Live Action WONDER WOMAN Movie is on the fast track?

by Joey Paur

Sounds like a live action Wonder Woman movie is starting to pick up some momentum over at Warner bros. The movie is being developed by Silver Pictures which had a little change in leadership last year. Andrew Roma is the man in charge over there now and he is also the guy that will be heading the Wonder Woman production along with producer Joel Silver. IESB reports:

Sources in the Burbank studios have confirmed there is quite a bit of movement on the WW front. With Green Lantern going into production this year, it looks like Princess Diana may finally get the go ahead from WB.

WB and Silver Pictures are in the early stages but they are eager to get started on the movie. Sources tell IESB that WB is looking for new writers on the project and have been taking pitches the last few weeks.

As you may or may not know Joss Whedon wrote a script for the film which obviously is not the script they are going to use since they are currently looking for new writers and listening to story pitches for the Amazonian Princess. It would be very cool to see a really good Wonder Woman movie happen, but it has to be really freakin good!

The Following is a little history about the evolution of Wonder Woman. Should be interesting to see where they go with this.

Initially, Wonder Woman is an Amazon champion who wins the right to return Steve Trevor — a United States intelligence officer whose plane had crashed on the Amazons' isolated island homeland — to "Man's World," and fight the evil of the Nazis and other crime.

During the Silver Age, Wonder Woman's origin was revamped, along with other characters during the era. The new origin story, increased the character's Hellenic roots, receiving the blessing of each deity in her crib, Diana is destined to become "beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, and swifter than Hermes."

At the end of the 1960s, under the guidance of Mike Sekowsky, Wonder Woman surrenders her powers to remain in Man's World rather than accompany her fellow Amazons to another dimension. A mod boutique owner, the powerless Diana Prince acquires a Chinese mentor named I Ching. Under I Ching's guidance, Diana learns martial arts and weapons skills, and engages in adventures that encompassed a variety of genres, from espionage to mythology.

The character would later return to her superpowered roots and the World War II-era, (due to the popularity of the Wonder Woman TV series), in Justice League of America and the eponymous title, respectively.

Following the 1985 Crisis on Infinite Earths series, George Pérez and Greg Potter relaunched the character and wrote Wonder Woman as an emissary and ambassador from Themyscira to Patriarch's world, charged with the mission of bringing peace to the outside world. In this revised continuity, basic keynotes of Wonder Woman's Golden and Silver Age origins are retained, such as her mystical creation and her besting her Amazon sisters for the right to become Themyscira's champion, though various elements were either expanded upon with greater depth, or altered altogether. Two of the more notable examples of these alterations would be the absence of the Diana Prince alter ego that had been embedded within the character's mythos since the Golden Age, as well as the re-introduction of Steve Trevor not as a young romantic interest for Wonder Woman, but as a Vietnam War veteran, roughly aged to his late forties who would come to share a sibling-like relationship with Diana and marry Etta Candy. Additionally, whereas Wonder Woman had previously operated out of Washington, D.C., in the post-crisis continuity, she originally was based in Boston, Massachusetts, and later, the fictional Gateway City, and eventually, New York City. On a more fundamental note, George Perez redefined her mission from being one less geared towards first-wave feminism for one governed by a third-wave feminist perspective. Though some of these changes to the character and her supporting cast created some controversy amongst fans, this thoughtfully re-imagined Wonder Woman proved to be successful enough to sustain itself, and despite some retconning that has taken place since George Perez's departure from the title in 1991, it still serves mainly as the basic template for the modern age version of the character and her supporting cast.

Diana's relationship with her mother, Queen Hippolyta, continues to evolve. The two were close when the series was relaunched in the '80s, but the relationship would become strained when Diana finds that her mother, in reaction to a prophetic vision, had arranged for Artemis of the rival Bana-Mighdall Amazon tribe to replace Diana as Wonder Woman so that she would die in Diana's stead against the villain known as the White Magician (ironically, while Artemis did die for a length of time, a result of Hippolyta's machinations would later indirectly result in Diana's death at the hands of the demonic Neron). The two would eventually reconcile after a period of time, though the abuse of power did remain a blight on Hippolyta's rule until the eventual abolishment of the Themysciran monarchy, which also marked a time of contention between Diana and her mother. Shortly following these events, Hippolyta tragically died in battle with an Imperiex probe in the 2001 crossover storyline, Our Worlds at War. She was later brought back to life by Circe in 2007's Amazons Attack!, but her actions during this storyline would see her exiled to Themyscira and the Amazons stripped of their history by the Gods. Diana and her mother are on speaking terms once again. She has recently brought home Thomas Tressor, better known as Nemesis, to meet Hippolyta. During this meeting it is revealed that Hippolyta has agreed with Diana's choice of a mate and made him a member of the Amazons. Her final comments before the couple leave the island is she hopes for Diana and Thomas to have many children as quickly as possible.

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