It’s sad to say that NBC has decided to pass on the pilot to the new Wonder Woman series. It seemed like a mess from the start. I remember many of my colleagues didn’t mind the costume and I myself though she should have had the original star spangled underpants. Hell, NBC probably would have picked the pilot up they had use that costume.
But instead the series is effectively dead unless a miracle happens and it manages to air elsewhere. However that does not seem to be in the cards as NBC was their last option according to Spinoff Online:
EW suggests Warner Bros. could shop the pilot elsewhere, but then immediately dismisses that notion, wondering who would want a project NBC rejected. Besides, all the other networks already passed on Wonder Woman back in January.
It’s not all bad news for Kelley, though: The network renewed his midseason legal drama Harry’s Law for a second season. Parenthood, too, will return for another season.
So this either means that Warner Bros. can learn from this and do Wonder Woman right either on screen in another show or movie form. Or they will just shut the door on Wonder Woman completely, which I really hope they don’t. If they’ve learned anything from their rivals at Marvel, hopefully they think of this situation in terms of Thor. He is not an extremely top tier comic character such as Spiderman, Wolverine or Iron Man but they managed to not only portray him, but his story very well in movie form without being overly cheesy about it. They may have to revamp her outfit a little bit, but stick to the basics as Kenneth Branagh did with Thor. If they can make sixty million in a weekend and a world wide gross of over 200 million with a movie about a Norse God coming to Earth then I think they can manage to make a credible movie about a daughter of the Amazons. It’s almost the same premise except in woman form for GOD’S SAKE!
Regardless of what happens with Wonder Woman next, I hope that Warner Bros. releases the pilot episode of this Wonder Woman show on Itunes for viewing as they did with the rejected Aquaman pilot (Which was actually pretty good) and let us the fans at least know what we may or may not be missing out on. And hopefully DC gets a little more serious with their heroes’ movie aspirations, otherwise Marvel will completely leave them in the dust. Let’s hear what everyone thinks of the latest ill news for our Amazon warrior.