like you didn’t. To make it feel like it’s existed for 60 years, even though you’re making it up as you go along.’
While studio execs continue to bungle a Wonder Woman feature film, this gem arrives from a fan…
Actress / performer Nina Bergman & director Jesse V. Johnson wanted to shoot a fan trailer for their favorite super hero.
Director: Jesse V. Johnson: facebook.com/jesse.johnson.942
WW: Nina Bergman: n-i-n-a.com/
Representation: Kailey Marsh – Station 3 – Kailey@stationthree.com – 323-848-4334
Peter Stormare facebook.com/pages/Peter-Stormare/11096889471
Timothy V. Murphy facebook.com/Tadhgomurchu?fref=ts
Matthias Hues facebook.com/mathias.hues.3?fref=ts
Cinematography – Van Urfalian urfalian.com/URFALIAN.COM/HOME_PAGE.html
Producer – Hugh Daly facebook.com/Hugh.Daly?fref=ts
Effects supervisor David Kenneth ieeffects.com/
Editorial Harry Frishberg harryproductions.com/
DISCLAIMER: Wonder Woman is a non-profit film for private use only, and is not for sale or resale. It is strictly for the promotional use of the filmmaker. It is in NO way endorsed by Warner Brothers or DC Comics nor is it intended to undermine or compete with any existing or forthcoming material. Wonder Woman is created for fun and should not be sold, rented or used for anything of the sort. Station 3 and Jesse V. Johnson make no claim to any of the characters, locations, storyline, props, costume designs, logos, names or situations that are trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise protected by the federal, state, international or other intellectual property law. This film is produced solely for the personal enjoyment of the cast, crew and any other Wonder Woman fans. No copyright infringement is intended or implied.
To date, Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are holding off on a JLA movie until after Superman: The Man of Steel is released and deemed a success or failure (the same stance was made before the Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern film). Previously, the general consensus was that films based on the Flash and Wonder Woman would precede the Justice League movie much like Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America and Thor led into the Avengers, but now the story is that a team movie will simply arrive without any build-up. In fairness, the characters of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and Green Lantern are much more familiar to the general than the Marvel Superheroes and don’t exactly require character development… but it still strikes me as peculiar.
The fan film is not perfect, but it’s a damn sight better than what has been attempted to date and successfully sells the notion of a female action hero in a period setting (I think… I can’t figure out if the modern skyline and WWII setting are mix-ups or intentional), thereby modernizing the Lynda Carter version for a new generation.