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Friday, February 18, 2011 

Jackson Herald Bulletin: early word on WW TV series is unimpressive

The Jackson Herald Bulletin writes more news on David E. Kelley's new planned Wonder Woman TV series, and again, lets us know that early word on development doesn't sound promising. They also tell what may be the biggest problem engulfing Warner's approach to adapting the comics today, and even affects the source material:
Since the success of “Batman Begins,” studios and networks have clamored to “reinvent” comic book characters in a more realistic setting. Even the comics side of DC raced to demystify its characters, not so long ago creating the alter ego Diana Prince for Wonder Woman so she could disappear among the humans she’d sworn to protect. (’Cause a pair of glasses means no one’s going to suspect the 6-foot-plus black-haired beauty waltzing down the street is Wonder Woman.)
They may have done this even before Batman Begins, but let's remember that her alter ego of Diana Prince was already created in the pre-Crisis era; the problem is just that they're boomeranging back to it. They're right, however, that both the comics and the live action adaptations have been seriously hurt by all this overt concern with realism, which really isn't. And in the process, they've made their material less imaginative, and less enjoyable.

I don't even expect what they've got in store to have any plausible humor or comedy, another problem with their current approach. They've made things so bad, there's no room for any real laughter now.

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Meanwhile, they finally cast Diana:


Waif Fu, much? Plus, she did will.i.am's Obama booster video. Double bonus! Heh.

Finally! Some fandom wank, but the good kind, as no one else likes the modern state of the comic, either.


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